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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Dawson, Phillip; Henderson, Michael; Mahoney, Paige; Phillips, Michael; Ryan, Tracii; Boud, David; Molloy, Elizabeth – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Since the early 2010s the literature has shifted to view feedback as a process that students do where they make sense of information about work they have done, and use it to improve the quality of their subsequent work. In this view, effective feedback needs to demonstrate effects. However, it is unclear if educators and students share this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Steyn, Carly; Davies, Clint; Sambo, Adeel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching and learning are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high-quality, student-centred education. Insights into student perceptions of their learning experience provide important information that can be used to inform course design and development. The majority of course evaluations take the form…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Development, Course Content
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Altinova, Hasan H.; Duyan, Veli; Megahead, Hamido A. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objectives: This study examines the impact of women's human rights education on improving the gender perceptions (GPs) of social work students. Methods: Experimental group consists of third-year social work students participated in the "Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP)" within the scope of social work principles and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Females, College Students
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Nejmaoui, Nabila – English Language Teaching, 2019
In the 21st century where information has become easily available and accessible, education has shifted its attention to teaching students how to process and think critically about the information they receive. Welcoming the changes that education constantly witnesses, the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) has embraced the integration of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Thinking
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Alnujaidi, Sulaiman – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study investigated the difference between EFL students' preferred learning styles (PLS) and EFL teachers' preferred teaching styles (PTS) in Saudi Arabia. The participants in this study were 130 EFL students and 102 EFL teachers. Felder and Silverman's learning/teaching style model was employed to identify students' learning styles as well as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles
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Yang, Harrison H.; Feng, Lin; MacLeod, Jason – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Cloud classrooms provide many advantages in higher education. However, little is known about the social influence of peer relationships on students' acceptance of cloud classrooms. This study utilized structural equation modeling to examine a model that integrates the Universal Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Connected…
Descriptors: Information Storage, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Influences
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Douglas, Kate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
University educators have observed the concurrent problems of student attrition, higher than normal or desired failure rates and students struggling to complete assessable and non-assessable work, for instance, set readings. Recent public commentary has pointed to the widening participation agenda with its lowering of university entrance scores…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Gould, Kevin S.; Gilbert, Amanda; Pike, Adrian J.; Menzies, Ignatius J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Microscopy skills are critical for many aspects of biology, yet they are notoriously difficult to teach, especially to large classes. We trialled the use of widescreen monitors with touch-screen capability connected to compound microscopes in an introductory-level plant biology lab. Working in teams, students used the screens to interpret,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Manipulative Materials, Botany, Cooperative Learning
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Baker, Sally; Bangeni, Bongi; Burke, Rachel; Hunma, Aditi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While the importance of academic language and literacies in students' meaningful participation in higher education has been well-explored, studies have focused on writing rather than reading. There has been a significant silence in the literature around what constitutes reading in higher education, the sociocultural complexities of reader…
Descriptors: Reading, Higher Education, Literacy, Reading Research
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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Herber, Stefanie P.; Kalinowski, Michael – Education Economics, 2019
We estimate the percentage of eligible students who do not take up their federal need-based student financial aid entitlements in a microsimulation model for the German Socio-Economic Panel Study 2002--2013. We find that about 40% of the eligible low-income students do not take up their entitlements. Non-take-up is inversely and rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Financial Aid, Low Income, Eligibility
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Phillips, Sandra R.; Archer-Lean, Clare – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
First Nations writing within English literary studies risks contemporary colonisation if encountered as a literary object for close reading without context or reflection on the role of the reader. This article will explore the processes involved in constructing an innovative reading practice amongst tertiary students to counter the potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Social Bias
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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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