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MacPhail, Ann; Ulvik, Marit; Guberman, Ainat; Czerniawski, Gerry; Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma; Bain, Yvonne – Professional Development in Education, 2019
Current literature suggests that while teacher educators perform a multitude of complex roles, they receive minimal preparation or possibilities for professional development to fulfil these roles. As a result, they need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills after taking on the position of teacher educators. Therefore, it is important to learn…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
Farren, Patrick – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
This book examines the beliefs and attitudes of teacher educators, teachers and student-teachers about the impact of language teaching and learning. It draws on three research-based studies carried out by the author in collaboration with colleagues at the National University of Ireland, Galway, King's College London and the Lynch School of…
Descriptors: International Education, Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Student Teachers
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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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Quilty, Aideen – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
Deborah Britzman, over 15 years ago in her insightful essay "Is There a Queer Pedagogy? Or Stop Thinking Straight", posed questions that continue to resonate (Britzman, Deborah P. 1998. "Curriculum: Toward New Identities", edited by William Pinar, 211. New York: Routledge). What if lesbian and gay theories were understood as…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Higher Education
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Sugrue, Ciaran; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
As higher education (HE) comes under increasing pressure from policy-makers, nationally and internationally, to contribute more directly to economic development, tensions between more traditional missions of universities and their more recent entrepreneurial makeovers create major dilemmas for academic staff regarding their roles and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Education, Accountability
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Bruen, Jennifer; Kelly, Niamh – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This paper considers the attitudes and behaviours of university language lecturers and their students regarding the use of the L1 in the higher education L2 classroom. A case study of one Irish higher education institution was carried out and qualitative interviews conducted with six lecturers in Japanese and six in German. The results indicated…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ijichi, Nobuko – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Japanese is a popular choice amongst higher education students on IWLPs (Institution-Wide Language Programmes), but the language presents challenges for many learners. Students on university elective programmes begin their courses with enthusiasm but often become discouraged and drop out at the post-beginner stage. Thus Japanese elective…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
O'Rourke, Kevin C.; Rooney, Pauline; Boylan, Frances – Online Submission, 2015
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) have become an integral part of the technological furniture of higher education over the past two decades. While some VLE adopters have argued that the enhancement of teaching and learning is a key driver underpinning their use, an increasing number have described typical VLE usage as a "notes-bank…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Virtual Classrooms
Healey, Mick; Jenkins, Alan; Lea, John – Higher Education Academy, 2014
This report fills a major gap in understanding the development of research-based curricula, focusing on college-based higher education (CBHE). Estimates suggest that, in England, somewhere between 8-10% of HE undergraduate students are taught in CBHE. In 2009, 17% of HE students in Scotland were enrolled in CBHE. In Wales this was 15% and in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Case Studies, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Boland, Josephine A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Civic engagement in higher education encompasses a diversity of goals, strategies and activities. These include particular approaches to teaching and learning--community-based or service learning--which share an explicit civic focus and combine the features of experiential learning with opportunities for engagement. A range of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Ermenc, Klara Skubic, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Chigisheva, Oksana, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2014
This volume contains papers submitted to the 12th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Sofia and Nessebar, Bulgaria, in June 2014, and papers submitted to the 2nd International Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre 'Scientific Cooperation,' Rostov-on-Don,…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Global Approach, Competence, Comparative Education
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Chigisheva, Oksana, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This volume contains papers submitted to the 11th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14-17 May 2013, and papers submitted to the 1st International Distance Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation,"…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Byrne, Marann; Chughtai, Aamir; Flood, Barbara; Murphy, Evelyn; Willis, Pauline – International Journal of Educational Management, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the levels of burnout experienced by accounting and finance academics in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: Data for this cross-sectional survey study were collected from 100 accounting and finance academics teaching in Irish third level institutions. Independent sample "t"-tests, one…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Accounting, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis
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