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Zur, Ayala; Ravid, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This paper presents an approach to planning academic courses for pre-service teachers and for researching development of teacher identity. The approach was implemented in a course, conducted in an Israeli Master Teach program, designed to foster pre-service teacher identity transformation. The research described here addresses two questions: (1)…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Student Developed Materials
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Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy; Mercer, Gina – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Students as partners (SaP) has seen an increase in focus as an area of active student engagement in higher education. Many complexities and challenges have been shared in this evolving field regarding inclusivity and power. We discuss, in this dialogue, insights that can be uncovered by exploring SaP through a feminist lens--illuminating the fact…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Feminism, Power Structure, Inclusion
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Liversage, Lindi; Naudé, Luzelle; Botha, Anja – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
In this study, black South African first-generation students' experiences related to identity development during their first year at a higher education institution were explored. Chickering and Reisser's [1993. "Education and Identity." 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass] seven-vector identity development theory served as overarching…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Reflection, College Freshmen, African American Students
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Walls, Jill K.; Hall, Scott S. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Past research has drawn attention to the unique challenges for students of color attending predominantly white colleges and universities, yet few have focused on the classroom as a micro-context in which race-related discussions often occur. Using a focus group methodology, 22 African American undergraduate students from a variety of academic…
Descriptors: African American Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Race, Focus Groups
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de Bruin, Leon R. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Effective teacher-student learning relationships can propel students to advanced ways of knowing and acting. In much arts based higher education learning, dynamic and fluid interplay of cognitive, meta-cognitive and aspirational aims and goals are prevalent and passed to students in a learning relationship that can be described as a cognitive…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Creativity, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking
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Cen, Yuhao – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Teaching and learning in higher education can integrate and accomplish student developmental goals in addition to promoting student learning of subject matter knowledge and transferrable skills. Drawn from the theoretical concept of self-authorship, the Learning Partnerships Model was implemented in teaching a graduate-level course on social…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Qualitative Research, Epistemology, Student Development
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Wolff, Karin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Poor graduate throughput and industry feedback on graduate inability to cope with the complex knowledge practices in twenty-first century engineering "problem solving" have placed pressure on educators to better conceptualise the theory-practice relationship, particularly in technology-dependent professions. The research draws on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Baker, Sally; Ramsay, Georgina; Irwin, Evonne; Miles, Lauren – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This paper contributes a rich picture of how students from refugee backgrounds navigate their way into and through undergraduate studies in a regional Australian university, paying particular attention to their access to and use of different forms of support. We draw on the conceptualisation of "hot" and "cold" knowledge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Undergraduate Students, Help Seeking
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Peseta, Tai; Fortune, Tracy; Jones, Adrian; Barradell, Sarah; Kennedy-Jones, Mary – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
History has practically vanished from allied health professional education. We ask, what kind of problem does a "history of the professions" pose for health sciences curriculum? What are the implications of graduates being unschooled in the history of their profession? Literature on knowledge in the curriculum, is used to interrogate how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Allied Health Occupations Education, History Instruction, Occupational Therapy
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Richards, Kendall; Pilcher, Nick – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
For Academic Literacies, the world is textually mediated; written texts and what informs them reveal elements such as subject-discipline practices. Furthermore, multi-modalities, for example, visual representation, inform written text, and multiple methods of inquiry, including interviews, shed light on written text production. In this article we…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Literacy, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Hockings, Christine; Thomas, Liz; Ottaway, Jim; Jones, Rob – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Independent learning is one of the cornerstones of UK higher education yet it is poorly understood by students and is seen by politicians as a poor substitute for face to face teaching. This paper explores students' understandings, approaches and experiences of independent learning and how they may become more effective independent learners. This…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Wang, Tsung Juang; Huang, Kuo Hung – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This paper investigates the prominence of rationalism in the major Western pedagogical theories of Plato, Rousseau, and Dewey, all of whom conceptualize formal teaching, as the inculcation of rationality in individual learners. After each of their theories has been described, the argument turns against the tradition of pedagogical rationalism to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Artists
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Wagener, Bastien – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
While the number of postgraduate students is increasing, the writing of a master's dissertation still poses numerous challenges to them. The outcome of this work depends just as much on technical and methodological skills as on affects, self-regulation, and the relationship to the supervisor. In order to test a comprehensive model including all…
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Self Management, Graduate Students, Questionnaires
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Kim, Dongho; Lim, Cheolil – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Despite the emergence of collaborative project-based learning in higher education settings, how it can be supported has received little attention. We noted the positive impact of socially shared metacognitive regulation on students' collaboration processes. The purpose of this study was to present a framework for the design and implementation of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cooperative Learning, Guidelines, Student Projects
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Lee, Sang Joon; Wilder, Charlie; Yu, Chien – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Service-learning is an experiential learning experience where students learn and develop through active participation in community service to meet the needs of a community. This study explored student learning experiences in a service-learning group project and their perceptions of service-learning in an undergraduate web design course. The data…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Service Learning, Learning Experience, Undergraduate Students
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