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Tadesse, Tefera; Manathynga, Catherine E.; Gillies, Robyn M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Current approaches for assessing the quality of teaching and learning in higher education focus solely on compliance and accountability, and use quantitative measures that serve as indicators of institutional effectiveness and efficiency, yet whether such approaches have linked to instructional activities or students learning in universities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Khan, Ramzan N.; Watson, Rashmi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The flipped classroom aims to improve learning by engaging students in educational activities outside of traditional lessons. Flipped classrooms have steadily gained popularity in the last decade and are a topic of discussion in teaching and learning forums. However, its adoption in mathematics and statistics has been subdued. Most higher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Statistics, Units of Study
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Fotinatos, Nina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to examine the role and impact of a central academic development unit (ADU) within an institutional strategic and operational change management project. The primary goal of this project was to improve vocational education and training (VET) learning and teaching practice in an Australian dual-sector regional university.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Thomas, Lisa; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; Delahunty, Janine; Dean, Bonnie Amelia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries, Developmental Programs, Models
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Harvey, Marina; Walkerden, Greg; Semple, Anne-Louise; McLachlan, Kath; Lloyd, Kate; Baker, Michaela – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
As the number of students engaging in higher education increases, so too does their diversity. Additionally, there is growing pressure on universities to better prepare graduates for the varied paths they will pursue beyond study. In responding to these conditions it is important to develop pedagogical approaches that are both inclusive and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Reflection, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Harvey, Marina;; Coulson, Debra; McMaugh, Anne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflective practice is widely adopted across the field of experience-based learning subjects in higher education, including practicums, work-integrated learning, internships, service learning and community participation. This adoption of reflective practice implies that it supports student learning through experience. When reviewing the evidence…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Action Research
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Douglas, Tracy; Salter, Susan; Iglesias, Miguel; Dowlman, Michele; Eri, Raj – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the current perspectives of feedback from first and second year undergraduate students enrolled in blended units of study which incorporated both face-to-face and online components. Students enrolled in a unit of study taught by the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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Duarte, Fernanda P. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This paper contributes to the debate on what constitutes good teaching in early 21st Century higher education, through an examination of the experience of five outstanding lecturers from a business school in an Australian university. It is based on a qualitative study that explored their perceptions on what constitutes "good teaching".…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Business Administration Education
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Coady, Christopher; Nelson, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Although there is a clear body of evidence supporting the idea that undergraduate students benefit from participation in original research projects, many units of study--particularly in the creative arts and humanities--have been slow to embrace curriculum renewal along these lines. In this paper, we detail a pragmatic approach to meeting this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Lefoe, Geraldine E.; Parrish, Dominique Rene; Keevers, Lynne Maree; Ryan, Yoni; McKenzie, Jo; Malfroy, Janne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Advancing the development of good practice around the teaching team has been the focus of a recently completed, nationally funded Australian grant entitled Coordinators Leading Advancement of Sessional Staff (CLASS). The project focused on developing leadership capacity of subject coordinators to provide supportive contexts for sessional staff to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Hendry, Graham D.; Oliver, Gary R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
Peer observation of teaching is seen as a supportive and developmental process for improving the quality of teaching in universities. Evidence is emerging that the process of observing is just as if not more valuable than being observed and given feedback. In this study lecturers completing a Foundations program in university learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Observation, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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East, Julianne; Donnelly, Lisa – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
La Trobe University, like many Australian universities, states that it values honest academic endeavour (Academic Integrity Policy 2011), and it can provide examples of good teaching practice in the areas of academic integrity, proper acknowledgment and avoiding plagiarism. Rather than relying on the chance that individuals will just develop good…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Salisbury, Fiona A.; Karasmanis, Sharon; Robertson, Tracy; Corbin, Jenny; Hulett, Heather; Peseta, Tai L. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
Information literacy is an essential component of the La Trobe University inquiry/research graduate capability and it provides the skill set needed for students to take their first steps on the path to engaging with academic information and scholarly communication processes. A deep learning approach to information literacy can be achieved if…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Burrows, Tracy; Findlay, Naomi; Killen, Chloe; Dempsey, Shane E.; Hunter, Sharyn; Chiarelli, Pauline; Snodgrass, Suzanne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This paper describes the development of a peer review of teaching model for the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The process involved using the nominal group technique to engage Faculty academic staff to consider seven key decision points that informed the development of the peer review of teaching model. Use of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Peer Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Methods
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