ERIC Number: ED163847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-24
Reference Count: 0
Conceptions of Reality: A Study of Changes in University Students. R&D for Higher Education, 1978:7.
National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.; Gothenburg Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
A project, using a longitudinal survey, seeks to describe the cognitive content of the professional competence developed within the field of engineering, psychology, economics, and medicine. With the aid of several empirical studies, the project will hopefully clarify when and how changes occur in students' perceptions and patterns of thought, similarities and the effects of transition from studies to vocational activities. The project, planned to proceed from 1977 through 1983, will include analysis of the aims of the educational fields from a general viewpoint, compilation of and testing of interviews, and interviewing of students. The methodological approach of the study, which is closely related to cognitive theory and the psychology of learning, attempts to study educational effects in a different perspective and is based upon theoretical and methodological work carried out by the TIPS project. The approach is a search for educational effects in the form of qualitative characteristics and changes in the students' comprehension of concepts and principles. (SW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Style, College Students, Concept Formation, Economics, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Knowledge Level, Learning Theories, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Education, Professional Education, Psychology, Research Projects
National Board of Universities and Colleges, R&D Unit, P.O. Box 45501,
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.; Gothenburg Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.