Title
Approaches tot teaching in higher education: validation of a dutch version of the approaches to teaching inventoryApproaches tot teaching in higher education: validation of a dutch version of the approaches to teaching inventory
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Research group
EduBROn
Publication type
article
Publication
Dordrecht,
Subject
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Learning environments research: an international journal. - Dordrecht
Volume/pages
13(2010):1, p. 59-73
ISSN
1387-1579
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c:vabb:287735
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The Approaches to Teaching Inventory (ATI) is used to examine teachers teaching approaches in higher education. Analyses into the validity and reliability of the original English ATI yielded positive results. In this study, we examined the degree to which these positive results can also be found for the Dutch version that we developed. Data were gathered from 377 teachers at the University of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium) and three Antwerp university colleges. Confirmatory factor analyses and principal factor analyses with oblique rotation support a model with sub-factors belonging to two main factors. Our research supports the reliability and validity of our current Dutch version of the ATI. Consequently, the instrument can be used in educational research or practice to obtain insights into the teaching approach of teachers. Further research into differences in the structure of the ATI when used in different cultures would be valuable.
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