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ERIC Number: EJ803296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Undergraduate Students' Actorship in Studying an Educational Sciences Course in a Swedish Context
Nelson, Anders; Bengtsson, Jeanette
Higher Education Research and Development, v27 n3 p187-199 Sep 2008
The study aimed to investigate how students in an introductory educational sciences course experienced and understood their own actorship during the course, in relation to conditions for learning created by the teachers. The analyses were based on students' answers to an evaluation questionnaire that produced both quantitative and qualitative data. Those students who experienced opportunities to influence the course activities also stated that they had contributed to the development of the course to a greater extent than did those who experienced no such opportunities. There was no correlation between not feeling informed about the conditions for the course and seeking complementary information. The analysis also generated five different categories based on how the students viewed their own actorship, varying from 'no actorship since it is not meaningful' to 'Real actorship exists'. The results are discussed in relation to methodological reflections and as implications for increasing students' actorship. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden