ERIC Number: EJ721441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-19
Reference Count: 33
Students' Expectations of Teaching in Undergraduate Physics
Marshall, Delia; Linder, Cedric
International Journal of Science Education, v27 n10 p1255-1268 Aug 2005
This article reports on a phenomenographic-based study of the expectations of teaching among undergraduate physics students. Data are drawn from a range of course-contexts at each of two quite different universities--one South African and one Swedish--and five qualitatively different expectations of physics teaching are identified and exemplified. These range from presenting knowledge to facilitating personal development and agency. Implications of possible mismatches between students' and lecturers' expectations of physics teaching are discussed in relation to students' learning experiences.
Descriptors: Physics, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Expectation, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; Sweden