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Villarroel, Verónica; Boud, David; Bloxham, Susan; Bruna, Daniela; Bruna, Carola – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Tests and examinations are widely used internationally. Despite their pervasiveness, they tend to measure lower order thinking skills in a decontextualized manner at a time when the literature frequently argues for the benefits of a richer, authentic approach to assessment. The focus of this paper is to improve authenticity in test assessment…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Testing, Tests, Test Construction
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Westlund Stewart, Nicole; Wilson, A. Wade; Drewery, David W. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Written communication is essential to student success. Mindfulness exercises may improve thoughts and feelings that support written communication. These exercises are typically delivered to students in small groups such as tutorials. However, first year courses that develop written communication skills are often delivered in large classroom…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods
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Willis, Ian; Jennings, Brian – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Middle-level administrators in African universities are often under-utilised in terms of their contribution to the administrative support for learning and teaching. They also have little access to professional development. This paper presents the findings of a study to develop a programme to enable these administrators to enhance their support for…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Administration, Management Development, Administrator Effectiveness
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Adefila, A.; Opie, J.; Ball, S.; Bluteau, P. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments could be innovative teaching resources, providing a social space for students to engage in transformative learning. However, poor design and structure mean CSCL do not readily support skill acquisition. This study examined student engagement and learning experiences using a virtual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chan, Siok-Yee; Lam, Yat Kuan; Ng, Theam Foo – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
In Malaysia, the new teaching model of a flipped classroom is emerging in higher education with the aim of promoting student-centred learning. Hence the main purpose of this study is to identify the students' acceptance level, their perceptions, and the impact of their initial exposures to the flipped classroom model. With this in mind, a survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Chui, Wing Hong; Khiatani, Paul Vinod; She, Minnie Heep Ching; Wong, Chak Chong – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
This article assesses how an interactive simulation game, a modified version of Simulated Society (hereinafter 'SIMSOC-modified'), was used for teaching a theoretical criminology course in a Hong Kong university. Its use was intended to enable students to experience inequalities, in terms of wealth and power. The primary focus was to observe how…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Criminology, Foreign Countries, Active Learning
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Sadeghi, Karim; Abolfazli Khonbi, Zainab – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Taking a complex dynamic systems perspective and following an adapted theory of wellbeing, the present mixed-methods project looked into the wellbeing of Iranian postgraduate students majoring in English Language Teaching (ELT). The participants included 29 male and 45 female 24-31 year-old students whose language learning histories were analysed…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rukundo, Aloysius – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Doctoral supervision is increasingly becoming a complex enterprise, calling for highly skilled and competent supervisors. This paper considers a comparative analysis of a three-pathway model and graduate manuals of selected Ugandan universities to forecast the role of pedagogical training in doctoral supervision. The handbooks were in some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Supervision, Supervisory Training
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Ortiz-Lozano, José María; Rua-Vieites, Antonio; Bilbao-Calabuig, Paloma; Casadesús-Fa, Martí – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Student dropout is a major concern in studies investigating higher education retention strategies. However, studies investigating the optimal time to identify students who are at risk of withdrawal and the type of data to be used are scarce. Our study consists of a withdrawal prediction analysis based on classification trees using both…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Undergraduate Students, Withdrawal (Education)
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Chen, Chun-Ying; Yang, Ying-Hsing – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
The popularity of online learning has made web-based software training materials the primary learning resources adopted by computer users. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of various common representational formats of web-based instructions. The formats included static (textual manual with screenshots) and dynamic (animated…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Computer Software, Teaching Methods
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Karaoglan Yilmaz, Fatma Gizem; Yilmaz, Ramazan – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
The purpose of the current study was to determine the impact of different forms of feedback (text/image/video) on the transactional distance (TD) perceptions and critical thinking skills (CTS) of the learners in online collaborative discussions. The study was designed as a quasi-experimental study and was carried out with the participation of 104…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Distance Education, Critical Thinking, Computer Mediated Communication
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Zheng, Yao; Yu, Shulin; Wang, Bo; Zhang, Yiran – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
This case study shows how three Master's students engage affectively, behaviourally and cognitively with supervisor feedback on thesis drafts. The data sources are students' drafts, supervisor's oral and written feedback, and student interviews. Six themes of student engagement are identified in the data, namely (1) "gaining reassurance from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Feedback (Response)
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Frick, B. Liezel; Brodin, Eva M. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Creativity is essential to knowledge production within universities and beyond. Yet, conditions for creativity receive scant scholarly attention as a feature of doctoral development, or as an element of institutional evolution within higher education. Even fewer authors have considered how creativity may be linked to doctoral students' academic…
Descriptors: Creativity, Correlation, Self Concept, Doctoral Students
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Harvey, Annelie J.; Keyes, Helen – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Learning Dashboards display analytics pertaining to student performance and attainment, often alongside scores for the class cohort average. Little research has considered the effects of this social comparison information on students' well-being, motivation, and engagement. The current study presented participants with hypothetical data that…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, College Students, Student Motivation, Information Management
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Maaravi, Yossi – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
In the current article, the already existing process of "hackathons" was used to teach management or organisational consulting. Two separate events were conducted with dozens of students working in teams for twelve straight hours to solve real organisational challenges. Results from post-event surveys indicate that participants -…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Consultants, Experiential Learning
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