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Baker, Trish; Clark, Jill – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
New Zealand tertiary classrooms are a mix of New Zealand's ethnically diverse domestic students and predominantly Asian international students. This multicultural diversity, while having potential to enhance educational experience, brings challenges for teachers in the use of cooperative learning. A major challenge is status inequality in diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Cooperative Learning, Socioeconomic Status
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McMaster, Christopher – Kairaranga, 2014
The Ministry of Education has set the target of 100% of New Zealand schools to be "mostly" inclusive by 2014. But what are the essential elements of inclusion? This paper explores essential core elements that allow inclusion to flourish. Based on an extensive time in the field as part of a year-long doctoral research project, these…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Best Practices, Research Projects
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Chellapan, Lakshmi; van der Meer, Jacques; Pratt, Keryn; Wass, Rob – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
The term "flipping the classroom" is relatively recent, although elements of the underlying principles have been around for many years. It is generally accepted that the "flipped classroom model" consists of replacing direct instruction, or lectures, with video clips to be watched off campus, and using face-to-face class time…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Charteris, Jennifer – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Conceptualised from a range of sociological perspectives, and theorised extensively over the last 50 years, human agency is an integral element to lifelong learning. Poststructural theory with its decentred discursive construction of the learner offers a vibrant conception of classroom dynamics. This paper envisions how learner agency can be…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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McNaughton, Susan Maree – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Empathy is an important affective attribute for graduates entering future practice with diverse populations. Self- and bodily awareness and the ability to take others' perspectives are essential for developing, maintaining and encouraging the cognitive, affective and motivational elements of empathy. This paper presents a thematic analysis of…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, Empathy, Self Concept, Perspective Taking
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Eltringham, Kathryn; Hawe, Eleanor; Dixon, Helen – Education 3-13, 2018
Understanding the goals for learning is fundamental to students' success as writers. We investigated how Year 6 students in New Zealand experienced, understood and responded to goals during a writing unit. The study took place over seven weeks. Data were gathered through interviews with two teachers and six student participants; field notes from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Goal Orientation, Writing Skills
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Parr, Judy M.; Hawe, Eleanor – Professional Development in Education, 2017
This study investigates conditions designed to optimize learning where professionals utilize the expertise and support of one another. It describes a research--practice collaboration to enhance teacher knowledge and practice through peer observation of, and feedback about, classroom practice in writing. A collaboratively designed observation…
Descriptors: Observation, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Skills
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Blackburn, Greg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Preparing students to be critical thinkers and effective communicators is essential in today's multinational and technologically sophisticated environment. New electronic technologies provide opportunities for creating learning environments that extend the possibilities of "old" but still essential technologies: books, blackboards, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Studies
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Fleming, Jenny – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2015
Fundamental to cooperative education is a philosophical commitment to learning through the experience of work. The workplace can be viewed as a social environment and provides a context for learning that is very different from that provided within a university. The aim of this research was, through an interpretive case study, to explore the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Workplace Learning, Education Work Relationship, Case Studies
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McGee, Alyson; Haworth, Penny; MacIntyre, Lesieli – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2015
With a substantial increase in the numbers of English language learners in schools, particularly in countries where English is the primary use first language, it is vital that educators are able to meet the needs of ethnically and linguistically changing and challenging classrooms. However, despite the recognition of the importance of effective…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Mathrani, Anuradha; Christian, Shelly; Ponder-Sutton, Agate – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
This study demonstrates a game-based learning (GBL) approach to engage students in learning and enhance their programming skills. The paper gives a detailed narrative of how an educational game was mapped with the curriculum of a prescribed programming course in a computing diploma study programme. Two separate student cohorts were invited to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Programming, Learner Engagement, Educational Games
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Kennedy, Chona Pineda – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
This study investigated the alignment of the teaching and learning practices with a student-centred learning approach in an indigenous educational institution. The findings indicated that when a western concept is applied in the classroom, it is vital for it to be culturally relevant and appropriate to the cultural beliefs and values of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Desai, Farzanah; Seaholme, Tim – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to evaluate undergraduate exercise and sport science students' learning experiences in a strength and conditioning internship. There was a special emphasis on the interns' personal development, the influence of supervision (academic supervisor functioning as a dual professional) and feedback on their development as a…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Internship Programs, Exercise
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Safipour, Jalal; Wenneberg, Stig; Hadziabdic, Emina – Journal of International Students, 2017
In this essay, we investigate the learning and teaching experiences in the international classroom from both the teachers and the students' perspectives. The findings of this study showed that language barriers are one of the difficulties, but academic cultural differences seem to play a more important role that can impact on the learning outcomes…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Background, Foreign Students, Stereotypes
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Napan, Ksenija; Green, Jennifer K.; Thomas, Judith A.; Stent, Warwick J.; Jülich, Shirley J.; Lee, Debora; Patterson, Lynnemaree – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This research demonstrates that cooperative inquiry (CI) offers authentic opportunities for academics to transform their teaching, paving the way for additional collaborative practices in higher education across a range of disciplines. Using data from cycles of action and reflection, a multidisciplinary group of seven tertiary teachers committed…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, College Faculty
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