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Tomas, Carmen; Jessop, Tansy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In spite of the rising tide of metrics in UK higher education, there has been scant attention paid to assessment loads, when evidence demonstrates that heavy demands lead to surface learning. Our study seeks to redress the situation by defining assessment loads and comparing them across research and teaching intensive universities. We clarify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Isham, Louise; Bradbury-Jones, Caroline; Hewison, Alistair – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
This article surfaces issues about the often-used but widely under-reported practice of working with advisory fora. We critically reflect on our experiences working with an advisory network when co-designing a research study about a 'sensitive' subject. We discuss the following: (1) How the network evolved as a matter of ethical and pragmatic…
Descriptors: Networks, Advisory Committees, Ethics, Epistemology
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Denmark, Tanya; Atkinson, Joanna; Campbell, Ruth; Swettenham, John – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined facial expressions produced during a British Sign Language (BSL) narrative task (Herman et al., International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 49(3):343-353, 2014) by typically developing deaf children and deaf children with autism spectrum disorder. The children produced BSL versions of a video story in which…
Descriptors: Deafness, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sign Language
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Hepplewhite, Kay – Research in Drama Education, 2019
This article explores the practices of three young artist/facilitators, illustrating how they use their own age identity to develop expertise in working with older people in residential care homes. A research process of reflective dialogues reveals that they respond to the arts and drama-based workshop practices at creative ageing organisation…
Descriptors: Artists, Facilitators (Individuals), Older Adults, Residential Care
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Malone, Niamh; Miles, Donna – Research in Drama Education, 2019
'Dis-identifications from dominant models of subject-formation can be productive and creative' (Braidotti 2013, 167). This problematises applied theatre practices informed by received understandings of dementia, and their implications for memory and identity. "Forgotten Futures"(2017) and "Never-Ending Story" (2016-ongoing)…
Descriptors: Drama, Dementia, Memory, Older Adults
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article provides a critical and theoretical exploration into teacher performance dispositions (orientations towards performance). The article explores research literature on dispositions, highlighting the representation of teachers in education policy and standards documents across several nations of the OECD: Australia, the USA and the UK.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Standards
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Hodkinson, Alan; Burch, Leah – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
This article reveals the Foucauldian docile body manufactured within the Department for Education's special educational needs and disability code of practice 2014 through employment of a theoretical lens of embodiment and an analytical focus on only three words. In problematizing the concepts of support, employment and independence, we seek to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Needs, Disabilities, Ideology
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Ribchester, Chris; Healey, Ruth L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Universities are paying increased attention to how they might support the ethical development of their students as one of a range of graduate attributes that will enable them to negotiate increasingly complex professional, civic and personal futures. Scenario-based learning is a long-standing strategy used in ethical teaching, and this paper…
Descriptors: Ethics, Thinking Skills, Vignettes, Teaching Methods
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Carter, Joy; Tubbs, Nigel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Degree Apprenticeships are fairly recent in the landscape of UK Higher Education. As is often the case with initiatives that try to build bridges between the world of work and the world of university education, there is suspicion that in such relationships higher education becomes servant to the needs of business and industry. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Academic Degrees
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O'Neill, Michael – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The UK's HE system is mired in public debate around 'grade inflation', and there is substantial pressure to address the perceived devaluation of degrees through blunt policy measures such as modifying classification algorithms. Policy-makers should be aware of the impact of their actions upon students' learning; this article frames some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Academic Degrees, Classification
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Bartie, Angela; Fleming, Linda; Freeman, Mark; Hulme, Tom; Hutton, Alexander; Readman, Paul – History of Education, 2019
Historical pageants were important sites of popular engagement with the past in twentieth-century Britain. They took place in many places and sometimes on a large scale, in settings ranging from small villages to industrial cities. They were staged by schools, churches, professional organisations, women's groups and political parties, among…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Ceremonies, Mythology
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Amsler, Sarah; Motta, Sara C. – Gender and Education, 2019
In this paper, we offer a critique of neoliberal power from the perspective of the gendered, sexualised, raced and classed politics of motherhood in English universities. By using dialogical auto-ethnographic methods to examine our own past experiences as full-time employed mother-academics, we demonstrate how feminist academic praxis can not only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Commercialization, Politics of Education
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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Dennis, Carol Azumah; Springbett, Octavia; Walker, Lizzie – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In this paper, we work with the philosophy of Hannah Arendt to explore ethics and leadership in further education (FE), focusing on how leaders define the ethical compromises implied by austerity. Using questionnaires, interviews and observations we developed 10 case studies. It is not our intention to elaborate upon ethical leadership as a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Instructional Leadership, Continuing Education
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