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Chalmers, Charlotte; Mowat, Elaine; Chapman, Maggie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The setting, marking and providing feedback on assessments form an important part of a tutor's role. Studies into the use of feedback and how it is interpreted by students indicate a mismatch between what students are looking for and what tutors think they are giving. Tutors comment that students are more interested in the mark than the feedback,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Grading
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De Vincenzi, Ariana; Garau, Andrea; Guaglianone, Ariadna – Quality in Higher Education, 2018
Faced with the rapid pace of knowledge expansion, higher education institutions are challenged to raise the efficacy of student education, overcoming the traditionally rigid teaching-centred approach, and shifting the focus instead towards learning, while preparing competent professionals who are able to self-manage knowledge. This paper outlines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Standards, Higher Education
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Biasutti, Michele; Makrakis, Vassilios; Concina, Eleonora; Frate, Sara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a professional development experience for higher education academic staff within the framework of an international Tempus project focused on reorienting university curricula to address sustainability. The project included revising curricula to phase sustainable development principles into university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Benedetti, Allison; Jackson, John; Luo, Lili – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Vignettes, brief descriptions of fictional characters and situations, serve as a tool to study people's lives, perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about specific situations. Although not widely used in library and information science (LIS) research, vignettes can depersonalize responses to controversial situations or behavioral responses related…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Library Services, Information Literacy, Guidelines
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Phan, Nga Thi Tuyet – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study was designed to extend our knowledge of the differences between EFL teachers' beliefs of effective instruction and their actual classroom practices under the influence of different factors in the Vietnamese context. The paper took a qualitative approach using focus group discussion, journaling, non-participant observation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beliefs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Constantinou, Costas S.; Nicolaou, Stella A. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is well known for enhancing students' problem solving skills and teamwork, while the role of PBL tutors is to facilitate discussion rather than teach. This study used four focus groups to explore PBL tutors' motivation, challenges and support mechanisms, and the relationship between these. The study found that there…
Descriptors: Tutors, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Hardy, Anne; McDonald, Jan; Guijt, Rosanne; Leane, Elizabeth; Martin, Angela; James, Allison; Jones, Menna; Corban, Monica; Green, Bridget – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The research underpinning this article explores the impacts that parenting and primary caring responsibilities have upon academic careers. It takes an innovative approach by exploring three under-researched aspects of this issue: the longitudinal impacts that extend past the years immediately following the birth or adoption of a child; the…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Child Rearing, Parents, Intellectual Disciplines
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Ulla, Mark B. – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Questionnaires
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Yoon, Keejoon; Armour, Kathleen M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A new national physical education (PE) curriculum has been developed in South Korea and PE teachers have been challenged to deliver new transferable educational outcomes in character development through PE. In one geographical area, in order to support teachers to make required changes, a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Communities of Practice
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Hart, Claudia; Plemmons, Tony; Stulz, Karin; Vroman, Margo – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
A regional University in the United States implemented an AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) Action Project with a goal of developing processes for effective leadership communication. An MBA (Masters of Business Administration) class conducted a university-wide communication audit to assist with the AQIP project. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Feedback (Response), Organizational Communication
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Truman, Kiru; Mason, Roger B.; Venter, Petrus – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Many retailers argue that university students do not have the practical experience and skills required in the workplace when graduating. This paper reports on research undertaken to address this issue and to identify a model to guide development and implementation of a retail store, on a university campus, to be used for work-integrated learning.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning, Surveys
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Ghanem, Carla – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Cultural awareness and intercultural competence (IC) of students in foreign language (FL) instruction have been widely examined (e.g. Byram, 1997; Belz, 2002). The importance of the FL teacher in aiding students' IC development is less extensively researched, however. Author (2014), Kohler (2015), Sercu et al. (2005) and Sercu (2006) are a few…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Chow, Anthony S.; Croxton, Rebecca A. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
As university administrators respond to increasing demands of the educational market to offer greater opportunities for online learning, their capacity to create an economically stable, sustainable, yet rich teaching and learning environment deserves immediate and continued attention. A university-wide study involving 130 participants examined the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Christian, Beverly J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy, that is, their belief in their own ability to foster learning with instructional tactics, is one predictor of classroom effectiveness. This qualitative investigation used focus groups to gather data from fifty-one preservice teachers enrolled in one Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Vercruysse, Sien; De Clercq, Dirk; Goossens, Lennert; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Injury prevention is highly needed in physically active populations, such as pre-service and in-service physical education teachers (PETs). As a lack of adherence to preventive strategies is problematic in injury, it seems crucial to develop and optimize interventions that correspond to the specific needs and wishes of PETs. Aim: The…
Descriptors: Injuries, Prevention, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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