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Gordon, John – Trentham Books, 2014
Using eleven of W.B. Yeats's poems, John Gordon explores ways of thinking about and teaching poetry in secondary schools and at undergraduate level. He draws together commentary, research, and his own professional experience, to enable his readers to develop flexible pedagogical judgement that can respond to the requirements of a range of students…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Undergraduate Study
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
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Nixon, Sarah; Vickerman, Philip; Maynard, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Using a qualitative approach drawing on the experiences of four HE lecturers, this study provides an exploration of and insights into a peer review of teaching (PRT) scheme, which focused on teacher immediacy and communication skills. Within the United Kingdom, limited research has been undertaken in relation to teacher immediacy even though…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Nonverbal Communication, Peer Evaluation, Interaction
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Bailey, Richard; Garner, Mark – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
Perceptions of the role and efficacy of written feedback in teaching and learning among teaching staff in British higher education institutions have not been extensively researched. In the present study 48 lecturers in one university and from a cross-section of disciplinary backgrounds were interviewed with respect to their lived experiences with…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Writing Tests
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Hanson, Janet – Teaching in Higher Education, 2009
Challenges facing universities are leading many to implement institutional strategies to incorporate e-learning rather than leaving its adoption up to enthusiastic individuals. Although there is growing understanding about the impact of e-learning on the student experience, there is less understanding of academics' perceptions of e-learning and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Experience, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Taylor, Mark John; Pountney, David C.; Baskett, M. – Computers & Education, 2008
In this paper, we examine the potential use of animation for supporting the teaching of some of the mathematical concepts that underlie computer games development activities, such as vector and matrix algebra. An experiment was conducted with a group of UK undergraduate computing students to compare the perceived usefulness of animated and static…
Descriptors: Animation, Computers, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra
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Pachler, Norbert; Makoe, Pinky; Burns, Michele; Blommaert, Jan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
Ideologies of education and of teaching are complex and layered, and they contain macro-social, institutional as well as micro-ideological levels. Building on cases from the UK and South Africa, this paper argues that notions of "professionalism" among teachers display such ideological layering, and that such notions are heavily invested…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Valiente, Carolina – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2008
The literature on learning styles suggests that although the behaviour of some students may appear different from what is defined as a "high-quality learning process," their conduct does not demonstrate an "inferior" approach to learning. Furthermore, existing and emerging academic literature that associates learning theories…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Theories, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Lynch, Kathy; Heinze, Aleksej; Scott, Elsje – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2007
It is common to find final or near final year undergraduate Information Technology students undertaking a substantial development project; a project where the students have the opportunity to be fully involved in the analysis, design, and development of an information technology service or product. This involvement has been catalyzed and prepared…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Townsend, Mark; Wheeler, Steve – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2004
This paper reports on the learning experiences of a small group (n = 13) of teaching assistants who volunteered to participate in a pilot online Foundation Degree module. As part of the evaluation methodology, participating students were randomly assigned into two groups, with each group having clearly defined but different types of tutorial…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Online Courses