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Luckett, Kathy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on an analysis undertaken in the field of African philosophies using selected conceptual tools from Maton's Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). In response to calls by South African students for 'decolonising' the Humanities curriculum, the practical purpose of the analysis was to generate theoretically-informed guidelines for…
Descriptors: African Culture, Humanities, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Smith, Lise-Hélène; Narayan, Anjana – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This essay challenges conventional understandings of how research methods courses are taught in the social sciences and the humanities. Currently, students in American Universities are trained in techniques on how to conduct and disseminate research. While these skills are essential, we argue that, as educators, we need to teach students to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Skills, Skill Development
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Mahoney, Paige; Macfarlane, Susie; Ajjawi, Rola – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
While written and audio feedback have been well-examined by researchers, video feedback has received less attention. This review establishes the current state of research into video feedback encompassing three formats: talking head, screencast and combination screencast. Existing research shows that video feedback has a high level of acceptability…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Sweetman, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Proliferating claims have been made for Learning Outcomes (LOs) potential to re-shape higher education: as forces for transparency and harmonisation, new forms for measurement or a format that fundamentally challenges traditional teaching and learning. Evidence of their actual influence remains sparse, however. This analysis of 45 interviews with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Educational Policy
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Kester, Kevin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Peace and conflict studies (PACS) higher education is a blossoming field. Literature (both conceptual and conjectural) and research (theoretical and empirical) has proliferated in recent decades. This paper details case findings from an ethnographic study with university-based PACS educators completed at one University of The United Nations in…
Descriptors: Peace, Conflict, Critical Theory, Race
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le Roux, Kate – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
As public universities seek to be locally responsive and compete internationally, tensions arise between expansion and equity, and between discourses of neoliberalism and social justice. This article focuses on how students navigate these tensions, and the implications for how they can act, interact and be. Norman Fairclough's three-level view of…
Descriptors: State Universities, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Karpouza, Eleni; Emvalotis, Anastassios – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Despite its significance, the teacher-student relationship in higher education remains an under-researched field. The current study used constructivist grounded theory, in order to enrich the relevant discussion. More specifically, it aimed at exploring how the teacher-student relationship in graduate education develops (and gradually evolves)…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Graduate Study, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Saeed, Murad Abdu; Ghazali, Kamila – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Due to the increasing workloads for supervisors and the challenges in research proposals for postgraduates, the study focused on engaging 15 postgraduates in a Malaysian public university in a peer research group. The data was collected from observations of the group meetings, video-recorded peer feedback and follow-up interviews. The qualitative…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Peer Groups
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Virtanen, Anne; Tynjälä, Päivi – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Although generic skills have received widespread attention from both policymakers and educationalists, little is known regarding how students acquire these skills, or how they should best be taught. Hence, the aim of this study was to identify what kinds of pedagogical practices are behind the learning of eight particular generic skills. The data…
Descriptors: College Students, Basic Skills, Skill Development, Constructivism (Learning)
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Tian, Lin; Wu, Yan – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Under the framework of self-determination theory, choice is a supporting factor for autonomy in the classroom. The provision of choice in the classroom is a distinct feature of higher education, through which students experience a shift from mandatory tasks to those are more learner-controlled. This study explores Chinese master's students'…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Motivation, Self Determination, Learning Theories
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Gibson, Suanne; Grace, Andrew; O'Sullivan, Ciaran; Pritchard, Christie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper presents a small-scale qualitative study, which addressed stories of 'becoming an undergraduate student'. The work took place in one university in the South West of England and involved 4 researchers, 4 co-researchers (undergraduate students) and 12 students from a Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Stories of 'becoming student' were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Development, Student Adjustment
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Gibbons, Jenny – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Reflective practice is an essential component of experiential learning and is embedded within the curriculum at York Law School, where the undergraduate law programme is delivered using a problem-based learning model. Using qualitative data from a survey of the markers of one of the summative reflective tasks, and Bernstein's evaluative rules as a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Study, Problem Based Learning
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Acar, Oguz A.; Tuncdogan, Aybars – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Individual innovativeness has become one of the most important employability skills for university graduates. In this paper, we focus on how students could be better prepared to be innovative in the workplace, and we argue that inquiry-based learning (IBL) -- a pedagogical approach in which students follow the inquiry-based processes used by…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Innovation, Employment Potential
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Danvers, Emily; Hinton-Smith, Tamsin; Webb, Rebecca – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The paper explores questions of power arising from feminist facilitators running a doctoral writing group at a UK university. Butler's [2014. Re-thinking Vulnerability and Resistance. [Online]. Accessed September 12, 2017.…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Feminism, Doctoral Programs, Writing (Composition)
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Veliz, Leonardo; Veliz-Campos, Mauricio – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The present study aims to critically interrogate the role of Critical Thinking (CT) in English language education in Chile through the analysis of teacher educators' and postgraduate students' perceptions and understandings of CT in relation to their academic trajectories through university. Five postgraduate students and five teacher educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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