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Aamodt, Per Olaf; Frølich, Nicoline; Stensaker, Bjørn – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While the establishment of quality assurance has been seen for decades as the most significant instrument to secure and enhance the quality of teaching and learning in higher education, the concept of developing more specific learning outcomes has in recent years attracted much interest, not least due to the creation of national qualification…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Faculty
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Peacock, Jessica; Covino, Ralph; Auchter, Jessica; Boyd, Jennifer; Klug, Hope; Laing, Craig; Irvin, Lindsay – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article discusses results of a survey on the utilization of and attitudes and beliefs towards the use of popular culture among faculty in higher education. A total of 212 faculty members from a mid-sized public regional university provided responses, with the majority indicating that they utilize popular culture in their classroom teaching…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Popular Culture, Critical Thinking
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Buss, Ray R.; Zambo, Ron; Zambo, Debby; Perry, Jill A.; Williams, Tiffany R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Limitations of the education doctorate (EdD) and the emergence of professional practice doctorates have influenced those offering the EdD to re-envision, re-define, and reclaim the EdD as the degree of choice for the next generation of educational leaders. Colleges of education faculty members have used the Carnegie Project on the Education…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education
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Margalina, Vasilica Maria; De-Pablos-Heredero, Carmen; Montes-Botella, Jose Luis – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In this research, the relational coordination model has been applied to prove learners' and instructors' high levels of satisfaction in e-learning. According to the model, organizations can obtain better results in terms of satisfaction by providing shared knowledge, shared goals and mutual respect mechanisms, supported by a frequent, timely and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Models, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Li, Zheng; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study was designed to investigate teacher expectation effects for intact student groups (rather than individuals) in tertiary settings, which have been little studied in the literature. The participants were 50 teachers and their 4617 first-year undergraduate students learning English as a foreign language at two universities in China.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Renda dos Santos, Luiz Miguel; Okazaki, Shintaro – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This study applies the decomposed theory of planned behaviour to explore university faculty members' e-learning adoption in Brazil. Attitude (perceived usefulness, ease of use, compatibility, and relative advantage), subjective norms (external influence and student-instructor interaction), and behavioural control (level of interactivity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Planning, Electronic Learning
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Aminbeidokhti, Aliakbar; Jamshidi, Laleh; Mohammadi Hoseini, Ahmad – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Many scientists have suggested that both total quality management (TQM) and organizational learning can separately and effectively reinforce innovation. But is there any relationship between TQM and organizational learning? This study has two main purposes: (1) determining the causal relationship between TQM, organizational learning and…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Innovation, Surveys, Correlation
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Dresel, Markus; Schmitz, Bernhard; Schober, Barbara; Spiel, Christine; Ziegler, Albert; Engelschalk, Tobias; Jöstl, Gregor; Klug, Julia; Roth, Anne; Wimmer, Bastian; Steuer, Gabriele – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
A global characteristic of higher education is the opportunity and necessity for students to self-regulate their learning. In contrast to considerable research focusing on self-regulated learning (SRL) from a behavioural perspective, little is known concerning the underlying competencies which enable students to succeed in SRL. A structural model…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Higher Education, Content Validity, Standards
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Scott, G. W.; Furnell, J.; Murphy, C. M.; Goulder, R. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Biology teachers in a UK university expressed a majority view that student learning autonomy increases with progression through university. A minority suggested that pre-existing diversity in learning autonomy was more important and that individuals not cohorts differ in their learning autonomy. They suggested that personal experience prior to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Independent Study, Biology, Foreign Countries