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Grainger, Peter R.; Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Written communication skills are one of the most assessed criteria in higher education contexts, especially in humanities disciplines, including teacher education. There is a need to research and develop an assessment grading tool (i.e. criteria sheet or rubric) that would assist students in pre-service teacher education programs to better…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Reneland-Forsman, Linda; Magnusson, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With this study we have a twofold aim. Firstly, to develop a model for identifying and analyzing the status of students' scholarly thinking, and secondly to design and evaluate an educational practice with the aim of supporting these skills. A series of webinars connected researchers and students from Finland, Norway and Sweden and gave the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Internet
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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McGowan, Ursula – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Effective and continuing development of tertiary students' academic literacy during their undergraduate years has become a crucial issue for Anglophone universities into the 21st century. Research into pedagogies aimed at supporting students' academic literacy development has pointed to the inadequacy of generic approaches delivered as remedial…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Personal Autonomy, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Willison, John W. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The Research Skill Development (RSD) framework was devised in 2006 to articulate what educators do when they facilitate student learning through active exploration in ways that enable their skills to grow in sophistication and rigour. This special issue of JUTLP comprises eight articles that focus on the critique, adaptation and application of the…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Skill Development, Higher Education, College Students
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Thomas, Lisa; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; Delahunty, Janine; Dean, Bonnie Amelia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries, Developmental Programs, Models
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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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Savage, Julia; Pollard, Vikki – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Despite decades of dependence on sessional teaching staff, universities in Australia and internationally still find it difficult to support the teaching work of this large, casual workforce. A significant consequence of casually-employed teaching staff is risk; sessional academics' professional identity is compromised, quality assurance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Models, Foreign Countries
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Pink, Matthew A.; Taouk, Youssef; Guinea, Stephen; Bunch, Katie; Flowers, Karen; Nightingale, Karen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
University-community engagement often involves students engaging with people who experience multiple forms of disadvantage or marginalization. This is particularly true when universities work with communities in developing nations. Participation in these projects can be challenging for students. Assumptions about themselves, their professional…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
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Maldoni, Anna M.; Lear, Emmaline L. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Over the last 10 years the higher education sector has undergone a myriad of changes both in student demographics and the influx of international students. With these changes, concerns about the ability of students to meet the English language and academic demands of tertiary study have come to the forefront. This paper reports on a project of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reading Programs, Educational Change, Team Teaching
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Khiat, Henry – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Self-directed learning is an important form of adult learning (Caffarella, 1993; Knowles, 1975; Knowles, Holton & Swanson, 2005; Merriam, 2001; Merriam & Caffarella, 1999). The strategies of self-directed learning allow adult learners to cope better with their studies while fulfilling family, work and other commitments. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Universities
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Grainger, Peter; Bridgstock, Martin; Houston, Todd; Drew, Steve – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Peer review of teaching has become an accepted educational procedure in Australia to quality assure the quality of teaching practices. The institutional implementation of the peer review process can be viewed as genuine desire to improve teaching quality or an imposition from above as a measure of accountability and performativity. One approach is…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Kearney, Sean P.; Perkins, Tim – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
In 2011 the authors created a model of self- and peer-assessment known as Authentic Self and Peer Assessment for Learning (ASPAL) in an attempt to better engage seemingly disengaged students in their undergraduate coursework. The model focuses on authentic assessment tasks and engages students by involving them in every step of the process from…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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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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Hendry, Graham D.; Jukic, Katherine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Assessment is an important element of university curricula for both teachers and students. It provides evidence that students have learned what their teachers expected them to learn. There is good evidence that teachers' use of exemplars in a dedicated marking class held before an assessment task helps students understand what is expected of them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Student Evaluation, Evidence
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