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Implementing process-based instruction in regular university teaching: Conceptual, methodological and practical issues

Volet, S.E. and McGill, T.J. (1995) Implementing process-based instruction in regular university teaching: Conceptual, methodological and practical issues. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 10 (4). pp. 385-400.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03172928
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Abstract

This paper reports an experimental field study aimed at examining whether a process-oriented form of instruction (combining program planning and interactive teaching) which produced outstanding results when implemented by a tutor/researcher (see Volet, 1991) could be used successfully by regular university tutors given detailed guidelines but minimal training. A second aim of the study was to establish the respective contribution of the two sub-components of the instructional package. The results of the study were inconclusive and raise a number of conceptual, methodological and practical issues. As in the initial study, experimental students were more satisfied with their learning and for those who had the choice, more inclined to undertake further studies in computing but the intervention did not affect students’ achievement. The results of the study are discussed in relation to the earlier work, and suggestions are made for bridging the gap between educational research and educational practice in higher education.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
Copyright: (c) 1995 Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/841
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