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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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Francis, Julie Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
While marking rubrics offer a range of potential benefits for students and staff, educators are working to develop a richer understanding of the most effective ways to unlock these benefits. This study contributes by examining the link between rubrics and performance through the lens of student engagement. The work introduced an assessment rubric…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Benefits
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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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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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Kelton, Maryanne; Kingsmill, Verity – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Increasingly universities aim to provide students with opportunities to graduate with skills ready to perform in the workplace. However, workplace-based opportunities for students enrolled in foreign policy subjects are more limited due to the diplomatic and sensitive political nature of the professional work. Thus there exists a need for higher…
Descriptors: Simulation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, Skill Development
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Jones, Benjamin T.; Power, Anne; Gray, Tonia; Downey, Greg; Hall, Timothy; Truong, Son – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Universities around the world seek to internationalise students to prepare them for an increasingly globalised world. Outbound mobility experiences (OMEs) are recognised as one of the most effective ways to foster independent thinking, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of "worldmindedness". This article takes a case study from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Wakeling, Lara; Naiker, Mani – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Approaches to study and learning may enhance or undermine educational outcomes, and thus it is important for educators to be knowledgeable about their students' approaches to study and learning. The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST)--a 52 item inventory which identifies three learning styles (Deep, Strategic, and…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Introductory Courses
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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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Bissoonauth-Bedford, A.; Stace, Ray – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2012
This paper reports on an online discussion forum that was created on the University of Wollongong's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to aid and support the learning of French grammar at beginner/false beginner level. The aim was to provide a blended learning situation which combines face to face teaching with online learning using multimedia…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students
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Burdett, Jane; Hastie, Brianne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2009
Universities are increasingly using group based assessment tasks; however, as with work-place teams, such tasks often elicit mixed feelings from participants. This study investigated factors that may predict student satisfaction with group work at university. Final-year business students completed a questionnaire addressing experiences of group…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Massingham, Peter; Herrington, Tony – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
Non attendance of lectures and tutorials appears to be a growing trend. The literature suggests many possible reasons including students' changing lifestyle, attitudes, teaching and technology. This paper looks at the reasons for non attendance of students in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Wollongong and identifies relationships…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Andy; Smith, Erica – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2006
This paper reports the results of a research project investigating the use that Distance Education (DE) students at university make of the learning materials that are supplied to them. The research is based on a survey of 998 DE students enrolled in ten undergraduate subjects spread across all five Faculties at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys