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ERIC Number: EJ1229797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Student Perceptions of Instructors as Growing Learners: Implications for Educational Development
Streifer, Adriana C.; Gravett, Emily O.; Taggart, Jessica
Journal of Faculty Development, v33 n3 p77-82 Sep 2019
Popular teaching books often advise instructors to tell students about efforts to improve teaching, and Centers for Teaching and Learning often inadvertently reveal such efforts to students through particular programs. Yet no research exists that investigates students' perceptions of educational development and the growth in teachers that it facilitates. This study begins to fill this gap. Results revealed that student respondents held positive attitudes about instructors as learners, who may even make mistakes, and felt comfortable with instructors' improvement efforts, even if they were not familiar with the wide array of educational development opportunities available. Further research is needed to determine how responses might vary with different student and instructor identities, but we generally recommend that instructors continue to share--and that educational developers continue to advise instructors to share--their teaching improvement efforts with students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia