ERIC Number: EJ521737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Disciplinary Differences in What Is Taught and in Students' Perceptions of What They Learn and of How They Are Taught.
Cashin, William E.; Downey, Ronald G.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n64 p81-92 Win 1995
A study investigated whether Biglan clusters of academic disciplines (hard/soft, pure/applied, life/nonlife) could be used to explain disciplinary differences in college student ratings of instruction. It was found that Biglan clusters do not explain the differences, many disciplines still emphasize knowledge acquisition over higher-order skills, and discipline-related course objectives require different teaching methods. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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