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McCune, Velda – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on extending our limited understanding of how the teaching and assessment practices of experienced academics develop. The development of academics as teachers is increasingly seen as a key focus but much of the research in this area has focused on formal educational development initiatives. The analysis presented here…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Time Management, Educational Technology
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Anderson, Charles; McCune, Velda – Curriculum Journal, 2013
This article considers how best to conceptualise higher education curricula in a world marked by uncertainty, where knowledge and the foundations of knowledge are strongly contested. We then draw on conceptions of agency that derive from socio-cultural theorising to consider what "tools" for thinking and practising individuals may need to deploy…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Sociocultural Patterns
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McCune, Velda; Entwistle, Noel – Learning and Individual Differences, 2011
This article discusses the need, in 21st century university education, to encourage a "will to learn" in students, and explores its meaning using a variety of empirical evidence. It draws on previous studies related to academic understanding to introduce the idea of a "disposition to understand for oneself" and to consider how teaching-learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Kreber, Carolin; McCune, Velda; Klampfleitner, Monika – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
Recent literature in higher and adult education has identified "authenticity" in teaching as a significant yet under-researched phenomenon lacking a straight-forward definition. By exploring how academic teachers and their students, next to educational theorists and philosophers, understand the notion of authenticity in teaching we offer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, College Instruction