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M. James C. Crabbe, Lucy O'Rorke, Eamonn Egan, Ali Hadawi
David William Stoten
Michelle Blackburn
Caroline Elbra-Ramsay, Anita Backhouse
Greg Michaelson
Gloria Park
Veronica Barnes


David Mathew

Book Reviews

Kathy-Ann Daniel-Gittens
Peter Norrington
Mary Malcolm

'via Blog this'

One of the things that I notice when I observe lectures is that either very few students make any notes, or students have laptops and make occasional notes while watching the powerpoint on their screen.  There are a number of issues here:

Is note taking a necessary academic/professional skill - I often notice that when I give the observation feedback the lecturer general makes notes - we do make notes, and our students don't - is this a problem.

When the laptop option becomes predominant there are other problems - in giving feedback to a lecturer I often comment on their eye contact with the students - if there aren't any students looking at the lecturer - that becomes problematic.

At a deeper level there is a question about the value of handwritten note-taking, I use my tablet a lot so I am not sure about this - but two recent articles about the importance of handwritten notes -  and

Useful literature review from Sandra Sinfield -

Useful Infographic

Across the globe there have been recent outbursts of activity about the nature of Universities, funding etc, from Chile to Canada and now Holland - is this going to develop into a new wave of student protest?


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Facets of academic excellence in management education: conceptualization and instrument development in India
Amit Shukla & Shailendra Singh
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.999316

The importance of networks in the transnational mobility of higher education students: attraction and satisfaction of foreign mobility students at a public university
Eugénia Pedro & Mário Franco
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.999321

Labour-market orientation and approaches to studying – a study of the first Bologna Students at a Swedish Regional University
Anders Nelson & Mikael Sandberg
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1007942

Undergraduate student responses to feedback: expectations and experiences
Felicity Small & Kath Attree
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1007944

Global connectedness in higher education: student voices on the value of cross-cultural learning dialogue
Elina Lehtomäki, Josephine Moate & Hanna Posti-Ahokas
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1007943

What works and why? Student perceptions of 'useful' digital technology in university teaching and learning
Michael Henderson, Neil Selwyn & Rachel Aston
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1007946

Peer mentoring during the transition to university: assessing the usage of a formal scheme within the UK
Rosalyn Collings, Vivien Swanson & Ruth Watkins
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1007939

University students' unions: changing functions, a UK and comparative perspective
Lu Guan, Michael Cole & Frank Worthington
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1010076

Methodological challenges in international comparative post-secondary assessment programs: lessons learned and the road ahead
Raffaela Wolf, Doris Zahner & Roger Benjamin
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1004239

Assessing engineering competencies: the conditions for educational improvement
Frank Musekamp & Jacob Pearce
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1004238

Self-assessments or tests? Comparing cross-national differences in patterns and outcomes of graduates' skills based on international large-scale surveys
Martin Humburg & Rolf van der Velden
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Competencies for successful self-regulated learning in higher education: structural model and indications drawn from expert interviews
Markus Dresel, Bernhard Schmitz, Barbara Schober, Christine Spiel, Albert Ziegler, Tobias Engelschalk, Gregor Jöstl, Julia Klug, Anne Roth, Bastian Wimmer & Gabriele Steuer
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Toward a conceptual framework for measuring the effectiveness of course-based undergraduate research experiences in undergraduate biology
Sara E. Brownell & Matthew J. Kloser
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1004234

How to reason with economic concepts: cognitive process of Japanese undergraduate students solving test items
Tadayoshi Asano & Michio Yamaoka
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1004240

Leading and managing in complexity: the case of South African deans
Oliver Seale & Michael Cross
DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.988705

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This research finds that:

"Subject-specific self-concepts of ability predict study-related self-concepts of ability according to individuals' similarity judgements. Subject-specific mastery experience predicts expectancy of success only if the respective school subject is emphasized in the course description."

So again making the link to previous study/knowledge explicitly enhances learning and student success.

British Journal of Educational Psychology
How do I know what I can do? Anticipating expectancy of success regarding novel academic tasks

  1. Julia Gorges* and
  2. Thomas Göke

This time from the man himself – with others – it will be interesting to read the two together.



Becoming an experiential educator involves more than just being a

facilitator or matching learning style with teaching style. Experiential education

is a complex relational process that involves balancing attention to the learner and to

the subject matter while also balancing reflection on the deep meaning of ideas with the

skill of applying them.


To describe a dynamic matching model of education based on Experiential Learning

Theory and to create a self-assessment instrument for helping educators understand

their approach to education.


A dynamic matching model for “teaching around the learning cycle” describes

four roles that educators can adopt to do so—facilitator, subject expert, standardsetter/evaluator,

and coach. A self-assessment instrument called the Educator

Role Profile was created to help educators understand their use of these roles.


Research using the Educator Role Profile indicates that to some extent educators

do tend to teach the way they learn, finding that those with concrete learning styles

are more learner-centered, preferring the facilitator role; while those with abstract

learning styles are more subject-centered preferring the expert and evaluator roles.


A model for the practice of dynamic matching of educator roles, learner

style, and subject matter can aid in the planning and implementation of educational

experiences. With practice, both learners and educators can develop the flexibility to



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This looks interesting - if you have read it could you leave a comment here

Article Evolving Kolb: Experiential Education in the Age of Neuroscience Jeb Schenck1,2 and Jessie Cruickshank3
Abstract In pursuing a refined Learning Styles Inventory (LSI), Kolb has moved away from the original cyclical nature of his model of experiential learning. Kolb’s model has not adapted to current research and has failed to increase understanding of learning. A critical examination of Kolb’s experiential learning theory in terms of epistemology, educational neuroscience, and model analysis reveals the need for an experiential learning theory that addresses these issues. This article re-conceptualizes experiential learning by building from cognitive neuroscience, Dynamic Skill Theory, and effective experiential education practices into a self-adjusting fractal-like cycle that we call CoConstructed Developmental Teaching Theory (CDTT). CDTT is a biologically driven model of teaching. It is a cohesive framework of ideas that have been presented before but not linked in a coherent manner to the biology of the learning process. In addition, it orders the steps in a neurobiologically supported sequence. CDTT opens new avenues of research utilizing evidenced-based teaching practices and provides a basis for a new conversation. However, thorough testing remains.