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Do personality traits matter?: a comparative study of student preferences for TLAs and assessment modes in two different majors
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Avdelningen för ekonomi. Kristianstad University, Library & Higher Education Development.
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Natural Science, Research Environment Food and Meals in Everyday Life (MEAL). Kristianstad University, Faculty of Natural Science, Avdelningen för mat- och måltidsvetenskap.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0002-661X
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Education, Avdelningen för psykologi.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5947-5594
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.

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2019. Vol. 7, no 1, p. 78-102
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Personality traits, Assessment modes, Teaching and Learning Activities, Approaches to Learning, Preferences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-20142DOI: 10.20343/teachlearninqu.7.1.6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-20142DiVA, id: diva2:1374862
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved

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