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Mitten, Carolyn; Ross, Dorene – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Within any higher education institution, there are great teachers who recognize the challenges to sustaining a commitment to highly effective teaching. The current paper explores the beliefs and practices of 10 faculty members who won an undergraduate teacher of the year award at a research-intensive institution. The paper explores the challenges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Teacher Attitudes
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Heron, Marion – Language and Education, 2018
A multi-dimensional conceptualisation of dialogue was used to examine how university tutors valued dialogic interaction in higher education seminars. Values were evidenced in tutors' stimulated recall interviews based on reflections of their seminar practice. As would be expected, the reflective accounts revealed different orientations towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Seminars, College Faculty, Values
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Rungfamai, Kreangchai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This specific case of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand, is useful to readers who are interested in comparative aspect of the experiences of research universities in the South East Asian context. This paper aims to provide a description of the environments, changes, and university stakeholders' perceptions in terms of governance arrangements…
Descriptors: Governance, Research Universities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Barman, Linda; Josephsson, Staffan; Silén, Charlotte; Bolander-Laksov, Klara – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This study addresses how the autonomy of teachers in higher education, in relation to education policy and reform, can be understood. By taking a narrative-in-action approach, we studied health profession teachers' activities and reasoning within their ongoing practice during one year. The findings show how the teachers created their own policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Higher Education
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith; Brymer, Eric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programmes have been identified as a critical platform to encourage the exploration of alternative teaching approaches by pre-service teachers. However, the socio-cultural constraint of acculturation or past physical education and sporting experiences results in the maintenance of the status…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Matorera, D.; Fraser, W. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Business schools are globally often seen as structured, purpose-driven, multi-sector and multi-perspective organisations. This article is based on the response of a graduate school to an innovative industrial Quality Function Deployment-based model (QFD), which was to be adopted initially in a Master's degree programme for quality assurance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Faculty
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Corrales, Kathleen Anne; Paba Rey, Lourdes A.; Santiago Escamilla, Nazira – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
Internationalization of higher education aims to develop foreign language and intercultural and international competences (IIC). To achieve this, universities worldwide have implemented strategies such as teaching content subjects in English, also known as English mediated instruction (EMI). However, there is scant research on the positive and…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Xue, Mo; Chao, Xia; Kuntz, Aaron M. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Socialization as a theoretical concept has been increasingly applied to higher education over the past several decades. However, little research examines international visiting scholars' overseas academic socialization experiences. Rooted in socialization theory, this one-year qualitative study explores 15 Chinese visiting scholars' lived…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Socialization, Foreign Workers
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Johnson, Carrie; Rose, Amy D. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2015
This article describes the findings of a qualitative study that investigated the perceptions and views of faculty teaching adult accelerated courses. The analysis of the data revealed two overarching themes relating to the incorporation of innovative practice. It was discovered that these experienced faculty members all came to see their teaching…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Qualitative Research
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Pulinkala, Ivan – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This case study evaluated the long-term viability of the community partnerships within the Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Data gathered from more than 40 university and community stakeholders was synthesized to gain an understanding of how these partnerships can be developed and sustained in the future. Strategic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Dance Education, Dance, Higher Education
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Hamdan, Amani K. – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This case study explored the need for culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) in Saudi Arabian higher education, especially when students have a cultural background that differs from that of their instructor. The study documented how expatriate teachers structured their pedagogical practices in the Saudi Arabian context. It examined how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, Helena; da Silva Lopes, Betina; Moreira, Aurora; Watts, Mike – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Higher education institutions are currently undertaking a challenging process in moving from teacher-orientated to student-focused approaches. Students' ability to asking questions is fundamental to developing critical reasoning, and to the process of scientific enquiry itself. Our premise is that questioning competences should become a central…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Critical Thinking