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Dollinger, Mollie; Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
There has been an increase in research and practice exploring how students can gain agency to shape their higher education experiences. Numerous terms evoking certain metaphors have entered the discussions around engaging students, from students as consumers or producers, to students as creators, partners, or change agents. There is scope within…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Student Role, Social Justice, Figurative Language
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Lowe, Tom; Shaw, Cassie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
There is great emphasis in contemporary higher education to address the seemingly consistent issue of what students perceive to be good assessment feedback practice. Improving this aspect of the student experience continues to elude higher education institutions, as reflected in the nationally lower than average scores in the United Kingdom's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Best Practices, Awards
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Martin, Rebecca D.; Kennett, Deborah J. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Most postsecondary students have to deal with academic disappointments at some point in time, with many of them succumbing to their anxieties and failing to learn from these lived experiences. Our study aimed to understand why and how disappointments unfolded in a sample of 20 undergraduate students, using a design whereby interview text was…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Scores, Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students
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Martini, Tanya; Verbey-Verutis, Ryan; Grose, Jill; Clarke, Brad; Elder, Amy – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The study discussed in this article investigated university student beliefs and behaviours with respect to co-curricular activities among incoming (n=983), mid-degree (n=173), and graduating (n=1006) students. When asked about their most significant learning experiences during their time at university, graduating students were more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Pope-Ruark, Rebecca; Motley, Phillip; Maner, William – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Team teaching can be a valuable means of enabling cross-disciplinary collaboration, interdisciplinary study, and pedagogical innovation, but the logistical and intellectual challenges can seem too daunting to overcome. Here, we share the story of how four faculty members from professional writing, communications, and computing sciences developed a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty, Experiential Learning
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Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.; VandenBerg, Tasmine R. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The University Life Experience Inventory was created to determine how students utilize their time between academic (class and preparatory) and nonacademic (work, social, leisure, and health) activities. In addition to completing the university life experience inventory, 239 undergraduate students completed inventories assessing academic…
Descriptors: Time Management, Leisure Time, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Medley-Rath, Stephanie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
I analyzed student submissions from a photography-based assignment in introductory sociology. In this exploratory study, I discuss the patterns found in student submissions to uncover what sociological concepts students observed in their everyday lives. My primary research question, therefore, was what do introductory sociology students see when…
Descriptors: Sociology, Photography, Assignments, Introductory Courses
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Mewis, Keith; Dee, Jaclyn; Lam, Vivienne; Obradovich, Shannon; Cassidy, Alice – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
During their time as Teaching Assistants (TAs), graduate students develop a variety of skills, knowledge, and attitudes (SKAs) based on teaching and related facilitation experiences. As TAs move on to future opportunities, their prior experiences form a foundation upon which additional teaching experience builds. Presently, there are few tools to…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Surveys, Graduate Students
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Rifenburg, J. Michael; Forester, Brian – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
This study investigates conceptions first-year cadets at a US senior military college bring to general education writing courses, often termed first-year composition (FYC). Using a mixed methods research design, we received survey responses from 122 cadets and conducted semi-structured in-person interviews with four first-year cadets. Our data…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Military Training, Military Schools, Student Attitudes
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Zhu, Carina Jia Yan; White, Diana; Rankin, Janet; Davison, Christina Jean – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Within postsecondary education, the assessment of effective teaching has largely relied upon student evaluations of teaching. However, the process through which teachers make sense of their student evaluations is unclear. A research team of six undergraduate nursing students and four nursing educators explored the research question: How do nursing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Jenkins, Martin; Bokosmaty, Rena; Brown, Melanie; Browne, Chris; Gao, Qi; Hanson, Julie; Kupatadze, Ketevan – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
There are numerous calls in the literature for research into the flipped learning approach to match the flood of popular media articles praising its impact on student learning and educational outcomes. This paper addresses those calls by proposing pedagogical strategies that promote active learning in "flipped" approaches and improved…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Hamshire, Claire; Wibberley, Christopher – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
Clinical placements are central to physiotherapy students' education, providing an environment in which students can apply learning they have been introduced to in academic settings. However placement learning has been identified as fraught with problems and resultant stress, and there is limited evidence available on what exactly makes a good…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Student Placement, Clinical Experience
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Lackner, Christine; Martini, Tanya – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
In the context of a Transition to Work course for fourth-year psychology majors, we had students use an e-portfolio to self-reflect on the learning experiences they deemed most significant during their degree. Such significant learning experiences can be drawn upon when answering behavioral job interview questions. We examined whether students…
Descriptors: Psychology, Majors (Students), College Students, Electronic Publishing
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Potter, Tiffany; Englund, Letitia; Charbonneau, James; MacLean, Mark Thompson; Newell, Jonathan; Roll, Ido – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
Peer feedback is a useful strategy in teaching and learning, but its effectiveness particularly in introductory courses can be limited by the relative newness of students to both the body of knowledge upon which they are being asked to provide feedback and the skill set involved in providing good feedback. This paper applies a novel approach to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, English Instruction
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Swinburne, Rosemary Fisher; Ross, Bella; LaFerriere, Richard; Maritz, Alex – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
This paper explores students' perceptions of their learning outcomes, engagement, and satisfaction with a technology-facilitated flipped approach in a third-year core subject at an Australian university during 2014. In this pilot study, findings reveal that students preferred the flipped approach to the traditional face-to-face delivery and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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