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Kokkinos, Theodoros; Gakis, Panagiotis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It is well accepted that not only the ability but also the positive disposition of teachers towards implementing differentiated teaching for various student groups can be traced back to their initial education. Therefore, differentiated practices of future teachers for high-achieving students are worth exploring. Based on the above, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Individualized Instruction, High Achievement
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Marcelo, Carlos; Yot-Domínguez, Carmen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The European Higher Education Area has promoted reconsidering the role played by teachers at universities. Faculties are expected to design learning activities that promote the acquisition of competencies among students. In this context, technologies have garnered prominence as they contribute to creating student-centred learning environments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Dear, Denise V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article provides quantitative evidence on the effect on learning outcomes of contrasting teaching styles applied to a class of Level 3 final-year students on a BTEC Applied Science course within a further education college in the UK. Two topics within a unit were taught using either a student-centred or teacher-centric (instructional)…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Donlan, Leah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Facebook use among students is almost ubiquitous; however, its use for formal academic purposes remains contested. Through an online survey monitoring student use of module Facebook pages and focus groups, this study explores students' current academic uses of Facebook and their views on using Facebook within university modules. Students reported…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Student Attitudes
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Williams, Joanna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article provides a retrospective review and analysis of New Labour's policies in relation to lifelong learning. New Labour's plans to promote social inclusion through lifelong learning resulted in a focus upon participation in terms of increasing the numbers of students involved in formal learning and increasing their participation in…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Politics of Education
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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
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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