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Pyhalto, Kirsi; Stubb, Jenni; Lonka, Kirsti – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
The quality of PhD training can be conceived of as being dependent on the learning environment provided by the scholarly community. Our paper explores PhD students' ideas about themselves as a part of this community, and their perceptions of their learning environment in the context of the University of Helsinki, Finland. The study is a part of a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Behavioral Sciences, Educational Environment
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Clifford, Valerie Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
The claim by universities to be "international" has spread world-wide over the last two decades and this has been largely interpreted to mean the recruitment and support of international students. Little attention has been paid to what this means for curriculum development. This study was carried out to explore disciplinary…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Foreign Countries, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Ahmady, Soleiman; Changiz, Tahereh; Brommels, Mats; Gaffney, Andrew F.; Masiello, Italo – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
Modern universities achieve institutional goals when faculty members are able to fulfil diverse roles. Faculty development must therefore employ pedagogical principles while guided by institutional needs. Systematic evaluation of such programmes has not been done in developing countries. This paper examines faculty development in Iran, where…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Ziegenfuss, Donna Harp; Lawler, Patricia A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2008
This research study describes the experiences and perceptions of an instructor and an instructional design specialist who collaborated on the design and implementation of a university course using a new course design process. Findings uncovered differences between an informal collaboration process and the adaptation of that process for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Cooperative Planning
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Power, Michael – International Journal for Academic Development, 2008
Online learning is expanding rapidly today in many Canadian universities. Fuelled by Canada's unprecedented broadband access, online teaching is creating new challenges for faculty and new responsibilities for educational developers. Although there is adequate literature with regard to faculty thinking about course planning in general, there are…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Design, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Turner, Nancy; Wuetherick, Brad; Healey, Mick – International Journal for Academic Development, 2008
This paper explores the implications of the effective integration of research, teaching and learning for academic development through the lens of an international multi-institutional comparison of student perceptions of research and its impact on their learning environment. The study, with a sample of over 500 final-year undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship
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Taylor, Lynn K. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2005
Academic development is emerging as a complex and challenging leadership role. Academic developers in Australia were interviewed to determine how they: (1) conceptualized leadership; (2) saw themselves in leadership roles; and (3) effected leadership and change through academic development work. The results revealed that, in an academic…
Descriptors: Integrity, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Career Development
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Bills, Dianne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2004
Teaching reform in higher education has frequently been informed by investigations into conceptions of learning held by students and by teachers. Such work has been extended into research education, with the study of experienced researchers' conceptions of research providing a basis for enquiry into the way research is experienced by the various…
Descriptors: Investigations, Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Educational Change
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Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Hamalainen, Kauko – International Journal for Academic Development, 2004
In Finland, as in other European countries, the Bologna Declaration is having a profound impact on the structure of degrees, and consequently on teaching and learning. Until now, most graduates in Finland completed a Master's without having to take a Bachelor's degree first. The Ministry of Education has set a high objective for the reform of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Regional Planning
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