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Collier-Harris, Christine A.; Goldman, Juliette D. G. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
The processes of puberty, including reproductive fertility and social-role transitions, now begin earlier, last longer, and are experienced in very different contexts. Because of this, all children and adolescents need good-quality puberty education in school curricula, and this need is supported by positive cost-benefit analysis and international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Puberty, National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wright, Chrysalis L.; Rubin, Mark – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
This study examined the relationship between sexual content in music and sexual cognitions and risk among emerging adults in the USA and Australia. Music content was examined via lyrics, videos and social media. It was hypothesised that there would be a positive association between sexual content in music and sexual cognitions and risk. Sexual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Music, Risk
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Duck, Julie M.; Bartle, Emma – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
The "Tutors@UQ" programme provides an example of a formalised, institution-wide, cross-discipline, academic development programme to enhance the quality of teaching that has been maintained for seven years despite a pattern of substantial organisational change. We present a case study of the programme framed around a four-phase model of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Case Studies, Educational Change, Social Networks
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Cook, Brian Robert; Babon, Andrea – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Active learning is increasingly promoted within institutions of higher education to assist students develop higher order thinking and link knowledge to meaning. In this paper, the authors evaluate the use of weekly online quizzes based on prescribed preparatory material as a tool to incentivize preparatory reading in order to enable and encourage…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation
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Kinoshita, Timothy J.; Knight, David B.; Gibbes, Badin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Burgeoning college enrolments and insufficient funding to higher education have expanded the use of large lecture courses. As this trend continues, it is important to ensure that students can still learn in those challenging learning environments. Within education broadly and undergraduate engineering specifically, active learning pedagogies have…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Engineering Education, Lecture Method, Undergraduate Students
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Brooker, Abi; Lawrence, Jeanette; Dodds, Agnes – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2017
Digital media are beneficial for research of complex refugee issues, as they allow refugees to express their personal experiences of complex issues in ways that are not restricted by language barriers or limited in authenticity, while also offering researchers a way to systematically compare refugees' varied experiences. We used a computerised…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Refugees, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Schultz, Madeleine; Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Bailey, Chantal H.; Bedford, Simon B.; Dargaville, Tim R.; O'Brien, Glennys; Tasker, Roy; Thompson, Christopher D.; Williams, Mark; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
A multi-institution collaborative team of Australian chemistry education researchers, teaching a total of over 3000 first year chemistry students annually, has explored a tool for diagnosing students' prior conceptions as they enter tertiary chemistry courses. Five core topics were selected and clusters of diagnostic items were assembled linking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Chemistry, Diagnostic Tests
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Won, Mihye; Krabbe, Heiko; Ley, Siv Ling; Treagust, David F.; Fischer, Hans E. – Educational Assessment, 2017
In this study, we investigated the value of a concept map marking guide as an alternative formative assessment tool for science teachers to adopt for the topic of energy. Eight high school science teachers marked students' concept maps using an itemized holistic marking guide. Their marking was compared with the researchers' marking and the scores…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Concept Mapping, Formative Evaluation
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Maritz, Alex – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a justified, legitimate and validated model on entrepreneurship education programmes (EEPs), by combining recent research and scholarship in leading edge entrepreneurship education (EE). Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review of recent EE research and scholarship is followed by…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Models, Participatory Research
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William; Boyd, Wendy; Hellmundt, Suzi – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight into the potential ways that curriculum can be modified and how content can be better delivered. However, the benefit to the current students undertaking the survey is not always evident. By modifying Biggs'…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Feedback (Response), Student Experience, College Students
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Khawaja, Nigar G.; Chan, Sabrina; Stein, Georgia – Journal of International Students, 2017
We examined the relationship between second language anxiety and international nursing student stress after taking into account the demographic, cognitive, and acculturative factors. International nursing students (N = 152) completed an online questionnaire battery. Hierarchical regression analysis revealed that spoken second language anxiety and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Nursing Students, Stress Variables, Anxiety
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Izu, Cruz; Mirolo, Claudio; Settle, Amber; Mannila, Linda; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2017
Although there is no universal agreement that students should learn programming, many countries have reached a consensus on the need to expose K-12 students to Computational Thinking (CT). When, what and how to teach CT in schools are open questions and we attempt to address them by examining how well students around the world solved problems in…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Firn, Jennifer; Schmidt, Susanne; Whelan, Karen – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study investigated students' perceptions of their graduate learning outcomes including content knowledge, communication, writing, teamwork, quantitative skills, and ethical thinking in two Australian universities. One university has a traditional discipline-orientated curriculum and the other, an interdisciplinary curriculum in the entry…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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Whelan, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Graduate attributes and course learning outcomes are an integral part of higher education in Australia. Testing the performance of graduates in the workplace with regard to graduate attributes and course learning outcomes is a not a common occurrence. This study has road tested the graduate attributes and course learning outcomes of a bachelor…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Knight, Bruce Allen; Casey, Maria; Dekkers, John – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
Textbooks have been used to enhance teaching in mathematics at all levels of schooling for many years. The use of textbooks enables the mathematics content to be presented in a sequenced, coherent and logical way. There are very few studies, however, that explore student thoughts about the use of electronic textbooks (e-texts) in secondary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Mathematics Instruction
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