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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kinchin, Ian Miles; Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Turner, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Development of a more scholarly approach to teaching at university may expose the novice university teacher to an apparent conflict in belief systems about teaching and learning (i.e. epistemological beliefs). Educational research is explicit in its recognition of a constructivist framework, whilst other academic research is often embedded more…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Research, Beliefs, Epistemology
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Reimann, Nicola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This article discusses the issues and problems which typically arise in the process of compiling non-completion statistics, using the example of an empirical investigation of student non-continuation on an institution-wide language programme. The research highlights the fact that the validity of seemingly neutral dropout figures depends on the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Student Attrition, Foreign Countries
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Alterio, Maxine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
Drawing on a research project which focused on the role reflective learning tools have in bringing about change to practice, this paper describes how nine practitioners from four different professions enhanced their professional practice by contributing to a collaborative journal. An analysis of the journal revealed four key themes:…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflective Teaching, Professional Development, Cooperation
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Sutherland, Peter; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores how lecturers across a range of subjects perceived lectures. In particular, what did they regard the role of modern technology to be. Twenty-five lecturers were interviewed, using a semi-structured schedule. Results indicated a range of views from the lecture as an inspirational address to providing a detailed outline of each…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Interviews