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Edwards, Eleanor R.; Interthal, Heidrun; McQueen, Heather A. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2021
The transition into higher education stretches students socially, academically and within their personal lives requiring adaptation and development of resilience. For many, such demands may lead to decreased mental wellbeing and, for some, mental ill-health. This project aimed to trial simple mental health awareness and well-being tasks with first…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Well Being, Intervention
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Barnes, Rebecca; Kelly, Alison F.; Mulrooney, Hilda M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2021
Belonging at university is a complex and important issue which relates to student attainment but is more challenging for nontraditional students, including those with disability. This study, part of a larger project, explored differences in academic self-confidence and engagement, belonging, peer belonging and institutional acceptance in those…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Self Esteem, Student School Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Page, Nigel; Forster-Wilkins, Gary; Bonetzky, Mark – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2021
Widening participation has encouraged students from a diverse range of backgrounds into university with more students commuting (many being Black and Minority Ethnic, BME). Since timetabling forms a major way by which students identify and interact with their learning environment understanding its influence is important. This project aimed to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, National Surveys, Ethnic Groups
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Gordon, Neil; Dixon, John – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2021
This paper considers the use of the United Nations global goals to provide a framework for the teaching of professional and related skills. The main example and case study considered in this paper is from computing; however, much of the approach and many of the issues are applicable to a wide range of subjects, especially in science. Alongside the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Organizational Objectives, Global Approach
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Cranwell, Philippa B.; Page, Elizabeth M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2020
The use of a group-based approach to project working has been shown to provide significant advantage to students in terms of project outcomes, motivation and engagement. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading has recently explored the use of group projects for final year practical work. In this model, students are presented with…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Chemistry, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Voice, Alison; Stirton, Arran – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2020
The use of spaced repetition within a physics higher education thermodynamics module has been analysed for: its pattern of use by students; its effect on memory and performance in the end of module exam; and performance in a delayed test after the summer vacation. A custom-built web app with the facility to generate a personalised repetition…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Physics, Higher Education, Thermodynamics
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Williams, Dylan P.; Hin, Shane Lo Fan; Erlina – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Recent work on student perceptions of skills development and engagement with different teaching and learning approaches have provided useful evidence bases for practitioners aiming to enhance the student learning experience. Although there has been some useful research on student expectations in non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Student Attitudes, Skill Development
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Blount, Leanne A.; Blackburn, Richard A. R. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Picture boards as a visual support aid for in-lab demonstrator briefings were deployed for a single experiment in both the first and second year undergraduate practical classes. The boards are easy to create and provide an alternative, more accessible and 'presentation friendly' perspective of the laboratory manual associated with an experiment.…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Science Experiments, College Instruction, Science Instruction
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Hutton, C.; Robson, J. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Developing an online learning community can help to improve student success. This presents a challenge as the student cohort is often time-limited and shifting in composition before a module starts. The continued evaluation and development of an online preparatory website for the new, year one module S112 -- "Science: concepts and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Distance Education, Discussion Groups, Online Courses
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Hilliam, Rachel; Goldrei, Derek – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
There is an increasing focus within Higher Education on the wider student experience. Student engagement and a well-developed community are associated with greater levels of retention, student satisfaction and success. Whilst creating opportunities for students to engage with each other and staff may be easier in a face-to-face environment, the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bell, J.; Dicker, R.; Garcia, M.; Kelly, E.; Streich, R.; Mulrooney, H.; Kelly, A. F. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Working effectively within multidisciplinary teams is an important employability skill common in postgraduate working life, but opportunities to develop this are limited in many undergraduate taught programmes. The projects reported here offered twelve level 5 undergraduate students from a range of science disciplines the opportunity to work with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Haxton, Katherine J.; Darton, Richard J. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
As part of a transnational degree programme, students in the UK and China were linked together to carry out group work. This was enabled by having two versions of our FHEQ Level 4 Sustainable Chemistry module; in person for UK students, and by distance learning for Chinese students. Groups were instructed to discuss issues relating to the UN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, College Students, Distance Education
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Mulrooney, H. M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Self-assessment, whereby students are actively engaged in assessing the quality of their work, has been shown to benefit them. It is not routinely carried out in all institutions. This pilot study aimed to explore the extent to which students chose to engage with self-assessment when invited to do so, and how accurate they were when they did. A…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Grades (Scholastic), Student Evaluation
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Al-Saedi, A.; Bell, J.; Boorman, A.; Cameron, E.; Castleman, Z.; Flanagan, C.; Fraser, C.; Pearson, J.; Philp, A.; Robinson, K.; Silva, F.; Taki, A.; Tubeileh, D.; Vosters, R.; Mulrooney, H. M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
Authentic learning opportunities replicating working environments will enhance learners' employability and intrinsic motivation. Within most undergraduate curricula, opportunities for students to experience hands-on learning opportunities which mimic public health practice are limited. A pilot university cook and eat programme (the Cook School)…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Peer Teaching, Partnerships in Education
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Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Hinrichs, Uta; Noreika, Martynas; Macindoe, Alasdair – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2018
Traditional module delivery in higher education often follows a linear structure, which is not always conducive to understanding concepts and the many possible relationships between them. In this paper we introduce an online visual interactive learning resource called ViLO designed to address this problem. We describe the principles guiding the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Concept Mapping, Graphs
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