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Muller, Orna; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Due to high dropout rates (30%) among first-year students, our college of engineering operates programmes for promoting students' retention and learning. The peer-led team learning (PLTL) programme accompanies Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics introductory courses with a high rate of failures, and incorporates workshops of small…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Peer Teaching
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Pundak, David; Liberman, Ido; Shacham, Miri – Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 2017
Considerable debate exists among discipline-based astronomy education researchers about how students change their perceptions in science and astronomy. The study questioned the development of astronomical models among students in institutions of higher education by examining how college students change their initial conceptual frameworks and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, College Science
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Pundak, David; Shacham, Miri; Herscovitz, Orit – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Web technology offers lecturers the option of checking students' assignments online. Several systems have evolved to deliver personal assignments to each student in a multi-participant course. These systems provide students with immediate feedback, allowing them to correct erroneous answers and referring them to relevant literary sources that can…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Assignments, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Shacham, Miri; Od-Cohen, Yehudit – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
This paper grows from research which focuses on the learning characteristics of PhD students, incorporating communities of practice both during their studies and beyond completion of their PhD, and drawing on theories of adult learning and lifelong learning. It shows how professional discourse enhances academic discourse through student engagement…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Doctoral Degrees
Pundak, David; Herscovitz, Orit; Shacham, Miri – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
Instruction in higher education has developed significantly over the past two decades, influenced by two trends: promotion of active learning methods and integration of web technology in e-Learning. Many studies found that active teaching improves students' success, involvement and thinking skills. Nevertheless, internationally, most instructors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Wisker, Gina; Robinson, Gillian; Shacham, Miri – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2007
Traditionally, supervisors work with students on an individual basis and postgraduate development programmes are run on site. However, with increasing numbers of part-time and international students, supervisory relationships are likely to be conducted at a distance as students study alongside other commitments. Isolation can often be a key…
Descriptors: Workshops, Self Help Programs, Graduate Students, Action Research