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Teaching and the pedagogical training of university teaching staff-practice and opinions under Slovenian higher education legislation

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Askerc, K and Kocar, S, Teaching and the pedagogical training of university teaching staff-practice and opinions under Slovenian higher education legislation, Education Inquiry, 6, (2) pp. 159-175. ISSN 2000-4508 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 Katarina Askerc & Sebastian Kocar. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

DOI: doi:10.3402/edui.v6.25591

Abstract

This study examines the teaching in higher education in Slovenia, with an emphasis on the pedagogical training and pedagogical qualification of university teaching staff. Various aspects of the latter were examined among 513 respondents. The results showed that university teachers attribute significant importance to pedagogical work (the term used in Slovenian higher education legislation), yet nearly half of them had never been involved in any kind of pedagogical courses. The other half of the respondents had participated in various kinds of pedagogical courses (i.e. 'adult education' or a pedagogical study programme for the primary and secondary level of education) and only 31.4% of all respondents had participated in higher education pedagogical training. At a higher education institution with well-defined criteria in the field of pedagogical work, the percentage of teaching staff without any pedagogical education is lower than in an institution with less defined conditions. In recent years, a growing number of various higher education pedagogical training programmes have been offered

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pedagogical teaching; higher education; teachers; academic discipline; pedagogical qualification
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Kocar, S (Dr Sebastian Kocar)
ID Code:153128
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:CALE Research Institute
Deposited On:2022-09-07
Last Modified:2022-10-07
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