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Wevill, Tricia; Savage, Julia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
This study evaluated how the pairing of sessional teaching staff in a large first-year undergraduate science subject provided context-specific professional development for sessional teaching staff. We used a likert-scale questionnaire to ask sessional staff to rate how effectively peer-pairing in the classroom contributed to a range of teaching…
Descriptors: College Science, Undergraduate Study, College Freshmen, College Faculty
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Kaur, Amrita; Noman, Mohammad – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
There is sufficient evidence that suggests Student as Partners' (SaP) practices promote student motivation, engagement, and learning outcomes. This study attempts to understand the underlying mechanism of SaP and its potential to provide the motivational foundation for the students who engage in it and produce quality outcomes. We employ the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Self Determination, Student Experience, Student Motivation
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Abegglen, Sandra; Burns, Tom; Middlebrook, David; Sinfield, Sandra – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Becoming well read, especially in academia, is key to being part of the university -- and of society. Academic reading is 'tricky business' especially for those widening participation students not necessarily familiar with the forms and processes of Higher Education. To foster these students' academic literacies and practice, rather than the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching
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Miller, Kirsty; Merdian, Hannah – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
The role of academic writing in the development of academic literacy in university students has been considered in some depth in the literature. However, the view of lecturers as to the role and value of academic reading is notably less explored and warrants further exploration. Academic staff from a broad range of subject areas were invited to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Skills, Critical Reading
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Morley, Craig – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
This paper seeks to identify threshold concepts in academic reading. It builds on existing research on the subject by working in collaboration with three groups of academic readers (1: academic staff and subject lecturers; 2: learning developers and librarians; 3: students) to co-identify a list of potential threshold concepts of academic reading.…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, College Faculty, Librarians, College Students
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Crilly, Jess; Panesar, Lucy; Suka-Bill, Zey – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
This article presents a case study of liberating reading lists through a staff-student collaboration in a UK arts university. It characterizes reading lists as a familiar but under researched feature of academic life and discusses their practical and symbolic role in maintaining Western/Eurocentric/White disciplinary canons, and how they inform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Lists, Reading Material Selection, Teacher Student Relationship
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Grainger, Peter R.; Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Written communication skills are one of the most assessed criteria in higher education contexts, especially in humanities disciplines, including teacher education. There is a need to research and develop an assessment grading tool (i.e. criteria sheet or rubric) that would assist students in pre-service teacher education programs to better…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Todd, Richard Watson; Louw, Stephen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
A PhD combines experiential learning of the research process with socialisation into the research community. Studying a PhD is a highly individual experience with each student seeking and receiving different types of support from different agents. In this paper we investigate the experiences of four PhD students at a Humanities faculty at a Thai…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Socialization, Doctoral Students, Humanities
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Keevers, Lynne Maree; Price, Oriana; Leask, Betty; Sultan, Fauziah K. P. Dawood; Lim, Jane See Yin; Loh, Vin Cent – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates quality assurance as boundary-making practices that establish and re-establish boundaries of a transnational education (TNE) partnership between an Australian and a Malaysian higher education institution. Drawing on practice theory we offer a conception of boundaries as enacted, shifting and performed by the multiple actors…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Podorova, Anna; Irvine, Sarah; Kilmister, Michael; Hewison, Richard; Janssen, Amanda; Speziali, Alejandra; Balavijendran, Logan; Kek, Megan; McAlinden, Maggie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Digital literacy has become increasingly significant in tertiary environments, as institutions move towards preparing students for 21st century workplaces and careers that emphasise digital literacy. As such, Academic Language and Learning (ALL) practitioners within these institutions are under pressure to possess familiarity and skills in the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Technological Literacy, Skill Development, 21st Century Skills
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Croxford, Sharon; Thomas, Colleen; Horvath, Deanna; Buultjens, Melissa; Stirling, Emma; Larsen, Amy; Stasis, Tania Roman; Radcliffe, Jessica; Buultjens, Phil; McDonald, Stuart; Forsyth, Adrienne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Course and subject development teams are increasingly seen in the tertiary online teaching environment and they face a unique set of challenges. The purpose of this study was to synthesise and share learnings of 12 academics involved in the development of subjects with an external partner for a new multidisciplinary online health science course at…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Planning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Davey, Belinda; Elliott, Kristine; Bora, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With the increasing number of students enrolled in fully online programs and subjects across different Australian universities, online education has become a popular higher education alternative. The University of Melbourne has responded to this challenge by establishing the "Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Soto, Melissa; Gupta, Dittika; Dick, Lara; Appelgate, Mollie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Higher education faculty benefit from participating in communities of practice focused on developing and improving their own instruction. However, collaborators with common interests are not always located at the same physical location. In this article, we share how participation in a technology-facilitated lesson study provided the means for five…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Matosas-López, Luis; Leguey-Galán, Santiago; Doncel-Pedrera, Luis Miguel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Likert scales traditionally used in student evaluations of teaching (SET) suffer from several shortcomings, including psychometric deficiencies or ambiguity problems in the interpretation of the results. Assessment instruments with Behavioral Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) offer an alternative to Likert-type questionnaires. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Edo, Beshir; Tadesse, Tefera; Mulugeta, Eyerusalem – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Flexibility in course scheduling is an integral part of institutional strategies used to increase student engagement and success, yet little research exists that examines scheduling as a key factor that determines students' experiences and educational outcomes. This study explored the undergraduate sport science students and their teachers at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Courses
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