Student Attitudes towards Teaching Methods Used in Universities the UK

Zhao Kang, Kuang-yun Ting


This study was in the context of exploring effective teaching and learning in the British higher education system from a student’s perspective. To explore the differences in level of knowledge of UK teaching methods between three subgroups of students and their attitudes towards those methods; to examine whether or not there is a relationship between students’ knowledge about those teaching methods and their attitudes towards them. Twenty participants at one University in UK were chosen. A survey research method was applied. Data collection was conducted through questionnaire with closed items, and then SPPS was used for data analysis.There existed a significant difference between Western and Eastern students in their knowledge of teaching methods used in UK universities. The difference in attitudes towards teaching methods between male and female students was not significant, either. Neither a positive nor a negative relationship between student knowledge of teaching methods and their attitudes towards them was found. Although there was no positive relationship between knowledge of teaching methods and attitudes towards those methods used in UK universities, some important implications about cross-cultural teaching and learning might be drawn from the significant difference between Western students and Eastern students in their knowledge of those teaching methods.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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