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Reconceptualising University Teachers' Conceptions of Student Learning


Nguyen, T and Tran Duc, N, 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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DOI: doi:10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v16i09/46473


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:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tran Duc, N (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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