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Glennie, Miriam; O'Donnell, Michael; Brown, Michelle; Benson, John – Research Evaluation, 2019
Evaluators play a central role in assessments of researchers' performance for reward, but the nature of their role and influence is not well understood. Ongoing reliance on evaluator judgement is typically justified as a need for referees in contests for reward, because quantitative performance measures alone can be subject to distortion. Yet, if…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Role, Evaluators, Focus Groups
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Decuypere, Mathias; Simons, Maarten – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
Is there (still) something specific about academic practice in contemporary neoliberal times? This article reports on a sociomaterial, ethnographic study informed by Deleuze's untimely empiricism conducted at two research centres of a research university. We unfold the specificity of 'the academic' by elaborating upon two central notions:…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Research Universities, Academic Aspiration, Neoliberalism
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Jagela, Walter M. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative descriptive single-case study was to explore student perceptions of servant leadership, how servant leadership influences involvement within their campus community, and their definition of servant leadership. Student subjects were attending two private denominational Christian universities in a Mid-Atlantic…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Church Related Colleges
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Pessoa, Silvia; Gomez-Laich, Maria Pia; Liginlal, Divakaran; Mitchell, Thomas D. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
In this paper, we present a collaboration between writing professors and an information systems (IS) professor to scaffold case analysis writing at an American English-medium branch campus in the Middle East. We describe our process for revising the professor's writing assignment to make his expectations more explicit and for creating scaffolding…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Feedback (Response), Writing Workshops, North American English
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Brøgger, Katja – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Through an ethnographic exploration of policy documents, this paper aims to expose how outcome-oriented education standards gained international hegemonic status in the Bologna Process. Taking inspiration in the concept of hegemony and by connecting the invisible power of hegemony to soft governance, the paper shows how the outcome-based modular…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Sturm, Jessica L. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
A body of previous work in second- and foreign language pronunciation instruction (e.g., Lord, 2005; Miller, 2012) has shown that explicit phonetic and pronunciation instruction is beneficial. However, Olson (2014) noted that just a few minutes per week of instruction are devoted to pronunciation in most classrooms. What is the effect of such…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Sheen, Mercedes; Yekani, Hajar Aman Key; Jordan, Timothy R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research compared the use of case studies to online discussion boards to teach about anxiety disorders. The current study extends this research to mood disorders, reports pretest and posttest scores on four learning outcomes, and compares midterm exam scores from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 when case studies and online discussion boards were…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Singh, Harpreet; Miah, Shah Jahan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Mobile technologies have created enormous opportunities for improving information delivery and dissemination processes among individuals. While studies of the mobile-based technologies in health and businesses have been proliferated, research on mobile applications for education are still at its emergent stage, however, for developing user-centric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Journal of Geography, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a cross-curricular approach that needs to be accommodated in all subjects in the training of students as recommended by UNESCO. This South African case study of preservice geography students is presented for the purpose of understanding how they experienced systems thinking and a cooperative teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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Al Hallak, Louna; Ayoubi, Rami M.; Moscardini, Alfredo; Loutfi, Mohamed – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigates the dynamics of student enrolment in the Syrian private higher education sector. The paper adopts a system dynamics approach, to construct suitable simulation models that could be used to examine the complex and dynamic interactions between student flows, staff ratios and investments in plant and facilities. The study…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, College Administration, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education
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Mbah, Marcellus – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Against the backdrop of Africa's quest for development, there have been emerging demands for its universities to do more in contributing to development drives beyond their immediate sphere of operation. Drawing on an instrumental case study within an African community, this article heartens a reconsideration of African universities' community…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Universities, Case Studies
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González-Becerra, Iria – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This cross-sectional study provides a language learning motivational profile of undergraduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees taking language IWLP courses (language options open to all undergraduates) in a UK institution. Trends were generated through a questionnaire (363 participants) using self-determination…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Luo, Tian; Xie, Quan – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Extant literature on social media in education highlights the importance of improving social media-supported learning environments. This study adds to the literature by examining students' perception and participation for three types of Twitter-based instrumental activities--backchanneling, exploring hashtags, and topics discussion--in two unique…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Case Studies, Communications, Teaching Methods
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Berry, Sharla – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
In this qualitative case study, the researcher draws on interviews with 13 faculty in an online doctoral program to find out how professional development offerings strengthened distance instructors' technical, pedagogical and content knowledge. Findings suggest that guided practice sessions in the virtual classroom strengthened newer faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Distance Education, Online Courses, Case Studies
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Setiyadi, Ag. Bambang; Mahpul; Wicaksono, B. Anggit – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Motivation, which refers to students' reasons for acting, has been well explored in language learning. However, studies on motivation in language learning in many countries have been predominantly inspired by theories of motivation in learning English developed in western countries. The current study serves to: i) identify the motivational…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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