What do undergraduate students understand by excellent teaching?

Mimirinis, Mike ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1835-9348 (2020) What do undergraduate students understand by excellent teaching? Higher Education Research and Development. ISSN 0729-4360

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This article explores undergraduate students’ conceptions of what constitutes excellent teaching. The analysis of semi-structured interviews with students at two English universities yields five qualitatively different conceptions of excellent teaching. In contrast to the current intense policy focus on outcome factors(e.g., graduate employability), students predominantly discern process factors as conducive to excellent teaching: how the subject matter is presented, what the lecturer brings to the teaching process, how students’ personal understanding is supported, and to what extent the questioning and transformation of disciplinary knowledge is facilitated. More importantly, this study demonstrates that an expansion of students’ awareness of the nature of teaching is internally related to the expansion of their awareness of the nature of disciplinary knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/07294360.2020.1847048
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Higher Education Research and Development on 21/11/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1847048
Keywords: teaching excellence, conceptions, phenomenography, teaching, higher education
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
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Depositing User: Mike Mimirinis
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2020 00:25
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7481


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