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ERIC Number: EJ822922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Teachers' Conceptions of Student Learning and Own Learning
Bolhuis, Sanneke; Voeten, Marinus J. M.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v10 n1 p77-98 Feb 2004
New learning theory, underpinning the idea of teaching for self-directed learning, provides new conceptions of learning: the self-regulation of learning, the construct-character of knowledge, the social nature of learning and a dynamic model of intelligence. What conceptions teachers hold may be related to their tolerance of uncertainty. We constructed a Learning Inventory and administered this to teachers in Dutch senior secondary education, where an innovation is heading for more independent learning. We found empirical confirmation of the five dimensions underlying teachers' conceptions of learning, both for student learning and for their own learning. Tolerance of uncertainty explained the other four dimensions in conceptions of student learning, but not in teachers' conceptions of their own learning. Teachers generally endorse the process-oriented conceptions, although some differences are noted between teachers' conceptions of student learning and their own learning. (Contains 4 notes, 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands