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Zevallos, Ana L.; Washburn, Mara – About Campus, 2014
Over the past decades, Vincent Tinto, Edmund Thile, Francis Ianni, and others all link mentoring to better academic performance, improved social adjustment, enhanced academic experiences, and greater rates of degree completion. Even more specifically, Jean E. Rhodes, RenĂ©e Spencer, Thomas E. Keller, Belle Liang, and Gil Noam describe three…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Counseling, College Students, Program Descriptions
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Reddy, Peter; Moores, Elisabeth – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
Investigations of whether students taking undergraduate work placements show greater academic improvement than those who do not have shown inconsistent results. In most studies, sample sizes have been relatively small and few studies have taken into account pre-existing student differences. Here data from over 6000 students at one university over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Moores, Elisabeth; Reddy, Peter – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
We report an analysis of whether a psychology placement provides significant benefit to graduates' careers. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey data six months post-graduation suggested that placement programme graduates across the university are significantly more likely to be (1) in work and (2) in graduate-level jobs. For…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Level, Statistical Significance, Psychology
Badger, Julia; Reddy, Peter – Psychology Teaching Review, 2009
The influence of birth order on personality and sibling rivalry is controversial; little research has been conducted into academic sibling rivalry, and none into the connection with personality traits. This study considers the interaction of all three factors. Firstborns (N=22) and lastborns (N=24) completed online personality tests and an…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Correlation
Reddy, Peter; Rochelle, Kim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
In response to the issues raised by Radford a clearer understanding of the psychology degree as part of the liberal education tradition is advocated in line with Newman (1982) and Graham (2005). Such a focus incorporates developments in employability and graduate competencies and reinforces rather than undermines concern with scholarship. Links…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Psychology
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Senior, Carl; Howard, Christopher; Reddy, Peter; Clark, Robin; Lim, Ming – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
A student-centred approach to teaching has been conceptualized as a key driver in higher education to facilitate understanding of concepts and improve attainment. The occurrence of student study team behaviours is diagnostic of this approach to teaching. However, the extent to which team behaviours are performed outside the parameters of formal…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Lecture Method
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Butler, Michael J. R.; Reddy, Peter – Journal of European Industrial Training, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on developing critical understanding in human resource management (HRM) students in Aston Business School, UK. The paper reveals that innovative teaching methods encourage deep approaches to study, an indicator of students reaching their own understanding of material and ideas. This improves student employability…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Reaction, Focus Groups, Transformative Learning
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Reddy, Peter; Hammond, Jennifer; Lewandowska, Anna; Trapp, Annie; Marques, J. Frederico – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
To investigate innovation in psychology teaching in European Union (EU) higher education, Europlat partners were surveyed and 43 replies were received from 30 countries. Estimated use of e-learning and other technologies including e-books and journals, virtual learning environments, lecture recording, plagiarism detection, laboratory simulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Technology Uses in Education
Reddy, Peter A.; Moores, Elisabeth – Psychology Teaching Review, 2008
Universities are encouraged to widen access to a broad range of applicants, including mature students taking Access qualifications. Admissions tutors can find it difficult to compare and choose between Access and A-level applications, and Access applicants for popular courses may be disadvantaged relative to students with good A-levels. In this…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Reddy, Peter; Moores, Elisabeth – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2006
Placement programmes are considered to provide students with an induction into the work environment and a valuable learning experience. Aston University maintains one of the highest success rates of any UK university for graduate employment and it is thought that the placement year plays a large role in this success. However, the benefits of…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Psychology, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement
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Yeats, Rowena; Reddy, Peter; Wheeler, Anne; Senior, Carl; Murray, John – Education & Training, 2010
Purpose: Academic writing is often considered to be a weakness in contemporary students, while good reporting and writing skills are highly valued by graduate employers. A number of universities have introduced writing centres aimed at addressing this problem; however, the evaluation of such centres is usually qualitative. The paper seeks to…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Literacy, Literacy Education, Education Work Relationship
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Norton, Lin; Aiyegbayo, Olaojo; Harrington, Katherine; Elander, James; Reddy, Peter – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
This study was carried out with new lecturers on a two year Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme in a UK university. The aim was to establish their beliefs about how studying on the programme aligned with their teaching and learning philosophy and what, if anything, had changed or constrained those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Content Analysis, Educational Research
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Parson, Vanessa; Reddy, Peter; Wood, Jon; Senior, Carl – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
There is an increasing pressure on university staff to provide ever more information and resources to students. This study investigated student opinions on (audio) podcasts and (video) vodcasts and how well they met requirements and aided learning processes. Two experiments within the Aston University looked at student opinion on, and usage of,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Reddy, Peter; Hill, Ros – Psychology Teaching Review, 2002
The aim of this action research study was to identify learning outcomes for assessing work-related transferable skills during undergraduate psychology sandwich year placements as part of an ongoing cycle of development of the placement. The merits of assessing such skills are considered in relation to the role of universities in preparing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Work Experience Programs