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Walker, Ben W. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The significance of personal tutoring continues to increase as a result of contextual developments and the outcomes of key research on student retention and success, and yet these developments simultaneously create significant challenges in delivery within the pastoral model of personal tutoring. In addition, it remains an under-developed and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hill, Michelle A.; Overton, Tina; Kitson, Russell R. A.; Thompson, Christopher D.; Brookes, Rowan H.; Coppo, Paolo; Bayley, Lynne – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Attaining transferable skills is increasingly important for undergraduates and, while such skill development may be embedded within the curriculum, it is often not well recognised by students. This mixed methods study explores the use of skills badges as icons displayed on curriculum materials in several disciplines at two universities. The badges…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Transfer of Training, Recognition (Achievement), Skill Development
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Espasa, Anna; Mayordomo, Rosa M.; Guasch, Teresa; Martinez-Melo, Montserrat – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Dialogic feedback demands an active role by lecturers and students to become effective. However, sometimes students do not engage with the feedback received. The use of technology and different channels to provide feedback (using audio and video feedback) in online learning environments could contribute to make students more active with the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes
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Khiat, Henry – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Effective time management is essential for us all, whether students or anyone else. There are many factors which affect how well students manage their time and in what ways. As with everything, some are excellent at managing their time and others are not. As faculty, we can assist our learners to better manage their time, whether this is in the…
Descriptors: Time Management, Automation, Self Control, Learning Strategies
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Kahu, Ella R.; Picton, Catherine – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The transition from school to university is challenging and a greater knowledge of the first-year student experience will enable staff to better support their students. University- and government-run student surveys fail to capture the depth and breadth of the first-year experience and so qualitative research is needed to get a more nuanced and…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, College Freshmen, Figurative Language
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Hammill, Jackie; Nguyen, Thinh; Henderson, Fiona – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Positive psychology interventions are widely used in primary and secondary education to enhance student engagement and well-being. When used in the higher education sector, interventions tend to be used in psychology, psychotherapy and mindfulness programmes with successful outcomes in terms of student engagement, learning and well-being. However,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Psychological Patterns, Positive Attitudes, Intervention
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Russell, Joanne M.; Baik, Chi; Ryan, Anna T.; Molloy, Elizabeth – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Research associates self-regulated learning with academic achievement and lifelong learning. Although there is consensus surrounding the need for students to develop self-regulated learning skills, there is a paucity of research exploring how educators can foster student self-regulated learning. This study examines the teaching practices, beliefs…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Winstone, Naomi; Balloo, Kieran; Gravett, Karen; Jacobs, Daniel; Keen, Harry – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Students' engagement in extra-curricular activities can play a significant role in their development of a student identity, as well as leading to a greater sense of belonging and wellbeing. However, individual characteristics such as sociability may influence the likelihood of students engaging in extra-curricular activities. We collected mixed…
Descriptors: Well Being, Sense of Community, Equal Education, Barriers
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Yang, Tingting; Luo, Heng; Sun, Di – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Discussion has been widely used in courses, both online and otherwise, as it provides opportunities for students to construct knowledge through interaction with peers and instructors. Grouping students is a prominent strategy in the use of discussion. However, simply dividing students cannot guarantee active participation and high learning…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Dynamics, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Participation
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Carless, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2022
For feedback processes to be effective, they need to involve students actively in generating, processing and responding to feedback information. Teacher transmission approaches are unlikely to provide a good investment of time and resources because they fail to draw sufficiently on student agency. In this conceptual article, it is argued that…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Role, Student Role, Learning Activities
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Aflalo, Ester – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Student question generation is a constructive strategy that enriches learning, yet is hardly practiced in higher education. The study described here presents a potential model for integrating student question generation into an education setting. In all, 133 students generated questions in groups, answered and assessed the questions of their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Rodriguez, Fernando; Kataoka, Sabrina; Janet Rivas, Mariela; Kadandale, Pavan; Nili, Amanda; Warschauer, Mark – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Studies have demonstrated that utilizing spacing (spreading out study sessions at regular intervals) and self-testing strategies are optimal for learning. While some applied work has examined the relationship between these strategies on general academic achievement, there is still a need to explore how both spacing and self-testing are related to…
Descriptors: Intervals, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Study Habits
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Barton, Bianca A.; Adams, Katharine S.; Browne, Blaine L.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Accessing social media is common and although concerns have been raised regarding the impact of social media on academic success, research in this area is sparse and inconsistent. Survey responses were collected from 659 undergraduate and graduate students to determine the relationship between social media usage and overall academic performance,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement
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García-Aracil, Adela; Monteiro, Sílvia; Almeida, Leandro S. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
This study explores the factors that contribute to students' perceptions of their preparedness for transition from university to work, taking a multidimensional perspective on their academic experience. To that end, a questionnaire was designed and administered to students enrolled in the final year of their master's degree programme. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Student Attitudes
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Buckley, Patrick; Lee, Paul – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Extra-curricular activities including clubs, fraternities and societies have been part of the fabric of higher level institutions since their origin. A significant body of educational research has investigated the impact of these activities on academic performance and the acquisition of discipline complementary skills and competencies. In the…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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