Methods of teaching and goals of teaching: teaching styles of teachers in higher institutions

Alias, Maizam and Zakaria, Norsuzana (2008) Methods of teaching and goals of teaching: teaching styles of teachers in higher institutions. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Jawatakuasa Penyelarasan Pendidikan Guru (JPPG 2008), 13-15 December 2008, Bayview Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the teaching styles of teachers in higher institutions. One hundred and forty lecturers in one university were recruited as participants for the study. A teaching style inventory developed by the Centre for Occupational Research and Development was used to determine the teaching style of the individual lecturers. The teaching style is made up of two dimensions, the goal of teaching and the method of teaching. The results indicate that the cooperative-active teaching method is most preferred by the education and engineering lecturers; the cooperative-symbolic method is most preferred by the management lecturers and the individualized-enactive teaching method is preferred most by the information technology lecturers. On the teaching goal dimension, application and understanding are the most cited goals of teaching (preferred by 50% or more at all faculties) while rote and abstract learning is the least preferred teaching goal (preferred by less or equal to 10% at all faculties). In conclusion, teaching styles of teachers in higher institution may differ on the method of teaching dimension - depending on disciplines - but tend to be similar on the goal of teaching dimension.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions:Faculty of Technical Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:2277
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 16:04
Last Modified:30 Jan 2012 16:04

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