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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.

Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 2177
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: teaching and learning expectations, undergraduate students, Educational Psychology, social, constructivism
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
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:27

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