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Fjelkner, Annika
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Fjelkner, A., Håkansson, A. & Rosander, P. (2019). Do personality traits matter?: a comparative study of student preferences for TLAs and assessment modes in two different majors. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 7(1), 78-102
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2019 (English)In: Teaching & Learning Inquiry, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 78-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What, then, do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depend on many factors, and student personality traits is one factor less discussed in the engagement and First year experience literature. The aim of this study is to add to the teaching in higher education discussion by exploring how student differ regarding personality traits profile (IPIP-NEO-PI test; Goldberg, 1999), approaches to learning (R-SPQ-2F test; Biggs, Kember & Leung, 2001), and preference for teaching and learning activites and assessment modes. The on-line survey study was carried out in a small, teaching intensive Swedish university on students in a Business (n=144) and Pre-school teacher education program (n=179). Findings were that there seem to be systematic differences between the types of modes preferred, and also significant differences between the two majors regarding learning approach, motive and strategy. Findings are discussed in relation to Jarvis’ (2010) model of learning and disjuncture, Biesta’s (2005) discussion on educational relationships and risk, and Trowler’s (2008) concept of teaching and learning regimes (TLRs). There are two clear risks that teachers and curriculum developers face. First, teachers who are new or come from a different TLR may face the risk of alienating students and exposing them to extreme anxiety if using TLAs and assessment modes students are uncomfortable with and unused to. Second, teachers and curriculum developers run the risk of not challenging students enough, thus depriving them of valuable learning experiences.

Keywords
Personality traits, Assessment modes, Teaching and Learning Activities, Approaches to Learning, Preferences
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-20142 (URN)10.20343/teachlearninqu.7.1.6 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved
Fjelkner, A. (Ed.). (2018). Högskolepedagogisk debatt: samarbetsinlärning och What makes foreign students happy?. Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press
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2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press, 2018. p. 211
Series
Högskolepedagogisk debatt, ISSN 2000-9216 ; 1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18770 (URN)978-91-87973-32-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-17 Created: 2018-10-17 Last updated: 2018-12-04Bibliographically approved
Umans, T., Broberg, P., Fjelkner, A. & Smith, E. (2015). Diversity and learning outcomes in student dyads during work integrated learning projects. In: : . Paper presented at VILÄR, Högskolan Kristianstad, 8-9 december, 2015.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15137 (URN)
Conference
VILÄR, Högskolan Kristianstad, 8-9 december, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved
Pihl, H. & Fjelkner, A. (2015). International business and water coloring flowers: unexpected experience through experiment. In: Vas Taras, Maria Alejandra Gonzales-Perez (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of experiential learning in international business: (pp. 854-872). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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2015 (English)In: The Palgrave handbook of experiential learning in international business / [ed] Vas Taras, Maria Alejandra Gonzales-Perez, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 854-872Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
National Category
Business Administration Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13794 (URN)978-1-137-46770-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-12 Created: 2015-04-12 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved
Mattisson, J., Ahlin, L. & Fjelkner, A. (2014). A guide for teachers and students in a cross-cultural context.
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2014 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

A Guide for Teachers and Students in a Cross-cultural Context addresses important aspects of cross-cultural education primarily in relation to China and Sweden though much of what is written here also applies to other nationalities. Our observations are based in part on our experience of teaching Chinese students both in China and in Sweden and on six workshops held at Linnaeus University, Sweden, Kristianstad University, Sweden, and Beijing Normal University, China.

Our handbook is divided into three sections: practical information; oral interaction in the cross-cultural classroom; and writing in the cross-cultural classroom. The three sections point to potential problems and misunderstandings between China and Sweden and provide practical advice and tips for students and teachers.

We welcome Chinese and other international students to Kristianstad University. They enrich our classrooms and stimulate new thinking as well as new teaching practices. It is our hope that readers of our handbook will contact us, providing comments and suggesting additions to the three sections. All comments and suggestions can be sent by e-mail to the contributors.

Publisher
p. 40
Series
Kristianstad University Press ; 2014:2
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13307 (URN)978-91-981338-0-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-16 Created: 2014-12-16 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved
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