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Wang, Isobel Kai-Hui – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The global population of students pursuing studies abroad continues to grow, and consequently their intercultural experiences are receiving greater research attention. However, research into long-term student sojourners' academic development and personal growth is still in its infancy. A parallel mixed method study was designed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Vann, Linda S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Instructional designers are tasked with making instructional strategy decisions to facilitate achievement of learning outcomes as part of their professional responsibilities. While the instructional design process includes learner analysis, that analysis alone does not embody opportunities to assist instructional designers with demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Empathy, Phenomenology, Instructional Design, Educational Strategies
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Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Isaac, Nadine; Southwell, Charisse N.; Hudson-Vassell, Michael E.; Niu, Lian; Pratto, Melissa; Roberts, Kellie W.; Wingfield, Robert J.; Wolfgang, Jeff D.; Zafar, Mueen A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study explores the narratives of eight students who served as journal reviewers on a non-course-related service activity. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of their experiences. The review board was multi-disciplinary in composition; the majority of its student and faculty members were from communities historically…
Descriptors: Socialization, Service Learning, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Lai, Alan; Kaplan, Matthew – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article aims to address the practical question of whether there is educational value to embedding second-language (L2) learning experiences in intergenerational contexts. In particular, a case study was conducted of a novel, university-based ESL program in Hong Kong in which a group of older adult volunteers with a high level of English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Grossman, Gary D.; Richards, Travis – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
We evaluated students' perceptions and reactions to an active learning Karaoke Video project in both a large (104 student) undergraduate class in Natural History of Georgia and a small graduate seminar in Fish Ecology. Undergraduate responses were evaluated with both questionnaires and triangulation interviews and graduate student responses…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Interactive Video, Singing, Music Activities
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Pilcher, Nick; Smith, Karen; Riley, Jackie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Although end of course exams remain a key mode of assessment in higher education, little research has focused on international students' experiences of exams. There seems to be a tacit assumption in most literature that exam preparation and strategies are universal, although differences in other areas of learning exist. As an exemplar, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Tests
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Gyamtso, Deki; Maxwell, T. W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
In Bhutan relatively few studies at the higher education level have been done and fewer still reported in international journals. This pilot study highlights the present practices and culture of teaching and learning at one of the teacher education colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). It looks broadly across the issues of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Qualitative Research, Student Evaluation, Focus Groups
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Ramaekers, Stephan; van Keulen, Hanno; Kremer, Wim; Pilot, Albert; van Beukelen, Peter – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Case-based learning formats, in which relevant case information is provided just in time, require teachers to combine their scaffolding role with an information-providing one. The objective of this study is to establish how this combination of roles affects teacher behavior and that, in turn, mediates students' reasoning and problem solving. Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Problem Solving, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role
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Bolton, Elizabeth B.; Brennan, M. A.; Terry, Bryan D. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This article highlights how undergraduate students implemented inquiry-based learning strategies to learn how nonprofit organizations utilize volunteers. In inquiry-based learning, students begin with a problem or question with some degree of focus or structure provided by the professor. The student inquiry showcased in this article was based on a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Harding, Celia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This article describes a pilot project carried out at City University London, Department of Language and Communication Science, where adult service users with learning disabilities trained first-year speech and language therapy students. The training involved presentations by the service users on their involvement in interviewing support staff,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mental Retardation, Interviews, Therapy