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Gómez-Vásquez, Leidy Yisel; Guerrero Nieto, Carmen Helena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports the results of a study whose purpose was to trace the configuration of professional subjectivities by analyzing the narratives of four Colombian non-native English speaking teachers in the framework of language policies. In this qualitative-narrative study we used written narratives and narrative interviews as instruments to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Johnson, Melissa; Walther, Cheryl; Medley, Kelly J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
Honors programs in higher education are designed to optimize high-achieving students' potential by addressing their particular academic and developmental needs and common characteristics. To better understand the needs of honors students, this study aims to describe the culture of advising high-achieving students through the lens of the academic…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Heron, Marion – Language and Education, 2018
A multi-dimensional conceptualisation of dialogue was used to examine how university tutors valued dialogic interaction in higher education seminars. Values were evidenced in tutors' stimulated recall interviews based on reflections of their seminar practice. As would be expected, the reflective accounts revealed different orientations towards…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Seminars, College Faculty, Values
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Constantinou, Costas S.; Nicolaou, Stella A. – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is well known for enhancing students' problem solving skills and teamwork, while the role of PBL tutors is to facilitate discussion rather than teach. This study used four focus groups to explore PBL tutors' motivation, challenges and support mechanisms, and the relationship between these. The study found that there…
Descriptors: Tutors, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Hadley, Gregory R. L.; Young, David C. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2018
This article aims to explore how social studies teachers understand their role in the delivery of course content. Drawing on data from an interpretive study completed as part of a Master of Education degree, the article investigates how social studies teachers understand their personal ideology as it relates to their teaching, navigate the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Masters Programs
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Karacaoglu, Ömer Cem – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficiency of an online curriculum based on the views of lecturers and students enrolled in the program. The study is mainly based on survey method. In order to collect qualitative data, interviews forms developed by the researcher were used. The reliability and validity of the interview forms were…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Lawrence, Japhet E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
There is a growing demand on educational institutions to use ICT to teach the skills and knowledge students need for the digital age. The integration of ICT into education provides opportunities for teachers and students to work better in a globalized digital age, particularly in teaching and learning environment, where teaching and learning can…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Influences, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Hardy, Anne; McDonald, Jan; Guijt, Rosanne; Leane, Elizabeth; Martin, Angela; James, Allison; Jones, Menna; Corban, Monica; Green, Bridget – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The research underpinning this article explores the impacts that parenting and primary caring responsibilities have upon academic careers. It takes an innovative approach by exploring three under-researched aspects of this issue: the longitudinal impacts that extend past the years immediately following the birth or adoption of a child; the…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Child Rearing, Parents, Intellectual Disciplines
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Miller-Young, Janice E.; Yeo, Michelle; Manarin, Karen – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Faculty members from five years of an annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) development program were invited to participate in a study about the impact of SoTL on their teaching, scholarship, and career trajectory. During semi-structured interviews, many expressed feeling discomfort during their journey into SoTL. A qualitative…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Program Effectiveness, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Flavell, Helen; Roberts, Lynne; Fyfe, Georgina; Broughton, Michelle – Australian Educational Researcher, 2018
This qualitative study reports on findings from interviews with ten academics in an Australian university six to twelve months following academic workforce reshaping and the widespread introduction of teaching academic roles. The research aimed to determine how the workforce reshaping impacted on the capacity of academics with teaching…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Workload
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Shah, Saeeda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Islam underlines equality between women and men regarding their spiritual and intellectual potential. However, given interpretations of religious texts are often availed to suppress women in most Muslim societies, with serious implications for gender equality in the domestic and the professional spheres. This article draws on data from a study of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Religious Factors
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Scheuch, Martin; Panhuber, Tanja; Winter, Silvia; Kelemen-Finan, Julia; Bardy-Durchhalter, Manfred; Kapelari, Suzanne – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
Citizen science is a rapidly growing emerging field in science and it is gaining importance in education. Therefore, this study was conducted to document the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of biology teachers who participated in a citizen science project involving observation of wild bees and identification of butterflies. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Observation
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Wright, Victoria; Loughlin, Theresa; Hall, Val – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper reports on Phase Two of a small-scale qualitative research project. Phase One (2015-2016) focused on pre-service student teachers' perceptions of observation and feedback in relation to their developing identity as teachers. In Phase Two, two previous participants reflected on the research findings as qualified and beginning teachers.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Qualitative Research, Professional Identity, Communities of Practice
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Krulatz, Anna M.; Duggan, Jennifer – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
This paper presents an exploratory-interpretive study of two multilingual adults acquiring Norwegian through extensive reading. The study examined social and cognitive aspects of language acquisition, and individual factors, such as the language learning behaviors, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of the participants. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Norwegian, Foreign Countries
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