Improving the conceptual understanding of higher professional education students

Classroom situation

Higher professional education students often find it difficult to do graduation research, as they frequently lack the conceptual understanding necessary. They need a clear and complete overview of the relevant facts, theories and practices connected to a problem. We want to help them improve their conceptual understanding.

Objective

Sue Ashley examines methods that are used to measure and improve conceptual understanding. She is conducting her PhD research at her own teaching practice at the Institute for International Business Studies, with the aim of improving the quality of conceptual understanding.

Results

Her research results have been presented at academic conferences, published in academic journals and will ultimately come together in a PhD dissertation.

Duration

01 January 2011 - 31 December 2020

Approach

This research consists of four individual studies:

  1. Defining conceptual understanding;
  2. Measuring conceptual understanding;
  3. Developing conceptual understanding;
  4. Fostering the development of conceptual understanding.

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Sue Ashley | Researcher | Research group Vocational Education
    Sue Ashley
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Vocational Education
  • Elly de Bruijn | Professor | Research group Vocational Education
    Elly de Bruijn
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Vocational Education

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Sue Ashley | Researcher | Research group Vocational Education

Sue Ashley

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Vocational Education