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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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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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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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Bissoonauth-Bedford, Anu.; Stace, Ray – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
This paper reports on a pilot study designed to develop writing proficiency in French via collaborative writing activities at intermediate level at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Twenty four students in the final year of French studies program took part in this innovative approach which integrates multimodal functionality of the…
Descriptors: French, Pilot Projects, Writing Improvement, Collaborative Writing
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Kearney, Sean P.; Perkins, Tim – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
In 2011 the authors created a model of self- and peer-assessment known as Authentic Self and Peer Assessment for Learning (ASPAL) in an attempt to better engage seemingly disengaged students in their undergraduate coursework. The model focuses on authentic assessment tasks and engages students by involving them in every step of the process from…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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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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Eshun, Eric F.; Osei-Poku, Patrick – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This study examined students' perspectives on the use of assessment criteria and rubrics in graphic design studio at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. This assessment strategy was introduced with the desire to improve students' participation and involvement in studio-based learning programme. At the end of the semester, a…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Studio Art, Student Evaluation, Peer Evaluation
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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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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
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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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Thompson, Darrall; Treleaven, Lesley; Kamvounias, Patty; Beem, Betsi; Hill, Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2008
This paper describes a study of the integration of graduate attributes into Business education using an online system to facilitate the process. "ReView" is a system that provides students with criteria-based tutor feedback on assessment tasks and also provides opportunities for online student self-assessment. Setup incorporates a…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Evaluation Criteria, Feedback (Response), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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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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Johnson, Andrew; Clerehan, Rosemary – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2005
Current discussions of plagiarism in the university have taken something of a criminological turn. At the same time, there is a tendency to focus on technological solutions. Against these trends, we argue that plagiarism remains, fundamentally, a philosophical and pedagogical issue for universities, related to understanding the meaning of…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Creativity, Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition)