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Beres, Jacqueline L.; Dixon, Jess C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although previous studies have offered empirical and anecdotal support for academic mentoring, there are still considerable gaps in understanding the specific actions or components that are present in these relationships. Research has shown that academic faculty mentors provide all of Kram's (1988) mentoring functions to their graduate student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Mentors, Friendship
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports on the results of a two-year study into threshold concepts (TCs) in doctoral writing. The findings informed the development of a thinking to write strategy (the 4x4) that has been implemented as part of a pan-university doctoral writing programme at a New Zealand university.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Korpan, Cynthia; Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May; Verwoord, Roselynn – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper examines the stages of development for a framework of teaching assistant (TA) competencies initiated by the Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) special interest group (SIG) of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). TAGSA initiated an iterative consultative process to inform the creation…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Guidelines, Graduate Students, Professional Associations
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Kustra, Erika; Doci, Florida; Gillard, Kaitlyn; Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Goff, Lori; Gabay, Danielle; Meadows, Ken N.; Borin, Paola; Wolf, Peter; Ellis, Donna; Eiliat, Hoda; Grose, Jill; Dawson, Debra L.; Hughes, Sandy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
An institutional culture that values teaching is likely to lead to improved student learning. The main focus of this study was to determine faculty, graduate and undergraduate students' perception of the teaching culture at their institution and identify indicators of that teaching culture. Themes included support for teaching development; support…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Watson, Gavan Peter Longley; Kenny, Natasha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Critical reflection is a highly valued and widely applied learning approach in higher education. There are many benefits associated with engaging in critical reflection, and it is often integrated into the design of graduate level courses on university teaching as a life-long learning strategy to help ensure that learners build their capacity as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Graduate students use existing knowledge and are ultimately expected to add to that knowledge. Students in a Masters of Education entry course were asked to find a Wikipedia page related to the course topics, critique it, and make improvements to it to begin to develop these skills. In this paper, I examine ways in which their perspectives were…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Criticism, Graduate Students, Electronic Publishing
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Hilke, Michael – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This essay discusses the effectiveness of a graduate course for physics students, with a course goal to write a publishable article on a modern research topic (graphene). I analyze the tools used to this end, which included Web 2.0 methods, in-class discussions and presentations, as well as extensive peer-review. In addition to producing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Graduate Students, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Mainich, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
From its earliest times, higher education transcended geographic boundaries so nowadays international students are a significant element of the social and cultural landscape of higher education, but international graduate students form a diverse group with different motivations for study and have become a sizeable segment of the student body in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Academic Persistence
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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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Brown, Majorie Angel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Beginning graduate students who are working in higher education can benefit from establishing a professional development plan designed to enhance leadership capacity. The challenge is to align personal goals with those of the graduate program, yet ensure that collegial socialization and professional competency development occurs. Professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Capacity Building
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Gadbois, Shannon; Graham, Elizabeth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study examined new faculty members' perceptions and approaches to student supervision and mentoring as related to their own experiences as doctoral students. Previous research has examined the graduate student-supervisor/mentor relationship but has yet to examine its impact on subsequent graduate student practices when they enter academic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Mentors
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Krol, Ed S.; Krol, Lisa M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The objective of this paper is to share with other educators a teaching method that was developed to help graduate students, and potentially undergraduate students, understand how to properly reference and cite academic papers. In an attempt to teach rather than reprimand, a new teaching practice was developed for a graduate class at the…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Graduate Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Simmons, Nicola; Barnard, Michelle; Fennema, Wendy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the Fall 2009 term, we participated as students and instructor in a graduate education course modeled after participatory pedagogy. Siemens (2008) defines this approach as "one that does not fully define all curricular needs in advance of interacting with learners...Multiple perspectives, opinions, and active creation on the part of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Wilton, Lesley; Noël, Tonya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Digital technologies that enhance computer-mediated communications are provoking change in the way educators interact with learners. As online course offerings expand and enrollment numbers increase, the challenges of effective online learning call for innovation and creativity. It is beneficial to introduce activities which establish trust and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
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Hannon, Natasha Patrito; Taraban-Gordon, Svitlana – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
Graduate students aspiring to become faculty members should be provided with meaningful opportunities to explore the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and to formulate questions about student learning and effective teaching. To this end, teaching and learning centres should incorporate SoTL-oriented components within the framework of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Models, Educational Development
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