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Miles, Carol A.; Fogget, Keith – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the integration of flipped and blended modes of learning in the Australian university classroom. Flipped and blended learning incorporates both online and face-to-face interaction. This changing nature of delivery has created the need for students to adopt study patterns that incorporate learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework
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Fotinatos, Nina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to examine the role and impact of a central academic development unit (ADU) within an institutional strategic and operational change management project. The primary goal of this project was to improve vocational education and training (VET) learning and teaching practice in an Australian dual-sector regional university.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Bolt, Susan; Fenn, Jody; Ohly, Christian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
In an ideal world, university teaching and research would be valued equally; however, this is not currently the case. The notion that university reputation should be judged predominantly by research metrics has been challenged by a global trend towards a demand-driven system that encourages widening participation, student choice and social…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Consciousness Raising, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Thomas, Lisa; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; Delahunty, Janine; Dean, Bonnie Amelia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries, Developmental Programs, Models
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Bennett, Dawn; Power, Anne; Thomson, Chris; Mason, Bonita; Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflection is an essential part of students' critically reflective development within experiential-learning contexts; it is arguably even more important when working cross-culturally. This paper reports from a national, arts-based service-learning project in which students in creative arts, media and journalism, and preservice teachers worked with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Indigenous Populations, Service Learning
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Harvey, Marina; Walkerden, Greg; Semple, Anne-Louise; McLachlan, Kath; Lloyd, Kate; Baker, Michaela – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
As the number of students engaging in higher education increases, so too does their diversity. Additionally, there is growing pressure on universities to better prepare graduates for the varied paths they will pursue beyond study. In responding to these conditions it is important to develop pedagogical approaches that are both inclusive and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Reflection, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Harvey, Marina;; Coulson, Debra; McMaugh, Anne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflective practice is widely adopted across the field of experience-based learning subjects in higher education, including practicums, work-integrated learning, internships, service learning and community participation. This adoption of reflective practice implies that it supports student learning through experience. When reviewing the evidence…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Action Research
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Lehan, Tara; Hussey, Heather; Mika, Eva – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Throughout the dissertation process, the chair and committee members provide feedback regarding quality to help the doctoral candidate to produce the highest-quality document and become an independent scholar. Nevertheless, results of previous research suggest that overall dissertation quality generally is poor. Because much of the feedback about…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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McKevitt, Conor Thomas – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Assessment is one of the most important elements of student life and significantly shapes their learning. Consequently, tutors need to ensure that student awareness regarding assessment is promoted. Students should get the opportunity to practise assessing work and receive tutor feedback so that they might improve on both the work and their…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Tutors, Feedback (Response)
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Kennedy, Amanda; Mundy, Trish; Nielsen, Jennifer M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
In 2012, a team of academics from six universities worked on an OLT-funded project, "Rethinking Law Curriculum: developing strategies to prepare law graduates for practice in rural and regional Australia." The project was motivated by the declining proportion of lawyers being attracted to and remaining in practice in rural and regional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Legal Education (Professions), Curriculum Development
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Douglas, Tracy; Salter, Susan; Iglesias, Miguel; Dowlman, Michele; Eri, Raj – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the current perspectives of feedback from first and second year undergraduate students enrolled in blended units of study which incorporated both face-to-face and online components. Students enrolled in a unit of study taught by the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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Larkin, Kevin; Rowan, Leonie; Garrick, Barbara; Beavis, Catherine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Universities throughout Australia are increasingly investing significant amounts of time and money in efforts to improve the quality of first year students' experiences and, by extension, increase retention, performance and student satisfaction. This paper reports upon a pilot research project conducted at a Queensland university that investigates…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Experience
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Carlson, Kerri; Celotta, Dayius Turvold; Curran, Erin; Marcus, Mithra; Loe, Melissa – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
There has been a national call to transition away from the traditional, passive, lecture-based model of STEM education towards one that facilitates learning through active engagement and problem solving. This mixed-methods research study examines the impact of a supplemental Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program on knowledge and skill acquisition…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Wiles, Janine L.; Allen, Ruth E. S.; Butler, Rachael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
This paper adds to the nascent literature on teaching research methods and what students learn from courses and assessment. Postgraduate students are often confronted with large amounts of reading, and the content of material can be intimidating. Convincing them also to engage critically with readings is even more difficult. We report on a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Writing Skills
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McGuigan, Nicholas; Kern, Thomas – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The future employment markets our graduates are likely to face are increasingly complex and unpredictable. Demands are being placed on higher-education providers to become more holistic and integrated in their approach. For business schools across Australia, this requires a significant (re)conceptualisation of how student learning is facilitated,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Learning Processes
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