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ERIC Number: EJ897467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Defining "Good Teaching" at the Graduate Level: Are We Meeting the Instructional Expectations of Doctoral Students?
Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Fuhrman, Roslynn G.; De Lay, Ann M.
Journal of Faculty Development, v24 n2 p19-24 May 2010
This study used phenomenology to investigate doctoral student perceptions of "good teaching." Six semi-structured interviews were conducted and transcribed verbatim. Common themes were identified using domain analysis and four domains emerged. Participants perceived "good teaching" to involve an educator who: (1) exhibits passion which motivates learners, (2) knows and cares about learners, (3) applies diverse teaching strategies, and (4) demonstrates the relevance and applicability of content. Study results suggest that the interactive teaching methods typically recommended at the undergraduate-level may also be applicable and expected in doctoral-level courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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