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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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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
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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