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Costa, Rosalina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Mobile phones are a characteristic artefact of contemporary societies, transversally present in both public and private spheres, including the students' daily life. This paper showcases an innovative teaching activity that takes advantage of this fact by promoting and valuing the use of smart phones in the university classrooms, specifically when…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Robson, Sue; Almeida, Joana; Schartner, Alina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Internationalization is a key contemporary debate within Higher Education (HE). Many universities worldwide proclaim their "international" status, citing quantitative indicators, particularly international student and staff recruitment and outbound student mobility data to illustrate this. In this paper, we focus on the non-mobile…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Walkington, Helen; Dyer, Sarah; Solem, Michael; Haigh, Martin; Waddington, Shelagh – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
A geographical education offers more than skills, subject knowledge and generic attributes. It also develops a set of discipline-specific capabilities that contribute to a graduate's future learning and experience, granting them special ways of thinking for lifelong development and for contributing to the welfare of themselves, their community and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geography Instruction, Competency Based Education, Discourse Analysis
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Paiva, R. C.; Ferreira, M. S.; Frade, M. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
The growth of the higher education population and different school paths to access an academic degree has increased the heterogeneity of students inside the classroom. Consequently, the effectiveness of traditional teaching methods has reduced. This paper describes the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a tutoring system (TS) to…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mastery Learning
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Bahia, Sara; Freire, Isabel P.; Estrela, Maria Teresa; Amaral, Anabela; Espírito Santo, José António – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
There has been an overall change in higher education towards the achievement of outstanding patterns of quality and excellence that assure competitiveness at a global scale. Teachers feel the pressure of official regulations for achieving quality and excellence, based on questionable concepts of quality that do not take into account the experience…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Cooperation
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Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed.; Hol, Ana, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the 5th International Conference on Educational Technologies 2017 (ICEduTech 2017), which has been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and co-organised by the Western Sydney University, held in Sydney, Australia, 11-13 December 2017. ICEduTech is…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Bibliometrics
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Moraes, Silvia Elisabeth; de Almeida Freire, Ludmila – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2017
This article discusses the formation of a "planetary citizenship" based on the "ecology of knowledges" perspective in Brazilian universities. It is informed by the authors' experiences and the partial results from a research project entitled "Planetary citizenship and the ecology of knowledges: Interdisciplinarity,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cranmer, Sue; Lewin, Cathy – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
Innovation, a complex concept, underpinned a four-year pan-European research project designed to increase the effective use of technology in school classrooms. This article revisits evaluation data collected during the project and explores the challenges of conceptualising, realising and researching "innovation." The authors describe how…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2017
This report focuses on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from preprimary to tertiary level for the 2017/18 school and academic year. Forty-three education systems are included covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the former…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education
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Ribiero, Sandre P. M. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Higher Education mirrors the shifting nature of society and work. Mobility may provide unparalleled learning opportunities for all stakeholders; however, in order to live and work in plural societies as socially responsible and intercultural knowledgeable citizens, intercultural awareness and intercultural communication skills need to be mastered.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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Martins, Jorge; Nunes, Miguel Baptista – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of an exploratory study that investigates Portuguese academics' conceptions concerning the temporal properties of e-learning, in the context of traditional Higher Education Institutions. Design/methodology/approach: Grounded Theory methodology was used to systematically analyse data…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Coding, Grounded Theory
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Almeida, Joana; Fantini, Alvino E.; Simões, Ana Raquel; Costa, Nilza – Intercultural Education, 2016
This paper examines how the addition of intercultural interventions carried out throughout European credit-bearing exchange programmes can enhance sojourners' development of intercultural competencies, and it explores how both formal and non-formal pedagogical interventions may be designed and implemented. Such interventions were conducted at a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness, Intervention
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Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – Digital Education Review, 2015
The internationalisation of the Portuguese language has become a priority for academic institutions of different Portuguese-speaking countries which are trying to adapt to the current context of globalisation and ubiquitous communications through digital media. In order to achieve it, several challenges should be faced, namely providing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Amado-Salvatierra, Hector R.; Hilera, Jose R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to present an approach to achieve accessible and inclusive Virtual Education for all, but especially intended for students with disabilities. This work proposes main steps to take into consideration for stakeholders involved in the educational process related to an inclusive e-Learning. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Malheiro, Benedita; Silva, Manuel; Ribeiro, Maria Cristina; Guedes, Pedro; Ferreira, Paulo – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Current engineering education challenges require approaches that promote scientific, technical, design and complementary skills while fostering autonomy, innovation and responsibility. The European Project Semester (EPS) at Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) (EPS@ISEP) is a one semester project-based learning programme (30 European…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Pluralism
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