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Ahmed, Arooba; Wen, Jia Jun Joel; Flórez, Maribel; Iacobelli, Pedro; Ferrer, Lilian – International Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Latin America and Asia have been tied for hundreds of years through a transcontinental trade network, which has culminated in their current economic interdependence. This interdependence necessitates cooperation, which can be bolstered through cultural understanding between the two continents. International student mobility is one way to foster…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Mullins, Laura E.; Mitchell, Jennifer – International Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Following the World Health Organization's announcement of the global pandemic because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019, most Canadian universities transitioned to offering their courses exclusively online. One group affected by this transition was students with disabilities. Previous research has shown that the university experience for students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities
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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Patil, Payal; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Collaborative group assignments in undergraduate education are important for promoting skill development and preparation for the workplace; however, they are subject to the challenges associated with group dynamics. This research sought to determine the effectiveness of a Group Work Contract to facilitate professional behaviours and positive…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Career Readiness, Assignments, Group Activities
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Robertson, Lisa; Porter, Elizabeth; Smith, M. Alex; Jacobs, Shoshanah – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic posed, and continues to pose, many challenges to teaching and learning, most notably the need to pivot from traditional in-person course instruction and experiences to entirely virtual course delivery while maintaining course rigor and quality. Our guiding principle for course modification was the critical need for an…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Student Centered Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Beauchamp, David M.; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Maintaining scientific literacy (SL) skill development in undergraduate science education while transitioning courses from the in-person to online learning environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires adaptation of some teaching practices. This study assessed the effectiveness of small online learning groups as the active engagement strategy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Jacobs, Shoshanah; Mishra, Christine E. B.; Doherty, Erin; Nelson, Jessica; Duncan, Emily; Fraser, Evan D. G.; Hodgins, Kelly; Mactaggart, William; Gillis, Daniel – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic required all higher education learning to move to remote or online formats, students were challenged to maintain a sense of community and to advance in their education. By focusing on the immediate, human needs of students, IdeasCongress -- a community-engaged experiential learning course with a curricular emphasis on…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Experiential Learning, School Community Programs, Skill Development
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Karimi, Sirvan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The tension emanated from deeply polarized socio-cultural values has found its way into the Canadian university campuses. In their endeavour to strike a balance between promoting diversity, inclusion and respecting free speech, the Canadian higher educational institutions have encountered formidable challenges. Central to the contention revolving…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Diversity, Freedom of Speech, Foreign Countries
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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Arceneaux, Benjamin; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In a fourth year undergraduate nutritional toxicology course that included an instructional emphasis on scientific literature critique activities and assessments, we determined the change in students' (n=144) scientific literacy (SL) skills. The change in students' perceived and practical SL skills were determined by the completion of two surveys,…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Undergraduate Study
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Karimi, Sirvan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The prevalence of labour disruptions in the Canadian education sector requires a comprehensive analysis of the adverse implications of strikes for stakeholders and Canadian society in general. Education is a kind of public good that generates positive externalities and strikes in Canadian universities and colleges engender negative externalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Strikes, Arbitration, Higher Education
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Tang, Tao; Aldhaeebi, Maged A.; Lan, J. Q.; Bamanger, Ebrahim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In this study, a comparison of the graduate education program between Canada and China is presented. Compared with some developed countries in Europe and America, Canada's graduate education does not start too early. After World War II, especially in recent decades, its graduate education has developed rapidly. The reason is that under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Cultural Differences, Educational History
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Jorgensen, Mary; Budd, Jillian; Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai N.; Havel, Alice – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study's goal was to compare aspects related to academic persistence of two groups of college students with non-visible disabilities: 110 Canadian two and four-year college students--55 with mental health related disabilities and 55 with Specific Learning Disorder (LD). Results show that students with mental health related disabilities were…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Mental Health
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Yesufu, Lawal O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Internationalisation is the inclusion of international, intercultural and global dimensions into the objectives, policies and practices in the delivery of postsecondary education. The objective of the research was to investigate the types of partnerships and internationalisation approaches that exist in higher education, the motives of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Quality
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Monk, Jennifer M.; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated whether the implementation of a scaffolded case study assignment could increase student perceptions of their scientific literacy (SL) skills in a third year Nutritional Science course. The change in students' SL perceptions were assessed by the completion of two surveys (administered at the start and end of the semester) consisting…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Wardley, Leslie J.; Carter, Lorraine; D'Antonio, Gina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of the study described in this paper was to explore student views (n=136) on the use of Apple iPad technology within various in-class courses offered by a School of Business at a small Ontario university and the overall effectiveness of a recruitment message by the School focused on mobile learning. The results of the study are as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Business Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction
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