Students’ agency profiles in relation to student-perceived teaching practices in university courses
Jääskelä, P., Poikkeus, A.-M., Häkkinen, P., Vasalampi, K., Rasku-Puttonen, H., & Tolvanen, A. (2020). Students’ agency profiles in relation to student-perceived teaching practices in university courses. International Journal of Educational Research, 103, Article 101604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101604
Published inInternational Journal of Educational Research
DisciplinePsykologiaEsi- ja alkuopetusKasvatuspsykologiaPsychologyPre- and Early Childhood EducationKasvatuspsykologia
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This study addresses the gap in our understanding of the role of pedagogy in agency construction among higher education students. In the present study, profiles of students’ agency experiences were identified and analysed with respect to the students’ perceptions of teaching practices in their courses (i.e., student-centred learning activities, forms of instruction, and student-teacher roles). The Agency of University Students (AUS) Scale (Jääskelä et al., 2017) was used to assess the students’ experiences of their personal, relational, and participatory resources of agency. Agency profiles were found to be associated with students’ perceptions of teaching practices in the courses. The findings have implications for developing practices that promote agency construction in higher education.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Research post as Academy Research Fellow, AoF; Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland, Finland [grant IDs 323773 and 299506].
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