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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Roberts, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
An important contemporary challenge to the large-group lecture in higher education is that it encourages passive learning which is claimed to be out of sync with academic rhetoric and social needs. Attempts to change this practice have salvaged some aspects of the higher education experience for students, but they have not transformed the learning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Visual Aids, Imagery, Higher Education
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Swanson, Elizabeth; McCulley, Lisa V.; Osman, David J.; Scammacca Lewis, Nancy; Solis, Michael – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports a synthesis and meta-analysis of intervention studies investigating the effects of team-based learning on content knowledge outcomes. Team-based learning is a particular set of instructional components most often used in higher education classrooms. Authors of team-based learning reviews report that team-based learning…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Choudhury, Pradeep Kumar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss students' assessment of quality related issues in engineering education in India. Design/methodology/approach: The paper uses primary survey data of 1,178 undergraduate engineering students in Delhi, India, in 2009-2010. Students' experience and views of four important aspects such as teaching methods used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students
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Bassi, Francesca – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is the analysis of the evolution of students' satisfaction over time in a large Italian university and the effects on it because of some characteristics of the teachers: didactic practices, beliefs and needs with regard to teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The first step of the analysis…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Higher Education, College Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Wright, Mary C.; Bergom, Inger; Bartholomew, Tracy – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Small class size is often used as an indicator of quality in higher education, and some research suggests that instructors in smaller classes more often use activities that are learner-centered and that involve physical and mental activity on the part of learners, such as group work, simulations, and case studies. However, we have little…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Roth, Donald – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Divining meaning in the world around us and integrating that into the stories we tell about who we are and what motivates us is essential to both our cognitive processing and overall well-being. At the same time, our conscious processes are dependent on inputs from our social and physical environment for the raw materials needed to develop…
Descriptors: Christianity, Cognitive Processes, Figurative Language, Self Concept
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El Mhouti, Abderrahim; Erradi, Mohamed – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
The use of e-learning suggests the use of ICT to enhance the quality of learning and teaching. However, many higher education institutions, does not have e-learning platforms, resources and infrastructure necessary to implement this type of training. This is due to the need for high cost of basic infrastructure and applications challenges related…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Barriers
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Reaume, Geoffrey – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
This article is about teaching the first university credit course devoted to Mad People's History. The focus is on situating the course within the academy and community, curriculum development and pedagogical controversies.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Sayani, Hameedah; Shoaib, Muneeza; Mashood, Neelofer; Kumar, Vijaya – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
Higher education institutions are increasingly employing competitive formats such as case study competitions in business education to enhance students' learning experience. The authors explore students' perceptions and experiences regarding affective, cognitive, and skills development factors and whether these perceptions and experiences determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Affective Behavior
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Farrow, Robert; Moe, Rolin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The concept of 'post-truth' is here explored within the context of education and educational technology. Contemporary political discourse is often characterised by a polarisation of political belief and scepticism about scientific and expert authority has become commonplace. We explore tensions between democratic and technocratic impulses in…
Descriptors: Ethics, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Administration
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Bhatt, Ibrar; MacKenzie, Alison – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we examine digital literacy and explicate how it relates to the philosophical study of ignorance. Using data from a study which explores the knowledge producing work of undergraduate students as they wrote course assignments, we argue that a social practice approach to digital literacy can help explain how epistemologies of ignorance…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Epistemology, Knowledge Level
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Rambe, Patient; Mkono, Muchazondida – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Despite the surging prominence of literature that explores mobile instant messaging's (MIM) capacity to leverage transformative pedagogical practices in higher education, studies that unravel the appropriation of MIM to leverage postgraduate supervision in authentic learning contexts are less frequent. Consequently, a gap persists on the nature of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Hauke, Elizabeth – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article argues that knowledge is not a passive product of learning that can be possessed, but rather that it represents an active engagement with ideas, arguments and the world in which they reside. This engagement requires a state of 'knowing' -- a complex, integrative, reciprocal process that unites the knower with the to-be-known.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, STEM Education, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students
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Abdul-Jabbar, Wisam Kh. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This study appropriates the notion of deterritorialization, a process that determines the nature of an assemblage introduced by Deleuze and Guattari, to refer to Al-Ghazali's conceptualization of scholarship and methodology as the antithesis of the pursuit of a fixed area of research. His response to the deterritorialization of knowledge…
Descriptors: Islamic Culture, Islam, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
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