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Uiboleht, Kaire; Karm, Mari; Postareff, Liisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In recent decades, a constructivist view of learning has triggered a change in teaching-learning environments (TLEs). Teacher-centred TLEs have been replaced by student-centred ones where the teachers' approaches to teaching are more learning- than content-focused. Previous research exploring the relationship between student-centred TLEs and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Conventional Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Vilppu, Henna; Södervik, Ilona; Postareff, Liisa; Murtonen, Mari – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
The aim of the study was to explore whether short online pedagogy courses can have an effect on university teachers' interpretations of teaching-learning situations. Before and after participating in a short online pedagogical training programme, a total of 66 participants wrote their interpretations of two short video clips, which depicted a…
Descriptors: Minicourses, Online Courses, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Uiboleht, Kaire; Karm, Mari; Postareff, Liisa – Learning Environments Research, 2018
The interaction between approaches to teaching and students' learning has been the focus of research for more than 20 years. Previous studies concerning approaches to teaching in higher education have identified two broad categories: content- and learning-focused approaches. Some studies indicate that teachers do not always adopt a consonant…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Uiboleht, Kaire; Karm, Mari; Postareff, Liisa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Teaching approaches in higher education are at the general level well researched and have identified not only the two broad categories of content-focused and learning-focused approaches to teaching but also consonance and dissonance between the aspects of teaching. Consonance means that theoretically coherent teaching practices are employed, but…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, College Faculty
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Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Teaching is connected with a variety of emotions, but research on this area is scarce in the field of higher education. The present study explores the role of emotions and confidence within six different teacher profiles. Furthermore, the study aims to analyse emotions that arise during participation in courses on university pedagogy. Altogether…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Phonemes, Profiles, Content Analysis
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Postareff, Liisa; Katajavuori, Nina; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Trigwell, Keith – Studies in Higher Education, 2008
Studies on teachers' approaches to teaching have identified two qualitatively different categories of approaches. The learning-focused approach is about teaching as facilitating students' learning and learning as knowledge construction, while the content-focused approach concerns teaching as transmission of knowledge and learning as absorbing the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Nevgi, Anne – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2008
The present follow-up study examines the effect of university teachers' pedagogical training on approaches to teaching and self-efficacy beliefs measured by Approaches to Teaching Inventory and an additional part measuring motivational strategies. The effect of pedagogical training on teaching is analysed among 35 teachers who had not participated…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes