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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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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
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