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Nattalia Godbold; Kelly E. Elizabeth Matthews; Deanne Gannaway – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Definitions and understandings of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), scholarly teaching, and research are multiple and often conflicting. Reflecting on Boyer's intention for academic work to be recognised as overlapping and interconnected, in this paper we examine some of the commonly assumed models of Boyer's scholarship of teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, College Faculty, Guidelines
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Shuqin Xu – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
University students' collaborative learning, particularly groupwork, has been more often investigated in Western settings than in countries that have borrowed this Western pedagogy. This qualitative study re-examines Chinese university students' groupwork responses regarding their expectations, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. Their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Velda McCune; Jenny Scoles; Sharon Boyd; Andy Cross; Pete Higgins; Rebekah Tauritz – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Policy makers increasingly call on higher education to prepare learners for challenges such as global health emergencies or ecological crises. These can be understood as 'wicked problems', which are unbounded, complex and resist simplistic definition. Wicked problems involve stakeholders with incompatible value positions and attempted solutions…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study, Humanities
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Evelyn Muthama; Sioux McKenna – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Universities attend to multiple demands, making it challenging to identify their particular academic project, which can be defined as how the university understands its key purposes and develops its organisation and activities in service of such. While the three pillars of higher education -- teaching, research, and service -- are cited as being…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Service, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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L. McKendrick-Calder; J. Choate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Globally, there is an increasing prevalence of higher education students with mental health issues. Educators are guaranteed contact points, and students often seek their support to manage their mental wellness. However, there is limited research describing educators' experiences of these interactions. This interpretive phenomenological study…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, College Faculty, Student Needs
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Jendayi B. Dillard; Katherine Sadek; Katherine Muenks – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) play a significant role in higher education and in the education of undergraduate students. Previous research suggests that undergraduate students perceive GTAs differently than faculty instructors, but little has been done to explore the nature of those perceptions. This exploratory study uses…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Mark Selkrig; Nicky Dulfer; Catherine Smith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Amongst the rapid and continual changes occurring in higher education is a heightened emphasis on teaching and the emergence of a quality teaching discourse. In tandem, we are living through a time where not only circumstances, but also new, more complex technologies continue to disrupt and challenge the ways teaching occurs. Despite various…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Singh, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar; Kaur, Amrita – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
While China has emerged as a leading host country for international students, it reinforces its determination to build a global knowledge system by integrating Chinese and Western epistemological traditions in teaching and learning to promote epistemic justice. The study aims to explore international students' challenges to current approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Foreign Students
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Francis-Cracknell, Alison; Truong, Mandy; Thackrah, Rosalie; Adams, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Internationally many health professions courses require the inclusion of Indigenous health curricula and skilled educators are vital to achieving this. In this Australian qualitative study, 20 non-Indigenous nursing and allied health educators teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health were interviewed on perspectives of…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Health Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Cotronei-Baird, Valeria S.; Chia, Austin; Paladino, Angela; Johnston, Alexandra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study examining the influence of professional development (PD) on tutors' teaching philosophies. It found that tutors construe their role in three ways: as transmitter, facilitator, or reflexive practitioner. The findings suggest most tutors, prior to a PD program, hold a teacher-focused conception…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Tutors, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Williamson, Kristie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
In Australia, international students who do not meet university set English language requirements can alternatively attend intensive courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Such courses are steeped in the traditions of communicative language teaching, often holding 'English only' classroom policies. This article draws on data from a larger…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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Spiliotopoulos, Valia; Wallace, Amanda; Ilieva, Roumi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This article discusses an innovation within one Canadian institution that focuses on linguistically responsive activities in an internationalized, Anglophone university. The study draws on recent research in applied linguistics that addresses language and content integration within disciplinary courses as an innovation. Drawing on Rogers' (1995)…
Descriptors: International Education, Content and Language Integrated Learning, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning
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Jollands, Margaret; Stupans, Ieva; O'Connell, Brendan T. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Sustained innovation in teaching and learning is needed to achieve high-quality outcomes in student learning. However, despite extensive research in teaching and learning practice, challenges are faced to translate teaching research into scholarly practice, especially in professional degrees. This article develops and proposes a new conceptual…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Raduescu, Corina; Hecimovic, Angela; Coupe, Janine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced universities worldwide to deliver emergency remote online teaching and learning. This study analyses teaching practices at a globally ranked Australian university. These practices were adopted to develop connection with students in the absence of face-to-face learning. Complex adaptive system theory is applied, and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Networks, Learner Engagement, Distance Education
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Evans, Tanya; Klymchuk, Sergiy; Murphy, Priscilla E. L.; Novak, Julia; Stephens, Jason; Thomas, Mike – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This study describes an intervention that introduced a period of solving non-routine problems into tertiary STEM lectures. The aim was twofold: to attempt to increase student engagement and to introduce them to the kind of domain-free abstract reasoning that involves critical, creative and innovative thinking. The study involved over 600 STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Abstract Reasoning, Critical Thinking
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