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Donnelly, Roisin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This paper explores participant perceptions of the impact of a Peer Observation of Teaching scheme offered as part of an accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for academic staff and faculty members in higher education. The Postgraduate Certificate Program has been designed to support the continuing professional development of academic…
Descriptors: Observation, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Learning Processes
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Zhou, George; Xu, Judy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Gender differences have attracted attention in today's educational research and practice. Very few studies, however, explore the gender differences in the use of technology in higher education. The authors conducted a study on technology adoption at a large Canadian university. One of its purposes was to inform our understanding of how gender…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Technology, Gender Differences, Males
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Taylor, Alexis – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This study investigates how learning to become a "researching professional" (Bourner, Bowden, & Laing, 2000) is understood by students undertaking a professional Doctorate of Education in one university in the United Kingdom (U.K.). This research is apposite given the present context for doctoral education both internationally and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Researchers, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Ozturgut, Osman – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Having closed its door to Western ideas for centuries, China has always presented itself as a puzzle both for academicians and politicians. Westerners, though, have always been attracted by the natural resources and human power that China offers to the capitalistic world. This study explores the entrance of Western ideas in China from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Natural Resources, English (Second Language)
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Kozanitis, Anastassis; Desbiens, Jean-Francois; Chouinard, Roch – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
The present study was conducted to determine the effects of students' perception of both teacher support and students' reaction to questioning on the instrumental help-seeking strategy used by students. The researchers also examined the relationships between these three variables and the motivational components of achievement goal theory. A…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Structural Equation Models, Teacher Response, Self Efficacy
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Jones, Jeela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This qualitative research study explored the experiences of students who had attended a co operative (co-op) education program, with a focus on what makes the experience meaningful to them. Utilizing a basic interpretive research design, students who graduated from a co-op program were interviewed using an open-ended interview protocol. Both male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Education, Research Design, Qualitative Research
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Chavez, Alicia Fedelina – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Multiculturally congruent classroom learning environments have remained elusive in United States higher education as colleges strive to recruit, retain, and educate an increasingly diverse population. Frustrations run high amongst domestic and international students of color who find collegiate classrooms in the United States difficult to…
Descriptors: Interviews, Classroom Observation Techniques, Group Dynamics, Educational Environment
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Desrochers, Marcie N.; Fink, Herbert C.; Thomas, Andrea; Kimmerling, Joe; Tung, Wendy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Alternatives to a solitary testing format can involve students working in teams to arrive at the correct answer. We compared two group assessment methods, cooperative and competitive, to a solitary testing approach. In most comparisons examining the undergraduate respondents' (N = 77) performance, the two group-testing methods were equivalent.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Alternative Assessment, Group Testing
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Parchoma, Gale – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
In this article, Lewin's (1951) social field theory is used as a framework for analyzing the potential for implementing scalable and sustainable e-learning initiatives in the academy. Powerful external economic and social forces coming to bear on academic leadership decisions are considered. The impacts of the emergence of the global learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Policy, Social Theories, Program Implementation
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Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Brown, Rhondalynn; Hsu, Ming-Chu; Jones, Denisha; Prakash, Ambica; Rausch, Michelle; Vitols, Shelley; Wahlquist, Zach – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
Presently, service learning is utilized as a tool for learning about something other than service, such as: gaining civic dispositions, learning subject matter, practicing inquiry techniques, or questioning inequality. What might happen if, instead, an exploration of service itself grounded classroom studies and field work, fostering explicit…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Civics, Citizenship Responsibility
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Toledo, Cheri A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
One of the challenges of asynchronous online discussions is soliciting student responses that involve critical thinking. Too often students answer one another with "I agree" or "That's what I think" and the discussion dead ends. By providing students with models of good questioning techniques instructors will see the class…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion, Questioning Techniques
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Henry, Sue Ellen; Breyfogle, M. Lynn – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This article problemetizes the contemporary view of reciprocity and offers a philosophical foundation for an enriched view based on Dewey's critique of early stimulus-response theory in psychology and his view of democracy. We situate the argument for reconsidering the provider/recipient model of service learning in the context of a collaboration…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Success, Tutoring, Service Learning
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Brooke, Stephanie L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
With increasing interest in online education, instructors must have a repertoire of tools available to promote the critical thinking skills of their students. This paper will present the case method as one pedagogical approach for teaching online courses. Example cases are provided. Pedagogical approaches to working with new and seasoned online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Meyers, Steven A.; Bender, James; Hill, Erin K.; Thomas, Shantha Y. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
We present descriptive data about the nature and correlates of classroom conflict using a national sample of 226 faculty members. We differentiated two different types of conflict, inattentive versus hostile, in our survey. Levels of conflict were not associated with instructors' demographic traits or characteristics of their courses, but were…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, College Faculty, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Choy, S. Chee; Troudi, Salah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This paper reports on an investigation into the changes in students' attitudes towards learning English in a Malaysian college. The main focus of the study is to investigate the changes in attitudes towards learning English during the critical transition period from secondary school, where the medium of instruction is Malay, to college, where the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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