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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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Jin, Jang C. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines empirically the determinants of student evaluation of teaching (SET). Empirical models were specified and estimated using the SET data collected in Hong Kong over six academic years. A key finding is that three different origins of students had a differentiated impact on teaching evaluation. In particular, students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
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Saffari, Narges – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Metacognitive knowledge is a comparatively constant information show how human beings learn and process information in general and individual. It is also considered as a significant element in learners' achievement inside and outside the classroom. The purpose of this paper is to understand the knowledge and beliefs L2 learners bring to writing…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Adair, Desmond; Jaeger, Martin; Price, Owen M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The use of a portfolio curriculum approach, when teaching a university introductory statistics and probability course to engineering students, is developed and evaluated. The portfolio curriculum approach, so called, as the students need to keep extensive records both as hard copies and digitally of reading materials, interactions with faculty,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Probability
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Yang, Jing; Huang, Si-min; Li, Ze-jian; Feng, Lie; Lu, Chun-ting – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: To develop a novel method for closely and effectively integrating simulation scenarios and clinical practices to improve clinical skills training in the concepts of translational medicine. Methods: Forty-two and 38 third-year medical students in the classes of 2010 and 2009 at Jinan University were selected as an observation group and a…
Descriptors: Simulation, Vignettes, Medical Students, Statistical Analysis
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Tingaz, Emre Ozan; Hazar, Muhsin; Baydar, Hacer Özge; Gökyürek, Belgin; Çakiroglu, Temel – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The objectives of this research were to compare the happiness and thinking styles of undergraduate students in the Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department and different departments, and to examine the relations between the students' happiness levels and their thinking styles. Using the correlational study design 661, undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Psychological Patterns, Cognitive Style
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Monk, Jennifer M.; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated whether the implementation of a scaffolded case study assignment could increase student perceptions of their scientific literacy (SL) skills in a third year Nutritional Science course. The change in students' SL perceptions were assessed by the completion of two surveys (administered at the start and end of the semester) consisting…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Joshi, Rajendra; Kong, Jooyoung; Nykamp, Heidi; Fynewever, Herb – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The authors compare the experiences of faculty and students at universities in Nepal and New Zealand following earthquakes in 2015 and 2011, respectively. Questionnaire data from students at Kathmandu University are analyzed and compared with previously published data from the University of Canterbury. Prominent themes are developed within the…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Trauma, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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Aktas, Elif; Yurt, Serap Uzuner – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the learning environment where digital stories are used as a learning material on the motivation, academic success, retention, and students' opinions. The study was carried out with mixed method which is a combination of quantitative and qualitative research approach. The study was implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Environment, Story Telling
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Roman, Yavich; Gein, Alexander; Gerkerova, Alexandra – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Nowadays pedagogical testing technology has become the basic tool for diagnosis and assessment of the level of students' mastery of learning material. Primarily they allow testing the acquired knowledge and skills in their use as a technology of the definite types of problems solution. Thus, the level of logical reasoning development plays a…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Testing, Mastery Learning, Academic Achievement
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Karatay, Halit – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
In order to make teaching activities more appealing, different techniques and strategies have been constantly employed. This study utilized the strategy of "literature circles" to improve the text-analysis skills, reading desires, and interests of prospective teachers of Turkish. "Literature circles" was not chosen to be used…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Literature, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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McCulloch, Ryan Sterling – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The role of any statistics course is to increase the understanding and comprehension of statistical concepts and those goals can be achieved via both theoretical instruction and statistical software training. However, many introductory courses either forego advanced software usage, or leave its use to the student as a peripheral activity. The…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Introductory Courses, Computer Software
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Zhang, Ming-ya; Wang, Guang; Cheng, Xin; Yang, Xuesong – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
A great number of overseas students have studied medicine at Jinan University Medical School over the past decade. Statistics from the past ten years show that these students' test scores on diagnosis and medicine I & II are lower than those of their classmates from mainland China. To address the underlying causes of this phenomenon, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Medical Students, Medical Education
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Anderton, Ryan S.; Chiu, Li Shan; Aulfrey, Susan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Anatomy and physiology teaching has undergone significant changes to keep up with advances in technology and to cater for a wide array of student specific learning approaches. This paper examines perceptions towards a variety of teaching instruments, techniques, and innovations used in the delivery and teaching of anatomy and physiology for health…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Anatomy, Health Sciences
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Dawson, Christi L.; Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Higley, Kelli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study investigated the perceptions of epistemic justification of students in two disparate domains of study to determine if any similarities and differences in their methods of justification exist. Two samples of students, or a total of 513 undergraduates from educational psychology (n = 193) and biology (n = 320) courses, completed a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biology, Teaching Methods, Educational Psychology
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