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Wilkinson, Veronica; Hayden, Mary – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
This article presents a summary of the findings of a recent study that points to the importance of informal, out of classroom, interactions in effecting change in student attitudes as they pass through the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, designed as an internationally recognized pre-university programme for students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs, Attitude Change, High School Students
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Tufts, Mark A.; Higgins-Opitz, Susan B. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Physiology is an integral component of any medical curriculum. Traditionally, the learning of physiology has relied heavily on systems-based didactic lectures. In 2001, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM; Durban, South Africa) embarked on a problem-based curriculum in which the learning of physiology was integrated with relevant…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physiology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Killen, R.; Marais, A. de K.; Loedolff, P. van Z. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article presents the results of a recent investigation at the University of South Africa that attempted to identify the post-enrolment factors that lecturers and students see as having important influences on students' success in undergraduate Business Studies courses. Data were gathered from students enrolled in all years of the BCom degree…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, College Students