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Kelton, Maryanne; Kingsmill, Verity – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Increasingly universities aim to provide students with opportunities to graduate with skills ready to perform in the workplace. However, workplace-based opportunities for students enrolled in foreign policy subjects are more limited due to the diplomatic and sensitive political nature of the professional work. Thus there exists a need for higher…
Descriptors: Simulation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, Skill Development
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Scott Jones, Julie; Goldring, John E. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2015
Initiatives, like the UK ESRC's RDI/CI programmes and the Q-Step Centres, have a long-term aim of addressing the well-documented decline in the pool of academics able and willing to teach quantitative methods (QM). However, these initiatives will take time to make an impact; therefore, the upskilling of current staff is a vital strategy if we want…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
Flanagan, Tara; Benson, Fiona J.; Fovet, Frederic – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In light of the innumerable changes in post-secondary environments that reflect a movement toward inclusive education and a reliance on real-world evaluations in the form of field placements, we report on our findings from a collaborative research project that examines field placement experiences from a variety of perspectives. Our research…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Placement, Barriers
Mushome, Avhasei Merium; Monobe, Ratau John – Online Submission, 2013
This article presents the attitude of lecturers towards the visually impaired students in one of the universities in the Limpopo Province. First, it is argued that the experience of a visual impairment by a student has a greater effect on the strategies and methodologies used for instruction than on the curricular content to which the student is…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Spiller, Dorothy; Harris, Trudy – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
This paper reports on findings from a major New Zealand research project around staff perceptions of student evaluations of teaching. The main focus of this discussion is the insights that the research afforded into staff engagement with and use of student evaluations to inform their teaching practice and to improve student learning. The research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Pusey, Portia; Sadera, William A. – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2012
In teacher education programs, preservice teachers learn about strategies to appropriately integrate computer-related and Internet-capable technologies into instructional settings to improve student learning. Many presume that preservice teachers have the knowledge to competently model and teach issues of safety when working with these devices as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Standards, Laws
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Kaminskiene, Lina; Rutkiene, Aušra – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The article discusses the practice of internships in Lithuanian higher education in the context of changes and challenges to educational reforms, particularly in the enhancement of relations with the labour market and related stakeholders. Higher education institutions are grappling with the changing conception, and duration, of the internship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Stakeholders, Educational Practices
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Levintova, Ekaterina; Johnson, Terri; Scheberle, Denise; Vonck, Kevin – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Globalization, global citizenship, and political engagement have become such buzzwords and cliches that we often lose the sense of their meaning. Global citizenship in particular is an elusive concept to operationalize. This article proposes to look at three dimensions of global citizenship: legal (rights and obligations), psychological…
Descriptors: Assignments, Political Science, Introductory Courses, Citizenship
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Li, Jinyi; Friedel, Janice; Rusche, Philip – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
This quantitative study investigated the extent to which doctoral leadership programs are practically relevant. Results revealed that community college leaders and leadership program faculty did not differ significantly on the importance ratings on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) competencies. The subsequent analysis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership, Doctoral Programs, Relevance (Education)
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Khiat, Henry; Chia, Hui Teng; Tan-Yeoh, Ah Choo; Kok-Mak, Chew Pheng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
The goal of this research was to understand the various aspects of the action research initiative in the Department of Mathematics and Science, Singapore Polytechnic. A total of 55 lecturers took part in this study and data were collected through semi-structured questionnaires, informal conversations with the lecturers, observations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Action Research, Ownership
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Larkin, Helen E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The move to increasingly flexible platforms for student learning and experience through provision of online lecture recordings is often interpreted by educators as students viewing attendance at lectures as optional. The trend toward the use of this technology is often met with resistance from some academic staff who argue that student attendance…
Descriptors: Attendance, Program Effectiveness, Student Experience, Reflective Teaching
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Vila, Natalia; Kuster, Ines – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2009
This article aims to examine the most widely used teaching media and methods in university education. To achieve this objective, international research has been carried out among 135 marketing teachers from North American and European universities. The study shows that North American teachers use more traditional media and participatory methods…
Descriptors: Universities, Marketing, North Americans, Teaching Methods