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Kinchin, Ian; Hosein, Anesa; Medland, Emma; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Warburton, Steven; Gash, Darren; Rees, Roger; Loughlin, Colin; Woods, Rick; Price, Shirley; Usherwood, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
After spending a year working on the development of a new online Master's programme in higher education, members of the development team were interviewed to reveal their thoughts about the nature of the programme. The dialogue of each interview was summarised as a concept map. Analysis of the resulting maps included a modified Bernsteinian…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Attitude Measures
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Busher, Hugh; Lewis, Gareth; Comber, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This paper investigates the views of 20 full-time international postgraduate students, many of whom were Chinese, on living, learning and becoming successful students at one university in a multicultural city in the Midlands of England. The qualitative study built on findings from the International Students' Barometer (ISB) survey for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Asians
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Arafeh, Sousan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Best practice in curriculum development and implementation requires that discipline-based standards or requirements embody both curricular and programme scopes and sequences. Ensuring these are present and aligned in course/programme content, activities and assessments to support student success requires formalised and systematised review and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Kinchin, Ian M.; Baysan, Aylin; Cabot, Lyndon Bruce – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The development of teaching in higher education towards a more learner-orientated model has been supported by the literature on individual learning differences and on learning styles in particular. This has contributed to the evolution of university pedagogy away from a medieval transmission model than runs counter to contemporary understanding of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Kinchin, Ian M.; Chadha, Deesha; Kokotailo, Patricia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
As university lecturers select and sequence materials for their teaching, a linear structure emerges by default. Such a structure is made explicit within PowerPoint presentations and may even be amplified as PowerPoint invites the lecturer to reduce content to a bulleted format. Such linear sequences have been related to passive, surface…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation
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Kinchin, Ian M.; De-Leij, Frans A. A. M.; Hay, David B. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
Concept mapping activities were trialed over a 2 year period as part of an undergraduate microbiology course. This paper describes this developmental process and offers insight into the most beneficial ways of employing this tool in a higher education setting. The aim was to investigate the use of mapping activities to improve students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Microbiology, Course Evaluation, Learning Activities