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Isiaq, Sakirulai Olufemi; Jamil, Md Golam – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a simulator for teaching programming to foster student engagement and meaningful learning. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory mixed-method research approach was adopted in a classroom-based environment at a UK university. A rich account of student engagement dimensions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mixed Methods Research, Universities, Programming
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Bracken, Elspeth – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This essay considers the assumption that the study of English involves engaging students' imaginations to explore a range of interpretations and hypothesise about meaning. It goes on to explore the reading positions of two students in a Year 10 class, who were studying "A Christmas Carol" at GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary…
Descriptors: Moral Values, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Novels
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Simons, Joan; Beaumont, Kythe; Holland, Lesley – Open Learning, 2018
Resilience is understood to be the ability to adapt positively in the face of adversity. In relation to new students on a distance learning module, this can mean how they adapt and make sense of the demands of their chosen study to enable them to persist in their studies. This article reports a small-scale study involving semi-structured telephone…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Time Management, Self Concept, Feedback (Response)
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Hockings, Christine; Thomas, Liz; Ottaway, Jim; Jones, Rob – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Independent learning is one of the cornerstones of UK higher education yet it is poorly understood by students and is seen by politicians as a poor substitute for face to face teaching. This paper explores students' understandings, approaches and experiences of independent learning and how they may become more effective independent learners. This…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Student Research
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Fearon, Colm; Nachmias, Stefanos; McLaughlin, Heather; Jackson, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigates the role of personal values as motivational antecedents for understanding higher education (HE) student career decidedness among university business school (UBS) students. We propose a new "protean"-informed HE student career decidedness model for theorizing how both personal values and social capital mediators…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Career Choice, Higher Education, Focus Groups
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Higdon, Rachel D. – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Higher education students and employers in the creative industries dismiss the prevailing skills-focused concept of "employability" as inadequate. Entry into the creative world and subsequent survival require access to contact networks, confidence and the adaptability to cope with uncertainty and with changing contexts for business,…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Creativity, Physical Activities, Dance Education
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O'Siochru, Cathal – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
In the United Kingdom, education studies degree courses offer students with a range of career plans both inside and outside the formal education system, a chance to study the foundations of education. The disciplinary nature of education studies has been debated from a variety of theoretical perspectives. This article explores the usefulness of…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Foundations of Education
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MacLeod, Andrea; Allan, Julie; Lewis, Ann; Robertson, Christopher – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This qualitative study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to consult with 16 autistic UK higher education (HE) students about their experiences of success. An in-depth participatory approach encouraged participants to become co-analysts of their data. Participants offered counter-narratives to deficit-based interpretations of autism,…
Descriptors: Autism, Higher Education, College Students, Qualitative Research
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Cohen, Judy; Robinson, Catherine – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Through the lens of implementing team-based learning (TBL), this paper unpacks elements of 'excellence' and investigates the influence of individual belief systems, the learning environment and institutional context in influencing perceptions of 'excellence'. We analyse the adoption of a student-centred approach to teaching and explore the…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning, Beliefs
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Hartas, Dimitra – Research Papers in Education, 2018
As a way to raise attainment, schools are encouraged to form ability groups across classes for particular subjects. There is limited evidence however about the relationship between setting and primary school children's characteristics and how teachers perceive them. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between set positioning for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Although collaboration skills are highly valued by employers, convincing students that collaborative learning activities are worthwhile, and ensuring that the experience is both useful and enjoyable, are significant challenges for educators. This paper addresses these challenges by exploring students' and tutors' experiences of a group project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Part Time Students
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Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt; Blackmore, Chloe; Bullock, Kate; Bunnell, Tristan; Donnelly, Michael; Martin, Susan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
International Mindedness is an overarching construct related to multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement (Hill, 2012). The concept is central to the International Baccalaureate (IB) and sits at the heart of its education policies and programmes. The aim of this research study was to examine systematically how schools…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Advanced Placement Programs, Multilingualism, Cultural Awareness
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Lyon, Philippa; Letschka, Patrick; Ainsworth, Tom; Haq, Inam – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
Drawing is taught in higher education across art and design but also, increasingly, in medical education, with a variety of aims and approaches. It is argued that there is a need, in both these disciplinary domains, to make more explicit the underpinning pedagogical approach to drawing and the impact that different approaches have on learning. The…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Art Education, Medical Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bell, Heather; Bell, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article details an approach to teaching entrepreneurship to Higher National Diploma (HND) students that combines lecture-based and experiential learning processes to increase student learning, comprehension, and entrepreneurial skills. A UK university redesigned an entrepreneurship course to have students design and implement business plans…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Entrepreneurship, Lecture Method, Experiential Learning
Blackman, Tim – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2018
The Student Academic Experience Survey conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute and the Higher Education Academy has been running since 2006. The 2017 survey included a new question on self-reported learning gain: 'Since starting your course how much do you feel you have learnt?' Respondents could answer that they had learned 'a lot', 'a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Independent Study
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