Understanding learning and teaching: the experience in higher education

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Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 1999 - Education - 194 pages
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How can university teachers improve the quality of student learning? Michael Prosser and Keith Trigwell argue that the answer lies in determining how students perceive their learning situations. This text outlines the principles underlying successful teaching and learning in.

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A Model for Understanding Learning and Teaching
Students Prior Experiences of Learning
Students Perceptions of Their Learning Situation

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MICHAEL PROSSER is Kern Professor in Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Professor at the University of Virginia.

Michael Prosser is Professor and Director of the Academic Development Unit at La Trobe University in Australia. He has taught and researched in universities in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia. He has been professionally engaged in research in teaching and learning in higher education for over 15 years. He taught physics in universities for over 25 years.
Keith Trigwell is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Technology, Sydney. He taught chemistry to students at the University of Western Australia and the Open University in the UK before shifting to an academic development role with Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia in 1984. His research has focused on student learning, teaching and leadership in universities.

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