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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Zhao, Fang; Zhang, Zhaoyong; Wang, Shasha – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper we investigate the current tensions for pedagogic change in the Chinese higher education system, and explore how the intricate interplay between the stakeholder relationships drives and mediates the system, and impacts on potential pedagogy. To achieve these goals, this study takes an inductive theory-building approach to gather the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teaching quality improvements frequently focus upon the 'development' of individual academics in higher education. However, research also shows that the academics' context has considerable influence upon their practices. This study examines the working environments of teachers on an online pharmacy programme, investigating contextual conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, College Faculty, Work Environment
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the literature, higher education teaching is typically conceptualised as generic or determined by disciplinary characteristics. Academic development literature mirrors this dichotomy when discussing the starting point for development work. However, this focus on universal characteristics overlooks crucial aspects of contextual influence on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
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McNally, Brenton; Chipperfield, Janine; Dorsett, Pat; Del Fabbro, Letitia; Frommolt, Valda; Goetz, Sandra; Lewohl, Joanne; Molineux, Matthew; Pearson, Andrew; Reddan, Gregory; Roiko, Anne; Rung, Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Despite the popularity of the flipped classroom, its effectiveness in achieving greater engagement and learning outcomes is currently lacking substantial empirical evidence. This study surveyed 563 undergraduate and postgraduate students (61% female) participating in flipped teaching environments and ten convenors of the flipped courses in which…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Positive Attitudes, Higher Education
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Lund Dean, Kathy; Wright, Sarah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Engaged learning opportunities have become powerful foundations upon which students build lifelong skills and organizational capacities. Research has empirically validated the long-term positive learning impacts of active and experiential learning opportunities for students. As such, institutional administrators and external stakeholders have…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Large Group Instruction, Experiential Learning, College Faculty
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Schendel, Rebecca – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In recent years, there have been numerous attempts to improve the quality of higher education in Africa, but there is limited knowledge about the impact of these initiatives on student learning. The results of a study published in 2015 offered some initial data in this regard by identifying a lack of improvement in the critical thinking ability of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education