Pedagogical Perspectives in Higher Education Research

  • Päivi Tynjälä
Living reference work entry



Research focusing on teaching and learning in universities

Higher education pedagogy is a fairly young research field, stemming from early research during the 1970s and growing widely since the 1990s. The following sections present firstly main research lines focusing on student learning and secondly those examining teaching and teachers.

Studies on Student Learning

In research on student learning in higher education, it has been typical to make a distinction between the typically European/Australian tradition of focusing on student approaches to learning and the more American tradition of self-regulation studies. In addition, there is a growing research line of research on learning patterns, which aims to bridge these two traditions to form a more holistic perspective on...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Finnish Institute for Educational ResearchUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland