Studies concerning faculty perception of students.
April 2, 2014 10:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a study which investigated college faculty's perception of an average student in science classrooms.

Some time ago, I remember reading about a study which focused on college faculty's perception of students in science/engineering classrooms. It included something about different models for what faculty expected of students, and then contrasted the results to what students thought the faculty expected of them.

I believe it included a description of a "broadcast model" in which the professor is a transmitter of knowledge, with students acting as an antenna and absorbing everything they say (most professors believed this model to be true).

I apologize for being terribly vague about this, but I just can't seem to find the paper on Google or in my university's library.

Thanks for your help.
posted by Evernix to Education (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Could it be this?

Hrepic, Z., Zollman, D. A., & Rebello, N. (2007). Comparing Students' and Experts' Understanding of the Content of a Lecture. Journal Of Science Education And Technology, 16(3), 213-224.

Abstract (from publisher):
In spite of advances in physics pedagogy, the lecture is by far the most widely used format of instruction. We investigated students’ understanding and perceptions of the content delivered during a physics lecture. A group of experts (physics instructors) also participated in the study as a reference for the comparison. During the study, all participants responded to a written conceptual survey on sound propagation. Next, they looked for answers to the survey questions in a videotaped lecture by a nationally known teacher. As they viewed the lecture, they indicated instances, if any, in which the survey questions were answered during the lecture. They also wrote down (and if needed, later explained) the answer, which they perceived was given by the instructor in the video lecture. Students who participated in the study were enrolled in a conceptual physics course and had already covered the topic in class before the study. We discuss and compare students’ and experts’ responses to the survey questions before and after the lecture.

Here's a PDF posted, I believe, by one of the authors.
posted by bluedaisy at 11:40 PM on April 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks for the attempt bluedaisy. While that specific paper isn't the one I was looking for, it definitely is worthy of reading!

I asked around some more in-person and was able to locate it!

For those interested:
posted by Evernix at 1:01 PM on April 3, 2014

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