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Barney, Katelyn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are still grossly under-represented in Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) when compared to non-Indigenous students. Developing the pipeline of Indigenous students from undergraduate to postgraduate study remains key to increasing the number of Indigenous students undertaking HDRs. While much of the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Fellowships, Graduate Students
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Boles, Wageeh; Whelan, Karen – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programmes is disturbingly high. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Beckmann, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
Researchers in the field of teaching and learning in higher education have identified concerns with top-down leadership models. Distributed (or shared) leadership approaches may provide more successful engagement with institutional change agendas, and provide more options to reward and recognise staff leading teaching and learning initiatives.…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership, College Programs
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Nash, Joshua – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
What does it all mean for universities as research institutions when the external funding acquired by their academics, already stretched intellectually and time poor, is going to those who simply do not have the time to carry out the proposed research, i.e. to the academics themselves? That is, how can a full-time teaching and research academic…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Fellowships, Postdoctoral Education, Teacher Researchers
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Gutierrez, Amanda – Critical Studies in Education, 2016
Teacher training for developing nation contexts is often conducted in short, intensive inside and outside-of-country programmes. Concerns have been raised in relation to the uncritical take-up of the western-centric material provided by these programmes, which are usually funded by national and international government organizations. This paper…
Descriptors: Ideology, Learning Experience, Inservice Teacher Education, Study Abroad
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Brew, Angela; Cahir, Jayde – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Universities have a long history of change in learning and teaching to suit various government initiatives and institutional priorities. Academic developers now are frequently required to address strategic learning and teaching priorities. This paper asks how, in such a context, academic developers can ensure that work they do in relation to one…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Learning Strategies
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2014
Continuous and rapid developments in global higher education today more than ever before present new questions, greater challenges, and vast new opportunities for institutions, policy makers, scholars and students alike. This book is a collection of studies and essays by many of the leading experts in international higher education who share their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Comparative Education
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Hilton, Nicolette – Teaching Science, 2013
The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as "Churchill Fellowships". Since its inception, The Churchill Trust has awarded Churchill Fellowships to more than 3,700 Australians who, like Churchill, are innovative, filled with a spirit of…
Descriptors: Trusts (Financial), Fellowships, Research Projects, Learner Engagement
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Keppell, Mike; O'Dwyer, Carolyn; Lyon, Betsy; Childs, Merilyn – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This paper examines a core leadership strategy for transforming learning and teaching in distance education through flexible and blended learning. It focuses on a project centred on distributive leadership that involves collaboration, shared purpose, responsibility and recognition of leadership irrespective of role or position within an…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Transformational Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Blended Learning
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Johnsson, Mary C.; Hager, Paul – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the nature of learning discovered by recent graduates participating in a symphony orchestra-initiated development program that is designed to nurture them through the transition to becoming professional orchestral musicians. Design/methodology/approach: Using a qualitative case study approach, the authors…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Young Adults, Transitional Programs
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Bedford, Susie – Education in Rural Australia, 2005
Teaching in a remote town has its drawbacks with regard to Professional Development (PD), which becomes extremely costly, so each staff member is probably limited to one decent PD once a year. This means choosing PD extremely carefully to ensure "value for money" and hopefully that it will provide the teacher concerned with…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Rural Areas, Teaching Methods
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England). – 1996
This report on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan covers participating countries of the British Commonwealth and provides statistics for the reporting years of April 1, 1993-March 31, 1994, April 1, 1994-March 31, 1995, and April 1, 1995-March 31, 1996. Trends noted in a brief narrative overview include: during April 1993-March 1996,…
Descriptors: Awards, Fellowships, Financial Aid Applicants, Foreign Countries
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Robottom, Ian; Walker, Rob – School Science Review, 1995
Outlines the background and structure of the U.K./Australia Fellowships Scheme for Teachers of Science. Summarizes some of the issues articulated by the fellows, hosts, and organizers. Presents a qualitative cost/benefit analysis of the Fellowships Scheme. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships, Foreign Countries, Global Approach