Higher education teachers’ descriptions of their own learning: a large-scale study of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
Töytäri, A., Piirainen, A., Tynjälä, P., Vanhanen-Nuutinen, L., Mäki, K., & Ilves, V. (2016). Higher education teachers’ descriptions of their own learning: a large-scale study of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. Higher Education Research and Development, 35 (6), 1284-1297. doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1152574
Published inHigher Education Research and Development
© 2016 HERDSA. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
In this large-scale study, higher education teachers’ descriptions of their own learning were examined with qualitative analysis involving application of principles of phenomenographic research. This study is unique: it is unusual to use large-scale data in qualitative studies. The data were collected through an e-mail survey sent to 5960 teachers at universities of applied sciences in Finland. The number of respondents was 1622. Four hierarchically structured categories of learning were found: individual learning, collegial learning, team learning and innovative partnership learning. The role of teachers in higher education demands innovative partnership learning: being active at the societal level with workplaces and international partners.
PublisherRoutledge; Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Töytäri, Aija; Tynjälä, Päivi; Piirainen, Arja; Ilves, Vesa (Routledge; Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia, 2017)In this large-scale study, higher education teachers’ (n = 1028) descriptions of their own learning are examined with quantitative analyses. The study follows up an earlier qualitative study that, using a phenomenographic ...
Assessment Report on Teacher Training and Educational Sciences at University of Tartu and Tallinn University Pol, Milan; Atjonen, Päivi; Huttunen, Kerttu; Hännikäinen, Maritta; McAuliffe, Diarmuid; Muotka, Ulla; Niemi, Hannele; Rampelt, Florian; Timakov, Margit; van Petegem, Peter; Wegerif, Rupert (Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education, 2017)
Virolainen, Maarit (University of Jyväskylä, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, 2014)
Sadaf (2019)This paper examines Bangladeshi students’ reasons of feeling anxious when they go abroad for higher education and their perception on institutional support that helps them in managing anxiety which eventually leads to ...