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Katajavuori, Nina; Virtanen, Viivi; Ruohoniemi, Mirja; Muukkonen, Hanni; Toom, Auli – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Concerns have been expressed that the engagement shown by committed individuals is not fully utilized by their organizations while there is insufficient knowledge of which conditions facilitate teaching collaboration and lead to improvements in university education. Portfolios of 43 life science academics applying to enter to the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Biological Sciences
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Duchatelet, Dorothy; Donche, Vincent – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
By implementing student-centred learning environments, higher education institutions aim to foster student self-efficacy and self-regulation. Previous research that focuses on how students perceive these learning environments usually does not take the differential impact of students' study motivation into account. However, the type of motivation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Student Motivation, Independent Study
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Crane, Phil; Brough, Mark; Fisher, Tarita – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Although there is a substantial literature critical of the colonising discourses of higher education in both teaching and learning and research, there has been relatively little commentary about work integrated learning (WIL) from an Indigenous perspective. Currently, the higher education discourse of WIL is dominated by a teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Individual Characteristics
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Despite a significant body of literature espousing the transformative impacts of Australian Indigenous Studies curriculum upon students, there remains a limited body of work related to how these students experience and learn within this complex environment. This is particularly notable for research aligned with Mezirow's transformative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Health Sciences, Transformative Learning
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Baik, Chi; Larcombe, Wendy; Brooker, Abi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across university student populations is a critical issue for universities and their wider communities. Yet little is known about student perspectives on the stressors in university environments and the steps that universities could take to better support student mental wellbeing.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Sagy, Ornit; Hod, Yotam; Kali, Yael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Instructional approaches in higher education that foster learning based on internal values are required with the enrollment of wider and more diverse audiences. The current study explores this challenge with a focus on the relationship between students' learning cultures and the way instructors' view them. We interviewed 76 students and six…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Beliefs
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Ruge, Gesa; Tokede, Olubukola; Tivendale, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Constructive alignment (CA) has become internationally established as an educational approach linking strategic planning and corporate policy to discipline and course teaching and learning practice. The literature to date has focused predominantly on either single institutional or specific discipline settings and curriculum level initiatives. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Program Implementation
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Idahosa, Grace Ese-osa; Vincent, Louise – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Scholars writing on agency argue that normally, individuals who experience social structures as comfortable will tend to want to reproduce them while those who experience these structures as oppressive will want to change them. This is a bleak outlook because it suggests that those in positions of power and influence are less likely to seek to…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Critical Theory, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Ai, Bin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the past decade, an increasing number of overseas Chinese PhD graduates have returned to China to develop their career. For these academic returnees, one of the challenges is to (re)construct an academic identity in a familiar context that is also strange because they have been absent for a few years. In this autobiographical paper, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Overseas Employment, Teacher Employment
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Teo, Ian; Arkoudis, Sophia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Foundations studies programs (FSPs), sometimes termed pathways programs, seek to prepare international students for an undergraduate education. While enrolments in these programs continue to grow in Australia, there has correspondingly been little research exploring how FSP students experience their transition into university life and study. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Student Experience
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A new college admission policy will be implemented in Taiwan in 2022. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between admission criteria and college success. Data was obtained from the Taiwan Higher Education Database; a sample size of 8443 students from 156 universities was used in this study. By using the structural equation…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Crome, Erica; Meyer, Lois; Bosanquet, Agnes; Hughes, Lesley – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Early career academics (ECAs) represent the future of the academic workforce, but competition and career uncertainty is resulting in disengagement and burnout. In professions outside academia, increased engagement is associated with perceived organisational support and fair recognition and rewards, as well as opportunities to meet basic…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Competence
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Mitchell, Vincent – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Research impact features heavily in debates about 'the measured university' and is now formally assessed by governments in the UK and Australia. Yet clear guidance on how impact can be measured in non-monetary ways is often lacking because of confused thinking and the context-specific nature of outcomes. To help resolve this, we first propose a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Business Schools, Cost Effectiveness
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Lu, Dan; Xie, Yueguang – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study introduced an instructional pattern that integrated the framework of the International Critical Thinking Reading and Writing Test (ICTRWT), designed by Paul and Elder, into a tertiary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) argumentative writing course. To measure the effects of the instructional pattern, a mixed methods approach was…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction
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Mukhopadhyay, Kankana; Tambyah, Siok Kuan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study explored the impact of a living-and-learning program (LLP) in a residential college of an Asian university on a freshmen cohort. It utilized a theoretical framework based on Astin's input-intermediate outcome-environment-outcome model. We examined survey data collected at two time points a year apart to understand how the freshmen's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Aspiration, Intention
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