Toka Aikaterini, Labrina Gioti


The purpose of the paper is to investigate the field of University Pedagogy and specifically the teaching characteristics and practices adopted in the postgraduate programs of the Alexander Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Thessaloniki (now International Hellenic University). To this end, we conducted a mixed methodology research (triangulation) by implicating both the students and the teachers of the institution. The data collection methods were: 7 semi-structured interviews with the teaching staff and student questionnaires (n=98). Results show that a lot of the features of teaching are in line with the principles of student-centered and adult learning. Students appear to be satisfied with the teaching and the overall learning experience. They state that the climate is positive, the teachers friendly and accessible. However, despite the use of many teaching techniques (discussion, brainstorming, working in groups), the results show that enriched presentation remains the technique most frequently used. Finally, a significant correlation was found between students' academic background (major) and the way they perceive teaching (teacher-centered or student-centered).


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