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Jenkins, Martin; Healey, Mick – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
The University of Gloucestershire, located in the southwest of the United Kingdom, is a small university with approximately 7,500 full-time students and 400 teaching staff. It has three faculties, all with a professional or applied focus: (1) Media, Art, and Technology; (2) Business, Education, and Professional Studies; and (3) Applied Sciences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Levy, Philippa – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
A number of universities in the United Kingdom (UK) have launched institution-wide initiatives recently to embed inquiry and research more firmly into the student experience. Among these, the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS) led a five-year development program at The University of Sheffield (TUOS) between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Taylor, Beverley A. P.; Bakker, Andrea I.; Nadler, Marjorie Keeshan; Shore, Cecilia; Dietz-Uhler, Beth – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
In 2006, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) launched a major initiative, the Top 25 Project, to embed inquiry-guided learning (IGL) into its largest-enrollment courses across the university. These are generally entry-level classes and thus affect many students: 75 percent of incoming students on its main campus in 2010 were in at least one Top 25…
Descriptors: Models, Large Group Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design
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Carstens, Lisa; Howell, Joyce Bernstein – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
The term "assessment" sends shivers down academic spines. For faculty, it signals marching orders from external parties who may or may not appreciate the subtle and not always quantifiable value of faculty efforts. For administrators, it means the dual challenge of recalibrating internal measures to meet external mandates but also…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Improvement