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Wiles, Janine L.; Allen, Ruth E. S.; Butler, Rachael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
This paper adds to the nascent literature on teaching research methods and what students learn from courses and assessment. Postgraduate students are often confronted with large amounts of reading, and the content of material can be intimidating. Convincing them also to engage critically with readings is even more difficult. We report on a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Writing Skills
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Blackburn, Greg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Preparing students to be critical thinkers and effective communicators is essential in today's multinational and technologically sophisticated environment. New electronic technologies provide opportunities for creating learning environments that extend the possibilities of "old" but still essential technologies: books, blackboards, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Problem Based Learning, Case Studies
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McWilliams, Robyn; Allan, Quentin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Learning advisors provide academic literacy development support in a variety of configurations, ranging from one-on-one consultations through to large-scale lectures. Such lectures can be generic, stand-alone modules or embedded within a discipline-specific course. Pragmatic and institutional considerations suggest that a generic model of delivery…
Descriptors: Literacy, Academic Discourse, Best Practices, College Instruction
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Within the New Zealand university context, there has been a dramatic shift in the demographics of doctoral programs. Moving from an elitist educational environment to one that includes a variety of students from different cultures and educational and linguistic backgrounds has meant that "traditional" doctoral study, in which a student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Context
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Sutherland, Kathryn A.; Gilbert, Amanda – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
In New Zealand, as in many other western societies, the higher education system has become an increasingly less secure place in which to work, and over 40 per cent of those teaching in New Zealand higher education are sessional staff of some kind. Our university in New Zealand has long relied on part-time paid tutors, many of whom are students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Longitudinal Studies
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East, Martin; Bitchener, John; Basturkmen, Helen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
Many Western universities are experiencing considerable growth in the numbers of postgraduate research students, both local and international. This increase and diversification bring with them challenges for how to make these students' research studies successful. In particular, what students may wish to receive by way of supervisor-student…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), English, Graduate Students
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Gunn, Cathy; Hearne, Shari; Sibthorpe, Julie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This paper summarizes relevant research concepts, and then describes a case where online tutorials were used to integrate one generic academic skill--information literacy--into first year business courses. Tutorials covering the skills and information required to complete course assignments were designed so the content can be easily modified for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Information Literacy, Higher Education
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Russell, Barbara; Slater, Gloria R. L. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This case study reports on the findings from one of nine tertiary institutions that took part in a project funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) in New Zealand. The research question explored how institutional and non institutional learning environments influence student engagement with learning in a higher education,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Rennie, Hamish G. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2010
The experience in developing a student-led academic journal, the Lincoln Planning Review, to provide experiential learning that links undergraduates in a small professional planning programme directly to research publication is described. A combination of circumstances, including an impending review of the programme by the external professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Experiential Learning, Academic Discourse
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Emerson, Lisa; Rees, Malcolm T.; MacKay, Bruce – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
Methods of detecting plagiarism and teaching skills relating to the use of secondary sources are matters of increasing contention within academia. The project presented in this paper melds the use of a detection tool (Turnitin) with a multi-strategy educational programme. The results show that using percentage of secondary sources usage as an…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Plagiarism, Information Sources, Academic Discourse
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Goddard, Robert; Rudzki, Romuald – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
This paper is concerned with reporting the experience and findings of staff using a commercially-available text-matching tool (Turnitin) to detect plagiarism in a university setting in New Zealand. The use of actual instances of plagiarism revealed through Turnitin in a teaching department is a departure from the more usual self-reporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Plagiarism, College Faculty