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Zepke, Nick – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This article revisits the notion that to facilitate quality learning requires teachers in higher education to have pedagogical content knowledge. It constructs pedagogical content knowledge as a teaching and learning space that brings content and pedagogy together. On the content knowledge side, it suggests that threshold concepts, akin to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Quality, Learner Engagement
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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Since the 1980s an extensive research literature has investigated how to improve student success in higher education focusing on student outcomes such as retention, completion and employability. A parallel research programme has focused on how students engage with their studies and what they, institutions and educators can do to enhance their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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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