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ERIC Number: ED518938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-3920-0
Culture Change: Defining and Measuring Student-Centered Teaching
Hickman, Torey
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
This paper adds to the literature on student-centered teaching in higher education, answering the question of what is expected of instructors for them to teach in a student-centered manner. Building upon the existing literature regarding student-centered teaching, this paper defines a construct of student-centered teaching. In addition, two versions of a data collection instrument have been developed to measure the student centeredness of higher education instructors' teaching approaches, utilizing self-reported data. This paper also adds to the discussion on whether student-centered teaching is related to the teaching context or teacher demographic variables. Results indicated that there was no practically significant relationship between student-centered teaching and any of the contextual or demographic variables; course discipline and instructor sex were, however, statistically significant. This study took place within the context of a cultural change initiative at The University of Toledo, in which the university is creating a culture of student-centeredness. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio