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Reiser, Elana – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Two sections of a college discrete mathematics class were taught using cooperative learning techniques throughout the semester. The 33 students attending these sections were randomly assigned into groups of three. Their final examination consisted of an individual and group blended examination where students worked in their groups and discussed…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Questionnaires
Fincher, Cameron – 1999
This monograph discusses some of the difficulties that colleges and universities encounter when they seek to study themselves. It finds that despite commendable efforts to establish doctoral programs in higher education, institutes and centers for the study of higher education, and offices of institutional research, there are many discrepancies…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Effective Schools Research
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Davidson, Julie; Prahalad, Vishnu; Harwood, Andrew – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
There are increasing pressures within the higher education sector to incorporate digital pedagogies into teaching and learning, a trend amplified by recent extensive recourse to online delivery within the sector. This trend carries with it both opportunities and challenges in effectively fostering those graduate competences that a converging…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning
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Steur, J. M.; Jansen, E. P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. A. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
The formative merits of university education are at risk of being reduced from graduateness in the sense of broad academic cultivation to professional training with a strong emphasis on employability. The difficulty in opposing this trend is the absence of a clear framework for academic cultivation. The aim of this study is to construct a model…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Professional Training, Intellectual Development, Structural Equation Models
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Brown-Luthango, Mercy – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
Debates about the role of the university in society have been going on for many decades. There have been several calls for a more "engaged" form of scholarship which applies itself consciously to the pursuit of applied knowledge which can contribute towards solving some of the most pressing societal challenges. Closer collaboration…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Rewards
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Rawle, Fiona; Thuna, Mindy; Zhao, Ting; Kaler, Michael – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Competence in written scientific communication is an important learning outcome of undergraduate science degrees. Writing helps students learn, encourages them to think creatively and critically about their learning, and trains them in communicating their insights as disciplinary experts. However, challenges exist in incorporating writing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Assistants, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Spadafora, Natalie; Marini, Zopito – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Changes in both the landscape of education and digital technology are giving rise to interesting, innovative, and potentially effective pedagogical possibilities. As educators of the 21st century, we are witnessing continuous changes in the way we teach as well as the way students learn. This study is a part of an ongoing research program aimed at…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Folle, Alexandra; Vieira do Nascimento, Juarez; de Souza, Edison Roberto; Galatti, Larissa Rafaela; Graça, Amândio – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study was to determine the guidelines and success factors of a sport club that contribute to the identification and development of female basketball athletes. The context investigated comprises a Brazilian club with strong tradition in the training of athletes and important sporting achievements in the sport. Data collection used…
Descriptors: Females, Athletes, Team Sports, Guidelines
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Oliveira, Sonja; Marco, Elena – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2017
This paper discusses observations of an architecture and environmental engineering undergraduate design studio project assigned to 4th year students at a UK university. In the UK, most architecture courses are characterised by a high proportion of design studio teaching supported by varying amount of technical modules that include environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Design, Architectural Education
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Bryan, Audrey – Irish Educational Studies, 2017
This paper considers the educational implications of the recent emphasis on the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people in Ireland. Operating from the perspective that discourses constitute rather than merely reflect material reality, thereby shaping or "structuring" how we…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Foreign Countries
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Farley, Lisa; Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies" is dedicated to Roger I. Simon. Simon's scholarship bequeaths to theorists, teachers, and curators across Canada and beyond a theory of education that opens up responsibilities to past and present others. The papers gathered for this special issue address many of the difficulties that he…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Best Practices
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Rodriguez, Arturo – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2014
This article explores the difficulties that international student-athletes encounter while attending an institution of higher education in the U.S. Most international student-athletes are able to quickly adapt to their new environment; however, there are some that struggle to integrate themselves into the new culture and the new team environment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Athletes, College Students, Anxiety
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Janemalm, L.; Barker, D.; Quennerstedt, M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: How teachers enact policy has been of significant interest to educational scholars. In physical education research, scholars have identified several factors affecting the enactment of policy. These factors include but are not limited to: structural support available for teachers, provision of professional development opportunities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Omar, Faiza; Mahone, James P.; Ngobia, Jane; FitzSimons, John – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Mentoring graduate students is very challenging, even when both the student and faculty have similar cultural values. Many international students have a different culture from that of Canadian. Their challenge is adapting to their new environment, and for their faculty advisors to understand and work well with them. This research explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship
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Millar, Fergus – Studies in Higher Education, 1991
This introduction to three papers presented at a one-day conference on scholarship, research, and teaching notes the complexity of issues facing higher education, the difficulty of relating decision making at the national level to what actually happens in the lecture room or laboratory, and the centrality of curiosity and commitment to both…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Decision Making, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy
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