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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
In 2013, we undertook research in a New Zealand University to gain insights into students' understandings of informal learning, its connection to formal learning and how they engaged in informal learning using digital and mobile technologies. A total of 765 students (postgraduate, undergraduate and first-year students) completed a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Williams, Richard D.; Tooth, Stephen; Gibson, Morgan – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
In an era of rapid geographical data acquisition, interpretations of remote sensing products are an integral part of many undergraduate geography degree schemes but there are fewer opportunities for collection and processing of primary remote sensing data. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) provide a relatively inexpensive opportunity to introduce…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Geography, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Edwards, Frances – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Teachers require specialised assessment knowledge and skills in order to effectively assess student learning. These knowledge and skills develop over time through ongoing teacher learning and experiences. The first part of this paper presents a Summative Assessment Literacy Rubric (SALRubric) constructed to track the development of secondary…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Dyson, Ben; Gordon, Barrie; Cowan, Jackie; McKenzie, Allison – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2016
Within Aotearoa/New Zealand primary schools, External Providers (EPs) have steadily increased their influence on physical education. The purpose of this study was to explore and interpret classroom teachers' perspectives of EPs in their primary school. The research team obtained questionnaire responses from 487 classroom teachers from 133…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Primary Education, Partnerships in Education
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Cameron, Denise – International Journal of English Studies, 2015
This article will discuss recent theories of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) and provide an overview of studies into this individual difference which have been conducted in both Iran and New Zealand (NZ). So far few qualitative studies have been carried out into WTC or have used permanent migrants as participants. The article reports on a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Ratima, Matiu – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2015
This article presents a professional development programme which brought an indigenous minority group of tertiary staff together. We describe a peer-mentoring model, piloted in 2009 at The University of Auckland, New Zealand with university staff in order to promote staff advancement. The participants were all Maori, the indigenous people of New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, College Faculty, Indigenous Personnel
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Blackburn, Greg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Preparing students to be critical thinkers and effective communicators is essential in today's multinational and technologically sophisticated environment. New electronic technologies provide opportunities for creating learning environments that extend the possibilities of "old" but still essential technologies: books, blackboards, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Studies
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Li, Jinrui; Cai, Li Kun – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore academics' perspectives on the quality of appraisal evidence at a Chinese university. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey with both closed items and open-ended questions was distributed among all academics at the university (n = 1,538). A total of 512 responded to the questionnaire. The closed items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Universities, Online Surveys
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Tabata-Sandom, Mitsue – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The nature of learning to read in a second and foreign language (L2) can be more challenging when compared to learning other subjects. Therefore, the influence of instruction given in L2 classrooms cannot be underestimated. A balanced instruction needs to be taken in order to develop learners' reading proficiency and their motivation to read. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Japanese, Reading Skills, Language Proficiency
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Fleming, Jenny – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2015
Fundamental to cooperative education is a philosophical commitment to learning through the experience of work. The workplace can be viewed as a social environment and provides a context for learning that is very different from that provided within a university. The aim of this research was, through an interpretive case study, to explore the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Workplace Learning, Education Work Relationship, Case Studies
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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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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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Hartnett, Maggie; St. George, Alison; Dron, Jon – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2014
With the increasing ubiquity of new technologies, many claims are being made about their potential to transform tertiary education. In order for this transformation to be realized, however, a range of issues needs to be addressed. Research evidence suggests that motivation is an important consideration for online learners. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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