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Selwyn, Rebecca; Renaud-Assemat, Irene – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Technical writing skills are vital to professional engineers, but many engineering students find them difficult to master. This paper presents a case study carried out among ~300 first and second year engineering students who had little previous experience in technical writing. The aim was to support them to write better technical reports.…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Research Reports, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students
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Walsh, Anita; Powell, Philip – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a long-standing, globally recognised qualification for aspiring business leaders. Yet, the qualification has changed little over its history, despite substantial changes in the role and practice of business. Notwithstanding much introspection, many MBA programmes have not been transformed.…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study
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Andrade, Maureen Snow – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
This conceptual article focuses on teaching and learning strategies aimed at helping students in higher education develop cross-crossing skills such as communication, critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving, and working with diverse others. Within the framework of high impact practices and their elements, the article shares practical ideas…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Self Management, Assignments
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Alharbi, Mashael; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Lo, Chih-Shen Owen – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Undergraduate students can develop different bodies of knowledge by engaging with members of their family, university, and community. In this study, we investigated how undergraduate students used the knowledge, skills, and resources they gained in class to engage with their local communities through the creation of documentary films as part of an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Documentaries, Films, Knowledge Level
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Miknis, Marius; Davies, Ross; Johnson, Clare S. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
This paper explores whether students' learning outcomes can be improved through the use of self-assessment rubrics. Students on a computer programming module in a Higher Education Institution were required to complete a self-assessment using the same rubric as the assessors. Observing discrepancies between the grades the students were receiving,…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Academic Achievement
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Mtawa, Ntimi N.; Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Universities are criticised for overemphasising instrumental values. Instrumental values are important but universities risks undermining cultivation of humanity, critical consciousness and civic agency. Service-learning (SL) is practice that moves teaching and learning beyond the focus on technical skills and instrumental outcomes. Nonetheless,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education
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Devis-Rozental, Camila; Farquharson, Lois – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
This qualitative study undertaken at a University in England investigates what influences the development of undergraduate students' socio-emotional intelligence (SEI). Through a thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with students and lecturers, the study highlights various approaches that the learning environment, both physical and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Student Development, Socialization
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Peña-Fernández, Antonio; Acosta, Lucrecia; Fenoy, Soledad; Magnet, Angela; Izquierdo, Fernando; Bornay, Fernando J.; Ollero, María Dolores; Hurtado, Carolina; Del Aguila, Carmen – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Eukaryotic parasites represent a serious human health threat requiring health professionals with parasitology skills to counteract this threat. However, recent surveys highlight an erosion of teaching of parasitology in medical and veterinary schools, despite reports of increasing instances of food and waterborne parasitic infections. To address…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Ecology, Web Based Instruction, Pharmacy
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Mebert, Laura; Barnes, Roy; Dalley, Jacqueline; Gawarecki, Leszek; Ghazi-Nezami, Farnaz; Shafer, Gregory; Slater, Jill; Yezbick, Erin – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Ample research has identified several features of a learning experience likely to enhance student learning, including collaboration, open-ended exploration, and problem-based learning in real-life scenarios. Missing is a model of how instructors might combine these elements into a single project that works flexibly across disciplines and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Young, Tim – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
In this opinion piece I reflect on an inspiring 2019 Advance HE STEM conference in Birmingham. In doing so I identify the term pedagogy as one aspect which ran contrary to the noble aspirations of the conference. I outline my own perspective as both an insider and outsider in my role of a Teacher-Practitioner. I use this vantage point to outline…
Descriptors: Higher Education, STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Jargon
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Knight, G. L.; Drysdale, T. D. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Graduates are entering a sociotechnological world, with teaching and assessment needing to reflect that, by shifting from a 'recall-on-paper' to 'do-it-for-real'. With increasing student numbers, it is not feasible to have staff-student ratios and round-the-clock availability required to provide instant feedback and ever-more interactive teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Kent, Miriam – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Feminist pedagogies have established the need to query power structures in terms of curriculum content and teaching praxis. However, the topic of student assessment poses difficulties: it is a means through which students' performance is evaluated and quantified according to set institutionalised criteria that values particular forms of hegemonic…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Valero, Maria De Rodanas; Reid, Tom; Dell, Ghislaine; Stacey, David; Hatt, Jo; Moore, Yvonne; Clift, Sally – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
This paper discusses a practical, multidisciplinary approach used to embed employability skills in a new postgraduate (PGT) Engineering course at the University of Bath. Informed by relevant professional bodies, key transferable skills were identified and embedded in the curriculum with discipline-specific content. Students worked on a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Skill Development
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Bonfield, Christopher Alan; Salter, Marie; Longmuir, Alan; Benson, Matthew; Adachi, Chie – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
This paper, originally written just before the outbreak of COVID-19, will provide a review of Education 4.0 in a select range of UK and international higher education providers and offer an initial discussion of the role and importance of digital personal assistants and online and lifelong learning in delivering world-class learning and teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Chika-James, Theresa A. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2020
Service-learning is identified as a high-impact teaching practice as it aids the development of business knowledge, human skills and civic responsibility amongst students. In spite of the benefits of service-learning, there are few studies that indicate the relational competencies of faculty members used to facilitate service-learning. This study…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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