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Dismore, Harriet; Turner, Rebecca; Huang, Rong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the last few years, student engagement has become a commonly used term in Higher Education across the United Kingdom, American and Australasian higher education systems. This article presents research on an area of student engagement absent from the literature, that of new lecturers' practices. Following detailed analyses of interview data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Pilcher, Katy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Drawing upon student narratives gleaned through qualitative interviews, this paper argues that teaching and learning "sensitive" issues surrounding gender and sexualities through "creative" pedagogies can be a mode of resistance against the reproduction of problematic social discourses, and to the negative impacts of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Neoliberalism
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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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Rienties, Bart; Hosein, Anesa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
How and with whom academics develop and maintain formal and informal networks for reflecting on their teaching practice has received limited attention even though academic development (AD) programmes have become an almost ubiquitous feature of higher education. The primary goal of this mixed-method study is to unpack how 114 academics in an AD…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes
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Pataraia, Nino; Margaryan, Anoush; Falconer, Isobel; Littlejohn, Allison – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This paper investigates the role of personal networks in academics' learning in relation to teaching. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 11 academics, this study examines, first, how and what academics learn through their personal networks; second, the perceived value of networks in relation to academics' professional development; and, third,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes, Interviews
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Pan, Wei; Cotton, Debby; Murray, Paul – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
Although research and teaching have often been regarded as complementary in enhancing the quality of student learning, little previous research has explored the conflicts associated with linking the two activities. This paper aims to examine specific issues arising within the environmental building disciplines at a UK university, and to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Correlation, Educational Quality