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Wednesday, June 22 • 11:15 - 12:15
CON01.14b - Perceptions of approaches to teaching and their relationship to student performance

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The present research program is attempting to investigate the validity of teacher self-report measures. A self-report instrument called the Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI-R) (Trigwell & Prosser, 2004; Trigwell, Prosser, & Ginns, 2005) has been modified for the Canadian context and for measuring instructor, student and observer perceptions. We will present data on: 1) the inter-rater reliability of student assessment of teacher student-centredness; 2) the validity of teacher self-assessments by comparison with: a) student assessments, b) classroom observations by a trained observer, and c) course evaluations; and 3) the relationship between self-assessment and the basis for student performance in the course. Our ultimate goal is to develop a more valid and robust measure of teaching approaches and to explore how such approaches are modified in relation to the instructional context. Such insights can then be used to inform the planning and implementation of educational development strategies.

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Arshad Ahmad

Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning & Director, MIIETL, McMaster University
Dr. Arshad Ahmad is the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning and Director of Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL) at McMaster University. He is the Past Coordinator of the 3MNTF program and a 3M National Teaching Fellow. He is the Past... Read More →
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Janette Barrington

Associate Director, Educational Development, McMaster University
Janette Barrington is Manager, Strategic Initiatives, McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL). She holds a PhD in Educational Technology and is actively involved in research on interdisciplinary perspectives on teaching and learning in higher... Read More →

Joe Kim

Joe Kim is an Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University and is actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He coordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology program which combines traditional lectures with... Read More →

Additional Authors

Aadil Ali

Aadil Ali is an undergraduate student of Molecular Biology and Genetics at McMaster University. He is a new student scholar with the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL).

Olivia Merritt

Olivia Merritt is a Masters student in Applied Cognition in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University. She has completed two years of work with the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (MIIETL).

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 EDT
Weldon Library 258