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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Wilkinson, Samantha – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper offers an autoethnographic account of my first academic year as a Human Geography lecturer at a 'new' public university in the North West of England. This research is timely and much needed, since teaching at universities in England has recently come under increasing scrutiny. The Teaching Excellence Framework is a new scheme, which…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Ödalen, Jörgen; Brommesson, Douglas; Erlingsson, Gissur Ó.; Schaffer, Johan Karlsson; Fogelgren, Mattias – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Do pedagogical training courses for university teachers have desirable effects on the participants? We set out to answer this question by following a panel of 183 university teachers from Sweden's six largest universities, who participated in pedagogical training courses. Our study reveals that the participants' self-reported confidence in their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Teaching Experience
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Winstone, Naomi; Boud, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
In recent years, there have been calls in the literature for the dominant model of feedback to shift away from the transmission of comments from marker to student, towards a more dialogic focus on student engagement and the impact of feedback on student learning. In the present study, we sought to gain insight into the extent to which such a shift…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Dismore, Harriet; Turner, Rebecca; Huang, Rong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the last few years, student engagement has become a commonly used term in Higher Education across the United Kingdom, American and Australasian higher education systems. This article presents research on an area of student engagement absent from the literature, that of new lecturers' practices. Following detailed analyses of interview data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Patil Vishwanath, Tejaswini; Mummery, Jane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Internationalisation of curriculum (IoC) practices promote students developing knowledge of other cultures, attitudes, values and ethics. This conceptual article argues that embedding critical reflection in the IoC program -- through integrating insights from both IoC thinkers and critical reflection literature -- may allow educators and students…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Awareness, Values, Ethics
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Bajada, Christopher; Kandlbinder, Peter; Trayler, Rowan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Systematic changes to higher education curriculum typically occur within the extended timeframes of formal curriculum review processes. Programmes need to be reviewed periodically for internal and external accountability or to determine whether the curriculum has lost its coherence due to the accumulative effect of continual small-scale changes.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Accountability, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Bullen, Jonathan; Roberts, Lynne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While more is becoming understood about the effects of Indigenous Studies health curricula on student preparedness and attitudes toward working in Indigenous health contexts, less is known about how tutors in this space interpret student experiences and contribute to the development of preparedness. Reporting on a qualitative study, this article…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Health Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Duchatelet, Dorothy; Donche, Vincent – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
By implementing student-centred learning environments, higher education institutions aim to foster student self-efficacy and self-regulation. Previous research that focuses on how students perceive these learning environments usually does not take the differential impact of students' study motivation into account. However, the type of motivation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Student Motivation, Independent Study
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Baik, Chi; Larcombe, Wendy; Brooker, Abi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across university student populations is a critical issue for universities and their wider communities. Yet little is known about student perspectives on the stressors in university environments and the steps that universities could take to better support student mental wellbeing.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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West, Roianne; Mills, Kyly; Rowland, Dale; Creedy, Debra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
As Australian universities move towards the mandatory inclusion of First Peoples content into undergraduate health professional programs, it is imperative to evaluate course impact and quality of teaching. A discrete First Peoples Health course underpinned by The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework was evaluated using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Study, Pacific Islanders
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Gan Joo Seng, Mark; Geertsema, Johan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper critically considers the attempt by a research-intensive university in Asia to draw on and make public the practices of teaching award winners in different disciplines through the use of narrative vignettes. More specifically, this paper examines what the vignettes suggest about the connection between award-winning teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Content Analysis, Awards, Professional Recognition
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van Gelderen, Ingrid; Matthew, Susan M.; Hendry, Graham D.; Taylor, Rosanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Good teaching that supports final year students' learning in clinical placements is critical for students' successful transition from an academic environment to professional practice. Final year internship programmes are designed to encourage student-centred approaches to teaching and deep approaches to learning, but the extent to which clinical…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Veterinary Medical Education, Student Placement, Student Centered Learning
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Hannon, John; Hocking, Colin; Legge, Katherine; Lugg, Alison – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Interdisciplinarity has become part of contemporary university discourses on knowledge in both research and curriculum. The move to break down traditional disciplinary boundaries reflects emerging forms of enquiry into knowledge that are less hegemonic and more distributed, and more tuned to its production, practices and the needs of its…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Case Studies, Universities
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Comber, Darren P. M.; Brady-Van den Bos, Mirjam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The Flipped Classroom (FC) method is used widely in higher education, with studies claiming various benefits. However, to date, little work has focused on what makes FCs effective for student learning. This study presents data collected from interviews with 14 UK-based undergraduate students, investigating their perceptions of participating in a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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