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Delany, Clare; Doughney, Lachlan; Bandler, Lilon; Harms, Louise; Andrews, Shawana; Nicholson, Patricia; Remedios, Louisa; Edmondson, Wendy; Kosta, Lauren; Ewen, Shaun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Moore, Sean E.; Hvenegaard, Glen T.; Wesselius, Janet C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Directed studies (DS) courses are widely touted for their ability to enhance research skills in undergraduate students--yet little is known about the dynamics, motivations, and perceived outcomes connected to these specific types of undergraduate research experiences. Building on earlier qualitative research, in this paper we report the results of…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Attitudes
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Zheng, Gaoming; Shen, Wenqin; Cai, Yuzhuo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As Chinese doctoral education has grown dramatically in the past four decades and developed into one of the largest doctoral education systems in the world, it has become one significant and integral part of the global doctoral education landscape. However, in the literature, there is a lack of both a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, International Cooperation, Comparative Education, Values
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Singh, Jasvir Kaur Nachatar; Jack, Gavin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper investigates the benefits of overseas tertiary education for international postgraduate students enrolled at a research-intensive university in Malaysia, an emerging yet under-researched Asian education hub. The study is based on 55 semi-structured qualitative interviews with international students and academic and professional support…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Foreign Students, International Education, Employment Potential
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Dwyer, Alexander; Hine, Lorelei; Turner, Jarred – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Engaging "students as partners" (SaP) in teaching and learning is an emerging yet contested topic in higher education. This study interviewed 16 students and staff working in partnership across 11 Australian universities to understand how they conceptualised SaP and the opportunities they believed SaP afforded their universities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Kirk, Sandra H.; Newstead, Clare; Gann, Rose; Rounsaville, Cheryl – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Internationalising the curriculum (IOC) in order to produce graduates with global citizenship skills is a common strategic goal in modern higher education. The extent to which this is achieved and the level of understanding amongst staff and students of what IOC involves and the benefits it imparts are varied. In this study, activities and…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, College Faculty, Foreign Countries