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Hung, Aaron Chia Yuan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Gamification, which introduces game mechanics into a non-game setting, has been considered a potential way to improve student learning, motivation, and engagement. Empirical studies of gamification often focus on students' outcomes and/or their perceptions of the gamified system while giving less attention to the rationale behind the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Terry, Laura; Zafonte, Maria; Elliott, Sherman – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In higher education, despite disciplinary expertise and teaching experience, faculty who are asked to implement curriculum into new modalities, particularly ones that rely heavily on technology such as blended learning, may be intimidated and overwhelmed. However, instructors may be more willing to explore new modalities if they feel that support…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Blended Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty
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Marlatt, Rick; Cibils, Lilian – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Teacher educators strive for student engagement in their pre-service curricula. Recent studies of university-level engagement have focused on the need for active learning pedagogies. Grounded in anti-deficit approaches that are relevant, responsive, and sustaining for diverse cultures and literacies, this article discusses the use of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies
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Nurie, Yenus – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Supervisors' feedback can be taken as the most powerful pedagogical tool in thesis writing. However, relatively little is known about the type of information supervisors focus on and the language functions supervisors use to communicate with their students. Data collected from eight supervisors' written feedback to students' theses at Bahir Dar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Masters Theses
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Vianden, Jörg – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The positive effects of diversity coursework on college students are uncontested and the majority of institutions now require some form of diversity content. However, not all students engage in this content in the same way, and heterosexual White male students may show ardent resistance to diversity courses and the faculty teaching them. Faculty…
Descriptors: White Students, Males, Student Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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Roberts, Emma; Sayer, Karen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper illustrates a radical course design structured to create active and situated learning in which students participate in communities of practice within the classroom, replicating real-life work situations. This paper illustrates the approach through a People Management module, but the approach is also used across a range of disciplines…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Communities of Practice, Expertise, Classroom Techniques
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Vasquez-Colina, Maria D.; Maslin-Ostrowski, Pat; Baba, Suria – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study used qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate challenges of learning and teaching research methods by examining graduate students' use of collaborative technology (i.e., digital tools that enable collaboration and information seeking such as software and social media) and students' computer self-efficacy. We conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Rodriquez, Nelson Nunez; DiSanto, Jacqueline; Varelas, Antonios; Brennan, Sarah; Wolfe, Kate; Ialongo, Ernest – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A cohort comprised of high school and college teachers met for one year to build understanding of the critical transition of high school students to college. The seminar analyzed how current reforms in both systems will impact student skill development and preparedness for college work. The discussions highlighted the need to clarify expectations…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Xia, Belle Selene – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Education research in computer science has emphasized the research of web-based learning environments as a result of the latest technological advancement in higher education. Our research aim is to offer new insights on the different teaching strategies in programming education both from a theoretical and empirical point of view as a response to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Computer Science Education, Web Based Instruction
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Shostya, Anna; Morreale, Joseph C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study contributes to the higher education curriculum development literature by showing how a faculty-led short-term study abroad experience can become the catalyst for student research and offer students an international perspective. The authors analyze students' reflections and provide data collected over the years of taking…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Study Abroad
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Weston, Cynthia; Ferris, Jennie; Finkelstein, Adam – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
While educational development has long been aligned with organizational development in the literature (Berquist & Phillips, 1975; Gaffe, 1975), in practice this link has faded with time. Schroeder (2011) has recently asserted that given the broad-based changes in teaching and learning that are taking place at universities, it is important that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Organizational Development, Educational Development, Teaching Methods
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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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Boyd, Diane; Bath, Caroline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This research considers the views and perspectives of a group of students on an Education Studies and Early Years course in an English university that took part in an arts project inspired by the philosophy and pedagogy of the Reggio Emilia preschools in Italy. This ethnographic study included semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Reggio Emilia Approach
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Pretorius, Lynette; van Mourik, Greg P.; Barratt, Catherine – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Flexibility in assessment is usually achieved by giving students choice over the assessment weighting, type or format, the timing, the criteria, or the overall assessment result. This study, however, demonstrates the development of a flexible assessment regime where students were given the choice to invest in within-semester tasks designed to…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Summative Evaluation
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McEwan, Michael P. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The interplay between student and teacher expectations about the requirements for successful learning in higher education (HE) can impact on successful student outcomes. This study aims to identify and understand the expectations that first year university students have towards essay production during their acculturation to HE. By examining the…
Descriptors: Essays, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education
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