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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Naskali, Päivi; Keskitalo-Foley, Seija – Gender and Education, 2019
This article analyses university pedagogy by contrasting mainstream pedagogy and feminist pedagogical thought. The data consist of two textbooks, and we investigate what kinds of teaching, learning and knowledge the textbooks construct and what kinds of student and teacher positions they suggest. The inquiry shows that learning in the textbooks is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Textbooks
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Heinonen, Kirsi; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Häkkinen, Päivi; Isomäki, Hannakaisa; Hämäläinen, Raija – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
Previous research has identified a well-established link between teachers' beliefs and the practical implications of technology-enhanced learning (TEL). Until recently, there have been few studies of teachers' beliefs regarding their own role as developers of TEL in higher education. In this study, 18 university teachers' reflective writings on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Instructional Development
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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries