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Cavaleri, Michelle; Kawaguchi, Satomi; Di Biase, Bruno; Power, Clare – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Providing effective, high quality feedback that students engage with remains an important issue in higher education today, particularly in the context of academic language support where feedback helps socialise students to academic writing practices. Technology-enhanced feedback, such as audio and video feedback, is becoming more widely used, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Audio Equipment, Academic Language, Video Technology
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Willans, Fiona; Fonolahi, Aluwesi; Buadromo, Ralph; Bryce, Tilisi; Prasad, Rajendra; Kumari, Sandhya – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper reports on the evaluation of an ambitious attempt to embed academic literacy support within a core content course for first-year students at the University of the South Pacific. The course is offered in both blended and online modes, catering for on-campus and off-campus students, respectively, using Moodle as the virtual learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Language, Instructional Design, Management Systems
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Billett, Paulina; Martin, Dona – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This article is based on the findings of a three-year study on the outcomes of involving students in the cocreation of knowledge and pedagogical design, 2014, 2015, 2016. It involves three cohorts of second year Sociology students at an Australian University. Data came from recording engagement in class discussion, completion of set reading…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Participation, College Students, Sociology
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William E.; Boyd, Wendy – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
A core indicator of success at University is the grade a student achieves following a period of study. A student's ability to achieve expected grades is often understood in terms of learning and study processes that the student is capable of, chooses to adopt, or masters. However, psychology tells us that our self-efficacy is a major determinant…
Descriptors: Expectation, Self Efficacy, Feedback (Response), College Students
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Whiley, Harriet; Houston, Donald; Smith, Anna; Ross, Kirstin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Environmental Health (EH) is an essential profession for protecting human health and yet as a discipline it is under-recognised, overlooked and misunderstood. Too few students undertake EH studies, culminating in a dearth of qualified Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in Australia. A major deterrent to students enrolling in EH courses is a lack…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Health, Scientific Literacy, Learning Strategies
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Francis, Julie Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
While marking rubrics offer a range of potential benefits for students and staff, educators are working to develop a richer understanding of the most effective ways to unlock these benefits. This study contributes by examining the link between rubrics and performance through the lens of student engagement. The work introduced an assessment rubric…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Benefits
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Jaafar, Reem; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This exploratory, comparative case study of an urban community college calculus classroom examines adult learning from Yang's Holistic Learning Theory and provides concrete pedagogical suggestions for how adult learning practitioners can engage adult learners in transformative learning. Data collection was from a selective sampling of student…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Calculus
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Khan, Ramzan N.; Watson, Rashmi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The flipped classroom aims to improve learning by engaging students in educational activities outside of traditional lessons. Flipped classrooms have steadily gained popularity in the last decade and are a topic of discussion in teaching and learning forums. However, its adoption in mathematics and statistics has been subdued. Most higher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Statistics, Units of Study
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Grabowsky, Gail L.; Hargis, Jace; Davidson, Janet; Paynter, Allison; Suh, Junghwa; Wright, Claire – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Experiential learning (EL) can offer a high impact educational opportunity that benefits students from diverse backgrounds, creating an inclusive learning environment. Barriers to the generalization of EL can include a lack of institutional support, risk avoidance, time, and faculty instructional ability. As well EL require additional efforts from…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Qualitative Research, Learner Engagement
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Jenkins, Louise E.; Crawford, Renee – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The nature of tertiary teaching is metamorphosing at a pace consistent with the expectations and requirements of an innovative society. This is due to more accessible advanced technology, the targeted use of online learning, student expectations for a flexible learning environment and the pressures of faculty budgets. As a result, more innovative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Miles, Carol A.; Fogget, Keith – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the integration of flipped and blended modes of learning in the Australian university classroom. Flipped and blended learning incorporates both online and face-to-face interaction. This changing nature of delivery has created the need for students to adopt study patterns that incorporate learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework
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Bennett, Dawn; Power, Anne; Thomson, Chris; Mason, Bonita; Bartleet, Brydie-Leigh – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflection is an essential part of students' critically reflective development within experiential-learning contexts; it is arguably even more important when working cross-culturally. This paper reports from a national, arts-based service-learning project in which students in creative arts, media and journalism, and preservice teachers worked with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Indigenous Populations, Service Learning
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Harvey, Marina;; Coulson, Debra; McMaugh, Anne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflective practice is widely adopted across the field of experience-based learning subjects in higher education, including practicums, work-integrated learning, internships, service learning and community participation. This adoption of reflective practice implies that it supports student learning through experience. When reviewing the evidence…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Action Research
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Carlson, Kerri; Celotta, Dayius Turvold; Curran, Erin; Marcus, Mithra; Loe, Melissa – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
There has been a national call to transition away from the traditional, passive, lecture-based model of STEM education towards one that facilitates learning through active engagement and problem solving. This mixed-methods research study examines the impact of a supplemental Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) program on knowledge and skill acquisition…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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Dune, Tinashe; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; Kirwan, Morwenna – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Bringing popular culture to tertiary education can potentially increase student engagement with learning tasks and content, especially when the learning task has students producing the content. Using a single-group intervention plus post-test design, this study implemented and evaluated a purposely developed learning and teaching innovation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
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