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Reconceptualising University Teachers' Conceptions of Student Learning


Nguyen, T and Tran Duc, Nga, Reconceptualising University Teachers' Conceptions of Student Learning, The International Journal of Learning , 16, (9) pp. 551-562. ISSN 1447-9494 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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In this paper, an attempt to reconceptualize university teachers’ conceptions of student learning in nine empirical studies is provided. Largely based on intended learning outcomes, four categories are found arranging on a continuum from lower level, i.e. storing/recalling atomised information and reproductive understanding, to higher level, i.e. reorganizing/modifying knowledge and change-in-way-of-thinking. The former conceptions lay foundation for teacher-centred approach to teaching while the latter conceptions set the ground for student-centred approach. Implications of this reconceptualizing for enhancing teaching quality are also discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Student-centred Approach, Conceptions of Student Learning, Conceptions of Teaching, Teaching Development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Education Assessment and Evaluation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tran Duc, Nga (Mrs Nga Tran Duc)
ID Code:59478
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-12-02
Last Modified:2011-07-28
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