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Engström, Henrik; Lyu, Ruimin; Backlund, Per; Toftedahl, Marcus; Ehmsen, Palle Rosendahl – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
The learning goals of project-based courses are typically specific for each involved discipline. Game development is deeply interdisciplinary and some of its core principles are shared across disciplines, from art to programming. This article presents a project-based approach where students majoring in arts and students majoring in technology…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Active Learning, Student Projects, Art Education
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Sonnenschein, Katrine; Ferguson, Janet – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Communication is considered a crucial skill set by employers who require universities to develop students' communication skills, to meet their requirements in the workplace. This study focuses on graduates' perceptions of their skill in professional communication; its development during their studies; and its value when making the transition to…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Skill Development, College Graduates, Professional Development
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Thota, Neena; Negreiros, Joao G. M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
The dramatic rise in use of digital media has changed the way learning is taking place and has led to new ways to teach with digital technologies. In this article, we describe the experiences of teaching a course that introduces educational technologies to teachers in Macau. The course design is based on connectivism, a learning theory for the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories, Instructional Design
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Santandreu Calonge, David; Chiu, Patrio; Thadani, Dimple R.; Mark, Kai Pan; Pun, Cecilia F. K. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are front-line facilitators with first-hand contact with students. They play an important role in providing an engaging learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students. However, most of them have not received adequate training and guidance in teaching. This paper reports on an intensive and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Distance Education, Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies
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Zutshi, Samar; Mitchell, Matthew; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This paper describes a method intended to advance students along the path to independent learning. The method is consistent with the principles of enquiry-based learning. It involves restructuring student contact class time into a single three-hour block, and dedicating the majority of this time to working in small research project groups.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Independent Study, Inquiry, Student Experience