ERIC Number: EJ521733
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Disciplinary and Institutional Differences in Undergraduate Education Goals.
Smart, John C.; Ethington, Corinna A.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n64 p49-57 Win 1995
A survey of 4,072 college faculty examined institutional and disciplinary differences in faculty opinions of desired outcomes of undergraduate education. Significant differences by both institution type and discipline were found in emphasis on knowledge acquisition versus knowledge application and integration. It is suggested that reform of undergraduate education at the institutional level should focus on the disciplines. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classification, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education, Surveys, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: Disciplinary Differences in Teaching and Learning: Implications for Practice.