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Harland, Tony; Wald, Navé – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This paper examines the proposition that the quality of university teaching in the research-intensive university is affected by various compliance demands on academic work that are meant to either enhance or be complementary to teaching. These include holding academics to account for the quality of both research and teaching. Our research aims to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2016
This research reports on the experiences of higher education English language teachers who teach as critical pedagogues. The aim was to discover the key challenges of critical pedagogy and how this practice is understood. Thirteen teachers from higher education institutions around the world were interviewed and all had a clear agenda for greater…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Risk, Political Attitudes
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Harland, Tony – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this paper, I present a conceptual argument for "teaching-led research" in which university lecturers construct courses that directly and positively influence their research, while at the same time, safeguard and enhance the student experience. A research-pedagogy for higher education considers the link between teaching and research,…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Case Studies, College Faculty
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Jeyaraj, Joanna Joseph; Harland, Tony – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
In this study, the voices of academics who use critical pedagogy in English language teaching have been brought together to shed light on how this practice transforms teaching and learning. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with academics from Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Harland, Tony – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This research explores the experiences of a group of academics learning to teach with problem-based learning (PBL) and how a community of practice (COP) supported this transition. An action-research project evaluated both PBL experiences and group processes. Teachers were enthusiastic about PBL but experienced a variety of problems during the…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Geography, Problem Based Learning, Group Dynamics
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Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja; Mamat, Wan Hasmah Wan; Salleh, Norani; Saat, Rohaida Mohd; Harland, Tony – Studies in Higher Education, 2007
This study reports teacher and student experiences of problem-based learning (PBL) in three Asian countries. PBL was introduced to provide an education that would allow students to compete successfully in a changing world. Student and tutor experiences were positive and PBL was seen to work extremely well, despite the typical problems that…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Harland, Tony – Teaching in Higher Education, 2005
This paper presents a case study of tutor and student experiences of using a portfolio in a pre-service teacher-education programme for university lecturers. The portfolio aimed to provide a space for 'authentic enquiry' that focused on student self-determination and the process, rather than the outcomes, of learning. The rationale behind the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Tutors, Student Teachers