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Pekkarinen, Virve; Hirsto, Laura – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this paper, we investigate university lecturers' experiences of and reflections on the development of their pedagogical competency during a 9-month university pedagogical course. The effects of long-term university pedagogical training are considered through experienced pedagogical competency by analysing university lecturers' evaluations of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Questionnaires
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Leppisaari, Irja; Herrington, Jan; Vainio, Leena; Im, Yeonwook – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual Benchmarking Project (2009-2010) applied the elements of authentic learning developed by Herrington and Oliver (2000) as criteria to evaluate authenticity. Twelve…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Benchmarking, Online Courses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Virkki-Hatakka, Terhi; Tuunila, Ritva; Nurkka, Niina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
This paper reports on the systematic development of a teaching methodology for two chemical engineering courses. The aim was to improve the quality of teaching to achieve expected learning outcomes more effectively. The development was carried out over a period of several years based on an action research methodology with data systematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering, Teaching Methods
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Malkki, Kaisu; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Within higher education, reflection has been seen as a prerequisite to quality teaching and developing as a teacher. However, little empirical research exists concerning the link between teacher reflection and action, which defines the extent to which the teacher's reflection-based views are channelled to the benefit of the students. This article…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Reflection, Interviews