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Yuan, Eric Rui – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
This study explores two higher education-based language teacher educators' teaching beliefs and how they implemented their beliefs in classroom practice. Drawing on data from in-depth interviews and classroom observation, the findings revealed the teacher educators' multiple and complex beliefs, which were derived from their past experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Beliefs, Higher Education
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Lai, Ming; Lam, Kwok Man; Lim, Cher Ping – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
This paper reports on a collective case study of three blended courses taught by different instructors in a higher education institution, with the purpose of identifying the different types of blend and how the blend supports student learning. Based on the instructors' and students' interviews, and document analysis of course outlines, two major…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Blended Learning, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Macfarlane, Bruce – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Active learning and group-based processes in higher education are central to student engagement strategies. Forms of assessment regarded as evidencing student engagement, including attendance, class participation grading and group-based projects, have become commonplace in the university curriculum on an international basis. Whilst the literature…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Rights, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Shay, Suellen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2015
Drawing on the theoretical and analytical tools from the sociology of education, in particular the work of Basil Bernstein and Karl Maton, the paper explores the tensions within curriculum reform discourses and how these tensions play out in different global contexts. The analysis focuses on two curriculum reform policies--Hong Kong and South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Context Effect
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Lee, Cynthia – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
This paper reports on some factors that influence a student's choice, perception and motivation to use computer technology for a speaking and a writing consultation service, based on interviews and student-teacher online discourse patterns. It also discusses the motivation behind the choices with reference to Deci and Ryan's self-determination…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computers, Psychological Needs, Student Attitudes
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Curry, Janel Marie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
Hong Kong's higher education system is undergoing an enormous change. At great cost, higher education and the school systems that feed into it are moving from a three-year university system that favored early specialization within a discipline and very few conversations across disciplines to a four-year university system to be fully implemented…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, General Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Gonzalez, Maria L.; Salmoni, Alan J. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2008
We developed the Med-e-Conference, an online tool to teach clinical skills to medical students, which integrated problem-based learning with collaborative group tasks. The final task asked students to consider what they had done (reflection). These comments were analysed using content analysis, and 10 themes were elicited. The number of agreements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Medical Students, Problem Based Learning
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Law, Edmond Hau-Fai; Joughin, Gordon; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Tse, Harrison; Yu, Wai Ming – Teaching in Higher Education, 2007
This study sought to explore the teaching practices of lecturers within one department of a university-level institute of education in Hong Kong. A sample of 19 teachers were interviewed in the study. Short interview schedules were designed to elicit teachers' descriptions of how they taught and the thinking behind their pedagogical practices. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Schools of Education
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Chapman, Anne; Pyvis, David – Teaching in Higher Education, 2006
This paper reports the findings of qualitative case studies aimed at exploring student experiences of offshore programmes delivered in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia by Australian universities. The paper draws on a cross-case analysis of the studies to develop propositions about student experience and identity formation in the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Liu, Ngar-Fun; Carless, David – Teaching in Higher Education, 2006
This paper focuses on peer feedback in relation to assessment processes. It examines the rationale for peer feedback, emphasizing its potential for enhanced student learning. We draw on relevant literature to argue that the dominance of peer assessment processes using grades can undermine the potential of peer feedback for improving student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback, Peer Evaluation, Evaluation Methods