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Dune, Tinashe; Crnek-Georgeson, Kylie; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; John, James Rufus – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Background: Whilst e-Portfolios have been used in a variety of learning contexts, disciplines and academic levels, its effectiveness amongst tertiary health science students in Australia has yet to be explored. Investigating students' development of reflexivity through an individually assessed e-Portfolio will produce more information about how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Educational Technology
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Bandaranaike, Suniti – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The thinking required by higher education student engagement in research processes may segue into the development of students' work skills, enabling them to professionally transition to the workforce. However, although this transition may be facilitated before and during Work Integrated Learning [WIL] experiences, there is typically a gulf between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Research Skills, Job Skills
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Wisker, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Much current debate about undergraduate student research involves a focus on 'students as partners' and co-constructors of knowledge (Healey, Flint & Harrington 2014, 2016). This debate reveals interesting tensions between student freedom and the role of structuring frameworks. Undergraduate lecturers and research supervisors might feel we are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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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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Missingham, Dorothy; Shah, Siddarth; Sabir, Fizza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Problem solving and researching are connected activities in the engineering profession and across education. The empirical research presented in this paper considered the effectiveness for teaching and learning of a model that was based on this connection and derived from the parameters of the Research Skill Development framework. The model,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Research Skills, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Caruso, Marinella; Gadd Colombi, Anna; Tebbit, Simon – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This paper discusses the integration and effectiveness of blended learning for the development and assessment of listening skills in a second language. The development of oral abilities (listening and speaking) is one of the most challenging and neglected aspects of second language learning (Vandergrift & Goh 2012, Graham & Santos 2015).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning, Listening Skills
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Bowmar, Alex; Power, Nicola – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The attitude toward a subject contributes to both academic engagement and success at university, yet it is not routinely measured in undergraduate students. Therefore, in two consecutive introductory courses in Human anatomy and physiology (HAP 1, n = 239, and HAP 2, n = 329), an instrument to quantify undergraduate students' attitude to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Physiology, Health Sciences
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McFadden, Amanda; Smeaton, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Student volunteer experiences are ubiquitous within higher education contexts. Despite this, there is further scope for understanding the qualitatively different ways students experience volunteering. To achieve this an explicit focus on understanding volunteer experiences from the students' perspective and the relationship these experiences have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Volunteers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Activities
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Braun, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Student team presentations are commonly utilised in tertiary science courses to help students develop skills in communication, teamwork and literature research, but they are subject to constraints arising from class size, available time, and limited facilities. In an alternative approach, student teams present online using a variety of tools, such…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teamwork
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Jafari, Mahtab – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Stress levels in college students are increasing at an alarmingly fast pace. To combat this rising tide, universities need effective tools to promote student well-being and help them to recognize and manage their stress. One approach is to teach students basic lifestyle skills to cope with stress and achieve wellness. This is important as it not…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Well Being
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Chase, Anne-Marie; Ross, Bella; Robbie, Diane – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Assessment practice is a crucial component of higher education learning and teaching, however many academic teachers lack formal teaching qualifications and often fall back on teaching and assessing the way they themselves were taught. Furthermore, with increasingly diverse student cohorts, larger classes and increasing components of teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Buchanan, Thomas; Palmer, Edward – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This article reports on a large survey of undergraduate history students, and reveals their attitude toward lecturing, particularly in the discipline of history. We argue that the evidence shows that students like lecturing and believe it aids their learning. In particular students value enthusiasm, organization, and an interesting…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Lecture Method, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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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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Kennedy, Amanda; Mundy, Trish; Nielsen, Jennifer M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
In 2012, a team of academics from six universities worked on an OLT-funded project, "Rethinking Law Curriculum: developing strategies to prepare law graduates for practice in rural and regional Australia." The project was motivated by the declining proportion of lawyers being attracted to and remaining in practice in rural and regional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Legal Education (Professions), Curriculum Development
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Douglas, Tracy; Salter, Susan; Iglesias, Miguel; Dowlman, Michele; Eri, Raj – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the current perspectives of feedback from first and second year undergraduate students enrolled in blended units of study which incorporated both face-to-face and online components. Students enrolled in a unit of study taught by the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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