Studies of teaching and learning in a polytechnic

Baum, T.G., 1981. Studies of teaching and learning in a polytechnic. MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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This study concerns the development of feedback mechanisms to enable teachers in higher education to obtain information about various aspects of their teaching and to facilitate more effective communication between teachers and students.

The initial stage was a large-scale survey of students and teachers in a Polytechnic, designed to identify and quantify a gap in the perceptions of teachers and students about the process in which they are jointly; engaged. While a gap was discernible, the survey showed it to be different according to the course and subject involved.

Consequently, mechanisms were developed to enable teachers to obtain feedback on their own teaching situation; these draft ideas were contained in a booklet, "Communication about Communication", which was circulated to all staff in the institution. Case studies of the use of the schedules are described. Validation techniques for use by teachers on their own instruments were tested in conjunction with the main project and these are described.

One of the main problems facing a project of this nature relates to teacher attitudes and these were explored by means of a sample survey.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Baum, T.G.
Date: 1981
ISBN: 9781369324822
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 24 Jun 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 15:33

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