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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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Savchuk, Nataliya M.; Sichkar, Svitlana A.; Khlystun, Iryna V.; Shuliak, Svitlana A.; Avramenko, Valentina I. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine and evaluate the impact the the multimedia textbook-based interactive, based on ICT model learning environment provides for the learning styles of the university students majoring in Philology. The study sought to identify tangible (seemingly measurable) and intangible (difficult to measure) gains this…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Tømte, Cathrine Edelhard; Fossland, Trine; Aamodt, Per Olaf; Degn, Lise – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the digitalisation of teaching and learning understood as external processes, influenced by government and international trends and as internal processes within the institutions, in Denmark and Norway. These are countries with similarities regarding digitalisation and educational systems. In the internal processes, there was…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Pastore, Serafina; Manuti, Amelia; Scardigno, Fausta; Curci, Antonella; Pentassuglia, Monica – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on the role of student feedback in the process of higher education quality assurance. The most recent reforms of the educational systems encourage teachers to enlarge their educational paradigm by experimenting with assessment practices that would go behind accountability and be more responsive to students' learning needs. In…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Lee, Bonnie K.; Cai, Huixiang – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization of higher education to include international, intercultural, or global components into the delivery of postsecondary education has drawn increasing attention in the last two decades. A globally relevant course focusing on the "Social Contexts of Addiction" engaged students' online interaction at a Canadian university…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Odendaal, Albi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Perceptual Learning Style theory (PLS) claims that the presentation of information in either a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic format will improve the learning of selected individuals due to the dominance of one or more modality in their information gathering. The modality dominance of six Western classical pianists in higher music education was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study explores whether critical pedagogy is viable for meeting the goals of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2015-2025. The MEB has a particular focus on societal improvement and the authors suggest that critical pedagogy should be considered as a way of teaching as it specifically aligns with the aims of government policy. However,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Arteaga Sánchez, Rocío; Cortijo, Virginia; Javed, Uzma – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
Social network sites in general, and Facebook in particular, allow users with common interests to meet, share ideas, and collaborate, creating new forms of informal learning. In order to understand and eventually take advantage of the many benefits that Facebook can bring to the academic world, we need to study its adoption process. The objective…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Informal Education, Educational Benefits
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Yeo, Michelle; Boman, Jennifer; Mooney, Julie A.; Phillipson, Andrea; dos Santos, Luciana da Rosa; Smith, Erika E. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper describes the development of a three-phase approach our team of educational developers finds useful in curriculum projects in our Teaching and Learning Centre. Informed by the literature on the importance of flexibility and iteration (Knight, 2001; Wolf, 2007) and an orientation towards Appreciative Inquiry (Srivastra & Cooperrider,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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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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Mareque, Mercedes; de Prada Creo, Elena; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Maria Beatriz – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the way leisure activities and soft skills relate to creativity in higher education. It determines which activities have a positive impact on the student body's overall education. Previous research evidences the relationship between specific leisure activities and creativity performance in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Leisure Time, Correlation, Student Attitudes
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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