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Cash, Ceilidh Barlow; Letargo, Jessa; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Large class learning is a reality that is not exclusive to the first-year experience at midsized, comprehensive universities; upper-year courses have similarly high enrollment, with many class sizes greater than 200 students. Research into the efficacy and deficiencies of large undergraduate classes has been ongoing for more than 100 years, with…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Class Size, Biology, Teacher Attitudes
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Rotidi, Georgia; Collins, John B.; Karalis, Thanassis; Lavidas, Konstantinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study examined the relationship between different views of teaching and dimensions that differentiate academic disciplines. A total of 114 academics within Greece and 127 academics from similar disciplines but other countries were compared using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). Distinctions among disciplines for both groups were…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Peisachovich, Eva Hava; Nelles, L. J.; Johnson, Samantha; Nicholson, Laura; Gal, Raya; Kerr, Barbara; Celia, Popovic; Epstein, Iris; Da Silva, Celina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Numerous forecasts suggest that professional-competence development depends on human encounters. Interaction between organizations, tasks, and individual providers influence human behaviour, affect organizations' or systems' performance, and are a key component of professional-competence development. Further, insufficient or ineffective…
Descriptors: Workshops, Experiential Learning, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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Hansen, Kathryn D.; Dawson, Debra L.; Specht, Jacqueline A. – Exceptionality Education International, 2017
Despite increasing rates of entry, students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to face barriers to completing post-secondary education. Faculty attitudes and knowledge are important factors in supporting students with LD, yet little is known about faculty preparation. No valid, reliable, easy-to-administer inventory exists to assess the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Test Construction, Teacher Attitudes
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Luker, Julie Marie; Curchack, Barbara C. – Adult Learning, 2017
In this study, we investigated perceptions of cyberbullying within higher education among 1,587 professionals from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regardless of country or professional role, participants presented essentially the same bleak picture. Almost half of all participants observed cyberbullying between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Bullying
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Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
How a student conceives the nature of a subject they study affects the approach they take to that study and ultimately their learning outcome. This conception is shaped by prior experience with the subject and has a lasting impact on the student's learning. For subsequent education to be effective, an instructor must link the current topic to the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Paskevicius, Michael; Bortolin, Kathleen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
This paper outlines the design and implementation of a nine-month faculty development programme delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online methods. Participants from a range of disciplines met at regular intervals throughout the year. Between the face-to-face meetings, participants engaged in online activities such as discussions,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Lijie, Lu; Fang, Wang; Yunpeng, Ma; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Faced with urban schools' reluctance to host student teachers on practicum because "student teachers disturb their teaching order," Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, collaborated with four rural provinces to develop a University-Government-School (UGS) initiative for rural practicum placements. To understand the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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Maxwell, Bruce; Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne; Filion, Marianne; Boon, Helen; Daly, Caroline; van den Hoven, Mariette; Heilbronn, Ruth; Lenselink, Myrthe; Walters, Sue – Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Despite a broad consensus on the ethical dimensions of the teaching profession, and long-standing efforts to align teacher education with wider trends in professional education, little is known about how teacher candidates are being prepared to face the ethical challenges of contemporary teaching. This article presents the results of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education
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Venkatesh, Vivek; Rabah, Jihan; Fusaro, Magda; Couture, Annie; Varela, Wynnpaul; Alexander, Kristopher – McGill Journal of Education, 2016
We are witnessing the integration of increasingly sophisticated information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education settings. Understanding learners' and instructors' perceptions of their proficiency and use of ICTs is critical to the success of their integration in universities. Using a theoretical framework grounded in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2016), October 28-30, 2016, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by the University of Mannheim, Germany, and endorsed by the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Technological Advancement
Kilis, Selcan; Gülbahar, Yasemin; Rapp, Christian – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016
With the excessive use of social media in the 21st century, attempts to integrate social media within higher education have also increased. In this area, research has been particularly focused on the aspects of students, rather than the instructors. This study puts the emphasis on the instructors with the aim to explore their use of social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Sheridan, Lynn; Murdoch, Natasha Hubbard; Harder, Emily – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this non-experimental, cross-sectional, descriptive research was to survey faculty and staff perceptions of mentorship in a postsecondary institution in order to determine gaps and strengths in the current mentorship environment. The anecdotal activities we present reflect our educational practice environment through the work of our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Henderson, Jeremy A. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
While a wide variety of publications have suggested that the development of student creativity should be an important objective for contemporary universities, information about how best to achieve this goal across a range of disciplinary contexts is nonetheless scant. The present study aimed to begin to fill this gap by gathering data (via an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Development, Creativity, Universities
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Lundrigan, Courtney; Manuel, Kevin; Yan, May – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Web-scale discovery systems are becoming prevalent in research libraries. Although a number of studies have explored various impacts of discovery systems, few studies exist on user satisfaction. The investigators of this study evaluated user satisfaction with the discovery service Summon at Ryerson University, using online questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Research Libraries, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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