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Bond, C. H.; Spronken-Smith, R.; McLean, A.; Smith, N.; Frielick, S.; Jenkins, M.; Marshall, S. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Our research aim was to determine what enables engagement with graduate outcomes in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We used a mixed methods approach comprising a survey sent to all tertiary institutions, follow-up interviews with 10 academic leaders and eight case studies of good practice of programmes engaged with graduate outcomes…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews
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Li, Qi – English Language Teaching, 2017
This article reports on a case study that investigated changes in the motivation of Chinese ESL learners over a three month period of residence in an English-speaking environment. The participants consisted of 11 Chinese ESL learners, who were tertiary students and taking general or academic English courses in New Zealand. They took part in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Student Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Buabeng, Isaac; Conner, Lindsey; Winter, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This paper explores New Zealand (NZ) physics teachers' and physics educators' views about Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Perspectives of physics teachers nationally indicated that in general, teachers considered themselves not well-prepared in some content areas including electronics, modern physics, and atomic and nuclear physics. This may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Gikandi, J. W.; Morrow, D. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
With increasing need to achieve appropriate balance between learning support and self-regulation within the context of online learning, formative feedback has been identified as a viable means to achieve meaningful engagement. Specifically, this study sought to establish how peer-peer formative feedback was facilitated in an online course and to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Deignan, Tim; Brown, Sally – Educational Review, 2016
This article reports on an exploratory two-stage sequential mixed methods research study that investigated the views of university educators on the introduction of assessment methods other than essays, exams and dissertations within taught Masters programmes. In the first stage, interviews were conducted internationally with 45 participants and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Masters Programs, Q Methodology, Mixed Methods Research
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Chile, Love M.; Black, Xavier M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2015
Corporatisation of universities has drawn parallels between contemporary universities and business corporations, and extended analysis of corporate social responsibility to universities. This article reports on a case study of university-community engagement with schools and school communities through youth engagement programmes to enhance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Social Responsibility
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Legge, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
This article describes a case study designed to investigate some of the consequences of physical education teacher education (PETE) coursework to discern how students reinterpreted those experiences into their professional practice. In particular the article examines PETE student learning when teaching "Maori" content, "te reo…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports on the results of a two-year study into threshold concepts (TCs) in doctoral writing. The findings informed the development of a thinking to write strategy (the 4x4) that has been implemented as part of a pan-university doctoral writing programme at a New Zealand university.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Laxman, Kumar; Hughes, Peter – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2015
Derived initially from a strategic analysis of children's methods of counting, the New Zealand Numeracy Projects used, as a starting point for the professional development of teachers, a strategy framework that traces children's development in number reasoning. A pilot study indicated the usefulness of professional development where teachers use…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Numbers, Logical Thinking, Interviews
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Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Buissink-Smith, Nell; Bond, Carol; Grigg, Gabrielle – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we sought a relation between orientation to higher education and curricular experiences, and elucidated the nature of transformative curricular experiences. Twenty-four graduates from humanities and science degrees in the year 2000 were interviewed approximately five years later to obtain their retrospective views on the purpose…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Student Experience