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Jackson, Louise H.; Price, Caitríona – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Formal peer mentoring schemes are often viewed as supportive mechanisms enabling individuals to engage with role models to scaffold the acquisition of social capital that aids successful transition between different educational or professional environments and to inspire and motivate decision-making processes. This study explores the findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Mentors
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Thompson, David W. – Educational Review, 2019
This paper is a reflective and critical review of research relating to widening participation (WP) in higher education (HE). The motivation for undertaking this was the twentieth anniversary of the Dearing Report "Higher Education in the Learning Society" (1997); a document that ignited a wide range of WP activity and policy. Dearing's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Research
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Macfarlane, Bruce; Burg, Damon – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Women constitute just over one fifth of full professors in UK higher education and whilst work has emerged in recent years on professors as leaders, there has been comparatively little research about how this under-represented cadre define and practise their role as intellectual leaders. This paper seeks to analyse how women see their role as full…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Taylor, Susan – London Review of Education, 2018
In 2001, the Institute of Education (now the UCL Institute of Education (UCL IOE)) became one of only three internationally accredited centres for the training of Reading Recovery trainers. To achieve accreditation, the training programme was required by the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization to be linked to the IOE doctor of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Reading Teachers
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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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Farrer, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2018
As a burgeoning academic field in the UK, dance is seeing an increase of emerging scholars entering the sector from different contexts. This article examines qualitative data from four early career dance academics from different UK institutions, all of whom took part in the DanceHE Early Career Mentor Scheme. DanceHE is the representative body for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Hall, Eric E.; Walkington, Helen; Shanahan, Jenny Olin; Ackley, Elizabeth; Stewart, Kearsley A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This study examines how Undergraduate Research (UR) mentoring fits into the career profile of award-winning UR mentors and the factors that motivate engagement as UR mentors. Twenty-four award-winning UR mentors in four countries were interviewed about their mentoring practices. Six themes emerged: (1) Academic Identity and Motivations; (2)…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Career Development
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Botham, Kathryn Ann – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
An evaluation project was carried out to consider the factors that influence university teachers engagement with an institutional professional development scheme. Data was collected via an online questionnaire followed up by semi-structured interviews. This paper will consider those factors that encourage and act as barriers to engagement. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Questionnaires, Faculty Development, Online Surveys
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Botham, Kathryn Ann – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
A study was undertaken to identify via questionnaire (42) and interview (6) academic staff perceptions of the impact on their practice of engagement with an institutional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme aligned to the UK PSF and leading to HEA Fellowship. This paper focuses on three key themes in relation to teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation, Questionnaires
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McAteer, Mary; Wood, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The need to work in partnership with communities in a meaningful and impactful way has become a core part of university planning in many countries around the world. In the Global South, the potential for the Eurocentric knowledges and power structures to dominate such partnerships is pervasive. This article reports on findings of a participatory…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Universities, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Guariento, William; Rolinska, Anna; Al-Masri, Nazmi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper investigates a small-scale project concerned with establishing and sustaining an e-partnership between international students in the UK and engineering students in Palestine. It focuses on the value of peer teaching and learning as an attempt to ensure a greater balance between knowledge and language on a UK pre-sessional English…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Robinson-Pant, Anna; Magyar, Anna – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
The internationalization and marketization of higher education has resulted in U.K. universities' increasing reliance on recruitment agents to boost international student numbers. This places agents and agencies in a position of considerable influence with regard to the educational choices that students make. These institutional and individual…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Decision Making
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Lindsay, Sally; Cagliostro, Elaine; Carafa, Gabriella – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2018
This review critically appraised the literature on disability disclosure and accommodations for youth with disabilities in post-secondary education (PSE). Systematic searches of 8 databases identified 36 studies meeting our inclusion criteria. These studies were analysed with respect to the characteristics of the participants, methodology, results…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students
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Walker, Richard; Forbes, Dianne – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Whilst increasingly widespread, teaching online can be a solo endeavour. In this paper, we consider how peer exchange between online tutors from different institutions may offer a solution to this professional isolation. We report on a cross-institutional peer observation and mentoring programme between the Universities of York (UK) and Waikato…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Peer Teaching, Tutors, Tutoring
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Le Cornu, Alison – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Both Jarvis and theories of Christian Religious Education (CRE) emphasise that learning develops the whole person, yet they differ in their understandings of how and why this is the case. Jarvis's experiential learning theory begins "from below" with experience, whereas many approaches of CRE begin with the end result: individuals…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Mentors, Self Concept
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