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Kelly, Frances – History of Education, 2019
The impetus for this article was an encounter with thousands of photographs in an online archive of a public university in New Zealand, taken over the twentieth century. The size of the archive and the paucity of information about many images draws attention to challenges of commencing work in a large institutional visual archive. The first part…
Descriptors: Archives, State Universities, Photography, Educational History
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
Historically, the purpose of apprenticeships has been to provide structured high-value training, resulting in transferable skills and knowledge for young people seeking to enter work-based learning. Apprenticeship training was enabled by linking industry with local technical colleges and professional engineering institutions. The apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This support document contains material that supports the research report, "Higher Apprenticeships in Australia: What Are We Talking About?". It provides more detail on two elements of the research: (1) An overview of publicly available information on international models of higher apprenticeships, both established and under development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Thompson, Elyse; Brogt, Erik – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In late 2017, the New Zealand Government introduced a finance policy in which citizens without prior tertiary experience could be eligible for 1 year of tertiary education without fees. The current study was conducted to examine new entrant students' self-reported influence of the Fees-Free Policy on their decision to enrol in university and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – Music Education Research, 2019
One of the key goals within the global higher education sector is to continue to improve current practice in learning and teaching. Associated with this push is accountability or compliance, in terms of institutional leaders and teaching staff being able to evidence the ways in which student learning outcomes are achieved. A current area of focus…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
In 2014, we investigated how socio-demographic factors such as gender, teaching disciplines, teaching experience and academic seniority were related to the perception and use of digital mobile technologies in learning and teaching of a group of university teachers from one research-intensive university in New Zealand. Three hundred and eight…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Schaddelee, Marjolein; McConnell, Christine – Journal of International Education in Business, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to better understand what helps and hinders the engagement of students in a project-based learning (PjBL) approach as the sole mode of teaching and learning for the entire first year of a Bachelor of Applied Management. Design/methodology/approach: This study takes an action research approach by investigating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning, Management Development
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Delany, Clare; Doughney, Lachlan; Bandler, Lilon; Harms, Louise; Andrews, Shawana; Nicholson, Patricia; Remedios, Louisa; Edmondson, Wendy; Kosta, Lauren; Ewen, Shaun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Collins, Emma; O'Brien, Ray – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2018
In 2015, the School of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, a tertiary institution in Dunedin, New Zealand commenced using an ePortfolio platform with students in the Bachelor of Nursing program. A project was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of this technology and determine its ongoing use. This sequential, exploratory, mixed-methods research…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, Mixed Methods Research
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Napan, Ksenija; Green, Jennifer K.; Thomas, Judith A.; Stent, Warwick J.; Jülich, Shirley J.; Lee, Debora; Patterson, Lynnemaree – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This research demonstrates that cooperative inquiry (CI) offers authentic opportunities for academics to transform their teaching, paving the way for additional collaborative practices in higher education across a range of disciplines. Using data from cycles of action and reflection, a multidisciplinary group of seven tertiary teachers committed…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Mitchell, Annie K. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Throughout the time of my teaching career, the tide has exposed changes in the nature of music, students and music education. This paper discusses teaching and learning in contemporary music at seven critical stages of 21st century music education: i) diverse types of undergraduate learners; ii) teaching traditional classical repertoire and skills…
Descriptors: Music Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Diversity
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Cao, Zhaoyi; Maloney, Tim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
We use individual-level administrative data to examine the extent and potential explanations for the relatively poorer academic performance of three ethnic minority groups in their first year of study at a New Zealand university. Substantial differences in course completion rates and letter grades are found for Maori, Pasifika, and Asian students…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, College Students
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Nikula, Pii-Tuulia – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Considerable academic attention has been placed on analysing whether, and to what extent, socioeconomic background affects higher education participation. However, the use of socioeconomic status (SES) is problematic as it may be constructed from various data sources. Similar issues can be inherent in study design-related operationalisation…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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