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Cheng, Ying-Hsueh; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Liang, Jyh-Chong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The purpose of the study was to measure graduate students' academic hardiness (GSAH) and academic self-efficacy (GSASE) and to examine the relationships between the two. A total of 202 graduate students across disciplines were recruited to complete two questionnaires (GSAH and GSASE). Results of exploratory factor analyses showed that the GSAH and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Stress Management
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Macfadyen, Ann; English, Christine; Kelleher, Michael; Coates, Maggie; Cameron, Colin; Gibson, Vanessa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
An action research project involving 25 master's supervisors, from health and education disciplines, sought to enhance their understanding of dissertation supervision. Recognising that they were sometimes slightly unsure about their role, they sought to identify issues that contributed to this circumstance, and to develop supervisor preparation…
Descriptors: Supervision, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Masters Theses, Graduate Students
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Tai, Joanna Hong-Meng; Bellingham, Robin; Lang, Josephine; Dawson, Phillip – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Increasing significance has been ascribed to student engagement, as a measure of success of both teachers and programs. However, since users of the term commonly tend not to explain, rationalise or problematise their understanding of engagement, its value to understand or transform learning may be limited. While clarification has occurred in…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Teacher Education Programs
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Sprague, Mary; Wilson, Kate F.; McKenzie, Karyn S. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Educators in higher education commonly use peer and self evaluations to help assess student performance on group projects. Although these evaluations provide multiple benefits, many educators are wary of using them due to concerns about their quality. This study addresses three questions debated in the literature regarding the quality of these…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Student Participation
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Smith, Sally; Hunter, David; Sobolewska, Emilia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were followed through a new portfolio-based final year course and beyond university into the workplace. With universities increasingly recognising the employment aspirations of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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O'Byrne, Ciara; Jagoe, Caroline; Lawler, Margaret – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Dyslexia is a common specific learning difficulty. In higher education two models of disability are prevalent, 'disorder' and 'difference', which each differentially conceptualise dyslexia and the nature of supports required. A lack of research has been undertaken in Ireland regarding students' experience of dyslexia, and the move from second to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Undergraduate Students
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Corcelles, M.; Cano, M.; Liesa, E.; González-Ocampo, G.; Castelló, M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
During their doctoral studies, students undergo an emotionally and intellectually intensive process involving a wide range of positive and negative experiences. This article analyses PhD students' perceptions of the most positive and negative experiences related to doctoral study conditions. Previous researchers have primarily focused on analysing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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McGrath, Cormac; Roxå, Torgny; Bolander Laksov, Klara – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The study aims to move beyond idealised and predominantly trait-based typologies of leadership and leadership roles and addresses collegial leaders' practice of change in higher education. Collegial leaders at two research-intensive higher education institutions, who had received educational leadership training, were studied. In the study, we…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Collegiality, Cooperation, Higher Education
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Blaj-Ward, Lia; Winter, Kim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Learning and teaching on physical university campuses have been enhanced by digital technology both in formally scheduled learning and teaching events and in the less formal spaces in which the higher education experience unfolds. The digital skills and know-how with which students arrive at university will arguably develop throughout the academic…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Gurney, L.; Grossi, V. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article critically explores neoliberal administrative priorities and the ways in which they shape and constrain academic language and learning (ALL) advisory practice in the Australian higher education sector. Drawing on semi-structured interview data collected from in-service ALL advisors working in Australian universities, we highlight a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Academic Language, Neoliberalism
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Lane, Murray; Moore, Alison; Hooper, Louise; Menzies, Victoria; Cooper, Bernadine; Shaw, Natasha; Rueckert, Caroline – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The capabilities students need for success during and beyond higher education extend far beyond specific discipline skills to include the development of productive mindsets, the management of life circumstances and the way they relate to others and identify with their profession. The provision of support for these capabilities at university can be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups, Higher Education, College Students
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Chahal, Dana; Rodriguez, Juana Maria; Schneider, Britta – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In times of widening participation, Australian universities trade on notions of diversity, framing themselves as hospitable places of access and inclusion. In this space, Academic Language and Learning (ALL) practitioners may be seen as extending the welcome of the university through practices aimed at addressing students' diverse needs. These…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Foreign Countries, College English, College Students
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West, Roianne; Mills, Kyly; Rowland, Dale; Creedy, Debra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
As Australian universities move towards the mandatory inclusion of First Peoples content into undergraduate health professional programs, it is imperative to evaluate course impact and quality of teaching. A discrete First Peoples Health course underpinned by The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework was evaluated using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Study, Pacific Islanders
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Jayaratnam, Ajitha; Lei, Tianqi; Mishra, Anamika – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Extracurricular student-staff partnership activities are increasingly common in higher education institutions, but concerns have been expressed about their relative inclusivity. In order to contribute to understanding of why students do and do not take part in such initiatives, this study draws on data from a survey of students at four…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Motivation, Barriers
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Spowart, Lucy; Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Burden, Penny; Botham, Kathryn Ann; Muneer, Reema; van der Sluis, Hendrik; Huet, Isabel – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
With increasing moves globally towards the professionalisation of teaching in Higher Education, there is growing interest in the role of accredited professional recognition schemes that provide professional development for established university teaching staff. In the UK, There are now over 120 professional recognition schemes, resulting in…
Descriptors: Professional Recognition, College Faculty, Faculty Development, School Culture
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