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Payne, Geoff – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Most undergraduates' main, hands-on involvement in student engagement is completing satisfaction surveys, such as the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS), whose findings make significant contributions to university policy formation. It is therefore important that these surveys produce reliable and valid data, but previous and current NSS versions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Zackariasson, Maria – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Within Swedish higher education, there is an explicit focus on the importance of independence, not least in relation to degree projects, which makes it a significant issue within supervision. What student independence comprises and how it may be achieved, however, is rarely discussed, even though the expectations of independence may be a stressful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Supervision, Independent Study
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Limoncelli, Stephanie A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
The increasing internationalisation of social science curricula in undergraduate education along with the growth of service-learning has provided new opportunities to join the two. This article offers a refection and discussion of service-learning with placements in international nongovernmental organisations (INGOs), drawing from its application…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Service Learning, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Study
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Baker, Sally; Stirling, Eve – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
As technological developments accelerate, and neoliberal ideologies shift the ways that universities "do business," higher education is facing radical changes. Within this context, students' need to 'succeed' at university is more important than ever. Consequently, understanding students' transitions within this shifting higher education…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Ethnography
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Maghbouleh, Neda; Childress, Clayton; Alamo-Pastrana, Carlos – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Marx's critique of capitalism remains foundational to the university social science curriculum yet little is known about how instructors teach Marx. In post-industrial, service-oriented economies, students are also increasingly disconnected from the conditions of industrial capitalism that animate Marx's analysis. Inspired by the discussion of how…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Systems, Social Sciences, Role Playing
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Stewart, Kearsley A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Interest in short-term international placements in global health training for U.S.-based medical students is growing; the trend is mirrored for global health undergraduate students. Best practices in field-based global health training can increase success for medical students, but we lack a critical framework for the undergraduate global health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Field Experience Programs, Study Abroad
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Hickel, Jason – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Participation in development projects in the Global South has become one of the most sought-after activities among American and British high school graduates and college students. In the United States this often takes the form of Alternative Spring Break trips, while in Britain students typically pursue development work during their "gap…
Descriptors: Poverty, Student Development, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning
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Cororaton, Claire; Handler, Richard – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article documents and analyses the uneasy, if not contradictory, relationship between service learning and liberal arts thinking in an undergraduate programme in Global Development Studies (GDS) at a North American University. As an undergraduate, Cororaton participated in a service-learning project to build a greenhouse in Mongolia; at the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Liberal Arts, Global Education, Curriculum Development
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Somerville, Siobhan B. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article offers a first-person account of the author's experience teaching an undergraduate course on local queer culture, using her own campus as the site for primary research. The course asks how students might understand the role of Midwestern public universities in the production of queer culture. And how might such knowledge revise…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Universities, Ethnography, Archives
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Kwon, Soo Ah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Drawing on existing literature and student ethnographic projects, this article examines Asian American undergraduates' overwhelming focus on individual racial identity and practices of racial segregation in their ethnographic research about the University of Illinois. The author examines how such racial segregation is described and analysed as a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Racial Segregation
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Rana, Junaid – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
My Ethnography of the University (EUI) course "Muslims in America" introduces undergraduate students to the racialisation of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. at large, and in the University in particular. In this article, I describe how an anti-racist pedagogy coupled with student ethnographic research can yield a rich learning process.…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Islam, Muslims, Ethnography
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Fortier, Priscilla – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article describes the findings of an undergraduate Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) course in which students examined the university's efforts to improve the racial climate of the campus. These institutional efforts are intended to create a more comfortable environment for under-represented minority students who often comprise a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment, Racial Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Prendergast, Catherine – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article reports on the multi-year collaboration between the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) at the University of Illinois and the University's Rhetoric Program, a required first-year writing course. I argue that this collaboration was successful in large part because the goals of writing programmes in American higher education…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Freshman Composition, Required Courses, Educational Cooperation
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Cain, Timothy Reese – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This concluding contribution to the special issue on the Ethnography of the University Initiative based at the University of Illinois locates the project at the intersections of several of the main currents in modern higher education: the push for undergraduate research, calls for critical inquiry into higher education, an interest in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Higher Education, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Hughes, Nathan; Wainwright, Sue; Cresswell, Caroline – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Whilst approaches to the development of undergraduate academic writing skills vary between disciplines and institutions, academic tutors are consistently presented as playing an important role. One aspect of this role is supporting students to engage effectively with feedback in order to develop consciousness and competence regarding academic…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, Tutors, Feedback (Response)
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