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Berghmans, Inneke; Neckebroeck, Fanny; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Peer tutors' behaviour has been stated to have the power to create and increase learning opportunities within peer tutoring programs. However, previous studies have shown that peer tutors struggle to adopt facilitative and constructivist-oriented strategies, as they lean more towards directive and knowledge-telling strategies. This study aims…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Classification, Student Behavior, Teaching Methods
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Baeten, Marlies; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Previous research has shown the difficulty of enhancing students' approaches to learning, in particular the deep approach, through student-centred teaching methods such as problem- and case-based learning. This study investigates whether mixed instructional methods combining case-based learning and lectures have the power to enhance students'…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Lecture Method, Learning Processes, Student Teachers
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Struyven, Katrien; Jacobs, Karen; Dochy, Filip – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In times of teacher shortage, well-considered, goal-oriented teacher recruitment is important. An understanding of the reasons why different groups of students undertake teacher training would be useful in developing targeted campaigns. Against this background, the research question is as follows: what are the motivations prompting students to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Elementary School Teachers
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Kyndt, Eva; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien; Cascallar, Eduardo – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
Researchers have tried to induce a deeper approach to learning by means of student-centred learning environments. Findings did not always confirm the positive hypotheses. This has given rise to the question as to what the discouraging or encouraging factors are for inducing a deep approach to learning. The aim of this research study is to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Perception, Questionnaires
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Struyven, Katrien; Dochy, Filip; Janssens, Steven – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2008
This paper aims to investigate students' likes and dislikes of the teaching that they have experienced and its effects on students' perceptions of the learning environment, student learning and academic performance. The study compares a lecture-based setting to a student-activating learning/teaching environment, considering both instructional and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Lecture Method, Interest Research