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Tucker, Mark; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Students returning from an international business study tour program were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of the professional and personal impact of the program. When interviews were conducted within 3-4 months of the students' return, mixed responses were received, with some students highly positive about their experiences,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Zutshi, Samar; Mitchell, Matthew; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This paper describes a method intended to advance students along the path to independent learning. The method is consistent with the principles of enquiry-based learning. It involves restructuring student contact class time into a single three-hour block, and dedicating the majority of this time to working in small research project groups.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Independent Study, Inquiry, Student Experience
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Esposto, Alexis S.; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
A strategy of continuous team assessment over three years, comprising of a series of tests and a major project, was introduced into scheduled tutorial classes in an attempt to improve flagging attendance and low student motivation. The assessment tasks were designed to be undertaken in teams of two students, with ongoing feedback as an integral…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Active Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)