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Aldridge, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article explores the close association between higher education and reading. I draw on the resources of literary studies to illuminate the phenomenon of educational 'engagement'. I explore the accounts of reading offered in the phenomenological literary theory of Rita Felski and Marielle Macé and extend their 'stylistics of existence' into…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Correlation, Higher Education
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De Piero, Zack K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In surveys and semi-structured interviews, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) discussed the role of reading in their first-year composition (FYC) courses infused with 'writing about writing' and 'teaching for transfer' perspectives. Three transformative reading lenses played a pivotal role in instructors' pedagogies -- deconstructing genres,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Assistants, Transformative Learning
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Römhild, Juliane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In "Uses of Literature" (2008), Rita Felski outlines four ways in which our affective responses to literature can serve as a starting point for a new form of literary criticism drawing on reader response and ethical criticism. This article situates Felski's approach in the context of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) on…
Descriptors: English Literature, Teaching Methods, Reader Response, Reflection
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Smith, Karen; Hill, John – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Blended learning has been a feature of higher education practice and research for almost two decades. This article takes stock of current blended learning research, contributing to the growing number of meta-analyses of higher education and blended learning research more generally, through a review of ninety-seven articles relating to blended…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Higher Education
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Wilkinson, Samantha – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper offers an autoethnographic account of my first academic year as a Human Geography lecturer at a 'new' public university in the North West of England. This research is timely and much needed, since teaching at universities in England has recently come under increasing scrutiny. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a new scheme, which…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Ödalen, Jörgen; Brommesson, Douglas; Erlingsson, Gissur Ó.; Schaffer, Johan Karlsson; Fogelgren, Mattias – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Do pedagogical training courses for university teachers have desirable effects on the participants? We set out to answer this question by following a panel of 183 university teachers from Sweden's six largest universities, who participated in pedagogical training courses. Our study reveals that the participants' self-reported confidence in their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Teaching Experience
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Winstone, Naomi; Boud, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In recent years, there have been calls in the literature for the dominant model of feedback to shift away from the transmission of comments from marker to student, towards a more dialogic focus on student engagement and the impact of feedback on student learning. In the present study, we sought to gain insight into the extent to which such a shift…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Dismore, Harriet; Turner, Rebecca; Huang, Rong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the last few years, student engagement has become a commonly used term in Higher Education across the United Kingdom, American and Australasian higher education systems. This article presents research on an area of student engagement absent from the literature, that of new lecturers' practices. Following detailed analyses of interview data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Micari, Marina; Pazos, Pilar – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study examines academic outcomes for university students engaged in a supplemental peer learning program in a selective institution. Using a matched sample of 1266 students, half enrolled in the supplemental program and half not enrolled, we find that participating students on average earned higher grades in linked courses. Using a subsample…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Selective Admission, Grades (Scholastic), Chemistry
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Patil Vishwanath, Tejaswini; Mummery, Jane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Internationalisation of curriculum (IoC) practices promote students developing knowledge of other cultures, attitudes, values and ethics. This conceptual article argues that embedding critical reflection in the IoC program -- through integrating insights from both IoC thinkers and critical reflection literature -- may allow educators and students…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Awareness, Values, Ethics
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Cook-Sather, Alison; Acai, Anita; Dvorakova, Sam Lucie; Felten, Peter; Marquis, Elizabeth; Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A body of literature on students as partners (SaP) in higher education has emerged over the last decade that documents, shares, and evaluates SaP approaches. As is typical in emerging fields of inquiry, scholars differ regarding how they see the relationship between the developments in SaP practices and the theoretical explanations that guide,…
Descriptors: Praxis, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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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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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While more is becoming understood about the effects of Indigenous Studies health curricula on student preparedness and attitudes toward working in Indigenous health contexts, less is known about how tutors in this space interpret student experiences and contribute to the development of preparedness. Reporting on a qualitative study, this article…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Health Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Angie L.; Williams, Latosha M.; Silberstein, Samantha M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While previous literature documents the importance of sense of belonging for a positive educational experience, much of this research is focused on students early in their college careers and incorporates a single measure of sense of belonging. In contrast, the current study sought to explore whether senior students' faculty-related engagement…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Sense of Community, College Faculty
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