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Aynsley, Sarah A.; Nathawat, Kusum; Crawford, Russell M. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Gamification in higher education has steadily been gaining traction as a useful addition to the diversity of learning resources available to both teachers and students. We have invented a card-based, role-playing team game called 'Braincept' to help aid pharmacology learning for medical students. The aims of the current study are to determine…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Student Attitudes, Medical Students, Pharmacology
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Forsythe, A.; Jellicoe, M. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
We present data that may not only provide direction to those who are interested in developing a measure of learning gain, but also provide a route for those wishing to directly enhance student performance through gainful learning. Richardson found that student performance showed moderate correlations with only three self-regulatory variables…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Management, Student Behavior, Feedback (Response)
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Turner, Rebecca; Sutton, Carole; Muneer, Reema; Gray, Claire; Schaefer, Nadine; Swain, Julie – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Learning gain is a politicised concept within contemporary HE, and as such has been aligned with agendas of teaching excellence and learning outcomes but the extent to which it captures actual learning has yet to be clarified. Here, we report the outcomes of a learning gain study which examines how students' knowledge, skills and experiences as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Student Experience, Research Methodology
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Cachia, Moira; Lynam, Siobhan; Stock, Rosemary – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Researchers examining academic success often quantify it in terms of assessment grades. This assumption is questioned here by considering the students' understanding of academic success. The presented study aimed to identify students' views of its definition and the factors they perceive as crucial in attaining it. Sixteen undergraduate Psychology…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Foreign Countries, Individual Development
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Scott, Margaret; Unsworth, John – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
While traditionally the viva voce examination had a central role in student assessment it fell out of favour as higher education expanded. This paper describes the development of a digital video viva examination to promote a more authentic and lower stakes method of assessment for students in their final under-graduate module. The paper presents a…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Video Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Bigg, Martin; Brooks, Ian; Clayton, William; Darwen, Jamie; Gough, Georgina; Hyland, Fiona; Longhurst, James; Tierney, Ash; Tweddell, Hannah; Walsh, Amy; Willmore, Chris – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
HEIs are well placed to engage with local communities, and can connect students with organisations through several pathways, such as volunteering opportunities, placements, internships, or projects. The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE), the University of Bristol and their respective Students' Unions have been working in partnership…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Life Style, Universities, Student Unions
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Douglas, Caroline; Yearsley, James; Scott, Graham W.; Hubbard, Katharine E. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Engaging in a final year project is required in most undergraduate degree programmes. However, the student research experience often differs from the academic experience due to a lack of opportunities for research dissemination. We present the Student Thesis Conference as an innovative research dissemination model used in Sports Science degrees at…
Descriptors: Student Research, Theses, Undergraduate Students, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Roach, Kate; Tilley, Emanuela; Mitchell, John – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
This study presents an analysis of self-reported student perceptions and experiences of authenticity during an undergraduate first-year problem-based learning (PBL) engineering module at UCL. The aim is to further understand how students perceive authentic learning experiences in order to support and maximise this kind of learning throughout their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education
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Stock, Rosemary; Lynam, Siobhan; Cachia, Moira – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Research examining the links between Mental Toughness, Positive and Negative Affect and Academic Success was presented at the Annual Higher Education STEM Conference (HEA STEM). The results indicated that undergraduate students of psychology (n = 141) showed a positive correlation between Control of Life (a component of Mental Toughness) and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences
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Evans, C.; Kandiko Howson, C.; Forsythe, A. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Internationally, the political appetite for educational measurement capable of capturing a metric of value for money and effectiveness has momentum. While most would agree with the need to assess costs relevant to quality to help support better governmental policy decisions about public spending, poorly understood measurement comes with unintended…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Gains, Political Issues, Quality Assurance
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Scalise, Kathleen; Douskey, Michelle; Stacy, Angelica – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
This article focuses on learning gains in the area of higher education STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through new approaches to the formative assessment feedback cycle. Learning gains were examined for stratified randomized comparison and two treatment groups of 943 students organized into 41 laboratory sections in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, STEM Education, Formative Evaluation, Chemistry
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Parker, Jonathan – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
This study evaluates the impact of undergraduate research on student achievement. It analyses graduating students from 2012 to 2016 at a UK university that requires a research project comprising 25% of final-year credits in most subjects, providing a sample of over 5000 students across the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. It…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Research Projects, Grades (Scholastic)
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Olesen, Kristian – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Planning theory is often portrayed as a subject that urban planning students find too abstract and fail to see the relevance of. This paper advocates the perspective that planning theory can be made more student-friendly. This requires, firstly, that academic discussions about the relevance of planning theory for urban planning practice are…
Descriptors: Urban Planning, Theories, Relevance (Education), College Instruction
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Cameron, Andrea; Wharton, Yvette; Scally, Jennifer B. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
Increasingly universities are expected to demonstrate the impact of students' higher education experiences; learning gain is one of the metrics that can evidence this. The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) agrees Widening Participation (WP) objectives with the universities with an implicit expectation that Scottish higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gains, Value Added Models
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Russell, Ewan – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
This article will provide ideas for teaching methods that aim to provide undergraduate students with the experience of working with mathematics in a business context. These teaching methods have been employed at a mainstream U.K. university in a final-year module, and employers have been heavily involved in designing and assessing learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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