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University teachers' experiences of change in their understanding of the subject matter they have taught

Trigwell, Keith, Prosser, Michael, Martin, Elaine and Ramsden, Paul (2005) University teachers' experiences of change in their understanding of the subject matter they have taught. Teaching in Higher Education, 10 (2). pp. 251-264. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

This paper reports an analysis of teachers' experience of change in their understanding of the subject matter they have recently taught. Five qualitatively different categories were used to describe how approaches to teaching are experienced. The majority, 20, of the 31 participants interviewed did not describe an experience of change in their understanding. Those who did experience change in their understanding, where the change was more about re-interpretation or the questioning of problematic knowledge were more likely to experience teaching as student-focused.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23094, university teachers, experience, change, understanding, subject matter, student-focused, problematic knowledge, re-interpretation, questioning
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Other
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 05:53
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 05:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8934
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1356251042000337981
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