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ERIC Number: EJ891214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
University Students' and Teachers' Conceptions of Teaching and Learning in the Biosciences
Virtanen, Viivi; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v38 n4 p355-370 Jul 2010
In this study we compare university teachers' and first-year students' conceptions of teaching and learning at the Faculty of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The conceptions were analysed using data from open-ended questionnaires. The results showed that at the beginning of studies the gap between teachers' and students' conceptions of teaching and learning is substantial. This finding has important implications for the educational process. In order to enhance successful studying from the beginning of students' university careers, it is important for teachers to become aware of the differences between students' and teachers' conceptions of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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