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ERIC Number: EJ1138902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1469-7874
Perspectives on Teaching: Conceptions of Teaching and Epistemological Beliefs of University Academics and Students in Different Domains
Päuler-Kuppinger, Lena; Jucks, Regina
Active Learning in Higher Education, v18 n1 p63-76 Mar 2017
This study examines how academics and students from different disciplines perceive teaching and knowledge acquisition. University academics and students from both hard and soft disciplines completed the Domain-specific Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire and the Approaches to Teaching Inventory. Results showed that academics held more student-/learning-centred and less teacher-/content-centred conceptions about teaching than students. Furthermore, prior findings on different beliefs about knowledge and teaching in different academic domains were confirmed for the entire sample. Finally, less sophisticated epistemological beliefs were associated positively with an information-transmission/teacher-centred and negatively with a student-/learning-centred view of good teaching. The findings are discussed against the background of effective teaching and the professionalization of university academics.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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