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Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy D.; Matthews, Kelly E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Higher education institutions globally are acknowledging the need to teach communication skills. This study used the Science Student Skills Inventory to gain insight into how science students perceive the development of communication skills across the degree programme. Responses were obtained from 635 undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Student Attitudes, Research Universities
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Mihret, Dessalegn Getie; Abayadeera, Nadana; Watty, Kim; McKay, Jade – Accounting Education, 2017
While teaching auditing using cases is regarded as an effective approach, spatial separation of students and teachers in online contexts can restrict the application of case teaching. This study examines an undergraduate auditing course implemented to address this challenge by integrating case teaching with ePortfolio assessment. Students' written…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Financial Audits, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Dvorakova, Lucie S.; Matthews, Kelly E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The development of transferrable skillsets, articulated in statements of graduate learning outcomes, is emphasised in undergraduate science degree programmes. Science students enrolled in dual (double) degrees comprise a significant minority of Australian science undergraduates. Research comparing perceptions of single and dual degree students on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Undergraduate Students, Dual Enrollment
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McCarthy, Josh – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the efficacy of formative assessment feedback models in higher education. Over 1 year and two courses, three feedback techniques were trialled: staff-to-student feedback in class, peer-to-peer feedback in class and peer-to-peer feedback online, via "the Café," an e-learning application hosted by…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Pretorius, Lynette; van Mourik, Greg P.; Barratt, Catherine – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Flexibility in assessment is usually achieved by giving students choice over the assessment weighting, type or format, the timing, the criteria, or the overall assessment result. This study, however, demonstrates the development of a flexible assessment regime where students were given the choice to invest in within-semester tasks designed to…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Summative Evaluation
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Crimmins, Gail; Oprescu, Florin; Nash, Greg – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Almost half of current academic staff will need to be replaced within three years in the Australian academic workforce. Literature suggests that casual academics are a potential solution, yet they are frequently excluded from the career development opportunities that would allow them to fulfil an ongoing academic role. Most academic development…
Descriptors: Career Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
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Bailey, Janis; Troup, Carolyn; Strachan, Glenda – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
One focus of gender equity policies in universities has been the creation of "retention" part-time work for professional staff, which allows employees to move between full-time and part-time hours at their request. This paper examines whether such "good" part-time jobs can contribute to or at least not impede women's career…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Women Faculty, Correlation, Career Development
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Chung, Ethel; Turnbull, Deborah; Chur-Hansen, Anna – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Resilience is related to students' well-being and academic success. While challenges associated with students who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. "non-traditional students") have been frequently reported, their resilience has received lesser attention. The primary purpose of this study was to compare levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Nontraditional Students, Comparative Analysis
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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Teoh, Kung Keat; Pourshafie, Tahereh; Liew, Teik Kooi – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study is an investigation into factors that encourage and/or inhibit the use of social media in the academic learning process between Australian and Malaysian students at higher learning institutions. Push-pull-mooring theory was used as a guide, resulting in seven independent variables ("convenience", "social influence",…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cross Cultural Studies, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Yayeb, Aziza A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Universities receive a great deal of attention by governments due to its vast importance in development and economy. Productive type of universities are the most affective in this regard as they are producers of income, research, patents, intellectual activities, and good graduates. No wonder, they are always ranked highly among international…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Finance, Income, Reputation
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Avgousti, Charalambos – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The study discovered why teachers around the world choose the Teaching profession and the factors affecting their choices. The study is meaningful to teacher education curriculum developers and teacher recruiters, for revealing the effects of teachers' perceptions on their career planning and professional growth. The findings from inferential…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Performance Factors, Teacher Attitudes
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Spagnoli, Dino; Wong, Lawrence; Maisey, Shannan; Clemons, Tristan D. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Student feelings towards the laboratory component of an introductory chemistry unit were evaluated in an action research study, over a three-year period at the University of Western Australia. In 2013 we found that the percentage of students with negative feelings towards the laboratory increased over the duration of a semester. In 2014 we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Jackson, Denise; Rowbottom, David; Ferns, Sonia; McLaren, Diane – Studies in Continuing Education, 2017
This study examines employer understanding of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), reasons for participation and the challenges and barriers posed during the WIL process. This is important given the drive to grow WIL, augmented by the National Strategy for WIL, and the significant benefits it holds in preparing students for their transition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Workplace Learning
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Gale, Trevor; Parker, Stephen – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
In the global phenomenon of widening participation policy in higher education, lower retention rates for students from less advantaged socio-economic circumstances have potential to undermine the social inclusion agenda of HE. This might be an issue in Europe but is not necessarily the case elsewhere. In this paper we consider statistical data on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Wilkin, Carla L. – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how assessment design was used to enhance students' critical thinking in a subject concerned with business enterprise systems. The study shows positive results and favorable perceptions of the merit of the approach. Design/Methodology/Approach: A case study approach was used to examine how the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs
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