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Kamphorst, Jan Cornelis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Today, multidisciplinary cooperation is an important objective of higher vocational education in Europe as well as other countries. The aim of this study was to explore how, and to what extent, fourth year bachelor students from different domains cooperate in multidisciplinary teams at two research centers. Data for 71 students were collected with…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Bennet, Dawn; Robertson, Rachel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Graduates from generalist science and arts degrees can face diverse careers characterised by portfolios of simultaneous, self-managed roles. This paper reports from a study on identity and career literacy in which final-year professional writing and publishing students developed an ePortfolio and engaged in open blogging during their industry…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Career Education, Career Readiness, Knowledge Level
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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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Hodgson, Yvonne; Brack, Charlotte; Benson, Robyn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper describes students' experience of participating in a case-based peer-assisted learning (PAL) program in order to examine whether the approach is pedagogically effective and likely to contribute to students' professional development. It presents the findings of a study which examined the integration of PAL and case-based learning (CBL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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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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Coady, Christopher; Nelson, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Although there is a clear body of evidence supporting the idea that undergraduate students benefit from participation in original research projects, many units of study--particularly in the creative arts and humanities--have been slow to embrace curriculum renewal along these lines. In this paper, we detail a pragmatic approach to meeting this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Zutshi, Samar; Mitchell, Matthew; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2011
This paper describes a method intended to advance students along the path to independent learning. The method is consistent with the principles of enquiry-based learning. It involves restructuring student contact class time into a single three-hour block, and dedicating the majority of this time to working in small research project groups.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Independent Study, Inquiry, Student Experience
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Surjan, Yolanda; Chiarelli, Pauline; Dempsey, Shane; Lyall, David; O'Toole, Gjyn; Snodgrass, Suzanne; Tessier, John – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2010
This paper reports on the experiences gathered as a result of the foundation, implementation and on-going development of an interprofessional course for undergraduate health science students in The School of Health Sciences (SHS) at The University of Newcastle. The purpose of the course was to provide commencing students (n=600) with a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups