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Nabi, Ghulam; Walmsley, Andreas; Liñán, Francisco; Akhtar, Imran; Neame, Charles – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Drawing on entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of learning and inspiration in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions in the First Year in Higher Education. This addresses the paucity of research on early university experiences of EE and their influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Using a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Vocational Interests, Outcomes of Education
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Huisman, Jeroen; Mampaey, Jelle – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
In higher education research, theoretical approaches stressing isomorphism dominate the discourse on how higher education institutions 'behave' in their higher education and research systems. We argue that research should address both instances of similarity and differences. Using theoretical notions from institutionalism and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Samuel, Gabrielle; Donovan, Claire; Lee, Jeung – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The paper presents an evaluation of an MSc in Structural Integrity co-produced by Brunel University London and industry partner The Welding Institute (TWI), designed to supply 'work-ready' graduates. Pre-, mid- and post-course quantitative surveys were administered to students, and two mid-term focus groups were conducted. Pre- and post-course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Statistical Analysis
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ahmed Shafi, Adeela; Hatley, Jenny; Middleton, Tristan; Millican, Richard; Templeton, Sian – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
This research focuses on the everyday challenge in academic learning of assessment, and argues that academic buoyancy is a key factor in academic success. To scaffold students' learning and effectively support academic buoyancy, there is arguably a need for a better understanding of: (i) what students find most and least useful in their assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Resilience (Psychology)
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Winter, Emma; Chapleo, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
In recent years there has been increased discussion of the subjective, emotional and sociological factors influencing student choice of university. However, there is a dearth of information exploring what constitutes these feelings. This exploratory paper uses the conceptual model of the servicescape to provide insight into the emotional factors…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, College Choice, Foreign Countries
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Spencer-Oatey, Helen; Dauber, Daniel – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
According to a recent report, the top skill that employers are looking for in graduates is an ability to work collaboratively with teams of people from a range of backgrounds and countries. So as universities seek to internationalise, an important question is how successful they are in developing this skill. Both research and anecdotal evidence…
Descriptors: Teamwork, International Education, Skill Development, Cultural Awareness
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Metin Tekin, Bilge – Online Submission, 2017
For language teachers, the study of education from international and comparative points of view, which is undertaken by comparative education, is essential because of the international nature of language education. For language teachers, working abroad to widen their experience is very common. Therefore, knowing the latest and common approach is…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Parson, Vanessa; Bignell, Simon – Online Learning, 2017
Three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) have the potential to provide experiential learning qualitatively similar to that found in the real world. MUVEs offer a pedagogically-driven immersive learning opportunity for educationalists that is cost-effective and enjoyable. A family of digital virtual avatars was created within…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Simulation, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Bird, Emma L. – Journal of International Students, 2017
This study aimed to explore student and staff perceptions of academic, personal and social factors influencing the international postgraduate student experience at a UK University. Focus groups were conducted with international students enrolled in a Master in Public Health programme (n = 10). An in-depth survey containing open-ended questions was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
I became interested in inequality in education and academic achievement from my youth, after I attended the first year of my secondary school in a rural college. However, I was also privileged to attend an elite college from year 2 of my secondary schooling, having changed from the rural college to a city college in the 70s. I realized, from these…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Equal Education, School Holding Power, Private Colleges
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Thompson, David W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Much of the research into higher education and its role in work-based learning, and especially in supporting undergraduate students on placements, has focused on longer-term internships and sandwich courses. Research has also concentrated on subject areas that have traditionally been associated with the above, for example business, health and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Placement, Social Sciences, Experiential Learning
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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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Bárkányi, Zsuzsanna; Melchor-Couto, Sabela – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper examines learner attitudes, self-efficacy beliefs, and anxiety in a beginners' Spanish Language Massive Open Online Course (LMOOC) by answering three research questions: (1) how do learners feel about acquiring speaking skills on an LMOOC?; (2) do they experience anxiety with regards to speaking?; and (3) do their self-efficacy beliefs…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Anxiety, Online Courses
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Hadjianastasis, Marios – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
According to the UK Quality Assurance Agency, the adoption and use of learning outcomes has been complete across UK higher education since 2007, when it declared that "most departments and institutions have fully adopted the principles of learning outcomes". And yet, the evidence from the ground to support this statement is currently…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education
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Sampson, Helen; Tang, Lijun – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
It is not unusual to find that employers operating in low-pay sectors are reluctant to provide vocational training. Frequently they fear benefitting competitors as better-skilled employees command a more competitive position in the labour market and may choose to leave one employer and take their newly acquired skills elsewhere. However, in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Skilled Occupations, Marine Education
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