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Dawson, Phillip; Henderson, Michael; Mahoney, Paige; Phillips, Michael; Ryan, Tracii; Boud, David; Molloy, Elizabeth – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Since the early 2010s the literature has shifted to view feedback as a process that students do where they make sense of information about work they have done, and use it to improve the quality of their subsequent work. In this view, effective feedback needs to demonstrate effects. However, it is unclear if educators and students share this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Rowe, Emma E.; Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
In early 2015, the Australian Government and an associated Ministerial Group called for 'urgent national action to improve the quality of initial teacher education'. Following this call for action, the Australian Government launched a series of reforms into initial teacher education, targeting 'teacher quality' and 'classroom readiness'. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Evidence, Accountability
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Douglas, Kate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
University educators have observed the concurrent problems of student attrition, higher than normal or desired failure rates and students struggling to complete assessable and non-assessable work, for instance, set readings. Recent public commentary has pointed to the widening participation agenda with its lowering of university entrance scores…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Baker, Sally; Bangeni, Bongi; Burke, Rachel; Hunma, Aditi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While the importance of academic language and literacies in students' meaningful participation in higher education has been well-explored, studies have focused on writing rather than reading. There has been a significant silence in the literature around what constitutes reading in higher education, the sociocultural complexities of reader…
Descriptors: Reading, Higher Education, Literacy, Reading Research
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Lee, Nicolette; Loton, Daniel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Capstones, as culminating educational experiences, are expected to meet many purposes: synthesis and application of prior learning, developing skills and attributes related to employability, and more recently, quality assurance. However, research has not yet identified a comprehensive list of capstone purposes or considered how multiple purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods
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Cvetkovski, Stefan; Jorm, Anthony F.; Mackinnon, Andrew J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study examines the mental health trajectories of future/current undergraduate university students relative to their age-matched community peers from the ages of 15 to 21. It analysed data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey. The sample comprised 442 students and 1292 peers. Mental health was assessed with the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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Kilner, Kerry; Collie, Natalie; Clement, Jennifer – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article presents the authors' successful experiences with Cirrus, a purpose-built Digital Humanities teaching and learning platform developed at The University of Queensland between 2016 and 2018. Our case studies in teaching the crafts of close reading, critical analysis, and writing show that Cirrus's annotation tools enable teachers to…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), Humanities Instruction
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Phillips, Sandra R.; Archer-Lean, Clare – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
First Nations writing within English literary studies risks contemporary colonisation if encountered as a literary object for close reading without context or reflection on the role of the reader. This article will explore the processes involved in constructing an innovative reading practice amongst tertiary students to counter the potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Social Bias
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Luckman, Michael; Harvey, Andrew – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Student attrition is an area of constant concern for higher education managers and policymakers alike, yet little is known of the outcomes of those who depart higher education prematurely. We examine the educational and financial outcomes of students who start, but do not complete, a Bachelor-level course using data from the Australian Bureau of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Neri, Selina; Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The study investigates the practices of academic staff talent management at international branch campuses, with the aim of identifying a range of practical strategies that may address the unique challenges of managing talent in campuses located far away from the home country. These strategies are intended to improve service quality and add value…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Higher Education, International Education, Campuses
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Mulcahy, Dianne – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines the critical contribution that affects as "bodily" capacities to act, engage and connect can make to children's learning in museums and schools. Drawing chiefly on empirical material collected over the course of visits by school children to Museums Victoria, Australia, and bringing a sociomaterial sensibility to bear,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Museums, Instruction
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Thoemmes, Felix; Biddle, Nicholas – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
The Negative Year in School Effect (NYiSE) claims that grade-relative-to-age influences academic self-concept. Being young for your grade is associated with lower self-concept, whereas being old for your grade is associated with higher self-concept. We extend this research in several ways. First, we aim to improve causal claims for the NYiSE by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Slade, Christine; Rowland, Susan; McGrath, Dominic – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Contract cheating presents an existential threat to university assessment integrity and, therefore, to the reputations of universities and their graduates. We report on two workshops, with academic development participants who collaboratively addressed assessment identity verification through problem identification and solution creation. As…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, College Students
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Salter, Peta; Halbert, Kelsey – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Recent initial teacher education policy and regulatory frameworks privilege "classroom ready" discourses. Taking up "readiness" as technical skill requiring more "practice" leads to narrowing of teachers' roles and efficacy with increasing pressure and regulation that marginalises ideals to equip pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Readiness, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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