ERIC Number: ED055559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee on University Teaching Methods.
Her Majestys Stationery Office, London (England).
This report on university teaching methods takes the view that the main object of an undergraduate course should be the development of a student's capacity to think for himself and to work on his own. From this point of view it examines the effect on undergraduate education not only of the various teaching methods in use in Great Britain, but also of the setting in which this teaching is given and of the examinations to which it leads. The report is based on the responses to 3 questionnaires directed to students and 1 questionnaire directed to faculty. Chapter 1, the introduction, deals with the purpose and objectives of the report and discusses some general considerations. Chapter 2 deals with the structure of degree courses and the University year. Chapter 3 examines the effect of the administrative structure on teaching and supervision. Chapter 4 discusses student life in the university, and Chapter 5 examines how much time students in various categories gave to academic work in a random week. Chapter 6 deals with the opinions of students on the way in which they are taught, and Chapter 7 examines the pros and cons of seminars and tutorials. Chapter 8 discusses the use of practical classes, Chapter 9 deals with examinations, Chapter 10 discusses equipment for teaching in the broadest sense, and Chapter 11 examines university teaching as a matter for training and study. (AF)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching, Teaching Methods, Tests, Undergraduate Study
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London WC1 (14 shillings, 6 pence)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majestys Stationery Office, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Reprinted in 1970