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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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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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McLay, Allan F. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Scholarship parameters, in relation to postgraduate coursework studies, are developed against the expectations of the Boyer classifications of scholarship (Boyer, 1990) with particular emphasis on the role of minor thesis development. An example is presented in which postgraduate coursework students are required to undertake a three semester minor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Scholarship, Supervisors
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Salisbury, Fiona A.; Karasmanis, Sharon; Robertson, Tracy; Corbin, Jenny; Hulett, Heather; Peseta, Tai L. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
Information literacy is an essential component of the La Trobe University inquiry/research graduate capability and it provides the skill set needed for students to take their first steps on the path to engaging with academic information and scholarly communication processes. A deep learning approach to information literacy can be achieved if…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Keirle, Philip A.; Morgan, Ruth A. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
In this paper we provide a template for transitioning from tutorial to larger-class teaching environments in the discipline of history. We commence by recognising a number of recent trends in tertiary education in Australian universities that have made this transition to larger class sizes an imperative for many academics: increased student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Historians, Thinking Skills
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Harman, Kristyn E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2010
Individual oral tutorial presentations have been utilised in numerous undergraduate courses to develop and assess students' skills in organising and communicating ideas and information to a select audience. However, evidence from the literature, interviews with academics (n=5), and the author's own experiences have demonstrated that these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Social Sciences, Humanities
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Koppi, Tony; Pearson, Elaine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
A commonly accepted theoretical paradigm in the research and practice of effective learning and teaching is constructivist. Researchers and practitioners in the higher education community attend educational technology focused conferences to share their findings, seek feedback and collaboration, or challenge. Although researchers may espouse…
Descriptors: Models, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Lecture Method