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Rajendran, Diana; Andrew, Martin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper examines how students in a third year management unit at a university of technology in Australia evaluate the usefulness of film as a tool for developing a deeper understanding of the theoretical leadership effectiveness model developed by Robbins (1997). The study reviews the range of studies describing the use of films in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Leadership Effectiveness, Models
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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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Carver, Tracey L.; Stickley, Amanda – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
There is an abundance of literature on the importance of teamwork in undergraduate degrees; how to teach it, how to assess it and how to manage it. However, there is also much recorded about students' dislike of teamwork, especially where an early experience is unsatisfactory and builds resistance against such assessment. Accordingly, despite the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Teamwork
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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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Partridge, Lee; Sandover, Sally – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2010
This paper introduces a novel focus of undergraduate research of which there have been few similar reports. Examples of staff-student research partnerships in teaching and learning are starting to appear in the literature but pedagogic research conducted entirely by undergraduate students is exceptional. The Undergraduate Learning and Teaching…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Student Research, Educational Change
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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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Bretag, Tracey; Mahmud, Saadia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2009
This paper provides insights based on the authors' own practice as university instructors, researchers and arbitrators of student plagiarism. Recognising the difficulty in defining plagiarism while still acknowledging the practical importance of doing so, the authors find the common element between the various types of plagiarism to be the lack of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Authors, Recognition (Achievement)
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Brown, Natalie; Littrich, John – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2008
This paper describes the organisation, preparation and delivery of a major project, namely, a national roundtable conference on assessment, in the context of a wider project involving the development and application of a model of collaboration between tertiary institutions based on a distributive leadership framework. It analyses feedback received…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Case Studies, Feedback (Response), Leadership
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Taylor, Janet A. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2008
For most students assessment guides their study and learning practice. Yet in the literature associated with the first year of study at university, few have mobilised the power of assessment to develop and engage first year undergraduate students. This paper presents a model of assessment for first year students which separates the semester into…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Arnold, Josie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2008
This paper explores some of the ways in which our insights into the pedagogy of postgraduate supervision may benefit from understanding some of the attributes of psychotherapy. It proposes that psychotherapy involves teaching and learning processes that can be fruitfully compared with the idealised pedagogical model of the dialectic. It develops…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Graduate Students, Supervision, Teaching Methods
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Yanamandram, Venkata; Noble, Gary – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This paper examines student experiences and perceptions of two models of team-teaching employed at a regional Australian university to teach a large undergraduate marketing subject. The two team-teaching models adopted for use in this subject can be characterised by the large number of team members (ten and six) and the relatively low level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Penman, Joy; White, Frances – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
In late 2003, the regional campus of the University of South Australia initiated a peer-mentoring program aimed at assisting the smooth transition of new students to university life. In particular, the Nursing and Rural Health unit envisaged a program that would be effective and rewarding for both student mentees and mentors. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Models
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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
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