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van Gelderen, Ingrid; Matthew, Susan M.; Hendry, Graham D.; Taylor, Rosanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Good teaching that supports final year students' learning in clinical placements is critical for students' successful transition from an academic environment to professional practice. Final year internship programmes are designed to encourage student-centred approaches to teaching and deep approaches to learning, but the extent to which clinical…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Veterinary Medical Education, Student Placement, Student Centered Learning
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Huang, Yating – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Drawing on in-depth interviews and classroom observations with 14 academics from the field of applied sciences, this case study provides empirical evidences on the research-teaching nexus in the context of Chinese research universities by examining the multi-layered factors at the individual, institutional and organisational levels. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Research Universities
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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Sadler, Kirsten; Selkrig, Mark; Manathunga, Catherine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Universities are built upon the collaborative work of academic staff and students, yet the nature of this work has been undergoing profound and rapid change. Pressures within Australia's higher education sector have led to a fracturing of traditional academic roles and growing feelings of disconnection. While there have been many narrative,…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Acker, Sandra; Webber, Michelle – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
While Canada lacks explicit central directives towards research productivity, academics experience frequent and intense reviews of their research, teaching and service through mechanisms such as elaborate tenure and promotion procedures and annual performance reviews. Given that newer academics are sometimes thought to be especially susceptible to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation
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Töytäri, Aija; Tynjälä, Päivi; Piirainen, Arja; Ilves, Vesa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
In this large-scale study, higher education teachers' (n = 1028) descriptions of their own learning are examined with quantitative analyses. The study follows up an earlier qualitative study that, using a phenomenographic approach, identified four different ways in which teachers at Finnish universities of applied sciences described their own…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis
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Robertson, Margaret J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Team supervision of doctoral students adds new dimensions and complexities to relationships within the teams that impact functionality of the team. Trust emerged as a significant theme in recent qualitative research into the quality of team supervision of doctoral students. Trust was cited as a key component in successful team collaborations, and…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Doctoral Programs, Supervision, Qualitative Research
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Duong, Van Anh; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Vietnam universities have experienced remarkable changes brought about by their internationalization policies. The switch to English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for some academic programs was one of these critical changes. Literature has reported numerous issues related to EMI, including inadequate language proficiency of teaching staff. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Barman, Linda; Josephsson, Staffan; Silén, Charlotte; Bolander-Laksov, Klara – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This study addresses how the autonomy of teachers in higher education, in relation to education policy and reform, can be understood. By taking a narrative-in-action approach, we studied health profession teachers' activities and reasoning within their ongoing practice during one year. The findings show how the teachers created their own policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Higher Education
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Jais, Juraifa; Smyrnios, Kosmas X.; Hoare, Lynnel A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
There is a dearth of research on the work-life balance experiences of academics who undertake short-term international teaching assignments. Academics who teach offshore are also accountable for onshore activities including lecturing, research, supervision of higher degree students, mentoring, publishing and administrative obligations "inter…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Hemer, Susan R. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
University workloads, their impact on staff and how they can be managed, are the subject of considerable research and discussion. This paper addresses strategies to deal with the impact of workloads on teaching practices in higher education. In particular, it aims to discover the implicit theories and tacit assumptions that underlie perceptions of…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Faculty Workload, Time Management
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McKay, Jade; Devlin, Marcia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
The Australian government has set ambitious targets for increased higher-education participation of people from low socioeconomic backgrounds. There is, thus, a pressing need to explore how best to empower these students with what they require to progress and succeed at university. The paper draws on a literature review and qualitative data from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Attendance, Socioeconomic Background
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Keesing-Styles, Linda; Nash, Simon; Ayres, Robert – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Curriculum reform at institutional level is a challenging endeavour. Those charged with leading this process will encounter both enthusiasm and multiple obstacles to teacher engagement including the particularly complex issue of confronting existing teacher identities. At Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec), the "Living Curriculum"…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, College Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, College Faculty