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ERIC Number: ED359206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Approaches to Studying and Preferences for Teaching in Higher Education: Implications for Student Ratings.
Entwistle, Noel; Tait, Hilary
Two studies in Scotland used similar questionnaires to examine relationships between approaches to studying and students' preferences for different types of learning environments. The first study also examined the relationship with students' evaluations of their courses, while the second included reasons for choosing that course (educational orientation). In the first study, a questionnaire was designed containing a shortened version of the Approaches to Studying Inventory and administered to 123 first-year engineering students. A similar questionnaire was administered in the second study to 153 first-year psychology students. Maximum likelihood factor analysis explored the dimensions of interest. For failing students there was a substantial incoherence between their approaches to studying and their patterns of preference for different kinds of teaching and courses. Students who adopted deep or surface approaches to studying also preferred methods of teaching and assessing that encouraged their own approaches to learning. Consequently, there were differences in the types of teaching students would rate highly. Students are likely to define good teaching differently based on their approaches to studying. Four tables present study findings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Approaches to Studying Inventory