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Kwan, Becky Siu Chu – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article examines the existing training that a group of supervisors in Hong Kong provide for their PhD students in helping them publish during their doctoral studies, and preparing them for the publishing demands in the early phase of their academic careers. The supervisors were interviewed about the types of training they provided for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Interviews, Supervisors
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Trullen, Jordi; Rodriguez, Sebastian – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
While the stated aim of quality assessments is to improve the quality of the products and services offered by universities, some faculty view them as instrumental in justifying government budget cuts in education. By means of a survey administered to more than 300 faculty from 20 academic programmes undergoing quality assessments, we studied…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Outcomes Assessment, College Faculty
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Shaw, Marta A.; Chapman, David W.; Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The growing influence of the Bologna Process on higher education around the world has raised concerns about the applicability of this set of reforms in diverse cultural contexts. Ukraine provides an instructive case study highlighting the dynamics occurring at the convergence of the new framework with a state-centred model of higher education. The…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
One effect of the Bologna Declaration is that teaching staff and students are becoming more mobile, increasing linguistic diversity in the European Higher Education Area. This multilingual internationalisation is especially noticeable in bilingual universities such as the University of the Basque Country in Spain, where English-medium instruction…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ylijoki, Oili-Helena; Ursin, Jani – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This article sets out to explore how academics make sense of the current transformations of higher education and what kinds of academic identities are thereby constructed. Based on a narrative analysis of 42 interviews with Finnish academics, nine narratives are discerned, each providing a different answer as to what it means to be an academic in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Aditomo, Anindito; Goodyear, Peter; Bliuc, Ana-Maria; Ellis, Robert A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Learning through inquiry is a widely advocated pedagogical approach. However, there is currently little systematic knowledge about the practice of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in higher education. This study examined descriptions of learning tasks that were put forward as examples of IBL by 224 university teachers from various disciplines in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Carey, Philip – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Student engagement has become a key feature of UK higher education policy and analysis. At the core of this is a notion of engagement characterised by dialogue and joint venture. The article explores this by considering the role of student representation in university governance. It focuses on the system of course representation that is a feature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
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Shephard, Kerry; Furnari, Mary – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The higher education literature reveals the highly subjective nature of thinking about the roles of higher education and its teachers with respect to "education for sustainability". We used Q methodology to help to clarify and categorise commonly held viewpoints about this complex issue held by teachers in one university in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Q Methodology
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Sadler, Ian – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
The current article provides a perspective on the day-to-day challenges that a group of new teachers experienced as they adopted more student-centred approaches to teaching. Three semi-structured interviews were conducted over two years with 11 new teachers from a range of higher education institutions and subject disciplines. The analysis used…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Teaching Skills, Barriers
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Kuntz, Aaron M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
In an effort to foreground the impact of the material environment on faculty activities, this study examines the dynamic intersections among faculty work practices, the academic workplace and professional identity. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 16 social science faculty at one public university in the United States, this study reveals the…
Descriptors: Work Environment, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Quinn, Lynn – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Using social realist theory and critical discourse analysis, this article examines a number of discourses which construct academic staff attitudes to teaching and learning in their disciplines. It seeks to explain academics' resistance to engaging in activities aimed at professionalising academic practice. The research described in the article…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Staff Development, Resistance (Psychology)
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Nye, Adele; Hughes-Warrington, Marnie; Roe, Jill; Russell, Penny; Deacon, Desley; Kiem, Paul – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Recent research on historical thinking has instigated important disciplinary conversations and changes in pedagogical practice. They have, however, largely focused on the primary and secondary school sector, highlighting the gap in corresponding research into tertiary education. It is important to look at the experiences of history students at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, History Instruction, Self Concept
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Postareff, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Teaching is connected with a variety of emotions, but research on this area is scarce in the field of higher education. The present study explores the role of emotions and confidence within six different teacher profiles. Furthermore, the study aims to analyse emotions that arise during participation in courses on university pedagogy. Altogether…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Phonemes, Profiles, Content Analysis
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Price, Margaret; Handley, Karen; Millar, Jill – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Within many higher education systems there is a search for means to increase levels of student satisfaction with assessment feedback. This article suggests that the search is under way in the wrong place by concentrating on feedback as a product rather than looking more widely to feedback as a long-term dialogic process in which all parties are…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, College Faculty, Learner Engagement
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Martinsuo, Miia; Turkulainen, Virpi – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
Earlier research on doctoral education has associated study progress with the student's own capabilities and faculty support. The purpose of this study is to investigate how students' personal commitment and various forms of support, as well as their complementary effects, explain progress in doctoral studies. Data were collected by a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Supervisors
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