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Lehnen, Carl; Insua, Glenda M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Using semi-structured interviews of faculty in literature, culture, and writing studies at a large public research university, this study investigates their research practices to help rethink disciplinary dimensions of information literacy. Findings showed a strong social dimension to their information-seeking practices and a reliance on informal…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Humanities, Research, Information Literacy
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Guthridge, Guy G. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
In the U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF-funded scientists--most from universities--perform basic research in geosciences and other disciplines at research stations or field camps throughout the continent and the Southern Ocean. Scholars in the humanities, as well as support specialists from various fields, work closely together with the scientists.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta; Carneiro, Alan Silvio Ribeiro – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
At an overarching level this paper attempts to draw attention to emerging trends in the humanities where alternative ways of doing science reconfigure epistemological traditions and research methodologies, the role of intellectuals and their engagement with current conditions of the world, including ways in which scholars gazes are constituted.…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Humanities, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
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Ahlin Marceta, Jesper – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2021
Much of contemporary research ethics was developed in the latter half of the twentieth century as a response to the unethical treatment of human beings in biomedical research. Research ethical considerations have subsequently been extended to cover topics in the sciences and technology such as data handling, precautionary measures, engineering…
Descriptors: Research, Ethics, Moral Issues, Humanities
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Cruz, Gonçalo; Payan-Carreira, Rita; Dominguez, Caroline; Silva, Helena; Morais, Felicidade – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Even though Critical Thinking (CT) is an important goal for higher education institutions and labour market professionals, studies dealing with employers' perceptions on CT meaning and envisioning in the workplace are scarce. Intended to tackle this gap, the current study provides an overview of the need for and practical application of CT in the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Personality Traits, College Graduates
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Frykholm, Joel – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2021
The raison d'être of the humanities is widely held to reside in its unique ability to generate critical thinking and critical thinkers. But what is "critical thinking?" Is it a generalized mode of reasoning or a form of political critique? How does it relate to discipline-specific practices of scholarly pursuit? How does it relate to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Humanities, Teaching Methods, Film Study
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Kim, Yangson; Kim, SeungJung – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This study aims to analyze the experiences and challenges of Korea's junior female academics (JFAs), whose work environments align closely with the cultural context of a patriarchal society that follows neoliberal principles. It also explores how they overcome these challenges while maintaining the status quo. Thirteen JFAs working in the fields…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Faculty, Work Environment
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Xu, Xin; Rose, Heath; Oancea, Alis – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
This study examines Chinese universities' incentive schemes for international publication in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). It analysed 172 incentive documents collected at 116 research-intensive universities in China, including monetary bonus schemes and career-related incentives. This analysis is complemented by interviews with six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Writing for Publication, Humanities
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Fedi, Angela; La Barbera, Francesco; De Jong, Annabelle; Rollero, Chiara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2021
Purpose: The market of bottled water is one of the largest in the world. Paradoxically, the consumption of water in plastic bottles is highest in countries rich in the potable tap water of excellent quality. This paper aims to gain a better understanding of the factors that foster or hinder the intention to use refillable water bottles by…
Descriptors: Intention, Adoption (Ideas), Conservation (Environment), Water
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Marlatt, Rick; Sulzer, Mark A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2021
Set in English Language Arts, this article takes up recent trends in literacy toward investigating ontological notions of digital texts. Two teacher educators recently implemented a series of readings and activities in their methods courses designed to help preservice teachers sophisticate their conceptions of texts beyond autonomous, neutral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Instruction, Language Arts, Computation
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Feldt, Jakob E.; Petersen, Eva B. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2021
In this article, we present a new perspective on how to combine inquiry-based, problem-oriented learning with practices in the Humanities. Our particular interest is how the initial phase of finding "the problem" can be undertaken in a conjoint way with students, that is in the form of inquiry-based learning where there are no…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Humanities, Problem Based Learning
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Niari, Maria – Journal of Learning for Development, 2021
The purpose of this small-scale qualitative research study was to examine the use and perceived value of integrating collaborative learning techniques at teleconferences at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Qualitative semi-structure interviews with tutors from the School of Humanities at the HOU were conducted in order for the research plan to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Matthew Thomas; Gallagher, Victoria; Appleton, Roger – Journal of Political Science Education, 2021
Participatory action research (PAR) investigates issues through collaboration and cooperation between academics and nonacademic community members. Recently, awareness of such approaches has increased as the need for transformative research and contribution to social goods has become clear. However, participatory methods have been deployed unevenly…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Participatory Research, Action Research, Research Methodology
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Muller, Johan; Hoadley, Ursula – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2021
We set out to address the question--what does it mean for educational knowledge to be 'powerful'? We compare the Anglo tradition of curriculum studies with the "Didaktik" tradition through the lens of an analysis of curriculum structure in postgraduate courses in South African universities rooted in either the Anglo or…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Science Achievement
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Rajabalee, Yousra Banoor; Santally, Mohammad Issack – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
There has been debates related to online and blended learning from a perspective of learner experiences in terms of student satisfaction, engagement and performances. In this paper, we analyze student feedback and report the findings of a study of the relationships between student satisfaction and their engagement in an online course with their…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, College Freshmen, Engineering Education
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