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Tadesse, Tefera; Manathynga, Catherine E.; Gillies, Robyn M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Current approaches for assessing the quality of teaching and learning in higher education focus solely on compliance and accountability, and use quantitative measures that serve as indicators of institutional effectiveness and efficiency, yet whether such approaches have linked to instructional activities or students learning in universities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kaktinš, Louise – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
New educational models such as those involving a third party educational provider linked with an official university for purposes of providing a bridge (a pathway program) into a mainstream university degree, particularly for international students, have become part of the higher education landscape capitalising on the international demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kamphorst, Jan Cornelis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Today, multidisciplinary cooperation is an important objective of higher vocational education in Europe as well as other countries. The aim of this study was to explore how, and to what extent, fourth year bachelor students from different domains cooperate in multidisciplinary teams at two research centers. Data for 71 students were collected with…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Kehoe, Thomas; Schofield, Penelope; Branigan, Elizabeth; Wilmore, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper describes a professional development (PD) program for academics at an Australian university designed to model good blended curriculum design and effective use of contemporary learning technologies. It evaluates a case study from the pilot of this program involving a postgraduate psychology course to illustrate one of the most…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Barriers, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nagel, Tyler W. S.; Remillard, Chaseten; Aucoin, Robert; Takenishi, Akari – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
In this paper, we present findings on social media use by students at two institutions in three levels of postsecondary programs. We find that students are almost universally using at least one social network, with Facebook as the most popular, and Instagram second. Many respondents are simultaneously active on several social networks. However,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Social Networks
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Francis, Julie Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
While marking rubrics offer a range of potential benefits for students and staff, educators are working to develop a richer understanding of the most effective ways to unlock these benefits. This study contributes by examining the link between rubrics and performance through the lens of student engagement. The work introduced an assessment rubric…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Benefits
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Bourdeau, Debra T.; Griffith, Kelly V.; Griffith, John C.; Griffith, John R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The education community has conducted studies on failure rates and withdrawal rates between learning modalities in the past, but few studies have evaluated grade distribution between learning modes or focused specifically on English Composition. Using 2,919 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year for an English Composition course,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic)
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Miner, Steven; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare instructors and students perceptions regarding the use of video during instruction. Background research exploring student opinions regarding their "perceived gains" in learning may identify learning behaviors that could be exploited by those providing instruction to increase student learning. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Video Technology
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Anderson, Malcolm; Mitchell, Brett; Northcote, Maria; Williams, Anthony; Petrie, Kevin; de Waal, Kayle; Carton, Janet; McLoughlin, Catherine; Lemke, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This article outlines the design and development of a bespoke "Research Training Support Framework," targeting the professional development needs of higher degree research (HDR) supervisors and their students, which was achieved by implementing Patton's (2011; 2012) utilisation-focused evaluation methodology (UFE). The primary research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Supervision, Student Research
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Wilson, Gail; Myat, Paula; Purdy, Jonathan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This research examines the design and delivery of a new Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP) program delivered through asynchronous online modules. The freedom to choose defines the new momentum of openness in distance and open learning. University teaching staff expect quality resources to support their professional development…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Professional Education, Educational Resources, Faculty Development
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Whiley, Harriet; Houston, Donald; Smith, Anna; Ross, Kirstin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Environmental Health (EH) is an essential profession for protecting human health and yet as a discipline it is under-recognised, overlooked and misunderstood. Too few students undertake EH studies, culminating in a dearth of qualified Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in Australia. A major deterrent to students enrolling in EH courses is a lack…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Health, Scientific Literacy, Learning Strategies
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Crawford, Nicole L.; Johns, Susan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Student wellbeing and mental health are increasingly a concern of universities. Most universities provide central counselling services and, in recent years, some have introduced wellbeing programs. However, an unrecognised source of support and pastoral care for students is academic staff. This pilot research project explored the experiences of…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Faculty, Mental Health, Universities
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jaafar, Reem; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This exploratory, comparative case study of an urban community college calculus classroom examines adult learning from Yang's Holistic Learning Theory and provides concrete pedagogical suggestions for how adult learning practitioners can engage adult learners in transformative learning. Data collection was from a selective sampling of student…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Calculus
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Motameni, Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Purpose of the Study: The overall purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the incorporation of combined flipped classroom, and collaborative learning pedagogical schemes in two restructured sections of principles of marketing course, had any positive impact on students' learning of 100 key marketing concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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