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Strauss, P.; Mooney, S. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
This article discusses the complexities surrounding the teaching of a critical thinking and academic writing module on a vocational postgraduate programme. Students enrolled on this programme are strongly industry focused and often fail to see the relevance of such a module, despite the fact that most are international students with English as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Hospitality Occupations, Student Interests
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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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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
Peter, Mira; Harlow, Ann – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2014
This project explored teaching and learning of hard-to-learn threshold concepts in first-year English, an electrical engineering course, leadership courses, and in doctoral writing. The project was envisioned to produce disciplinary case studies that lecturers could use to reflect on and refine their curriculum and pedagogy, thereby contributing…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, English Instruction, Engineering Education, Leadership Training
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Mager, Sarah; Spronken-Smith, Rachel – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2014
We investigated students' perceptions of graduate attributes in a multi-level (second and third year) geography course. A case study with mixed methodology was employed, with data collected through focus groups and a survey. We found that undergraduate geography students can identify the skills, knowledge and attributes that are developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Case Studies, Mixed Methods Research
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Rawlins, Peter; Kehrwald, Benjamin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
This article is a case study of an integrated, experiential approach to improving pre-service teachers' understanding and use of educational technologies in one New Zealand teacher education programme. The study examines the context, design and implementation of a learning activity which integrated student-centred approaches, experiential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Education, Case Studies
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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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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda; Butler, Philippa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This article addresses the question: To what extent do tertiary teachers and students have similar understandings of what engages students in classroom settings? It employs data from a funded research project in Aotearoa New Zealand that draws on selected questions from two surveys. One survey asked students how important nine selected teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Faculty, College Students
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Earl, Kerry – Distance Education, 2013
Tertiary educators (and their institutions) are turning to technology to help meet increased demands in a changing environment. Assessment is one area where such moves are being made. This paper reminds us that assessment is more than a summative check on student knowledge and skills, it is an experience and part of the communication, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Assignments, Test Format
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Denny, Paul; Cukierman, Diana; Luxton-Reilly, Andrew; Tempero, Ewan – Computer Science Education, 2012
Traditionally, learning resources are created by an instructor and distributed to their students. A contributing-student pedagogy (CSP) is one in which this responsibility shifts, placing students in control of creating the resources and sharing them with their peers. Technology plays a central role in supporting the collection and distribution of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Yelas, Janet; Engles, Paul – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This case study discusses a collaborative three year project involving two school clusters located in the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. The project was named "Project ACTIVate" and its main thrust was to study how the use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) combined with teaching, learning and research across schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Program Descriptions
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Buissink-Smith, Nell; Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Walker, Rebecca – Higher Education Research and Development, 2010
This case study explores student perceptions and experiences of advising at a New Zealand university. It considers the implications arising from the students' responses and also investigates the influence of students' demographic characteristics on perceptions of advice. Both first- (n = 191) and final- (n = 171) year cohorts of students were…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda; Butler, Philippa – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2010
This paper reports on one phase of a project on student engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand. It reports the results of a survey of students enrolled for the first time in a post-compulsory education programme. The students were enrolled in one of nine institutions: two universities, one wananga, four institutes of technology, a private training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
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Al-Gattoufi, Said; Al-Naabi, Salem; Gattoufi, Bechir – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2007
The Ministry of Higher Education in the Sultanate of Oman initiated recently a restructuring program for the General Directorate Colleges of Education aiming to replace the existing six colleges with more applied and highly IT assisted institutions. A particular emphasis is directed towards improving the learning methods by developing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Schools of Education, Learning Resources Centers
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