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Larcombe, Wendy; McCosker, Anthony; O'Loughlin, Kieran – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2007
This paper critically evaluates the pilot of a Thesis Writers' Circles program offered to Education PhD and DEd students at the University of Melbourne in semester 2, 2005. The analysis focuses on the needs of those students that were felt to be well-met by this model of support. Broadly, the paper identifies two distinct but inter-related themes:…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Skehan, Jaelea; Burns, Lynette Sheridan; Hazell, Trevor – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2007
The Response Ability Project, funded under the Mindframe National Media Initiative in Australia, seeks to influence tertiary curricula so that graduates in journalism will be aware of and able to respond appropriately to issues relating to suicide and mental illness. Whilst the initial multi-media resources developed to support journalism…
Descriptors: Suicide, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Duarte, Fernanda; Fitzgerald, Anneke – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
In this paper, we discuss a reflexive teaching approach, which may make the field of Organisation Studies more permeable to alternative views and thus more responsive to the complexities of processes unfolding in organisations in the context of a rapidly changing world. We contend that reflection on lived experience complements perspectives that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Learning Experience, Educational Principles
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Massingham, Peter; Herrington, Tony – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
Non attendance of lectures and tutorials appears to be a growing trend. The literature suggests many possible reasons including students' changing lifestyle, attitudes, teaching and technology. This paper looks at the reasons for non attendance of students in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Wollongong and identifies relationships…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Yanamandram, Venkata; Noble, Gary – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This paper examines student experiences and perceptions of two models of team-teaching employed at a regional Australian university to teach a large undergraduate marketing subject. The two team-teaching models adopted for use in this subject can be characterised by the large number of team members (ten and six) and the relatively low level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Fitch, Kate; Surma, Anne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
Murdoch University's public relations program attracts a significant number of international students. Up to 60% of students in some units come from Singapore and Malaysia. While many spend at least one year in Australia as part of the three year degree, students in both countries may complete the entire degree offshore from 2007. The authors…
Descriptors: International Education, Public Relations, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students
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Frew, Charlotte – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
Universities are no-longer isolated places where the intellectually or socially advantaged undertake research and contemplation. Universities are central to social and economic policy and can be used to meet the social and economic requirements of the new globalised environment. This paper explores the role of the internationalisation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Literacy, Literacy Education, Higher Education
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Penman, Joy; White, Frances – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
In late 2003, the regional campus of the University of South Australia initiated a peer-mentoring program aimed at assisting the smooth transition of new students to university life. In particular, the Nursing and Rural Health unit envisaged a program that would be effective and rewarding for both student mentees and mentors. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Models
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Smith, Andrew; Ling, Peter; Hill, Doug – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This paper reports the findings of a major national research project examining the use of multiple modes of delivery in Australian universities. A variety of factors including the increased use of online educational technology has pushed Australian universities in recent years to extend the ways in which they deliver learning and teaching.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Smith, Andy; Smith, Erica – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This paper reports the results of a research project investigating the use that Distance Education (DE) students at university make of the learning materials that are supplied to them. The research is based on a survey of 998 DE students enrolled in ten undergraduate subjects spread across all five Faculties at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys
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O'Regan, Kerry – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
How universities and university people deal with plagiarism is articulated in universities' plagiarism policies. Universities, policies and people are all located in a bigger context, one which is being increasingly shaped by global issues. Some global issues of particular relevance to plagiarism are associated with the Internet and its attendant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Plagiarism, Educational Policy
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Emerson, Lisa; MacKay, Bruce R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This investigation compares and analyses the experiences and subjective cognitive workload of students undertaking a lesson on an aspect of micro-level writing skills in a web-based and paperbased version. Both versions of the lesson were based on the principles of interactive learning, specifically on a modified version of Chou's (2003) model.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Pretests Posttests, Feedback (Response)
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Phillips, Rob – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
Current practice in universities foregrounds the traditional lecture, tutorial, examination approach to teaching. The nature of currently-accepted practice in course design and administration is considered through an examination of the influence on universities of historical views about knowledge. These findings are contrasted with current…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, College Instruction, Lecture Method, Conventional Instruction
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Singh, Gurmak; O'Donoghue, John; Worton, Harvey – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
The Internet is a technological development that has the potential to change not only the way society retains and accesses knowledge but also to transform and restructure traditional models of higher education, particularly the delivery and interaction in and with course materials and associated resources. Utilising the Internet to deliver…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Global Approach
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Koppi, Tony; Pearson, Elaine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
A commonly accepted theoretical paradigm in the research and practice of effective learning and teaching is constructivist. Researchers and practitioners in the higher education community attend educational technology focused conferences to share their findings, seek feedback and collaboration, or challenge. Although researchers may espouse…
Descriptors: Models, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Lecture Method
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