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Cheong, Grace – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper forms part of a doctoral study focused on the development and validation of an instrument for the self-evaluation of teaching and learning competencies for the purpose of faculty professional development. The rapid expansion of the higher education sector in Singapore has called for new approaches to university teaching that are…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Malcolm, Matthew R.; O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Issues arising from relationships between academic departments in universities and external stakeholders are numerous and complex. The matter is illustrated in this paper by focusing on a dispute in the theology department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, which came to a head from 2004 to 2007. The dispute itself is detailed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Departments, Theological Education
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Adam, Raoul J. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
This paper explores the epistemic dimension of neoliberalism in the context of higher education. Much critical commentary depicts neoliberalism negatively in terms of knowledge commodification, marketisation, productivity agendas, accountability regimes, bureaucratisation, economic rationalism and micro-managerialism. The paper offers a conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Epistemology, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Bennett, Kellie; Lyons, Zaza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The importance of teaching communication skills in any undergraduate medical curriculum cannot be overstated. Effective doctor-patient communication is widely recognised as an essential aspect of quality patient care. A communication skills module developed for first year medical students at the University of Western Australia (UWA) is described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Tasmania Tomorrow was highly politicised, and Tasmanian post-secondary education policy became a central issue in the 2010 state elections. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the dynamics of Tasmanian post-secondary education policy, and determine what education policy analysts can learn from this episode in Tasmanian education history.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elections, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Carter, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
This paper reflects on the relevance and applicability of "key transferable skills" to the higher education curriculum. Although they are regarded as having common currency within universities, it is argued that their uncritical acceptance devalues and distorts the nature and character of the teaching and learning employed in academe.…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Public Policy, Cultural Context
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Zeichner, Ken – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This paper describes the implications for the work of teaching and the curriculum of teacher education programs of three different views of teaching expertise and teacher education (professionalization, deregulation and social justice) that have competed with each other for dominance in the USA since the inception of formal teacher education in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs