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de Andrés, Chelo – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The drive to embed employability in Higher Education (HE) offers a growth opportunity for languages provision. The employability potential of language learning for the global graduate has been analysed by the "Born Global" project on languages and employability (British Academy, 2016). Employers have consistently identified communication…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Bigg, Martin; Brooks, Ian; Clayton, William; Darwen, Jamie; Gough, Georgina; Hyland, Fiona; Longhurst, James; Tierney, Ash; Tweddell, Hannah; Walsh, Amy; Willmore, Chris – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
HEIs are well placed to engage with local communities, and can connect students with organisations through several pathways, such as volunteering opportunities, placements, internships, or projects. The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE), the University of Bristol and their respective Students' Unions have been working in partnership…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Life Style, Universities, Student Unions
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Comerford, Liam; Mannis, Adam; DeAngelis, Marco; Kougioumtzoglou, Ioannis A.; Beer, Michael – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
The concept of formative assessment is considered by many to play an important role in enhancing teaching in higher engineering education. In this paper, the concept of the flipped classroom as part of a blended learning curriculum is highlighted as an ideal medium through which formative assessment practices arise. Whilst the advantages of…
Descriptors: Databases, Formative Evaluation, Engineering Education, Blended Learning
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Griffith, Mary; Lechuga, Clotilde – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This paper presents specific reference tools to provide institutional language integrated support with a specific language plan for a bilingual programme at the University of Malaga. This follows experts' opinions that claim the need of such a plan. While studies show the importance of language support in bilingual instruction, they rarely address…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Language Planning, Second Language Learning, College Faculty
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Van Poeck, Katrien; Östman, Leif – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Literature about education's role in realising a more sustainable world emphasises the importance of acknowledging democratic and political challenges in environmental and sustainability education (ESE). This article offers an empirically grounded theoretical and methodological contribution to future research on how 'the political' is introduced,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Case Studies, Political Attitudes
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Cohen, Anat; Ezra, Orit – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Contextualised mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has been known for its potential in language learning rooted in social constructivism theories. However, a consistent approach to constituents of contextualised MALL, in addition to a quantitative tool to evaluate it, is missing in reported case studies. The present research, drawing upon…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Leiber, Theodor – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Since (higher) education is more important than ever in knowledge societies, high priority should be ascribed to quality management in higher education institutions and its effectiveness. However, there is still a lack of systematic evaluation of the latter, particularly analyses which are not restricted to ex-post gathered data and expert…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Control, Higher Education, Educational Administration
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Tulloch, Christopher David; Mas i Manchon, Lluis – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Although recent journalism education literature has promoted constant innovation, creative curriculum design, and the adaptation of teaching methodologies to the requirements of a fiercely competitive media marketplace, the permanent face-off between the academy and the profession has often led to theoretical models distanced from real newsroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, News Media, Models
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Brailas, Alexios; Koskinas, Konstantinos; Alexias, George – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the conceptual model of an academic course inspired by complexity theory. In the proposed conceptual model, the aim of teaching is to form a learning organization: a knowledge community with emergent properties that cannot be reduced to any linear combination of the properties of its parts. In this approach, the learning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Class Activities, Models, Teaching Methods
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Short, Fay; Lloyd, Tracey – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Field trips can provide an opportunity to take the student to the world, as an alternative to presenting the world to the student in the classroom. Such trips can create a forum for exploring controversial and distressing topics by exposing the students to first-hand experience, rather than second-hand accounts: witnessing the effects of blind…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods, Psychology
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Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This case study introduces a final year undergraduate module in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. The module offers a model for embedding careers in modern languages teaching into the curriculum, and thereby enhancing student employability. The case study gives an insight into the various strands of activity undertaken by the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Teaching Methods
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Biasini, Rosalba; Bohm, Anke; Rabadán-Gómez, Marina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Year Abroad (YA) is arguably the most valued feature of any languages degree, according to employers (British Academy & UCML, 2012). The resilience and problem-solving capacities developed by students who undertake a period of residence abroad are sought-after characteristics in the job market. Thus, most languages degrees in the UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Placement, Study Abroad, Work Experience Programs
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Huc-Hepher, Saskia; Barros, Elsa Huertas – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper presents an e-collaboration project involving real-time videoconferencing exchanges between students from the University of Westminster and the Université Catholique de Lille. Students drew on diverse resources, including written quantitative data and first-hand qualitative data in French/English to complete weekly tasks. Follow-up work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Saiz Linares, Ángela; Susinos Rada, Teresa; Ceballos López, Noelia – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
In this paper, we describe a training proposal for future Infants and Primary School teachers. The paper is based on a collaborative proposal of research and reflection that has taken place between the university tutor and a group of students at the University of Cantabria (Spain). The aim of the paper was to promote a more reflexive and socially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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