Learning in Higher Education


We propose the presentation of four communications with results of the project L & T - Learning and Teaching at the University: 1- “Learning in higher education: conceptions of university teachers” Elisa Chaleta, Luís Sebastião, Isabel Fialho, Paulo Quaresma, Luís Rato & António Diniz. Abstract: The qualitative study we performed indicates, in a first analysis, that teachers conceptualize learning as extending and enriching knowledge and as growth and evolution over time and in different situations. 2 – “Teaching in higher education: conceptions of university teachers”, Marília Cid, Elisa Chaleta, Isabel Fialho*, Fátima Leal, Luís Sebastião & Margarida Saraiva. Abstract: Teachers conceptualize teaching as a constant challenge, as a permanent revisiting of acquired knowledge and sharing of knowledge with students. 3 – “Student’s conceptions of learning at the university” Fátima Leal**, Elisa Chaleta*, Paulo Quaresma, António Diniz, Luís Rato & Margarida Saraiva. Abstract: Students conceptualize learning predominantly as increased knowledge, memorization, and understanding. We found statistically significant differences in relation to the scientific area of the courses and gender. 4 – “The university and the future: university teachers' perception” Luís Sebastião, Elisa Chaleta, Isabel Fialho, Marília Cid, Fátima Leal & António Borralho. Abstract: Teachers see the university centred, particularly, in the production and diffusion of knowledge for society, as a space of creative and critical thinking, as an interdisciplinary space and as a system teaching and research. The study also found that teachers consider that today’s University has an excessive hierarchization, bureaucratization, competitiveness, dehumanization, and overvaluation of bibliometrics.


Conceptions, Learning, Teachers, Higher Education


Learning in Higher Education


Colloquium


  • Fátima Leal
    • Investigator, CIEP-UE, Universidade de Évora, Portugal Portugal
  • Elisa Chaleta
    • Full Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Évora, Portugal Portugal
  • Luís Rato
    • Full Professor, University of Évora, Portugal Portugal
  • Luis Sebastião
    • Professor, Education, Universidade de Évora, Portugal Portugal
  • Isabel José Fialho
    • Professora Auxiliar, Pedagogia e Educação, Universidade de Évora, Portugal Portugal