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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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Brown, Ken; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
Some students perceive that online assessment does not provide for a true reflection of their work effort. This article reports on a collaborative international project between two higher education institutions with the aim of researching issues relating to engineering student perceptions with respect to online assessment of mathematics. It…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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O'Connor, Sinéad – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
Internationalisation of higher education in Ireland has been identified as a pathway to economic recovery through encouraging student mobility and attracting highly skilled human capital. International students constitute one element of recent Irish immigration trends, presenting new challenges for a society in which diversity is a relatively…
Descriptors: International Education, Human Capital, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Czerniawski, Gerry; Gray, Donald; MacPhail, Ann; Bain, Yvonne; Conway, Paul; Guberman, Ainat – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Against a rapidly changing policy landscape for teacher education, exacerbated by 'Brexit' in the UK, findings are presented from an electronic survey of 272 higher-education based teacher educators in England, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland about their experiences of, and priorities for, professional learning. While the data generated were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Higher Education
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O'Meara, Niamh; Fitzmaurice, Olivia; Johnson, Patrick – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Mathematics teacher educators in the University of Limerick became aware of a lack of conceptual understanding of key mathematics concepts of prospective secondary mathematics teachers through observation on teaching placement and in pedagogy lectures. A pilot study to enhance the conceptual understanding of prospective teachers was carried out…
Descriptors: Standards, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education
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Finnegan, Fergal; Merrill, Barbara – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article is based on a comparative study of working-class students' experiences in English and Irish higher education. It highlights the lack of comparative studies on this topic based on qualitative research and why filling this gap is important in understanding access and widening participation. Drawing on biographical interviews with 139…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Working Class, College Students, Student Experience
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Howcroft, Douglas – Accounting Education, 2017
This paper focuses on understanding the vocational skills required by graduates and assessing the competence of graduates for the management accountancy profession. It explores "expectation gaps" by examining whether the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, practitioner employers and university educators have different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students
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Share, Michelle – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This study examined the viva experiences of 87 social science PhD graduates from three Irish higher education institutions through a questionnaire that assessed outcome, preparation, conduct and post-viva. The majority were awarded their PhD with minor corrections, considered their viva as a summative assessment, and emphasised its purpose as…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Martins Gomes, Diogo; McCauley, Veronica – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science literacy has become socially and economically very important. European countries stress that science graduates are fundamental for economic growth. Nevertheless, there is a declining student participation in science. In response, there has been a call to change the way science is taught in schools, which focuses on inquiry methods rooted…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Outreach Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Hung, Yu-Wan; Higgins, Steve – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study investigates the different learning opportunities enabled by text-based and video-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) from an interactionist perspective. Six Chinese-speaking learners of English and six English-speaking learners of Chinese were paired up as tandem (reciprocal) learning dyads. Each dyad participated…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning
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Tiernan, Peter – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of enterprise education on students' understanding of and attitudes to entrepreneurship and enterprise education in initial teacher education. Design/methodology/approach: This paper builds on current literature by introducing student teachers to the theory and practice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Entrepreneurship, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Giralt, Marta; Jeanneau, Catherine – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In recent years, going to a foreign country has become all the more significant for Higher Education (HE) students, as concepts such as internationalisation and intercultural competencies have gained a more prominent role in HE. For students to fully benefit from this experience, it is paramount to prepare them for their stay in a foreign country…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
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Kwiek, Marek – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2015
This article focuses on the impact of international research collaboration on individual research productivity in 11 European countries. Research productivity and international publication co-authorship of "internationalists" and "locals" (or academics collaborating and not collaborating internationally) are compared. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Productivity
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Eaton, Martin D. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
Since 2004-05 first year students at the School of Environmental Sciences, Ulster University have engaged with senior student tutors (SSTs) in workshop activities aimed at preparations for their written examinations. Using a pedagogical action research methodology we evaluated the role of SSTs in bridging the experiential learning gap between…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, College Freshmen, Environmental Education, College Seniors
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Borghetti, Claudia; Lertola, Jennifer – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
Interlingual subtitling has been extensively investigated for language learning and teaching purposes in the last decade. However, there is a lack of research into the creation of subtitles as a means of intercultural learning. This article is a first empirical attempt to verify the potential of subtitling for intercultural language education. It…
Descriptors: Interviews, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Audio Equipment
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