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Nuske, Alison; Rillotta, Fiona; Bellon, Michelle; Richdale, Amanda – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2019
This study is a systematic literature review of the experiences of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members in higher education, with a particular focus on transition. Systematic searches were conducted across six databases: Medline, CINAHL, ProQuest, PsycINFO, Scopus, and Informit. Published articles (n = 11)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Autism, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Puig, Blanca; Blanco-Anaya, Paloma; Bargiela, Inés M.; Crujeiras-Pérez, Beatriz – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study provides a systematic review on the Critical Thinking (CT) intervention studies reported in the national literature of the countries involved in the CRITHINKEDU project. The aim of this paper is to characterise critical thinking intervention studies in higher education institutions across different fields. The review process has been…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Intervention, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2019
This research paper is one in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18). The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of how CVET is conceptualised in various international level policy documents and how it is referred to across countries. It discusses national conceptions of CVET, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Role of Education, Educational Change
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Panadero, Ernesto; Alqassab, Maryam – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Peer assessment has proven to have positive learning outcomes. Importantly, peer assessment is a social process and some claim that the use of anonymity might have advantages. However, the findings have not always been in the same direction. Our aims were: (a) to review the effects of using anonymity in peer assessment on performance, peer…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Grading
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Jansen, Dorien; Emmers, Elke; Petry, Katja; Mattys, Laura; Noens, Ilse; Baeyens, Dieter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Because of a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all stages of life and the improvement of support of students with ASD in primary and secondary education, an increasing number of students with ASD are accessing higher education. Previous research suggests that these students have fewer opportunities in higher education due…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Autism, Mentors
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Gelan, Anouk; Fastré, Greet; Verjans, Martine; Martin, Niels; Janssenswillen, Gert; Creemers, Mathijs; Lieben, Jonas; Depaire, Benoît; Thomas, Michael – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Learning analytics (LA) has emerged as a field that offers promising new ways to prevent drop-out and aid retention. However, other research suggests that large datasets of learner activity can be used to understand online learning behaviour and improve pedagogy. While the use of LA in language learning has received little attention to date,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Colucci, Elizabeth; Smidt, Hanne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The increasing number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe places new demands on European education systems. In this context, the role that free digital learning (FDL) could play in fostering inclusion has attracted renewed interest. While the existing literature highlights some general design principles for developing FDL for migrants and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Mampaey, Jelle – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
In the higher education literature, there seems to be a growing consensus that contemporary higher education institutions (HEIs) are trapped in conformity. From a new institutional perspective, higher education scholars argue that HEIs tend to comply with widely endorsed institutionalized values (e.g. academic excellence) and this widespread…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Social Behavior
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Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2018, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, 17-19 July, 2018. This conference is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2018, 17-20 July, which had a total of 617 submissions.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Educational Environment
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Lambrechts, Wim; Van Liedekerke, Luc; Van Petegem, Peter – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This paper provides critical reflections on higher education for sustainable development (HESD) from a philosophical perspective. A theoretical framework is developed, based on John Dewey's thoughts on the aim of democracy and the critical role of education herein, and with specific focus on two constructs: 'initiative and adaptability' and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education
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Meganck, Erik – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: Recently, charity (re)appears in cultural discourse. It is no longer confined to (moral) theology. Objectives: The aim of this article is to defend the acceptance of charity as a major and fundamental category in the formulation of professional learning goals and in the transformation and development of curricula in higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sharing Behavior, Helping Relationship, Higher Education
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Paquot, Magali – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2018
The main objective of this article is to demonstrate with the help of learner corpus data the practical relevance of the phraseological dimension of language for writing assessment in higher education. Phraseological competence is now widely recognized as an important part of fluent and idiomatic language use, but its development has not received…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Correlation, Syntax, College Entrance Examinations
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Mostafa, Ola; Ayalew, Yibeltal; Huisman, Jeronen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Gladushyna, Olesya; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
To obtain a better understanding of country-specific policies, a country-specific literature review was undertaken. The search entailed key-terms focusing on relevance and the three higher education relevance dimensions. The main outcomes of the country-specific literature review are discussed in this chapter. We do so by analysing the typically…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the previous report "The Organisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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