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Rebecca Turner; Debby R. E. Cotton; Emily Danvers; David Morrison; Pauline E. Kneale – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
This study examined how academic staff responded to a cross-institutional change initiative to integrate immersive scheduling into the first-year undergraduate curriculum. Immersive scheduling, also referred to as block or compressed delivery, sought to create a supportive first-year experience, to ease students' transition to university. Adopting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Block Scheduling
Heather Anderson Perryman – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The purpose of this study is to identify how common the practice of block scheduling is currently among American public middle schools. This study also determines the perspectives of choral music educators working in public middle schools with existing block schedules. More extant literature is needed to examine block scheduling practices at the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Singing, Middle Schools, Block Scheduling
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Elizabeth Goode; Thomas Roche; Erica Wilson; John W. McKenzie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2024
In immersive block models students learn over shorter teaching periods and with fewer concurrent units than in typical semester or trimester models. A core aim of many such innovations is to enhance students' learning outcomes; however, there are few investigations of student satisfaction at scale in immersive block models. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, School Schedules, Public Colleges
Charles M. Shipman – ProQuest LLC, 2022
High schools must format the master schedules and designate a specific number of instructional minutes to help promote student growth. School leaders that attempt to enhance Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment growth scores need an opportunity to utilize a master schedule that fits their needs and to support continued growth. With the emergence of…
Descriptors: School Schedules, High School Teachers, Computer System Design, Block Scheduling
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Morris, Robert C. – Educational Planning, 2022
This article gives an historical perspective of block scheduling as well as looking squarely at the advantages and disadvantages of it. It focuses on how block scheduling affects such things as school climate, staff morale, and most importantly student achievement. Results from surveys given to administrators and students utilizing block…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Time on Task, Educational Environment, Teacher Morale
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Paulo Ricardo Vieira Braga; Carmen Maria Ortiz Granero; Ellen Buck – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
The recent increase in the number of higher education institutions adopting block teaching has prompted questions about the appropriateness of assessment methods that were commonly used in a semesterised delivery model. This paper explores student and faculty perceptions of summative assessment methods in a block and blend mode of delivery at a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Block Scheduling
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Thomas Roche; Erica Wilson; Elizabeth Goode – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
Universities across the globe are considering how to effect meaningful change in their higher education (HE) delivery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting student learning preferences. This paper reports on a descriptive case- study of whole-of-institution curriculum reform at one regional Australian university, where more traditional…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Goode, Elizabeth; Roche, Thomas; Wilson, Erica; McKenzie, John W. – Studies in Higher Education, 2023
Post-pandemic, many universities are seeking ways to better engage students and support them to stay with and succeed in their studies. Immersive scheduling, whereby students complete units over shorter time periods than the traditional 12-15 week semester or trimester, may be a way to do this and improve academic outcomes at scale. This paper…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Scheduling, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Nugroho, Dian; Hermasari, Bulan Kakanita – Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn), 2023
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the education system, including problem-based learning (PBL), which is the main curriculum model in medical education. Social interaction and acquisition of knowledge and skills are one of the challenges in online learning during a pandemic. This study evaluated the use of the flipped…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Problem Based Learning, Medical Education, Premedical Students
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Konjarski, Loretta; Weldon, John; Ashley, Susan; Freeman, Traci; Shanata, Jai; Yamanishi, Meghan; Lotz, Erin; Gilde, Christian; Ganzel, Alice – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2023
This paper will contribute to our understanding of the Block, its pedagogical rationale and value, and explain why, apart from pandemic conditions, these might constitute a compelling alternative to traditional academic calendars. Current research highlights the need for further research on the nature of the Block, driven by an increased global…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Educational Benefits, Case Studies, Time Factors (Learning)
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Elizabeth Goode; Thomas Roche; Erica Wilson; Jacky Zhang; John W. McKenzie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
Despite growing interest in immersive block models in higher education, very little is known about the experiences of international students in these non-traditional forms of learning. To enable an initial view of how international students perceive and perform in an immersive block model, we used an exploratory mixed methods approach to examine…
Descriptors: Success, Student Satisfaction, Student Experience, Foreign Students
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Reilly A. Dempsey Willis; Paulo Vieira Braga – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2024
This paper is framed by Nick Zepke's, Vicki Trowler's, and Paul Trowler's concept of student engagement being "chaotic", suffering from "indigestion" and "fuzziness". This study was conducted at a UK higher education institution that recently moved to a "block and blend" delivery approach. We investigated…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, College Students
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da Costa, Bruno Gon├žalves Galdino; Bruner, Brenda; Scharoun Benson, Sara; Raymer, Graydon; Law, Barbi – American Journal of Health Education, 2022
Background: Schools play an important role in promoting physical activity (PA) through school day schedules and policies. Purpose: To investigate different intensities of children's movement behavior during instructional time, recess, and in relation to the Ontario Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy. Methods: Movement behavior intensities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Play, Recess Breaks
William J. Hender – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Preparing students for the 21st century learning standards has become paramount. Calls for reform in education and an emphasis on college and career readiness in the 21st century have been prescribed as key to providing proper instruction. The implementation of these skills often require changes to the traditional high school schedule. One…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, College Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Troy M. Smigielski – ProQuest LLC, 2023
In the world of education, there is a lack of research directly focused on students with educational disabilities. Further, this topic is largely untouched when analyzing academic achievement. The purpose of this research study was to search for a significant difference in English Language Arts achievement scores in high school students with IEPs…
Descriptors: High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Language Arts, Academic Achievement
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