Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Attitudes and attitude change of students towards the relationship between theory and practice
Thomas Fischer, Andreas Bach, Kathrin Rheinländer

Last modified: 29-05-2017


The present study examines the attitudes towards the relationship between theory and practice of students in the context of teaching-oriented Master's programs. The data are based on the project “intensity and stability of job-related attitudes in teacher training” (ISabEL), which was conducted at the University of Flensburg. The study analyses the change of student's attitudes towards the relationship of theory and practice during a practical semester. The attitudes were measured using a self-developed scale, which was developed on the basis of a qualitative reconstruction of Thon (2014). The results reveal that the contradiction between theory and practice tends to increase after the practical semester.

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