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Grabowsky, Gail L.; Hargis, Jace; Davidson, Janet; Paynter, Allison; Suh, Junghwa; Wright, Claire – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Experiential learning (EL) can offer a high impact educational opportunity that benefits students from diverse backgrounds, creating an inclusive learning environment. Barriers to the generalization of EL can include a lack of institutional support, risk avoidance, time, and faculty instructional ability. As well EL require additional efforts from…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Qualitative Research, Learner Engagement
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Eddles-Hirsch, Katrina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This article reports on an exploratory study that addressed the low confidence levels of 80 generalist primary student teachers enrolled in a mandatory visual arts course. Previous studies in this area have found that a cycle of neglect exists in Australia, as a result of educators' lack of confidence in their ability to teach visual arts. This is…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Self Esteem, Elementary Education
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Inouye, Kelsey S.; McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The central task for doctoral students, through the process of writing, feedback and revision, is to create a thesis that establishes their scholarly identity by situating themselves and their contribution within a field. This longitudinal study of two first-year doctoral students investigated the relationship between response to supervisor…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Feedback (Response), Longitudinal Studies
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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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Flecknoe, Sharon J.; Choate, Julia K.; Davis, Elizabeth A.; Hodgson, Yvonne M.; Johanesen, Priscilla A.; Macaulay, Janet O.; Murphy, Kim; Sturrock, Wayne J.; Rayner, Gerry M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
During a period of massive upheaval to the higher education sector, the traditional academic role has undergone considerable change. One element of these changes has been the broad introduction of Education-Focused (EF) or equivalent academic positions, which focus on educational excellence, with a requirement for high quality teaching and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Professional Identity
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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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Mathieson, Luke – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The conceptions of reflective practice in education have their roots at least partly in the work of Dewey, who describes reflection as "the active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusions to which it tends" (Dewey 1933, p.9).…
Descriptors: Reflection, Sciences, Science Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Learning analytics can be used to enhance student engagement and performance in online courses. Using learning analytics, instructors can collect and analyze data about students and improve the design and delivery of instruction to make it more meaningful for them. In this paper, the authors review different categories of online assessments and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Bury, Sophie; Sheese, Ron – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
We discuss an educational development approach to embedding academic literacies instruction within disciplinary curricula. This developmental, embedded approach contrasts with the generic, extra-curricular, study-skills approach adopted in many universities. Learning Commons partners at York University, including librarians, writing instructors,…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Partnerships in Education, Teaching Assistants, Literacy Education
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Jenkins, Louise E.; Crawford, Renee – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The nature of tertiary teaching is metamorphosing at a pace consistent with the expectations and requirements of an innovative society. This is due to more accessible advanced technology, the targeted use of online learning, student expectations for a flexible learning environment and the pressures of faculty budgets. As a result, more innovative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hesterman, Sandra – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
An emerging challenge for the Australian higher education sector is the delivery of authentic eLearning to support the collaborative construction of knowledge through the provision of real-life tasks in an online environment. This paper describes research conducted in a fourth-year university course where students from across the nation were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Students, Group Activities
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Miles, Carol A.; Fogget, Keith – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The past few years have seen a rapid increase in the integration of flipped and blended modes of learning in the Australian university classroom. Flipped and blended learning incorporates both online and face-to-face interaction. This changing nature of delivery has created the need for students to adopt study patterns that incorporate learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Homework
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Fotinatos, Nina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to examine the role and impact of a central academic development unit (ADU) within an institutional strategic and operational change management project. The primary goal of this project was to improve vocational education and training (VET) learning and teaching practice in an Australian dual-sector regional university.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Bolt, Susan; Fenn, Jody; Ohly, Christian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
In an ideal world, university teaching and research would be valued equally; however, this is not currently the case. The notion that university reputation should be judged predominantly by research metrics has been challenged by a global trend towards a demand-driven system that encourages widening participation, student choice and social…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Consciousness Raising, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Thomas, Lisa; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; Delahunty, Janine; Dean, Bonnie Amelia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Foreign Countries, Developmental Programs, Models
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