Affective development in university education

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Title Affective development in university education
Author Grootenboer, Peter John
Journal Name Higher Education Research and Development
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract There seems to be an increasing requirement for university courses and programs to develop students’ affective qualities (beliefs, values, dispositions and attitudes). This study explored the ways academics determined what the desirable qualities were for their particular disciplines and the pedagogical strategies and approaches they used to develop them. The participants were able to articulate certain beliefs, values and attitudes that were central to their discipline, although they appeared to be assumed and somewhat tacit in nature. The teaching and assessing of affective qualities was seen as problematic by the participants in the study owing to inadequate policy structures of the University, but the data revealed some practical teaching approaches. It was clear from this initial study that there is still a great deal of research and scholarship required in this area.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 29
Issue Number 6
Page from 723
Page to 737
ISSN 0729-4360
Date Accessioned 2010-12-07
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Higher Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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