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ERIC Number: EJ972560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
The Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Instructional Practices in Two-Year Technical Colleges
Smith, D. J.; Valentine, T.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v23 n1 p133-161 2012
This study explored the interplay between the frequency with which faculty members at eight technical colleges in Georgia used 18 instructional practices and their perceptions of the effectiveness of those practices to aid students in accomplishing three student learning outcomes: information acquisition, knowledge application, and skills development. The data, which were obtained through an online questionnaire, showed considerable variation in the use and the perceived effectiveness of the instructional practices. Survey results indicated that technical college faculty approached their teaching responsibilities primarily from a teacher-centered perspective; however, the survey respondents identified instructional practices situated in a learner-centered paradigm to be more effective in aiding students in mastering the three student learning outcomes. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia