Excellences and critical aspects: teachers’point of view about teaching in higher education
Journal Title: EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN LEARNING AND TEACHING
Author/s: Debora Aquario, Cristina Mazzucco
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The aim of the present paper is to illustrate the first results deriving from the qualitative analysis of open questions included in PRODID (Teacher professional development and academic educational innovation) Question¬naire. The questions have been formulated in order to collect the point of view of teachers about excellences and innovations, perceived critical aspects in their teaching practice and the need of support for the improvement of teaching. The analysis has been realized through the use of software Atlas.ti. In particular, the analysis has been developed in order to underline strengths and weaknesses as well as the necessary support for the improvement of teaching and teacher professionalism. Findings are presented illustrating the distributions based on the School (context in which the single course is realized) as well as the thematic issues emerged from teachers’ answers. Thematic issues are then discussed on the basis of the related scientific literature.
Keywords: Teaching in higher education; good teaching; qualitative research.
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Debora Aquario, Cristina Mazzucco, Excellences and critical aspects: teachers’point of view about teaching in higher education in "EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN LEARNING AND TEACHING" 1/2016, pp. 85-104, DOI:10.3280/EXI2016-001006