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ERIC Number: EJ788103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Variation in Teachers' Descriptions of Teaching: Broadening the Understanding of Teaching in Higher Education
Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari
Learning and Instruction, v18 n2 p109-120 Apr 2008
In the present study 71 university teachers from several disciplines were interviewed in order to capture the variation in descriptions of teaching. Two broad categories of description were identified: the learning-focused and the content-focused approaches to teaching. The results showed that the relationship between the two approaches was complex and variation could be captured in detail only after considering the purpose of teaching. Within both of these categories 10 aspects of teaching were identified, which were further grouped into four broader ones, namely teaching process, learning environment, conception of learning, and pedagogical development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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