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Winstone, Naomi; Boud, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In recent years, there have been calls in the literature for the dominant model of feedback to shift away from the transmission of comments from marker to student, towards a more dialogic focus on student engagement and the impact of feedback on student learning. In the present study, we sought to gain insight into the extent to which such a shift…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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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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Themelis, Chryssoula – Open Praxis, 2014
The paper reports on the experienced educator perspective regarding human-to-human connection in distance education. The research questions aimed to fill gaps in the existing research literature, to investigate the role of the educator, to discover how learning and subject content are affected by contextual factors, to find out if it enhances the…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Video Technology, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Prescott, Julie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
There is a distinct lack of research that has considered university staff use of and attitudes towards Facebook. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of how teaching staff at one UK university use Facebook, and their attitudes towards Facebook and online professionalism, in terms of the student-staff relationship. An online survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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Zou, Bin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
Many computer-assisted language learning (CALL) studies have found that teacher direction can help learners develop language skills at their own pace on computers. However, many teachers still do not know how to provide support for students to use computers to reinforce the development of their language skills. Hence, more examples of CALL…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Speech Communication
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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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Skelton, Alan – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
This article explores value conflicts that people experience when teaching in higher education, drawing on in-depth interviews with staff from a research-intensive UK university. The article considers the relationship between values and teaching, illustrating how conflicts can occur between individual and different levels of the higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Independent Study, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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Pokorny, Helen – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how students with workplace learning experience the process of the assessment of prior experiential learning (APEL) in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: This is an inductive and exploratory study drawing on methodology from the field of academic literacies. It addresses two questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, College Students, Experiential Learning
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Trahar, Sheila – Research in Education, 2011
Students and academics have always used different sources of knowledge to generate and to interpret academic and social behaviours, but it is asserted that the increasingly diverse environments of 21st century higher education lead to greater levels of complexity in learning, teaching and assessment and to a consequent shift in the ways in which…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes
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Hitchings, Russell – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
This paper considers the possibility of overt political disagreement between human geographers and their students. Recent literature suggests that geographers should encourage their students to become more politically engaged through innovative teaching methods that could include frank discussion of the various positions taken by lecturers and…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment
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Kreber, Carolin – Studies in Higher Education, 2010
Nine academics participated in semi-structured interviews to explore possible linkages between their teacher identities and the pedagogies they employ. A content analysis of the interviews was performed to gain insight into the factors playing a role in how academics define themselves as teachers, the larger educational goals they espouse and the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Content Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology)