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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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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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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
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Stewart, Sepideh; Stewart, Wayne – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
This paper describes a lecturer's approach to teaching Bayesian statistics to students who were only exposed to the classical paradigm. The study shows how the lecturer extended himself by making use of ventriloquist dolls to grab hold of students' attention and embed important ideas in revealing the differences between the Bayesian and classical…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Debate, Teaching Methods
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Harlow, Ann; Cobb, Donella J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper reports on the findings of a reconceptualised Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme where a collaborative relationship between the university and partner schools saw the shared responsibility for the first year ITE programme. Findings from this study suggests that ongoing, authentic teaching experiences in collaboration with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Cooperation
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2014
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in language learners' beliefs in second language acquisition (SLA). Nonetheless, few studies to date have investigated the extent to which learners' beliefs develop, and the factors that contribute to this development have not been examined seriously. Employing a naturalistic inquiry, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Asians, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Khoo, Elaine; Johnson, E. Marcia; Zahra, Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative case study of a teacher and her students in a postgraduate Tourism course in New Zealand in which a learning management system, discussion forums, and wikis were used to facilitate student engagement and deeper learning of course content. Although the teacher was experienced in face-to-face teaching contexts,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Jeffrey, Lynn; Hegarty, Bronwyn; Kelly, Oriel; Penman, Merrolee; Coburn, Dawn; McDonald, Jenny – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2011
The development of digital information literacy (DIL) has been slow in comparison to changes in information communication technologies, and this remains an issue for the higher education sector. Competency in such skills is essential to full participation in society and work. In addition, these skills are regarded as underpinning the ability to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Self Efficacy
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting eLearning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative case study research project in New Zealand. A snapshot of each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning
Forret, Michael; Eames, Chris; Coll, Richard – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2007
This research aims to build upon current research in the area of teaching and learning at tertiary level and explore the nature of learning communities in tertiary science and engineering. This study uses a sociocultural approach to address the following question: "What are teachers' and learners' perceptions of the nature of the learning…
Descriptors: Class Size, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries