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ERIC Number: EJ1060843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Student and Faculty Beliefs about Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Teaching
Dandy, Kristina L.; Bendersky, Karen
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v26 n3 p358-380 2014
Beliefs about learning can influence whether or not a student learns course material. However, few studies in higher education have compared student and faculty beliefs about learning. In the current study, students and faculty agreed on many aspects of learning--including the definition of learning, which most hinders learning and where learning should take place--and had similar beliefs about learning styles. Though these similarities were mostly encouraging, beliefs about where learning should take place and in learning styles could undermine learning efforts. The implications of these beliefs are discussed and suggestions for promoting learning in the context of these findings are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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