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Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K. – Communication Education, 2017
As this forum's call for papers notes, lecture represents one of the more "controversial forms of instructional communication," yet remains a predominant instructional method in academia. Ironically, instructors face increasing pressure to abandon lecture at a time when these classes are popular and students readily enroll in lecture…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Listening, Notetaking
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Jones, Ken – Journal of Education Policy, 2010
Responding to the recent work of Andrew Gamble, the article discusses the extent to which the British situation can be described in terms of crisis. It suggests that an essential element of crisis is that of political and social contestation, and explores the terms on which contestation is taking shape in and around British education.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics, Privatization, Public Sector
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Stearns, Susan – Communication Education, 2017
The author of this brief forum article argues that it is time to encourage faculty members to rethink student learning: encourage the scholarship of teaching and expose faculty to key research articles about student learning. Then, building on this knowledge, the academy needs to offer assistance to faculty in designing student-centered…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Active Learning
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Abi-Raad, Maurice – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The higher education experience is a challenge for first-year students. One of the challenges facing a generation of youth is attaining professional skills, academic experience and occupational training. In order to have a clear picture of the challenges involved in first-year experiences it is important to examine elements impacting first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Student Centered Learning
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Ryan, Mary – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
The importance of reflection in higher education, and across disciplinary fields is widely recognised. It is generally embedded in university graduate attributes, professional standards and course objectives. Furthermore, reflection is commonly included in assessment requirements in higher education subjects, often without necessary scaffolding or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bentley, Kelvin – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Russ Poulin is director of policy and analysis for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies. He has been an outspoken advocate of treating distance education fairly in state and federal regulations. In recent years, he has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Gilley, Daryl V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2005
Whereas questions about meaning and purpose are appropriate and perhaps essential in the classroom, teachers should integrate them with caution.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Higher Education, Spiritual Development, College Instruction
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Correa Ruiz, Carmen – Accounting Education, 2013
In this commentary, Correa Ruiz notes that from his analysis, Owen (2013) identified the essential elements to be included in a modern professional accounting curriculum, described how Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has embedded "Integrated Reporting" in its curriculum, and discussed future curriculum development,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Teaching Methods, Accountability, Course Content
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Doan, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many observers find it baffling that faculty in higher education have been slow to adopt open educational resources (OER). The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private foundation that makes grants to expand access to learning materials, defines OER as: Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Weimer, Maryellen – Communication Education, 2017
College instructors use lecture and its current counterpoint--active learning--widely and often rely on both strategies, but the question of which best promotes student learning has become a debate that ignores the fact that learning can result from both. Students still listen to and learn from lectures. They pass exams, obtain degrees, and…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Sun, Qi – Adult Learning, 2013
This article argues that transformative learning becomes increasingly essential for educators in the changing landscape of the adult and higher education institutions of the United States that has continuously hosted highest numbers of international students among other countries. First, it presents a context discussing learning for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Educators, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Costa, Manuel Joao – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
Student-centered education is in the air. It is present in many reform agendas for higher education across every discipline and is shortlisted as an important goal for teaching and learning in many reports and recommendations of professional agencies and scientific societies. There is wide consensus that moving from teacher-centered to…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Darling, Ann – Communication Education, 2017
The essays in this forum demonstrate how the shift from an instructional to a learning paradigm is in full motion and is happening in scholarly conversations about communication and instruction. When asked about the role of the lecture in today's educational context, responses varied from some form of "none at all" to "the lecture…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Educational Research
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Ewell, Peter T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In the fall of 1981, author Peter Ewell, President Emeritus of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), moved to Boulder, Colorado to direct a project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Using Information on Student Outcomes to Improve Program Planning and Decision-Making." Before this point--not…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Educational History, Accountability
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
John R. Savery is Professor of Education and Director of Instructional Services at the University of Akron. His research and teaching interests focus on problem-based learning and technology-rich learning environments. As Director he supports faculty integration of instructional technology across the spectrum, from traditional classrooms to…
Descriptors: Interviews, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology
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