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ERIC Number: EJ882466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Innovation in Postgraduate Teaching: Mixed Methods to Enhance Learning and Learning about Learning
Dickie, Carolyn; Jay, Leighton
Higher Education Research and Development, v29 n1 p29-43 Feb 2010
Growing pressure to restructure and reform tertiary education is encouraging university academics to use innovative practices that assist students to develop "employable" skills. The hybrid approach described in this paper stimulated students to be self-directed adult learners who maximized their learning of content and skills by means of problem-based learning and action research strategies. The lecturer also operated as a reflective practitioner and role model by using an action research approach. This paper demonstrates the value of student empowerment, communication and leadership in autonomous learning groups. It outlines methods by which academic teaching staff can build continuous improvement into a university unit's curriculum design and processes. These can be powerful additions to lecturers' teaching strategies and to students' learning experiences. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia