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ERIC Number: EJ928191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
An Exploratory Study into the Complexity of Relations between Physics Lecturers' Crafting of Practice and Students' Expectations of Quality Teaching
Linder, Cedric; Kung, Rebecca Lippmann
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v39 n4 p513-526 Jul 2011
This study contributes to research that characterises the affective learning that is evoked and taken on by students in response to their perceptions of their contextual learning environments. Interview-discussions were held with lecturers of both introductory and higher-level physics courses (n = 3) concerning how they formulated their patterns of teaching in terms of a particular conceptual framing that they considered to best optimize making learning possible. Subsequently their students (n = 212) were asked with written questions, and some select follow-up interview-discussions, to describe what they expected from "a good physics lecturer". The relationships between these two things--the lecturer's crafting of practice and the students' expectations of quality teaching--were investigated. Results show that students' expectations tend to match their lecturers' practice, indicating that students are strongly influenced by a contextually based appreciation of "good" teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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