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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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Heinrich, Eva – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Using a case-study approach, the structures, interactions and cultures in four teaching groups at a New Zealand university are explored. The aim of the research is to better understand the potential of teaching groups for assisting academic development. To contextualize this work, the case-study outcomes are compared to research on microcultures.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teacher Collaboration, Subcultures
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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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Millward, Pam; Wardman, Janna; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article reports on a case study of one New Zealand university faculty involved in the second phase of a three-phase study investigating the experiences of talented undergraduate students. Talented undergraduate students are a largely forgotten group in research. The current study sought to investigate who the talented students were, and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Talent Identification, Talent
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Moskal, Adon C. M.; Stein, Sarah J.; Golding, Clinton – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
We know various factors can influence how teaching staff engage with student evaluation, such as institutional policies or staff beliefs. However, little research has investigated the influence of the technical processes of an evaluation system. In this article, we present a case study of the effects of changing the technical system for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Case Studies
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Askew, Catherine; Dixon, Robyn; McCormick, Ross; Callaghan, Kathleen; Wang, Grace Ying; Shulruf, Boaz – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
Supervision capacity is becoming an issue that may restrict the ability of universities to meet eligible students' needs. Although there has been considerable research into the methods of supervision and the supervisor-student relationship, at this time there is little specific research into reasons why qualified academics choose or otherwise to…
Descriptors: Barriers, Performance Factors, Case Studies, Health Sciences
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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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Leberman, Sarah I.; Eames, Brigit; Barnett, Shirley – Gender and Education, 2016
Women consistently remain underrepresented in senior academic roles within the academy worldwide. Academics increasingly require research funding to conduct research, leading to publications, both of which can then be used for promotion applications. This article explores fourteen academic women's experiences of the research funding process in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Experience
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Thistoll, Tony; Yates, Anne – Distance Education, 2016
This article reports two studies undertaken at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, a vocational distance education (DE) provider, where course completion rates have risen to match those of face-to-face technical institutions. A simple model of student engagement is presented, which reflects the triality between the student, institution, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Graduation Rate
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Govers, Elly – Cogent Education, 2016
Systems of monitoring and control have left many educators and organisations in the field of post-compulsory education struggling to find ways to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society. Education is complex. Many educators would agree that it is influenced by many, often contradictory, voices and power structures. Based on the findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Case Studies, Systems Approach
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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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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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Hartnett, Maggie – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Online learning has grown considerably in recent years. However attrition rates from online courses indicate that not all learners are successful in such settings, and various factors have been identified as crucial to learner persistence. Research evidence suggests that motivation is one such factor. This study builds on previous studies by using…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Online Courses, Preservice Teachers, Guidelines
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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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Fields, Alison – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
Collaboration between faculty and learner support can create seamless services for e-learners. Providing access to learning materials and activities with co-located tailored learner support creates an environment in which e-learners can easily access everything they need for an enhanced, supported, and more focused learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Electronic Learning, Access to Information
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