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Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Over the last 15 years, graduate students applying for academic positions in post-secondary education have increasingly been asked to include a statement of teaching interests, a teaching philosophy, or a teaching dossier with their applications. Even if a potential employer does not request any of these documents, many interviewees are expected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Experience, Educational Philosophy, Job Applicants
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McEwan, Beryl; Hercelinskyj, Gylo – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
In any nursing program, it is a challenge to foster an awareness of, and engagement with, the complexity and reality of nursing practice. During their studies, nursing students have to learn the relevant underpinning theoretical knowledge for practice as well as develop their understanding of the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Decision Making, Feedback (Response), Nursing Education
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Kruger, Mellissa L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
At the beginning of my academic journey I held the belief that I would learn to teach simply by teaching. To my dismay, I had underestimated the complicated nature of teaching in higher education and gave little consideration to the ways students learn. Feeling overwhelmed by my situation, I began questioning my teaching practices and student…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Inclusion
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Westphalen, Linda – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
In the School of Education at the University of Adelaide, the use of oral evidence is increasingly common as students engage with reflective practices now dominant in teacher-education programs. These experiences offer both a dynamic perspective and a challenge to academic assessors and raise three questions, each of which are addressed in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Prior Learning, Knowledge Level
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Ling, Peter – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
Most universities in Australia have established at least one organizational unit with a responsibility for academic development. While "academic" could embrace all aspects of the role of academics, including research, innovation, and contributions to community and professional bodies, the expectation is that the focus will be on learning…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Surveys
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Santhanam, Elizabeth; Paulusz, Wendy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
The Faculty of Engineering in an Australian university collaborated with a central academic/educational development unit to design and deliver a teaching development program for all engineering teaching assistants (TAs). This paper discusses the approach taken to promote inclusive education in engineering in a situation with competing priorities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Teaching Assistants