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Pryke, Sam – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Socrative is an online platform that allows a teacher to put questions to students through an app on their smart phone or tablet. In existence since 2011, its use is now quite common in university teaching. But is Socrative any good? This article reviews the literature on the device and discusses my research on the use of the app, the first…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Audience Response Systems, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices
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Rodriguez, Sarah B. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Global health programmes have become quite popular within universities in the United States. But despite the growth in undergraduate programming in global health, the training of American undergraduates to ensure they engage ethically when conducting research in a low- or middle-income country has not followed. I teach a course in global bioethics…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Health Education, Ethical Instruction
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Beuving, Joost; de Vries, Geert – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
This article discusses how the teaching of qualitative research in higher education is threatened by the effects of new public management, by academic culture wars and by a growing belief in big data. The controversy over Alice Goffman's book "On the Run" presents one recent example of this. In an effort to counterbalance these…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Social Science Research
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Stewart, Saran; Haynes, Chayla; Deal, Kristin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
This article explores how three doctoral candidates enrolled in the discipline of Higher Education gained an understanding of social justice, equity-mindedness and diversity in the academy. Prior to the admission of these three students, two faculty members had reformed the doctoral programme to align it with the principles of inclusive pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Higher Education, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Sarauw, Laura Louise; Madsen, Simon Ryberg – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Studies often highlight how standardisation and consent are manufactured through the European Bologna Process (Brøgger 2019; Gibbs et al. 2014; Lawn and Grek 2012). This article shows how students' conduct is still governed by multiple logics and dilemmas. The context for the article is the Bologna Process and the way it has been applied by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Acceleration (Education)
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Cantini, Daniele – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article addresses the core-periphery nexus by looking at some of the reform packages proposed in the 2000s in these two pivotal countries in the Middle East, Egypt and Jordan, as well as the resistances they generated. These reform packages include internationalisation and privatisation policies, as well as World Bank-sponsored programmes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Universities, Resistance to Change
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Muliavka, Viktoriia – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
Despite the diversity of socio-political and economic contexts, educational transformations in post-socialist states have some common trends: orientation towards the 'West' and denial of the socialist past; marketisation of higher education through the introduction and extension of paid services, as well as promotion of competition for public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Commercialization
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Trifuljesko, Sonja – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article investigates contemporary attempts to reform the institution of the university according to neoliberal ideological influences and oppositions to them. It employs Doreen Massey's concept of space to focus on relations and separations made in the process. My ethnography of the University of Helsinki's 375th anniversary celebration,…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Rausch, Anthony – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article examines the impact of contemporary higher education policy at a rural university in Japan. Hirosaki University, although a national university with an attached medical school, is far from the centre of academia in Japan, with a comparatively low ranking among national universities in Japan, and severe budget constraints. The policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Mora, Eva Infante; Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
CASA-Sevilla is a study abroad programme for US university students with an advanced level of Spanish. In recent years, new patterns of social behaviour among students (mainly the use of technology and low-cost flights) aggravated their difficulties in establishing contacts with the local society, which often resulted in the perpetuation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, Cultural Awareness
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Mora, Eva Infante; Andrade, Juan Muñoz; Greenwood, Davydd; Feldman, Richard; Ivanchikova, Melina; Gallardo , Jorge Cívico; Saez, Purificación García – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This section discusses how the changing students' experiences necessitated a rethinking of the educational programme and the development of an active pedagogy. The reform used two powerful instruments: an adaptation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which allows the language coordinator to evaluate the linguistic needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, College Programs
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Mora, Eva Infante; Greenwood, Davydd; Ivanchikova, Melina; Castilla-Vázquez, Carmen; Cid-Rodríguez, Rafael; Díaz, Bartolomé Miranda; Flores-Macías, Gustavo A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This section of the account of the action research and thorough reform of the CASA-Sevilla study abroad programme describes how the courses in the fields of anthropology, history and art / art history were changed. It explains why a pedagogical reform was needed, the choices faculty members made and the difficulties they faced. Transitioning to an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, College Programs
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Mora, Eva Infante; Piñero, Luisa Álvarez-Ossorio; Díaz, Bartolomé Miranda – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This section of the comprehensive account of the action research and pedagogical reform of the CASA-Sevilla study-abroad programme concerns the introduction of community-engaged learning as a way to complement classroom instruction. Some experiential elements were already part of the programme's previous design (homestays, cultural visits), but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, College Programs
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Mora, Eva Infante; Markot, Marina; Capobianco, Stephen; Ivanchikova, Melina; Kiely, Richard; Feldman , Richard; Cheatle, Amy – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
The action research process initiated in 2015 to make a thorough reform of the CASA-Sevilla study-abroad programme not only produced significant pedagogical developments but also brought about a profound change in the way of working and relating within the programme work organisation itself and with Cornell University colleagues. This section…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, College Programs
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Mora, Eva Infante – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
Evaluation is essential to the analysis of the performance of academic programmes and is a central feature of the academic accountability movement. Most study abroad programmes, however, lack evaluation protocols, even though establishing them and acting on the results would contribute to their credibility. This final section of a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Programs, Educational Change
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