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Henri, D. C.; Morrell, L. J.; Scott, G. W. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Learner autonomy is a primary learning outcome of Higher Education in many countries. However, empirical evaluation of how student autonomy progresses during undergraduate degrees is limited. We surveyed a total of 636 students' self-perceived autonomy during a period of two academic years using the Autonomous Learning Scale. Our analysis suggests…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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Peart, Daniel J.; Fairhead, Orrin J.; Stamp, Keyleigh A. – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper shares a practice of encouraging critical analysis in science students by comparing mobile applications and peripherals to traditional tools to record physiological variables such as heart rate and blood pressure. A progressive series of case studies is described with learning outcomes mapped to the benchmark statement for Bioscience…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Physiology, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Khan, Alya; Gabriel, John – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
The article explores the landscape in higher education in which old binary divisions are officially denied yet have been reinvigorated through mix of conservative and neo-liberal policies. Efforts to resist such pressures can happen at different levels, including, in this case, module design and classroom practice. The rationale for such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Theory, Resistance (Psychology), Equal Education
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Barden, Owen; Bygroves, Mark – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This is a case study of one student's mobile device use in HE. We draw on data generated by extended interviews to illustrate the learning practices and dispositions the student, now a co-author, evidenced with his smartphone and other devices whilst producing a third-year undergraduate assignment. We describe the process of assembling a complex…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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Organ, Alison –, 2017
This case study examines student perceptions of the experiential value of a work placement carried out as part of a languages degree programme. The data for the case study consists of a corpus of 67 reports submitted from 2011 to 2015, reflecting on placements carried out in Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. The data offers a student view of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Chamberlain, John Martyn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Against the backdrop of contemporary debates surrounding the public role of criminology, this article argues that a key barrier to ensuring that the next generation of criminologists is equipped with the skills necessary to engage in critical forms of citizenship, is the quantitative "skills gap" that undergraduate students possess as a…
Descriptors: Criminology, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Mathematics Skills
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Walford, Nigel – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
The arrival of the term Geographical Information System (GIS) in the 1960s soon created a demand for training and education in the use of this specialist hardware and software. Initially the main focus was on training people to use GIS, formal named degree programmes leading to postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications arrived later. This…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Software, Teaching Methods
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Hendry, Gillian; Wiggins, Sally; Anderson, Tony – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Research has shown that educators may be reluctant to implement group work in their teaching due to concerns about students partaking in off-task behaviours. However, such off-task interactions have been shown to promote motivation, trust, and rapport-building. This paper details a study in which student groups were video recorded as they engaged…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Problem Based Learning, Tutorial Programs, Teaching Methods
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Ata, Ridvan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This study explores teaching experiences of educators within the virtual world of Second Life (SL) and pedagogical practices adopted. A blended approach is applied by using physical classrooms, BlackboardTM, web-based resources, and the virtual world of SL in an Information Literacy (IL) class for 1st year undergraduate students at an institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Web Based Instruction, Computer Simulation
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2016, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, 1-3 July, 2016. This conference is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2016, 1-4 July. The e-Learning (EL) 2016 conference aims…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Electronic Learning, Computer Science Education
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Crawford, Karin; Horsley, Reece; Hagyard, Andy; Derricott, Dan – Higher Education Academy, 2015
"Pedagogies of partnership: What works?" seeks to identify whether the student learning experience is enhanced or in any way made different through the implementation of teaching and learning that is explicitly intended to foster partnership. The value of student-staff partnerships and student engagement is recognised nationally and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Student Experience, Learning Experience
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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)