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Serrano, Maria Martinez; O'Brien, Mark; Roberts, Krystal; Whyte, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Current forms of marketisation in university systems create pressures towards purely ends-focused expectations among students and have implications for learning and assessment processes. The potential harm that these trends have on "learning" should be resisted by educators and students alike. Critical Pedagogy approaches offer one way…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Interviews
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Gerholz, Karl-Heinz; Liszt, Verena; Klingsieck, Katrin B. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Students participate during service learning courses in a service project, which fits to a community need and has a link to curricular content. Students have a chance while engaged in the service project to apply curricular content in community practice, where they gain insights into civic engagement activities. Empirical studies revealed the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Broadbent, Jaclyn – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
There is limited research on the quality of assessment moderation in large classes. Effective moderation practices can improve reliability, as well as reduce marker bias, attenuate prevalence of 'hard' or 'soft' markers, increase student and staff confidence in marking, and enhance the development of staff. This article shares a marking moderation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Large Group Instruction, Grading
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Soetanto, Danny; MacDonald, Matthew – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
It is through working in groups that students develop cooperative learning skills and experience. However, group work activity often leads students into a difficult experience, especially for first-year students who are not familiar with group work activities at university. This study explores obstacles faced by first-year students during their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Group Structure, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics
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Cornelius, Vanessa; Wood, Leigh; Lai, Jennifer – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Formal mentoring programmes continue to gain popularity in higher education, mirroring trends in industry. The study described in this article examines the design features of a formal mentoring programme for first year undergraduates and focused on three key aspects--the matching process, training and orientation, and interaction frequency. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Peer Relationship
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McFarlane, Kathryn J. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The research into personal tutoring in higher education from a tutor's perspective suggests that tutors lack training in tutoring and may lack clarity as to the purpose and boundaries of the role. This article explores personal tutors' perceptions of their confidence and competence in relation to personal tutoring and identifies strategies that…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Nguyen, Bang; Yu, Xiaoyu; Japutra, Arnold; Chen, Cheng-Hao Steve – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The concept of reverse teaching, considered by some as the education model of the future due to increasing technological availability in the classroom, has received great attention in education research lately. However, the focus of these studies has mainly been on the understanding of reverse teaching in terms of its application rather than…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Blended Learning
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Clark, Gordon; Marsden, Rebecca; Whyatt, J. Duncan; Thompson, Leanne; Walker, Marion – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article explores students' extracurricular activities and, uniquely, their short- and long-term effects on employability. Drawing on the literature, six research questions are identified. A questionnaire and interviews with alumni provide the quantitative and qualitative information needed. The effects of different extracurricular activities…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Employment Potential, Alumni, Questionnaires
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Smith, Sally; Smith, Colin; Caddell, Martha – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Students can benefit from applying their emerging skillsets through a work placement, both in terms of consolidating their learning and in gaining a better appreciation of their subject area. However, the main motivation for students in completing a work placement is in their increased employability skills. The aim of this study is to identify the…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Employer Attitudes
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Robinson, Leslie; Harris, Ann; Burton, Rob – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study investigated the complex social aspects of communication required for students to participate effectively in Problem-Based Learning and explored how these dynamics are managed. The longitudinal study of a group of first-year undergraduates examined interactions using Rapport Management as a framework to analyse communication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Problem Based Learning, College Freshmen
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Hunter, Kerry; Tse, Harry – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Educators and researchers are increasingly calling for the processes of writing and knowledge construction to be an integral part of disciplinary learning. This article contributes to the literature by presenting an empirical analysis of a programme that was designed to expose students to the complexities of academic practices in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Grades (Scholastic), Program Effectiveness, Surveys
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Kember, David; Hong, Celina; Ho, Amaly – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The study looks at issues around the power of the hidden curriculum of assessment and its effects on student behaviour. The assessment regime at school level has an impact on study approaches at university level, and if we are to help students to make the transition from school to university, then it is important that we understand the beliefs and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Pryjmachuk, Steven; Gill, Anita; Wood, Patricia; Olleveant, Nicola; Keeley, Philip – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article describes the evaluation of an online study skills course unit designed, using evidence-based principles, to support undergraduate students. A mixed-methods approach was employed to establish the extent to which the unit was (a) fit for purpose and (b) effective. Data were obtained from an online survey (n = 63) conducted on entry to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Study Skills
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Wingate, Ursula; Andon, Nick; Cogo, Alessia – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
The benefits of embedding the teaching of writing into the curriculum have been advocated by educators and researchers. However, there is currently little evidence of embedded writing instruction in the UK's higher education context. In this article, we present a case study in which we report the design, implementation and evaluation of an…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Intervention, Applied Linguistics
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Wang, Ting; Li, Linda Y. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Despite increasing attention to the challenges of supervising international doctoral students, little research has been conducted to examine supervisory feedback practice with international students and its impact on the thesis writing process. This exploratory qualitative study seeks to fill the gap and contribute to understanding the feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Research, Supervision, Writing Processes
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