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Mercer, Lorraine; Carter, Lorraine – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2018
Student diversity in Canadian universities is rapidly increasing, and faculty and curriculum developers are challenged to transform programs and pedagogies to meet the learning needs of diverse students. While universities across Canada are actively attending to the need for interculturality and diversity in undergraduate education, this same need…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Leadership Training, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Diversity
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Bhuiyan, Shafi U. – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2018
Although Canada is home to a large number of internationally educated health professionals, their skills and experiences are grossly underutilized in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Barriers to medical practice are pervasive, and as a result, the majority of internationally trained medical doctors (ITMDs) work in "survival" jobs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Education Work Relationship, Transitional Programs
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Lukacs, Karrin – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2018
Administrators, designers, and instructors of teacher education programs need to be aware of their students' lives and experiences both inside and outside the classroom. This applies especially to students who are also stay-at-home mothers, trying to balance the demands of their personal and professional lives and to adjust to the differing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Students, Mothers, Student Experience
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van Rhijn, Tricia; Murray, Sarah Hunter; Mizzi, Robert C. – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2018
Mature postsecondary students face unique challenges in negotiating both academic and familial responsibilities beyond those faced by their traditional-aged peers. This study examined the bidirectional influences between intimate relationships and postsecondary study. Researchers conducted 28 semi-structured phone interviews with heterosexual,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Postsecondary Education, Intimacy, Semi Structured Interviews
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Donato, Emily; Lightfoot, Nancy; Carter, Lorraine; MacEwan, Leigh – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
In 2010, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the accrediting body for nursing programs in Canada, became part of the Accreditation of Interprofessional Health Education initiative. In turn, interprofessional education (IPE) is now a requirement in nursing curricula. Although the requirement is formally in place, how it is achieved…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Professional Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Health Services
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Shackelford, Jo L.; Cappiccie, Amy – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
Misunderstanding of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) often leaves first responders ill-equipped to handle encounters involving subjects with brain injury. This paper details a cross-disciplinary project to develop and disseminate a training curriculum designed to increase first responders' knowledge of and skills with TBI survivors.…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Training, Knowledge Level
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Castañeda, Sergio Bernal – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
This paper explores strategies used by teachers of English in Spain to compensate for learning limitations associated with student age. As part of a qualitative study of multiple cases, twenty teachers from different vocational programs volunteered to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews revealed the difficulties that older…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Vocational Education
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Dyjur, Patti; Lock, Jennifer – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
Curriculum reviews are becoming more prevalent in higher educational institutions as a means to address quality assurance and improve program offerings. However, the review process can be structured so that instructors experience professional learning benefits as they work with program-level learning outcomes, map their courses, and analyze…
Descriptors: Models, Capacity Building, Curriculum Evaluation, Graduate Study
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Koroluk, Jaymie; Atkins, Bridgette; Stranach, Matthew – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
A key role of teaching and learning centres at postsecondary education institutions is to provide professional development for faculty and staff. A challenge for teaching and learning centre staff is to design, develop, and deliver professional development programs that are engaging and relevant to participants. This Report of Practice describes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Blended Learning, Teaching Assistants, Faculty Development
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Reed, Maureen; Hadad, Marilyn – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
The objective of this study was to examine whether continuing education that focuses on service learning could provide older students (over the age of 50) with knowledge and skills that increase their life satisfaction, confidence, and community integration. We also examined whether it could provide them with meaningful and purposeful experiences.…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Service Learning, Adult Students, Older Adults
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Carter, Alanna – Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, 2016
This paper is a response to the language, learning, and life needs of the increasing number of international students studying in Canada. In addition to introducing two "real-life" international students who chose to live in Canada to learn English and otherwise study, the paper presents what the literature tells us about: international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, English Language Learners