New lecturers' beliefs about learning, teaching and assessment in higher education: the role of the PGCLTHE programme

Lin Norton, Olaojo Aiyegbayo, Katherine Harrington, James Elander, Peter Reddy

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Abstract

This study was carried out with new lecturers on a two year Post Graduate
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme in a UK
university. The aim was to establish their beliefs about how studying on the
programme aligned with their teaching and learning philosophy and what, if
anything, had changed or constrained those beliefs. Ten lecturers took part in an
in-depth semi-structured interview. Content analysis of the transcripts suggested
positive reactions to the programme but lecturers’ new insights were sometimes
constrained by departments and university bureaucracy, particularly in the area of
assessment. The conflicting roles of research and teaching were also a major issue
facing these new professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-356
Number of pages11
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume47
Issue number4
Early online date5 Nov 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • teaching philosophy
  • teaching beliefs
  • pgclthe
  • university teaching courses
  • new lecturers
  • assessment
  • beliefs and practice

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