Improving the conceptual understanding of higher professional education students
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.
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.
Her research results have been presented at academic conferences, published in academic journals and will ultimately come together in a PhD dissertation.
01 January 2011 - 31 December 2020
This research consists of four individual studies:
- Defining conceptual understanding;
- Measuring conceptual understanding;
- Developing conceptual understanding;
- Fostering the development of conceptual understanding.