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Senior, Chris; Fearon, Colm; Mclaughlin, Heather; Manalsuren, Saranzaya – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of staff/employee (i.e. learning and teaching, curriculum support and administrative staff) perceptions, anxieties and worries about early merger change in the UK further education (FE) sector. Design/Methodology/Approach: Survey data were collected from 128 out of 562 employees to…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Contracts, Psychology
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin; Krabi, Kristiina – International Review of Education, 2015
The development visions of universities, the growing heterogeneity of learners at all levels and changes in higher education are increasing expectations of academics' professionalism and their teaching practices. Learning experiences and teaching practices at university influence further choices and support continuing lifelong learning of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Context Effect, Universities, Learning Experience
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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
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Abbott, Marilyn L.; Rossiter, Marian J.; Hatami, Sarvenaz – TESL Canada Journal, 2015
Engagement with current research is essential for the implementation of evidence-informed instructional practices in adult English as a second language classrooms. We explored Canadian administrators' and instructors' engagement with peer-reviewed research articles, perceptions of their impact, and ways in which stakeholders could enhance…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Journal Articles, Peer Evaluation
Birch, Peter; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Borodankova, Olga; Ducout, Olga; Sekhri, Shuveta – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2015
This Eurydice report analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as, initial teacher education, continuing professional development, transnational mobility, as well as teacher demographics, working conditions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Valeo, Antonella; Faez. Farahnaz – TESL Canada Journal, 2013
Research and development in language teacher education and, more recently, teacher accreditation has had enormous impact on the professional lives of ESL teachers in Canada. There has been less interest, however, in examining the career development and employment experiences of accredited ESL teachers as they transition from TESL programs to ESL…
Descriptors: Career Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Esterhuizen, Hendrik D.; Blignaut, A. Seugnet; Els, Christo J.; Ellis, Suria M. – Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2012
This paper addresses the affective human experiences in terms of the emotions of South African teacher-students while attaining computer competencies for teaching and learning, and for ODL. The full mixed method study investigated how computers contribute towards affective experiences of disadvantaged teacher-students. The purposive sample related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Attitudes