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Hu, Yanjuan; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; van Veen, Klaas; Verloop, Nico – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Internationally, universities and policy-makers are calling for stronger integration of research into teaching. However, it is unclear how to implement this in practice in different disciplinary areas and contexts. This study contributes to this understanding with a focus on language teaching in the Chinese context. We surveyed 152 university…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers
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Bage, Grant – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
This article explores a universal issue in higher education: how in practice can we secure the most productive relationships between the research universities pursue and the education they provide? It opens by drawing from three recent international literature reviews summarising research on research-teaching links, sometimes termed a 'nexus'. It…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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McNeil, Jane; Borg, Michaela – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Although there is considerable interest in learning spaces in higher education, the relationship between spaces and learning is complex and not well-understood. Despite challenges, such as the lack of comparability between studies, we need to learn more about the interaction of space design and learning. A crucial step towards this is the creation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation
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Noroozi, Omid – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This study explores whether and how higher education students with various epistemic beliefs engage in argumentative discourse and shift their attitude within a digital dialogue game. Students were assigned to groups of four or five and asked to argue and explore various perspectives of four controversial issues of environmental education in four…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Student Attitudes, Epistemology, Higher Education
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Waldron, Rupert – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Research was conducted with fashion media students exploring the place of formal curriculum in structuring interaction in collaborative group work, and in furnishing possibilities for mediative intervention as curriculum internationalisation. Using observations, interviews, questionnaires and a Frierean intervention, it drew on critical…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cooperative Learning
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Jiménez-Castillo, David; Sánchez-Fernández, Raquel; Marín-Carrillo, Gema M. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
This study explores the effectiveness of the sequential use of lectures and video podcasting in higher education. Drawing together several theories, this paper examines the influence of student's perceived prior knowledge gained from lectures and technology acceptance model-related variables on student's self-reported assimilation of new material…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials
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Bell, Robin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
Existing literature examining the teaching of research methods highlights difficulties students face when developing research competencies. Studies of student-centred teaching approaches have found increased student performance and improved confidence in undertaking research projects. To develop a student-centred approach, it could be beneficial…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning
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Canboy, Basak; Montalvo, Adolfo; Buganza, M. Carmen; Emmerling, Robert J. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
This paper offers an example of how to introduce student-centred knowledge creation and competency development in a systematic way into a master's programme. The curriculum of a new course called Module 9 was framed according to experiential learning theory. While student teams work on self-selected projects, their learning processes are…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Student Centered Learning, Curriculum Design
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Romeu, Teresa; Guitert, Montse; Sangrà, Albert – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
Online collaboration is a relevant teaching method and has become a priority in education and research. In addition, it is becoming an essential skill for teachers. Taking this fact into consideration, this study focuses on online collaboration from the teachers' perspective. The participants of our research develop their training activity in a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Social Networks, Reflection
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
Animations have long been perceived as an effective tool in teaching and learning. While students' reception towards animations has often been studied, there is also literature covering how teachers perceive and incorporate animations into their classes. At a research intensive university in Hong Kong, animations on the topic of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animation, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
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Pickford, Ruth; Brown, Sally – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2013
Over 20?years, 25 books have been published to date in the SEDA series, and this review article aims to analyse the ways in which books within the series have contributed to thinking in higher education pedagogy over this time. We have approached the texts through three lenses, analysing them chronologically, thematically and by the orientation of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Development, Books, Teaching Methods
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Kinchin, Ian M.; Miller, Norma L. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2012
In an attempt to reveal potential threshold concepts in the field of higher education pedagogy, groups of university teachers (in the UK and in Panama) were encouraged to develop personal reflection upon their conceptions of teaching. This was initiated through concept mapping activities. It was hoped that this would help participants to address…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Concept Mapping, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Bosco, Alejandra; Rodriguez-Gomez, David – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2011
This article presents a case study, "Online Geography," carried out at the "Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona" (UAB), the basic feature of which was to implement a Learning Management System for university teaching. This experience resulted in the incorporation of curricular improvements which could be considered compatible…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Virtual Universities, Teaching Methods, Management Systems
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Warring, Susan – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
This study focuses on facilitating independent learning amongst Chinese international students completing a Bachelor's Degree. A rationale for cultivating independence is provided and a model of independent learning developed, based on Grow's Staged Self-Directed Learning model and the 1996 Situational Leadership model of Hersey and Blanchard.…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Bates, Imelda; Baume, David; Assinder, Susan – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
The paper develops and illustrates a model for designing courses. The model gives explicit attention to educational considerations, principally to the importance of active, goal-directed student learning. It also explores economic considerations, principally how to make the best possible use of the time of the teacher in planning and running the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Models, Learning Activities