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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Guiney, Tess; Deaker, Lynley – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article examines the nature of, and need for, evaluation of community-engaged university teaching and research. The research was conducted as part of a larger project aimed at improving institutional understanding of how to best support community-engaged university people. We interviewed 25 community-engaged colleagues, and used a general…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship
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Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
A general inductive analysis was applied to 98 submissions made to a recent review of New Zealand's tertiary education system, primarily to enable those interested to engage with multiple viewpoints about this highly complex educational system. The analysis yielded three substantial themes that reoccur throughout the submissions and that may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Competition, Trust (Psychology)
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Shephard, Kerry; Bourk, Michael; Mirosa, Miranda; Dulgar, Pete – Environmental Education Research, 2017
We used a modified circuit of culture enquiry to explore processes of production, representation and consumption of global perspective at our university, in the context of fostering this perspective as a graduate attribute. We identified four frame packages by which this perspective is understood and communicated. Global perspective is framed…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, World Views, Student Development
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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Connelly, Sean; Hall, Madeline; Harraway, John; Martin, Jonny; Mirosa, Miranda; Payne-Harker, Hannah; Payne-Harker, Nyssa; Rock, Jenny; Simmons, Elizabeth; Stoddard, Isak – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
We explored opportunities, advantages and barriers to enabling students to establish student-led learning events at a New Zealand university. We used an action-research approach to explore if students felt empowered to use the infrastructure of this university to realise something that they themselves set out to achieve. We discovered that, in…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Brown, Kim; Shephard, Kerry; Warren, David; Hesson, Gala; Fleming, Jean – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Higher education institutions are seeking greater community engagement through academic, social and civic activity. In response, researcher attention has turned to impacts on students' education, and benefits to both university and community partners. This phenomenographic study examines how a diverse group of teachers, researchers and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reciprocal Teaching, Service Learning, Outreach Programs
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Shephard, Kerry; Trotman, Tiffany; Furnari, Mary; Löfström, Erika – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
Recently published research suggested that university academics have qualitatively disparate views on some key aspects of teaching research integrity within the broader construct of academic integrity and surprisingly ambiguous views on others. In the light of this variation, we have reviewed the research and academic integrity policies of our…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Research, Research Problems, Integrity
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Mirosa, Miranda; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim; Deaker, Lynley – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
This article shares and extends research-based developments at the University of Otago, New Zealand, that seek to explore how students' worldviews change as they experience higher education with us. We emphasise that sustainability attributes may be described in terms of knowledge, skills and competencies but that these are underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Educational Objectives
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Jowett, Tim; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This article addresses the important questions that higher education institutions ask concerning their impact on their students' sustainability-related attributes "How do our students" worldviews change as they experience higher education with us?" The process of monitoring such a dynamic entity is fraught with statistical…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Sustainability, Student Attitudes, Benchmarking
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Löfström, Erika; Trotman, Tiffany; Furnari, Mary; Shephard, Kerry – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2015
Whose role is it to teach academic integrity to university students? We explored academics' conceptions about their role in promoting academic integrity in two countries, namely New Zealand and Finland. We used Q methodology to find common configurations of perspectives that can help us understand the premises based on which academics approach the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrity, College Instruction, Ethical Instruction
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Tolich, Martin; Scarth, Bonnie; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article examines the experiences of final year undergraduate sociology students enrolled in an internship course where they researched a local community project, mostly in small groups, for a client. A sociology lecturer supervised their projects. Course-related outcomes were assessed using conventional university procedures but a research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Sociology
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim – Environmental Education Research, 2014
We report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution's adoption of EL as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Shephard, Kerry; Furnari, Mary – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The higher education literature reveals the highly subjective nature of thinking about the roles of higher education and its teachers with respect to "education for sustainability". We used Q methodology to help to clarify and categorise commonly held viewpoints about this complex issue held by teachers in one university in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Q Methodology
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Harraway, John; Broughton-Ansin, Freya; Deaker, Lynley; Jowett, Tim; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Higher education institutions are interested in the impact that they and concurrent life experiences may have on students' sustainability attitudes, but they lack formal processes to monitor changes. We used the NEP to monitor changes in students' ecological-worldviews. We were interested in what variation there would be in a multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Conservation (Environment)
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Shephard, Kerry; Mansvelt, Juliana; Stein, Sarah; Suddaby, Gordon; Harris, Irene; O'Hara, Duncan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
This collaborative research project devised a framework to support professional development for e-learning within New Zealand's diverse and integrated tertiary education sector. The research was supported by New Zealand's Ministry of Education. The research included reviews of developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Stein, Sarah J.; Shephard, Kerry; Harris, Irene – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The conceptions an individual holds about a phenomenon can influence and determine associated behaviours and perspectives. Consequently, they have a bearing upon how learning about a phenomenon is undertaken and how that phenomenon is experienced and applied in context. A phenomenographic research approach was used to gather the expressed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, Definitions
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