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ERIC Number: EJ1071485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
The Meaning of Flexibility in Teaching: Views from College Students and Exemplary College Instructors
Yoo, Julia H.; Schallert, Diane L.; Svinicki, Marilla D.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v26 n3 p191-217 2015
This study examined the meaning of flexibility in teaching at the postsecondary level and its connection to teaching effectiveness. A total of 500 college students and 15 instructors participated. Data were gathered using an online survey with open-ended questions for the students and one-on-one interviews with instructors. Analysis followed a grounded theory approach. Findings indicated that both students and instructors believed that when an effective teacher is also flexible, student learning improves. Considered as a crucial component of teaching effectiveness, flexibility in teaching is closely associated with a teacher's metacognitive reflection on student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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