ERIC Number: ED170336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Students' Understanding. Some Qualitative Aspects of the Process and Outcome of Teaching and Learning at University Level. No. 80.
Dahlgren, Lars Owe
Two kinds of research groups have evolved in higher education: one devoted to student learning and the other to teacher training. Both groups share a common interest in the development of student thinking and appear to be proceeding along parallel paths, which may be to their disadvantage. At the same time, some researchers in teacher training are attempting to link educational psychology and theories of learning, such as Piaget's work on cognitive development, to their research in order to provide a framework for devising improved teacher training techniques. Researchers at the University of Goteborg, Sweden, have abandoned this linkage and have based their work on the belief that learning must be considered in relation to the content which is the result of learning. They believe that effective teaching employs "cognitive empathy," which means that the teacher understands how students conceive of the principles and concepts in a particular subject. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gothenburg Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the EARDHE (3rd, Klagenfurt, Austria, January 2-6, 1979)