The teaching and learning expectations of undergraduate Educational Psychology students

Spencer, Fiona H. (2005) The teaching and learning expectations of undergraduate Educational Psychology students. In 40th APS Annual Conference, September 2005, Melbourne, VIC.

PDF (43kB)


This study investigated the teaching and learning expectations of undergraduate students in a teacher training Educational Psychology course. Whether students prefer a social-constructivist approach to teaching in their tutorial classes was explored. The mode of teaching that students prefer and the role of the tutor were considered. Results obtained through a qualitative questionnaire administered to 81 undergraduate students showed that students expect to learn about how to apply psychological theory to their own teaching, which is contrary to currently held beliefs about what students expect (Woolfolk Hoy, 1996). The study also found that students prefer to work within a constructivist framework where the tutor is a facilitator.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

2,122 since deposited on 10 Oct 2005
91 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 2177
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: teaching and learning expectations, undergraduate students, Educational Psychology, social, constructivism, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Australian Psychological Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:55

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page