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Mansfield, Andrew – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This article discusses the challenges faced teaching the promotion of 'British values', especially for trainee teachers. The advancement of these 'British values' as set out by the Department for Education is confusing, contradictory, and appear to exclude a sizeable minority of pupils of minority backgrounds from the current historical narrative…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Values, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Wood, Philip – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In an educational environment where interest in Arabic and Islam is growing, I ask the place of revisionist/critical approaches to early Islam in Higher Education. This paper uses 15 semi-structured interviews with Lecturers in early Islam to investigate how they treat controversial subject matter in the classroom. The paper examines how the…
Descriptors: Islam, Educational Environment, Religious Education, College Faculty
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Long, Dianne; Cin, Firdevs Melis; Reedy, Katharine; Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati; Rienties, Bart – Open Learning, 2018
Learning design approaches, such as those adopted by the Open University, provide a set of tools and resources for purposefully-designing modules with a focus on student experiences. However, many of the current learning design strategies have been situated within specific institutions in Europe and North America. This means that there are several…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Open Universities, Instructional Design, Culturally Relevant Education
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McCusker, Geraldine – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper aims to interrogate some of the processes and tensions I faced in establishing a feminist space in a higher education institution in the UK context. The students I worked with needed to develop an understanding of social justice concepts such as anti-discrimination and anti-oppression in order to progress from their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W. – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Reviews of the state of biology fieldwork in UK schools and universities at the beginning of the twenty-first century (Barker, Slingsby, and Tilling 2002; Smith 2004) were not entirely pessimistic; rather they suggested ways forward that might lead to an increase in fieldwork. Whether their hopes have been realised has, perhaps, been revealed by…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Jan – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Research ethics in education is a challenging topic to teach and to learn. As the staff and student body in UK higher education and elsewhere diversifies, the challenges increase as shared reference points diminish. My teaching reflections focus on a key tension explored in this article: how the imperative of internationalising the curriculum…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ethics, International Education, Higher Education
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Richards, Kendall; Pilcher, Nick – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2016
Corpus linguistics, or the gathering together of language into a body for analysis and development of materials, is claimed to be an assured, established method (or field) that valuably informs pedagogical materials and knowledge of language (e.g. √Ądel 2010; Gardner & Nesi, 2013). The fundamental validity of corpus linguistics is rarely, if…
Descriptors: Criticism, Computational Linguistics, Instructional Materials, Interviews
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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
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Robson, Sue; Wall, Kate; Lofthouse, Rachel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This paper presents a methodology developed by members of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (RCfLAT) to collaborate with university teaching colleagues to produce theoretically- and pedagogically-based case studies of innovations in teaching and learning. The Equal Acclaim for Teaching Excellence (EquATE) project investigates…
Descriptors: Profiles, Instructional Innovation, College Faculty, Case Studies
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Trahar, Sheila – European Educational Research Journal, 2013
In this article, the author describes how the methodological approach of autoethnography enabled her to interrogate the philosophical underpinnings of the learning and teaching practices that she espoused as a university academic. This critical questioning was provoked through her interactions with postgraduate students from a range of contexts…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy
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Kirriemuir, John – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Numerous surveys, articles, ephemera and online information sources indicate that "Second Life" has been the predominant virtual world, for educational purposes, in UK universities for the latter half of the 2000s. However, the infrastructure required to operate "Second Life" presents a number of technical concerns…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation