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ERIC Number: EJ1036315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Lecturers' and Students' Conceptions of Authenticity in Teaching and Actual Teacher Actions and Attributes Students Perceive as Helpful
Kreber, Carolin; Klampfleitner, Monika
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v66 n4 p463-487 Oct 2013
This study investigated an under-explored area in the field of academic practice: the meaning of the complex notion of authenticity in teaching. Combining conceptual with empirical investigation, data included philosophical texts, repertory grid interviews with fifty-five lecturers and students from Law, Physics and English Literature, and fourteen focus groups with forty-six students. Philosophical conceptions were compared to those held by students and lecturers. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of repertory grids revealed differences in experts'/philosophers' and lay-people's conceptions of authenticity and additionally showed how lecturers' and students' conceptions of authenticity in teaching differed from their conceptions of teaching effectiveness. Focus groups identified linkages between authenticity in teaching and actual teacher actions and attributes that students perceive as being conducive to their learning. The findings enhance the meaning of authenticity, show how it matters in university teaching and offer a hitherto lacking theoretical foundation for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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