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Lee, Nicolette; Loton, Daniel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Capstones, as culminating educational experiences, are expected to meet many purposes: synthesis and application of prior learning, developing skills and attributes related to employability, and more recently, quality assurance. However, research has not yet identified a comprehensive list of capstone purposes or considered how multiple purposes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods
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Martin, Gregory; Nakata, Vicky; Nakata, Martin; Day, Andrew – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The promise of higher education remains elusive for many Indigenous students in Australia. To date, institutional efforts to improve the persistence and retention of Indigenous students have been largely piecemeal, poorly integrated and designed to remediate skill deficits. Yet, market-led expansion of Australian higher education is driving…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Henderson, Michael; Selwyn, Neil; Aston, Rachel – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Digital technologies are now an integral aspect of the university student experience. As such, academic research has understandably focused on the potential of various digital technologies to enable, extend and even "enhance" student learning. This paper offers an alternate perspective on these issues by exploring students' actual…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Caspersz, Donella; Olaru, Doina – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this paper is to discuss the value of service-learning to students. There currently exists a gap in this understanding. We apply mixed-methods research using a sample of higher education students to develop this discussion. We found that students valued service-learning for the opportunity that it provides to increase their personal…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Bartimote-Aufflick, Kathryn; Bridgeman, Adam; Walker, Richard; Sharma, Manjula; Smith, Lorraine – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
In this review of 64 articles published since the year 2000, a strong association between self-efficacy and student learning outcomes was apparent. Self-efficacy is also related to other factors such as value, self-regulation and metacognition, locus of control, intrinsic motivation, and strategy learning use. The review revealed that university…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Improvement, College Students, Self Efficacy
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Clark, Lindie; Rowe, Anna; Cantori, Alex; Bilgin, Ayse; Mukuria, Valentine – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Work-integrated learning (WIL) courses can be more time consuming and resource intensive to design, teach, administer and support than classroom-based courses, as they generally require different curricula and pedagogical approaches as well as additional administrative and pastoral responsibilities. Workload and resourcing issues are reported as…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Workplace Learning, Administrator Role, Teacher Role
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Xia, Jianhong; Caulfield, Craig; Ferns, Sonia – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This paper establishes a framework for linking research and teaching (LRT) by developing industry-oriented student projects based on work-integrated learning theory (WIL). The major components of the WIL experiences and their relationships are identified. The scope of student projects may vary from a minor assignment project to a medium…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Workplace Learning, Case Studies, Active Learning
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Kalfa, Senia; Taksa, Lucy – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the increased interest being shown by Australian business faculties in the development of students' employability skills. Many universities have demonstrated their commitment to translating such interest into practice by elaborating lists of "graduate attributes" in order to enable the development of generic skills…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Transfer of Training, Human Capital, Higher Education