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Zayapragassarazan, Zayabalaradjane; Kumar, Santosh; Kadambari, Dharanipragada – Online Submission, 2019
In order to make the existing MBBS curriculum more effective as per the health care needs of the nation, Medical Council of India (MCI) has taken a bold step by proposing new teaching-learning approaches including a structured longitudinal programme on attitude, ethics and communication, which is named as the Attitude, Ethics and Communication…
Descriptors: Health Services, Medical Education, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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López-Estrada, Patricia; Rodríguez, Prisca; Bonet, Maria – Online Submission, 2019
Global trends in the 21st century highlight the importance and necessity of technology use for students to demonstrate their learning processes, thus facilitating their language learning in meaningful technological contexts (Eaton, 2010). This paper seeks to address some issues dealing with the importance of technology in relation to second…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
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Karakas, Ali – Online Submission, 2019
In recent years, many Turkish universities, particularly the foundation universities in the private sector, have adopted English either in part or in full, as the language of instruction. In practice, this has meant that English should be the only working language of instruction in all academic activities, ranging from lectures, seminars,…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Novotny, Kristin – Online Submission, 2019
This article considers the epistemological consequences of interdisciplinary, collaborative pedagogy through the lens of a practitioner whose goal is to theorize and contextualize her practice. The author traces connections between interdisciplinary pedagogy and the idea of Making or makerspaces. Giving in-depth examples of interdisciplinary,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Active Learning, Student Projects
Hollis, Leah P. – Online Submission, 2018
Free speech is one of the cornerstones of higher education. Professors and other knowledge workers should have the freedom to speak reasonably and collegially about a wide range of topics, even if their ideas are controversial or unpopular. However, just like any other tool, if misused, free speech can have results very different from those…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Bullying, Higher Education, Academic Freedom
Nitonde, Rohidas – Online Submission, 2018
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is a major 21st century trend in Higher Education. There are several government initiatives in India towards e-learning. National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is one of the major initiatives. The present paper is an assessment of various aspects of this programme. It aims at evaluating the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Higher Education, Educational Trends
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Phelps, Richard P. – Online Submission, 2018
The century-old College Entrance Examination Board (College Board) sponsors, develops, and administers standardized testing programs, most famously the "SAT suite of tests," which includes the SAT college admission test and the "pre-SAT," or PSAT, and the more than thirty Advanced- Placement (AP) courses and exams that…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Standardized Tests, Educational Finance
Dennis, Jeremy – Online Submission, 2018
Multicultural education is thought to consist of five dimensions: content integration, the knowledge-construction process, prejudice reduction, equity pedagogy, and an empowering school culture and social structure. Of the five, equity pedagogy is identified as an essential element by leading scholars in the field. Can equity pedagogy alone create…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Learning Theories, Relationship
Chang, Benjamin – Online Submission, 2017
This article discusses the use of critical and sociocultural approaches to more dynamically 'internationalise' higher education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. The article explores the integration of critical pedagogy and sociocultural learning theory in developing more engaging and rigorous education practices for…
Descriptors: International Education, Standards, Social Justice, Undergraduate Students
Prachagool, Veena; Nuangchalerm, Prasart; Subramaniam, Ganakumaran; Dostal, Jirí – Online Submission, 2016
Pedagogical decision making is very important for professional teachers, it concerns belief, self-efficacy, and actions that teachers expose to classroom. This paper employed theoretical lens and education policy in Thailand to examine the preservice teachers' views about pedagogical decision making. Discussion helps school mentors understand…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Instruction
Zayapragassarazan, Zayabalaradjane; Menon, Vikas; Kar, Sitanshu Sekhar; Batmanabane, Gitanjali – Online Submission, 2016
Medical students master an enormous body of knowledge, but lack systematic problem solving ability and effective clinical decision making. High profile reports have called for reforms in medical education to create a better generation of doctors who can cope with the system based problems they would encounter in an interdisciplinary and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Physicians, Medical Students, Problem Solving
Liu, Qin – Online Submission, 2015
The period of 2010 to 2014 marked a relatively stable stage in the evolving quality assurance system for Ontario postsecondary education, particularly following massive changes after 2000. The current system consists of three frameworks overseen respectively by three quality assurance agencies--the Ontario Universities Council on Quality…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Models
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Nitonde, Rohidas; Jadhav, B. U. – Online Submission, 2015
Academic and Administrative Audit (AAA) is a system to control and maintain high standards in the field of Higher Education. It is playing vital role in providing quality education to the learners all over the world. In addition to the developed countries, even the developing as well as underdeveloped countries, are now-a-days coming forward in…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Educational Quality, Higher Education, Academic Standards
Caruth, Gail D. – Online Submission, 2014
The number of students 25 years of age and older enrolled in higher education has been escalating over the past 50 years. What is higher education doing to prepare for this growth? With adults constituting almost half of today's student body, it is important to consider whether the academy is prepared to serve this society of adult learners.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, Andragogy
Oliver, Kevin; Townsend, Latricia – Online Submission, 2013
This article presents a review of recent literature about preparing teachers for technology integration. The review found six types of training programs are commonly implemented: pre-service training, long-term courses, short-term workshops and institutes, coaching/mentoring, learning communities, and product/assessment approaches. The review…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Preservice Teacher Education
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