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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda – Active Learning in Higher Education the Journal of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2005
Tertiary institutions are under increasing pressure to improve student outcomes such as retention, persistence and completion. In 2002, the New Zealand Ministry of Education commissioned a team of Massey University researchers to conduct a best evidence synthesis of literature on how institutions might improve student outcomes. Our study found two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power
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Harland, Tony; Plangger, Gabi – Active Learning in Higher Education the Journal of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2004
This article is based on the experiences of 25 PhD students at a New Zealand university who came to do research and soon found themselves taking on substantial teaching loads. Teaching was highly valued and it helped students develop their professional identity as they broadened their subject knowledge and practised a disciplinary research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Load, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Researchers