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Tai, Joanna; Ajjawi, Rola; Bearman, Margaret; Boud, David; Dawson, Phillip; Jorre de St Jorre, Trina – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Assessment has multiple purposes, one of which is to judge if students have met outcomes at the requisite level. Underperformance in assessment is frequently positioned as a problem of the student and attributed to student diversity and/or background characteristics. However, the assessment might also be inequitable and therefore exclude students…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Inclusion, Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods
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Dunn, Matthew; Dawson, Phillip; Bearman, Margaret; Tai, Joanna – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Students use various licit and illicit substances to enhance their academic performance. As yet, no study has explored whether this is an issue of concern for those working in the higher education sector. This study aimed to explore study drug policy, regulatory environments and responses within Australian universities. Semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Cheating, Universities, School Policy, Stimulants
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Tai, Joanna Hong-Meng; Bellingham, Robin; Lang, Josephine; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Increasing significance has been ascribed to student engagement, as a measure of success of both teachers and programs. However, since users of the term commonly tend not to explain, rationalise or problematise their understanding of engagement, its value to understand or transform learning may be limited. While clarification has occurred in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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Henderson, Michael; Phillips, Michael; Ryan, Tracii; Boud, David; Dawson, Phillip; Molloy, Elizabeth; Mahoney, Paige – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Despite an increasing focus on assessment feedback, educators continue to find that simply replicating an effective feedback practice from one context does not guarantee success in the next. There is a growing recognition that the contextual factors surrounding successful practices need to be considered. This article reports on a large-scale mixed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Context Effect, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Joughin, Gordon; Boud, David; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Students' capacity for making evaluative judgements of their own work is widely acknowledged as central to their learning within programmes as well as being vital to their subsequent professional practice. In higher education literature, the act of evaluative judgement is usually portrayed as a process of deliberative, analytical reasoning…
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making, Heuristics, Bias
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Adachi, Chie; Tai, Joanna; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The term 'peer assessment' may apply to a range of student activities. This imprecision may impact on the uptake of peer assessment pedagogies. To better describe peer assessment approaches, typologies of peer assessment diversity were previously derived from the education literature. However, these typologies have not yet been tested with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Classification, Models
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Abeysekera, Lakmal; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Flipped classroom approaches remove the traditional transmissive lecture and replace it with active in-class tasks and pre-/post-class work. Despite the popularity of these approaches in the media, Google search, and casual hallway chats, there is very little evidence of effectiveness or consistency in understanding what a flipped classroom…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cognitive Ability, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods