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Santos, Jose Leonardo – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
University social science instructors sometimes encounter student silence or quarrels around culturally contentious subjects. In a culture that promotes distrust around the issues they teach, how do professors perceive and cope with such difficulties? Preliminary research using qualitative interviews with teachers from two different US…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cultural Influences, Social Sciences, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Dealey, Jill – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Active learning, with students engaging in research or activities within the community, is a favoured approach in contemporary higher education. To support this approach, the Criminology and Forensic Studies programmes at the University of Winchester have included student research into miscarriages of justice. The students interrogate evidence…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Institutionalized Persons, Justice, Criminal Law
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Robertson, Barbara; Flowers, Mark J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
The course materials students are expected to utilise in online instruction vary. Studies have shown that students tend to enjoy online courses with lecture videos more than those without, but few studies have measured the impact of lecture videos on student outcomes. Do lecture videos increase student understanding and retention, thus improving…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Computer Software
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Kristensen, Regnar – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
Serendipity should not be restricted to cutting-edge science and research alone. A proactive approach to the unexpected can also strengthen classes in anthropology and the humanities. But how can you teach if classes are influenced by accidental arrangements and discoveries not sought or considered? I shall tap into two projects of…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Cross Cultural Training
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Liu, Shih-Hsiung – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
This article aims to determine the feasibility of a course on education-related topics based on dialogue-based peer learning (DBPL). According to the literature, the procedures of DBPL are as follows: (1) read texts, (2) formulate individual opinions, (3) express individual opinions in turns, (4) ask and respond to questions, (5) adjust personal…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language), Instructional Effectiveness
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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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