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van der Meer, Jacques; Skalicky, Jane; Speed, Harriet – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Increasingly, universities are involved in providing leadership development opportunities that support students' academic endeavours and their personal and professional development, including employability and citizenship skills. Leadership experiences are beneficial not only for students, but also for universities, the wider community, and future…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Educational Benefits
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McPhail, Graham – Music Education Research, 2019
This paper considers the problem of music student's preparedness for university study. Since 2002 New Zealand senior secondary school students have experienced a national outcomes-based curriculum and assessment system which provides the flexibility for schools and teachers to create curricula suited to varied student interests and learning…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Novak, Julia; Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Evans, Tanya – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This paper describes students' perspectives of a one-off flipped lecture in a large undergraduate mathematics service course. The focus was on calculating matrix determinants and was designed specifically to introduce debate and argumentation into a mathematics lecture. The intention was to promote a deeper learning and understanding through…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Computation
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Mercier, O. Ripeka; Rata, Arama – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
The "Te Kawa a Maui Atlas" project explores how mapping activities support undergraduate student engagement and learning in Maori studies. This article describes two specific assignments, which used online mapping allowing students to engage with the work of their peers. By analysing student evaluations of these activities, we identify…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Lewis, Lyn – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
The ePortfolio has been used in initial teacher education for its storage and presentation functions; however, its use as a pedagogic tool to enhance learning outcomes is less common. This study explored students' perceptions of ePortfolio and their learning in a Bachelor of Education (primary) programme at a New Zealand university. The research…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Design
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San Jose, David L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) are commonly positioned to show evidence of student learning with formative and summative assessment benefits. At the University of Auckland teacher education program, two e-portfolio systems were adopted to document preservice teacher's course work and to attest to the Graduating Teacher Standards. This…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Best Practices
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Taylor, Lynne; Brogt, Erik; Cheer, Ursula; Baird, Natalie; Caldwell, John; Wilson, Debra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
This paper investigated the extent to which the engagement levels of a self-selected cohort of students enrolled in first-year law programmes at three New Zealand universities varied according to ethnicity. When viewed in the light of factors identified within the international literature as having a bearing on student engagement and, in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, Law Students
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Hawera Ngarewa; Wright, Noeline; Sharma, Sashi – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
One issue in mathematics initial teacher education (ITE) is how to best support students to use digital technologies (DTs) to enhance their teaching of mathematics. While most ITE students are probably using DTs on a daily basis for personal use, they are often unfamiliar with using them for educative purposes in New Zealand primary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Technology
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Simcock, D. C.; Chua, W. H.; Hekman, M.; Levin, M. T.; Brown, S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2017
A cohort of first-year biology students was surveyed regarding their opinions and viewing habits for live and recorded lectures. Most respondents (87%) attended live lectures as a rule (attenders), with 66% attending more than two-thirds of the lectures. In contrast, only 52% accessed recordings and only 13% viewed more than two-thirds of the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Preferences, Biology
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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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Ogunde, Jared C.; Overton, Tina L.; Thompson, Christopher D.; Mewis, Ruth; Boniface, Suzanne – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This study investigated undergraduate chemistry students' career aspirations and how these vary from one educational system to another in different geographic regions. The participants of this study were undergraduate chemistry students from various institutions located in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The study took place in the form of an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Regional Characteristics, Occupational Aspiration
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Leach, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Student engagement has become increasingly important in higher education in recent years. Influenced internationally by government drivers to improve student outcomes, many countries and institutions have participated in surveys such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its progeny, the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, College Freshmen
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Reilly, Amanda; Jones, Deborah; Rey Vasquez, Carla; Krisjanous, Jayne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This study, set in a New Zealand Business School, takes an integrative view of the university as an "inequality regime" Acker, J. (2006b). Inequality regimes: Gender, class and race in organizations. "Gender and Society," 20(4), 441-464 including all types of women staff: academic women in permanent positions, academics on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Business Schools, Business Administration Education
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Harrison, Neil; Agnew, Steve – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
This study examines the construction of debt attitudes among 439 first-year undergraduates in England and New Zealand. It works from a conceptual model that predicts that attitudes will be partly determined by a range of social factors, mediated through personality and 'financial literacy'. Path analysis is used to explore this model. The proposed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), College Freshmen, Socioeconomic Influences
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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