ERIC Number: ED036274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Research into Teaching Methods in Higher Education. 2nd Edition. Research into Higher Education Monographs.
Beard, Ruth M.
This monograph surveys mostly British research on teaching in higher education. Most of the works cited appeared in the '60s. No British studies have been made to assess the effects of whole courses. Assessment is usually based on staff-student conferences or questionnaires. Some studies have been done on the objectives of college teaching. Economists are beginning to investigate the efficiency and productivity of university education and experiments have been made with programmed learning. Substantial research has been done on the recall and retention of information, and several experiments have been made based on the findings of psychologists. The use of the lecture system, audio-visual aids, and students' attitudes toward various teaching methods have been evaluated. Studies have been made of the variety of skills and abilities required in learning at the university level, and of teaching methods that change students' attitudes and increase their motivation. Research has also been done on the correlation between student selection and achievement and on ways of evaluating teaching and learning. Courses and services for university teachers are discussed. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)