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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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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
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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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Cerda Suarez, Luis Manuel; Hernandez, Wilmar – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
In the last decade, many changes have taken place in the field of university education. Professional practice demands that future graduates design and market products, preserve the interests of their clients, take responsibilities in public administration or participate in politics. Universities must educate professionals so that they become…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Styles
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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, Helena; da Silva Lopes, Betina; Moreira, Aurora; Watts, Mike – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Higher education institutions are currently undertaking a challenging process in moving from teacher-orientated to student-focused approaches. Students' ability to asking questions is fundamental to developing critical reasoning, and to the process of scientific enquiry itself. Our premise is that questioning competences should become a central…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Critical Thinking