College Students’ Perceptions of Teaching Strategies that Enhance their Learning

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In the face of criticisms of college students’ study habits or lack thereof, it is important to determine if methods of teaching impact their study habits and academic performance. The information shared in this study is derived from college students’ responses to questions about teaching methods that facilitate their learning and retention of information; methods that motivate them to do research on their own to further their knowledge. Their perceptions will be compared to strategies described in the research literature on good teaching. In this interactive session, a discussion will take place among the researcher and conference attendees to see if there is consensus on what constitutes good teaching.


Keywords: Teaching Strategies, Teaching Methods, Learning, High Academic Achievement
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: College Students’ Perceptions of Teaching Strategies that Enhance their Learning


Dr. Hyacinth E. Findlay

Professor and Program Coordinator, Instructional Support Programs
College of Education, Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Hyacinth E. Findlay is professor and coordinator of the educational administration program at Alabama State University. She received the BA in French and sociology from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; the Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from Tuskegee University, Alabama, and the doctorate in administration of higher education from Auburn University, Alabama. Her main areas of research include teachers' concerns, educational leadership, succession planning, and curriculum development and implementation. She has served as a public school administrator as well as an administrator at the university level. Dr. Findlay has traveled widely on international educational trips including Fulbright fellowship to Senegal and the Gambia.

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