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Staudinger, Alison – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
What happens when students become better readers? Cultivating deep reading habits in students to help them navigate disciplinary cultures respects student autonomy. Scholarly literature predicts that three linked practices improve student reading: practice with feedback, explicit in-class work on reading strategies, and disciplinary norm…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies, Reading Improvement
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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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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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Divan, Aysha; Ludwig, Lynn O.; Matthews, Kelly E.; Motley, Phillip M.; Tomljenovic-Berube, Ana M. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) has been described as the fastest growing academic development movement in higher education. As this field of inquiry matures, there is a need to understand how SoTL research is conducted. The purpose of our study was to inform this debate by investigating research approaches used in SoTL…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scholarship, Publications, Journal Articles
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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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McDonald, Fiona J.; Reynolds, John N. J.; Bixley, Ann; Spronken-Smith, Rachel A. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
This study aimed to evaluate and compare approaches to learning by a longitudinal cohort of undergraduate students as they progressed from their first to third years of study in anatomy and physiology. "The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students" (ASSIST) was completed at the beginning and end of their first year of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Learning Strategies, Educational Change, Longitudinal Studies
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Hassel, Holly; Launius, Christie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
This article reports on a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project in the introductory women's and gender studies course, occasioned by a curricular redesign to focus the course on four threshold concepts within the field: the social construction of gender, privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and feminist praxis. The authors…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Academic Achievement, Scholarship, Instruction
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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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Alvarez-Bell, Rosa M.; Wirtz, Derrick; Bian, Hui – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
When implementing innovative teaching techniques, instructors often seek to gauge the success of their methods. Proposing one approach to assessing classroom innovation, this study examines the ability of students' ratings of engagement and instructional practices to predict their learning in a cooperative (team-based) framework. After identifying…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Practices, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Bell, Amani – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
While the model of students and staff working in partnership to enhance university education is well-established internationally, it is still an emerging field in Australia where most of such initiatives involve only small numbers of students. This paper examines the opportunities and challenges for students-as-co-inquirers initiatives in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Healey, Mick; Flint, Abbi; Harrington, Kathy – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
This article reflects on a conceptual model for mapping the work that fits under the broad heading of students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education (Healey, Flint, & Harrington, 2014). We examine the nature and purpose of the model with reference to specific examples, and reflect on the potential and actual uses of the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Student Participation
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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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