ERIC Number: EJ1062219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Tearing up the Page: Re-Thinking the Development of Effective Learning Environments in Higher Education
Cotterill, Stewart T.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v52 n4 p403-413 2015
The development of effective learning environments in higher education (HE) appears to become increasingly prioritised by HE institutions. This approach reflects an increasingly "consumer" focused student body, and HE attempt to further quantify the quality of their products. However, all too often attempts to build more effective learning environments are hampered by the structures and processes that have historically existed in HE. The traditional lecture-seminar approach is increasingly been seen as not supporting effective student learning. As a result, the quality of the student learning experience is being compromised. This paper explores some of the factors currently limiting the development of effective learning environments and considers relevant questions and possible solutions. In particular, this paper explores the degree to which University interactions with student groups are driven by quality assurance processes rather than for maximising student learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Student Experience, College Students, Curriculum Design, Instructional Design, Student Motivation, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, School Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom