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Morris, Neil P.; Lambe, James – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Bioscience students in the UK higher education system are making increasing use of technology to support their learning within taught classes and during private study. This experimental study was designed to assess the role for multimedia interactive eBooks in bioscience laboratory classes, delivered using a blended learning approach. Thirty-nine…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Instruction
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Mello, Luciane V.; Tregilgas, Luke; Cowley, Gwen; Gupta, Anshul; Makki, Fatima; Jhutty, Anjeet; Shanmugasundram, Achchuthan – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Teaching bioinformatics is a longstanding challenge for educators who need to demonstrate to students how skills developed in the classroom may be applied to real world research. This study employed an action research methodology which utilised student-staff partnership and peer-learning. It was centred on the experiences of peer-facilitators,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Graduate Students
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Weston, Emma; Crilly, Jim; Mossop, Liz; Foster, Tim – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Unlike many other graduate career pathways in the UK, the food industry does not have a cohesive competency framework to support employers, students and degree providers. Food sciences-based technical graduates are a significant proportion of the industry's graduate intake; this study aims to provide such a framework. Initial work involving a…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Chilton, Helen; McCracken, Wendy – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Mobile technologies continue to have a growing influence on contemporary society, are becoming more commonplace within tertiary educational settings and hold the potential to impact on the learning process. This project evaluation considers the perspectives of participants who trialled the use of new technology to enable remote supervision and…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Mentors
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Jackson, John; Jones, Martyn; Steele, Wendy; Coiacetto, Eddo – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Work placements (including internships) are common in urban and regional planning education but the relevant literature has largely overlooked their assessment and academic standards. To address this gap, the paper presents a study of this topic undertaken within the Australian context. The research involved systematically scoping the status of…
Descriptors: Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Foreign Countries, Job Placement
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Scott, G. W. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
This study involves evaluation of a novel iterative group-based learning task developed to enable students to actively engage with assessment and feedback in order to improve the quality of their written work. The students were all in the final semester of their final year of study and enrolled on either BSc Zoology or BSc Marine and Freshwater…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Group Activities
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Torres, Néstor; Santos, Guido – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Enzyme kinetics is an essential part of biochemistry programs, which have been gaining importance in recent years for their applications in biotechnology and biomedicine. The teaching and learning of these issues has been traditionally hampered by difficulties that stem mainly from the dynamic and mathematical nature of the topic and the…
Descriptors: Simulation, Kinetics, Problem Solving, Biochemistry
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Forster, Alan Mark; Pilcher, Nick; Tennant, Stuart; Murray, Mike; Craig, Nigel; Copping, Alex – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
From the mid-20th C., construction and engineering pedagogy and curricula have moved from long-held traditional experiential apprenticeship approaches to one ostensibly decoupling practice and theory. This paper traces this decoupling and explores modern-day opportunities and challenges for recoupling university education with industry practice.…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hubbard, Katharine E.; Brown, Rachel; Deans, Sam; García, María Paz; Pruna, Mihai-Grigore; Mason, Matthew J. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2017
Undergraduate students are increasingly working with academic staff to evaluate and design teaching materials in Higher Education, thereby moving from being passive consumers of knowledge to genuine partners in their education. Here we describe a student partnership project run at the University of Cambridge, which aimed to improve undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, College Science, Biology
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Wilmot, Natalie Victoria; Rushton, Diane; Zandona Hofmann, Anelise Seleme – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
Business schools have the responsibility of preparing students for work in multicultural organisations and global markets. This paper examines a situated learning experience for undergraduates through a virtual collaboration between a UK university and a Brazilian university. This facilitated remote communication using social media and smart…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Social Media
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Foster, Jamye; Yaoyuneyong, Gallayanee – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
Business students beginning their careers find that they must innovate to solve nebulous problems, work in interdisciplinary groups and environments, and effectively communicate their knowledge to colleagues and clients with diverse backgrounds. Addressing this, researchers devised a flipped classroom cross-disciplinary (CD) client-based project…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Skills, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dickson, Kerry Ann; Stephens, Bruce Warren – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
Literature shows that attendance is an important bidirectional link in engaging students in learning. However, metacognitive awareness eludes many first-year students--particularly the disadvantaged, including those with low admission scores, English as a second language or coming from low socio-economic status (SES), migrant, or first-in-family…
Descriptors: Intervention, Lecture Method, Attendance, Scores
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McCutcheon, Karen; Lohan, Maria; Traynor, Marian – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
Aim: This paper is a review protocol that will be used to identify, critically appraise and synthesise the best current evidence relating to the use of online learning and blended learning approaches in teaching clinical skills in undergraduate health professionals. Background: Although previous systematic reviews on online learning vs. face to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Health Personnel
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Irons, Alastair; Thomas, Paula – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the efforts of two universities to address the issue of providing computer forensics students with the opportunity to get involved in the practical aspects of forensic search and seizure procedures. The paper discusses the approaches undertaken by the University of Sunderland and the University…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Crime, Criminology, Investigations
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Govan, Michelle – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2016
The field of digital forensics requires a multidisciplinary understanding of a range of diverse subjects, but is interdisciplinary (in using principles, techniques and theories from other disciplines) encompassing both computer and forensic science. This requires that practitioners have a deep technical knowledge and understanding, but that they…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Criminology, Crime, Electronic Learning
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