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Towl, Michael; Senior, Carl – Education & Training, 2010
Purpose: Formal opportunities for psychology undergraduates to carry out research training are starting to emerge. In spite of the fact that such training programmes would have a high authentic learning component little is known of undergraduate expectations and attitudes towards such programmes. This paper aims to focus on the issues.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Psychology, Questionnaires
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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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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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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