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Chng, Hoon Huang; Minnich, Elizabeth; Draeger, John; Geertsema, Johan; Torgny Roxå – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
At the conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) in Bergen, Norway in October 2018, Elizabeth Minnich gave a lecture titled "People Who Are Not Thinking Are Capable of Anything: What Are Students Learning How Are Students Learning It, and Does It Make Them Better People?" As a follow-up…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Learning Processes
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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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Najafi, Hadieh; Rolheiser, Carol; Håklev, Stian; Harrison, Laurie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
Given that few studies have formally examined pedagogical design considerations of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), this study explored variations in the pedagogical design of six MOOCs offered at the University of Toronto, while considering disciplinary characteristics and expectations of each MOOC. Using a framework (Neumann et al., 2002)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Online Courses, Comparative Analysis
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McGrath, Cormac; Barman, Linda; Stenfors-Hayes, Terese; Roxå, Torgny; Silén, Charlotte; Laksov, Klara Bolander – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
In this paper, we are concerned with how change agents go about and experience change implementation in higher education. We identified change agents and interviewed them about how they implement change. Empirical data was analysed using a theoretical framework of change. The findings suggest that change in the university is enacted through a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, Universities, Persuasive Discourse
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Vaughan, Norman; Clampitt, Kayla; Park, Naomi – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
Two students at a Canadian university perceived there was a lack of opportunities for peer mentoring support in their teacher education program. They approached a faculty member to co-create and research a blended peer mentoring support program embedded in a first-year education course. This study documents the journey of these two students as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Peer Teaching, Blended Learning
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Howson, Camille Kandiko; Weller, Saranne – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
This study evaluated a model of student-engaged educational development. Despite widespread commitment to student engagement across many institutional activities, student participation as partners with faculty in teaching and learning enhancement has been identified as a threshold concept for educational development. This study sought not only to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Lee, Ji-Eun; Son, Ji-Won – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine and reflect on two teacher educators' approaches to developing preservice elementary teachers' mathematics assessment literacy. We explored the similarities and differences in preservice teachers' conceptions of good assessment practices and their critique of assessment items. We found that we, as course…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Roberts-Harris, Deborah – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2014
This study investigated newly qualified K-8 teachers' visions of science learning and teaching after they had completed preparation in a science teaching methods course I taught. What visions of science learning and teaching were these newly qualified teachers taking away from my course? How did these visions compare with those advocated by reform…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Webb, Nathan G.; Barrett, Laura Obrycki – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2014
Positive relationships between instructors and students are critical to effective learning in the classroom. Rooted in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and centered at the crossroads of interpersonal communication and instructional communication (Affective Learning Model), this study examines how instructors in a Taiwan ESL school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Glisson, Lane; McConnell, Shane; Palit, Mahatapa; Schneiderman, Jason; Wiseman, Cynthia; Yorks, Lyle – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2014
At a large, urban community college located in the Northeastern United States, a group of faculty interested in helping students assume agency in their own learning used the methodology of Collaborative Inquiry (CI) as a way to examine the factors that help or hinder this process. Unexpected was the epistemological shift they underwent as a result…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Two Year College Students
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Trigwell, Keith – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2013
This paper identifies a need for empirical studies to validate the purposes of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and reports the results of an investigation into one purpose based on one definition. The SoTL movement needs to be seen to be scholarly and to be engaging in evidence-based practice. More evidence is needed on whether…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Evidence Based Practice
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Billot, Jennie; West, Deborah; Khong, Lana; Skorobohacz, Christina; Roxå, Torgny; Murray, Shannon; Gayle, Barbara – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2013
The concept of followership in higher education has been given limited attention despite the fact that followers are key players in the follower/leader equation and that leadership is increasingly seen as vital to improving the student learning experience. This paper explores this concept, reporting on the findings of a qualitative study…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Qualitative Research, Constructivism (Learning), Content Analysis
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Simmons, Nicola; Abrahamson, Earle; Deshler, Jessica M.; Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Manarin, Karen; Morón-García, Sue; Oliver, Carolyn; Renc-Roe, Joanna – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2013
Although academic identity has received attention in the literature, there have been few attempts to understand the influence on identity from engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In this paper, we (a group of eight scholars from five different countries) describe how our interactions with SoTL have impacted the shaping…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Identification (Psychology)