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Sambrook, Sally; Rowley, Jennifer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
We present findings from a study exploring student and staff perceptions of the use of webnotes, and whether their availability affects attendance at lectures. A questionnaire survey gathered data from 162 undergraduate and masters students and 20 staff. Students and staff agree that webnotes have become an expected supplement to lecture delivery,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Lecture Method, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Nixon, Sarah; Vickerman, Philip; Maynard, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Using a qualitative approach drawing on the experiences of four HE lecturers, this study provides an exploration of and insights into a peer review of teaching (PRT) scheme, which focused on teacher immediacy and communication skills. Within the United Kingdom, limited research has been undertaken in relation to teacher immediacy even though…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Nonverbal Communication, Peer Evaluation, Interaction
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Gonsalves, Allison J.; Harris, dik; McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The zones framework conceived for the examination of thinking about teaching, is validated, and extended to the examination of thinking about learning. This is done by extending the framework to examine thinking about teaching and learning in a population of science graduate student teaching assistants. Semi-structured interviews explore these…
Descriptors: Models, Validity, Cognitive Processes, Learning
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This article offers insight into teacher training that needs to be occurring in the preparation of teachers. The focus is on the preparation practices and one Canadian institution is used to forward concerns. The institution is left anonymous as the intent is not to critique this particular institution but to bring attention to a more general…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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McQueen, Hilary; Webber, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The research reported in this article is part of ongoing research exploring the development of teaching and learning in one further education college. This first stage aimed to investigate 16- to 19-year-old students' views of a teaching and learning model. A total of 374 sixth-form students individually sorted 21 statements derived from the model…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Interviews, College Students, Teaching Models
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Lucas, Norman; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper presents findings from a study of the experiences of in-service trainee teachers in colleges of further education in England on programmes run under the auspices of and through franchise arrangements with universities. It argues that there is a significant gap between the rhetoric of gaining teaching qualifications through a work-based…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Trainees
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Taylor, M. J.; Jones, R. P.; Haggerty, J.; Gresty, D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
In this paper we discuss an approach to the teaching of information technology law to higher education computing students that attempts to prepare them for professional computing practice. As information technology has become ubiquitous its interactions with the law have become more numerous. Information technology practitioners, and in particular…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Computers, Information Technology, Teaching Methods
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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