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Jarvis, Christine – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper considers the benefits of framing the education of Higher Education teachers as an art, and of facilitating a creative and artistic approach to teaching in Higher Education. It recognises the difficulties this poses in an international context in which Higher Education is increasingly presented as a commodity which must be standardised…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Creative Teaching, Higher Education, Art
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Kinchin, Ian M.; Francis, Robert A. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Pedagogic frailty has been proposed as a unifying concept that may help to integrate institutional efforts to enhance teaching within universities by helping to maintain a simultaneous focus on key areas that are thought to impede the development of pedagogy. These areas and the links that have been proposed to connect them are interrogated here…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Personal Narratives
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Sinclair, Stefanie – Open Learning, 2016
This case study critically evaluates benefits and challenges of a form of assessment included in a final year undergraduate Religious Studies Open University module, which combines a written essay task with a digital audio recording of a short oral presentation. Based on the analysis of student and tutor feedback and sample assignments, this study…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Undergraduate Study, Religious Education, Open Universities
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Penn, Marion L.; Currie, Christine S. M.; Hoad, Kathryn A.; O'Brien, Frances A. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
This article investigates the current use of case studies in the teaching of Operational Research (OR) in the UK: how and where they are used; how they are developed; and whether there is an interest in training this area. It is aimed at lecturers teaching OR who are using or planning to use case studies in their teaching. It may also be of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Operations Research, Teacher Surveys
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Hutchings, Maggie; Quinney, Anne – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
The adoption of enabling technologies by universities provides unprecedented opportunities for flipping the classroom to achieve student-centred learning. While higher education policies focus on placing students at the heart of the education process, the propensity for student identities to shift from partners in learning to consumers of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Video Technology, Homework, Blended Learning
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Carruthers, Clare; McCarron, Brenda; Bolan, Peter; Devine, Adrian; McMahon-Beattie, Una; Burns, Amy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
This study aims to ascertain student and staff attitudes to and perceptions of audio feedback made available via the virtual learning environment (VLE) for summative assessment. Consistent with action research and reflective practice, this study identifies best practice, highlighting issues in relation to implementation with the intention of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Auditory Stimuli, Feedback (Response)
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Gresty, Karen; Heffernan, Troy; Pan, Wei; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Higher Education Review, 2015
Reported benefits of research-informed teaching include enhanced student engagement and graduates that are better prepared for employment in an uncertain world. However, there are a number of academic risks that can have both positive and negative impacts on staff and students when implementing research-informed teaching. Mitigating such risks…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Evidence Based Practice