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Paton-Walsh, Clare – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
This paper describes a study aimed at assessing the ability of report templates to help students learn key concepts during undergraduate laboratory classes. The report templates were designed so that a set of assessment questions led the students through the logical steps required to perform the laboratory exercise and to calculate the required…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, Laboratory Experiments, Scientific Concepts
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Fordham, Helen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Despite ample research indicating creativity is valuable in creating a competitive advantage and enabling individual success in the global knowledge economy, there are still industry concerns about how adequately individual student's creative abilities are developed for the workplace (McCorkle, Payan, Reardon & Kling, 2007). In considering how…
Descriptors: Action Research, Creativity, Work Environment, Teaching Methods
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Gentelli, Liesel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Tutorials are a common complementary method of achieving student engagement with material covered in lectures, as students achieve deeper understanding by being involved in small group discussions. However, in an attempt to provide students with a taste of everything the industry has to offer, the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Crime
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Menz, Petra; Jungic, Veselin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Among many challenges a math department at a post-secondary institution will most likely be faced with the optimization problem of how best to offer out-of-lecture learning support to several thousand first- and second-year university students enrolled in large math service courses within given spatial, scheduling, financial, technological, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Workshops
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Elder, Anastasia D. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Problem based learning (PBL) is an instructional method aimed at engaging students in collaboratively solving an ill-structured problem. PBL has been presented and researched as an overhaul of existing curriculum design, yet a modified version may be attractive to college instructors who desire active learning on the part of their students, but…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Methods Courses
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Kearney, Sean P.; Perkins, Tim – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
In 2011 the authors created a model of self- and peer-assessment known as Authentic Self and Peer Assessment for Learning (ASPAL) in an attempt to better engage seemingly disengaged students in their undergraduate coursework. The model focuses on authentic assessment tasks and engages students by involving them in every step of the process from…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Kariyawasam, Kanchana; Low, Hang Yen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper is largely based on the experience of teaching law to students with non-legal background in business schools, with a focus on internationalisation and the large class lecture format. Business schools often consist of large classes which include a significant proportion of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) students. Teaching a…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction
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Hendry, Graham D.; Jukic, Katherine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Assessment is an important element of university curricula for both teachers and students. It provides evidence that students have learned what their teachers expected them to learn. There is good evidence that teachers' use of exemplars in a dedicated marking class held before an assessment task helps students understand what is expected of them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Student Evaluation, Evidence
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Hodgson, Yvonne; Brack, Charlotte; Benson, Robyn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper describes students' experience of participating in a case-based peer-assisted learning (PAL) program in order to examine whether the approach is pedagogically effective and likely to contribute to students' professional development. It presents the findings of a study which examined the integration of PAL and case-based learning (CBL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Latukefu, Lotte; Burns, Shawn; O'Donnell, Marcus; Whelan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Elite classical music programs continue to focus teaching in Western Classical traditions where the emphasis is on technical virtuosity in instrumental or vocal performance. In this paper we discuss group activities and assessments used in two Creative Arts disciplines (Performance and Journalism), at an Australian regional university, as examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Journalism Education, Group Activities
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Rajendran, Diana; Andrew, Martin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper examines how students in a third year management unit at a university of technology in Australia evaluate the usefulness of film as a tool for developing a deeper understanding of the theoretical leadership effectiveness model developed by Robbins (1997). The study reviews the range of studies describing the use of films in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Leadership Effectiveness, Models
Khan, Zeenath Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
A year after the primary study that tested the impact of introducing blended learning and guided discovery to help teach computer application to business students, this paper looks into the continued success of using guided discovery and blended learning with learning management system in and out of classrooms to enhance student learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Computer Science Education, Blended Learning
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Eshun, Eric F.; Osei-Poku, Patrick – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This study examined students' perspectives on the use of assessment criteria and rubrics in graphic design studio at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. This assessment strategy was introduced with the desire to improve students' participation and involvement in studio-based learning programme. At the end of the semester, a…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Studio Art, Student Evaluation, Peer Evaluation
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Tucker, Mark; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Students returning from an international business study tour program were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of the professional and personal impact of the program. When interviews were conducted within 3-4 months of the students' return, mixed responses were received, with some students highly positive about their experiences,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Coady, Christopher; Nelson, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Although there is a clear body of evidence supporting the idea that undergraduate students benefit from participation in original research projects, many units of study--particularly in the creative arts and humanities--have been slow to embrace curriculum renewal along these lines. In this paper, we detail a pragmatic approach to meeting this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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