ERIC Number: EJ1200440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogy in HE: Does It Matter?
Studies in Higher Education, v44 n1 p111-119 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of Pedagogical Training on Teaching in Higher Education." "Teaching and Teacher Education" 23: 557-71; Badley, G. 2000. "Developing Globally-Competent University Teachers." "Innovations in Education and Training International" 37 (3): 244-53]. This study explores how pedagogical competencies of instructors affect the perceptions of students by focusing on three key dimensions of classroom pedagogy; namely delivery (provision of content and facilitation), communication and assessment. The results of the scale administered to a total of 1083 university students suggests that there are meaningful differences in terms of students' perceptions regarding their instructors' pedagogical competencies. The greatest difference is reflected in the ratings of items related to the communication dimension.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Communication Skills, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey