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ERIC Number: EJ787535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Divergence in Learning Goal Priorities between College Students and Their Faculty: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Myers, Carrie B.
College Teaching, v56 n1 p53-58 Win 2008
Using a sample of 751 undergraduate students and 85 of their faculty, the author examined the extent of faculty-student differences in their priorities placed on eight learning goals. The findings show that students placed significantly more importance on career preparation, scientific reasoning, personal development, and art and cultural appreciation and that faculty placed significantly more importance on critical thinking and mastery of discipline content. Students and their faculty did not differ significantly on the priorities they placed on basic academic skills, citizenship, and values. The implications of these findings are discussed in terms of curriculum development and an increasing belief that student development and learning are improved when curricula assess and incorporate students' goals and priorities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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