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Booth, S.; Woollacott, L. C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this paper, we present an analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SoTL) which contributes to SoTL both as a field of research practice and as a background to professional development in higher education. We analyse and describe the constitution of the field, and in so doing address its nature in the face of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Research, Epistemology
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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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Burger, Roland – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of assessment method (essays vs. examinations) and instruction method (seminars vs. lectures) on student perceptions of the fairness of the assessment process. Department-specific combinations of these factors give a unique profile to the assessment process and to the way students interact with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grading, Evaluation Criteria, Scoring Formulas
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Mägi, Eve; Beerkens, Maarja – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In the global competition of higher education, research intensity has become the key indicator of the quality of universities. This raises the issue of how, and whether at all, a research-intensive environment offers a better learning experience for students. One potential answer to this dilemma lies in research-related teaching. In this empirical…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty, Teaching Methods