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Connolly, Toni; Willis, Jill; Lloyd, Margaret – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
There has been a progressive move towards the adoption of social media in formal post compulsory learning. This qualitative study evaluated the readiness of teachers and students to use Facebook to enhance learning in a tertiary vocational setting in Australia despite a lack of support from the institute. Readiness was understood to be the balance…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Technological Literacy
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Bajada, Christopher; Kandlbinder, Peter; Trayler, Rowan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Systematic changes to higher education curriculum typically occur within the extended timeframes of formal curriculum review processes. Programmes need to be reviewed periodically for internal and external accountability or to determine whether the curriculum has lost its coherence due to the accumulative effect of continual small-scale changes.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Das, Ashish K.; Nguyen, Quynh T.; Nguyen, An T.; Nomikoudis, Milton; Van, Dung Ha – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
Conventional, teacher-centred classroom activities are prominent in Vietnam where educators are familiar with a one-way flow of information and using limited resources for their practice, whilst a culture of creativity in the classroom is often ignored. Vietnamese educators face a huge challenge, motivating passive learners to be more creative and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Learner Engagement
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Ellinghaus, Katherine; Spinks, Jennifer; Moore, Glenn; Hetherington, Paul; Atherton, Cassandra – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
This article examines the positive impact of overseas study tours on the teaching philosophies and classroom strategies used by the professors running the tours. While education scholars have identified long-term benefits of overseas study tours for students, less attention has been paid to flow-on benefits for teachers. This article aims to…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement
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Nursey-Bray, Melissa – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
The development of culturally and social inclusive curricula is an important aspect of teaching geography. In countries such as Australia with a history of colonial oppression and dispossession the need to acknowledge Indigenous history and peoples in teaching is vital. This paper reports on the lessons learned from being part of the Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Curriculum Development, Geography Instruction, Indigenous Knowledge