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Scott, Donald E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
This paper examines the interrelationships between teaching beliefs and approaches, instructional design, relationships with students, and academics' and students' perceptions of effective teaching and learning. Mixed methodology was utilised and included interviews with academics and students, and questionnaires, inventories, and learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Work Ethic, Beliefs, Instructional Design
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Blackburn, Greg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Preparing students to be critical thinkers and effective communicators is essential in today's multinational and technologically sophisticated environment. New electronic technologies provide opportunities for creating learning environments that extend the possibilities of "old" but still essential technologies: books, blackboards, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Studies
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Khiat, Henry – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Self-directed learning is an important form of adult learning (Caffarella, 1993; Knowles, 1975; Knowles, Holton & Swanson, 2005; Merriam, 2001; Merriam & Caffarella, 1999). The strategies of self-directed learning allow adult learners to cope better with their studies while fulfilling family, work and other commitments. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Universities
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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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Johnson, Steve; Veitch, Sarah; Dewiyanti, Silvia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
There is widespread recognition that universities are now delivering higher education to diverse student populations with very different needs and aspirations from the more traditional cohorts of the past. In order to prepare students for a broad range of employment opportunities, universities are also fostering the development of "graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Higher Education, Student Characteristics
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Hine, Gregory S. C. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of literature concerning the preparation of pre-service mathematics teachers. Research efforts have focused principally on approaches conducted by tertiary educators to adequately prepare pre-service teachers (PST) for the mathematics classroom. Despite the extensive literature there is no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, College Faculty
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Lewis, Abigail; Moore, Catherine; Nang, Charn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Employers in the 21st century seek graduates with a demonstrated ability to be independent, self-managing, lifelong learners. In this paper the authors explore student responses to a tutorial activity designed to promote lifelong learning skills. The activity is framed around situated learning theory, and capitalises on the affordances of video…
Descriptors: Reflection, Peer Evaluation, Tutorial Programs, Learning Activities
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Steketee, Carole – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
During early accreditation visits by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), staff in the School of Medicine (SoM) were asked to demonstrate how and when AMC student outcome statements were being integrated into the MBBS course. As a result, the School Executive committed to developing a curriculum mapping system (CMS) that could systematically…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Associations, Outcome Based Education
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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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Woodman, Richard J.; Parappilly, Maria B. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
The success of peer review of teaching (PRT) in shaping teaching practice during an academic's formative years may depend on the peers' teaching experience and the frequency of evaluation. Two Australian early-career University lecturers with no previous experience of peer review performed a single PRT on one another following a one week academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Grainger, Peter; Bridgstock, Martin; Houston, Todd; Drew, Steve – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Peer review of teaching has become an accepted educational procedure in Australia to quality assure the quality of teaching practices. The institutional implementation of the peer review process can be viewed as genuine desire to improve teaching quality or an imposition from above as a measure of accountability and performativity. One approach is…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Genevieve M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
First-year university students (n = 185) completed an online questionnaire that allowed comparison of those who reported studying on-campus with those who reported studying fully-online. Independent sample t-tests compared the means of students in the two study modes on demographics, frequency of use of digital technology and metacognitive…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Comparative Analysis
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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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Mirriahi, Negin; Alonzo, Dennis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
This study built on previous research in 2010 to determine changes to students' current use of and expectations for future integration of technologies in their learning experience. The findings reveal a continued trend of conservative technology use amongst students but with a growing demand for more integration of technologies for assessment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes
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