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Gyuris, Emma – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This exploratory research focuses on a one-semester subject designed to facilitate deliberate practice while explicitly aiming to develop postgraduate students' basic research skills: academic writing and its co-requisite skill, critical thinking. The research considers the alignment of the curriculum and assessment design of the subject 'Research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Skills, Skill Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Torres, Lyn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Laboratory practicals engage students in complex thinking to build their scientific knowledge and understanding. Surprisingly few studies connect the development of students' cognitive and metacognitive skills for learning in the laboratory practical with foundational skills for researching. Librarians strive to establish teaching partnerships…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Science, Biology, Research Skills
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Crawford, Nicole L.; Johns, Susan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Student wellbeing and mental health are increasingly a concern of universities. Most universities provide central counselling services and, in recent years, some have introduced wellbeing programs. However, an unrecognised source of support and pastoral care for students is academic staff. This pilot research project explored the experiences of…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Faculty, Mental Health, Universities
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jaafar, Reem; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This exploratory, comparative case study of an urban community college calculus classroom examines adult learning from Yang's Holistic Learning Theory and provides concrete pedagogical suggestions for how adult learning practitioners can engage adult learners in transformative learning. Data collection was from a selective sampling of student…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Calculus
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Motameni, Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Purpose of the Study: The overall purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the incorporation of combined flipped classroom, and collaborative learning pedagogical schemes in two restructured sections of principles of marketing course, had any positive impact on students' learning of 100 key marketing concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Khan, Ramzan N.; Watson, Rashmi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The flipped classroom aims to improve learning by engaging students in educational activities outside of traditional lessons. Flipped classrooms have steadily gained popularity in the last decade and are a topic of discussion in teaching and learning forums. However, its adoption in mathematics and statistics has been subdued. Most higher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Statistics, Units of Study
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Harman, Kristyn E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper explores the transformative power of digital humanities in teaching family history online to large cohorts of Australian domestic students. It takes as a case study a unit developed specifically for students to learn about how to research their convict ancestors' lives and how to situate their ancestors' lived experiences within…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Humanities, Online Courses
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Dune, Tinashe; Crnek-Georgeson, Kylie; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; John, James Rufus – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Background: Whilst e-Portfolios have been used in a variety of learning contexts, disciplines and academic levels, its effectiveness amongst tertiary health science students in Australia has yet to be explored. Investigating students' development of reflexivity through an individually assessed e-Portfolio will produce more information about how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Educational Technology
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Jacobi, Laura – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of students regarding what was effective about the way in which the asynchronous discussions were structured in an upper level online organizational communication course. Surveys from 27 student participants were used, with questions focused upon the structure of discussions in the online…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Caruso, Marinella; Gadd Colombi, Anna; Tebbit, Simon – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This paper discusses the integration and effectiveness of blended learning for the development and assessment of listening skills in a second language. The development of oral abilities (listening and speaking) is one of the most challenging and neglected aspects of second language learning (Vandergrift & Goh 2012, Graham & Santos 2015).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning, Listening Skills
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Bowmar, Alex; Power, Nicola – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The attitude toward a subject contributes to both academic engagement and success at university, yet it is not routinely measured in undergraduate students. Therefore, in two consecutive introductory courses in Human anatomy and physiology (HAP 1, n = 239, and HAP 2, n = 329), an instrument to quantify undergraduate students' attitude to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Physiology, Health Sciences
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Huber, Elaine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Scholarly evaluation practices in learning and teaching projects are under-reported in the literature. In order for robust evaluative measures to be implemented, a project requires a well-designed evaluation plan. This research study describes the development of a practical evaluation planning framework through an action research approach, using…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Higher Education, Action Research, College Faculty
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El-Maaddawy, Tamer; Deneen, Christopher – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This paper aims to demonstrate how assessment tasks can function within an outcomes-based learning framework to evaluate student attainment of learning outcomes. An outcomes-based learning framework designed to integrate teaching, learning, and assessment activities was developed and implemented in a civil engineering master-level course. The…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Graduate Students
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Wong, Caroline; Delante, Nimrod Lawsin; Wang, Pengji – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This study examines the effectiveness of Post-Entry English Language Assessment (PELA) as a predictor of international business students' English writing performance and academic performance. An intervention involving the implementation of contextualised English writing workshops was embedded in a specific business subject targeted at students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Writing Achievement, Writing Workshops, English (Second Language)
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