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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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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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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Research indicates that teachers' conceptions of and approaches to teaching with technology are central for the successful imple-mentation of educational technologies in higher education. This study advances this premise. We present a 10-year longitudinal study examining teachers' conceptions of and approaches to teaching and learning with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Sadler, Kirsten; Selkrig, Mark; Manathunga, Catherine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Universities are built upon the collaborative work of academic staff and students, yet the nature of this work has been undergoing profound and rapid change. Pressures within Australia's higher education sector have led to a fracturing of traditional academic roles and growing feelings of disconnection. While there have been many narrative,…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Garvis, Susanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The article reports on a study that explored the personal narratives of two female travelling academics at a Swedish University who had moved from Australia. To complement previous accounts of difficult migration and enculturation within the research literature, this article focuses mainly on the successful experiences of the academics and how…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy
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Goldingay, Sophie; Lamaro Haintz, Greer; Ryan, Juliana; Hitch, Danielle; Macfarlane, Susie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The marketisation of higher education (HE) has created a number of tensions and ideological dilemmas that may influence how academics see their roles and teaching practices. This paper explores how academics in the discipline of social work (who were also in leadership roles) perceive their roles and identities and manage the tensions and dilemmas…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Dreamson, Neal; Thomas, Gary; Lee Hong, Anita; Kim, Soyoung – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Online learning has become a conventional term and practice in Australian higher education, yet cultural inclusivity for Indigenous (Indigenous for the purposes of this paper refers to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) students is insufficiently reflected in learning management system (LMS) policies and design. This study…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Policy, Online Courses
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Hains-Wesson, Rachael; Young, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The paper explores a collaborative self-study, autoethnography research project, which aided in informing practice for the teaching of reflective practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at an Australian university. Self-report methods were used, because it enabled the collection of a variety of self-awareness data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, STEM Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Duong, Van Anh; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Vietnam universities have experienced remarkable changes brought about by their internationalization policies. The switch to English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for some academic programs was one of these critical changes. Literature has reported numerous issues related to EMI, including inadequate language proficiency of teaching staff. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Tummons, Jonathan; Fournier, Cathy; Kits, Olga; MacLeod, Anna – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article, derived from a three-year ethnography of distributed medical education provision in a Canadian university, explores the ways in which information and communication technologies are used by teachers and students in their everyday work within technologically rich teaching environments. The environments being researched are two…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Medical Education
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Hancock, Sally; Clegg, Sue; Crossouard, Barbara; Kahn, Peter; Weller, Saranne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article aims to deconstruct the underpinning tenets of the term "newer researcher into higher education." In recognition of the ambiguities of the term, we begin by questioning the nature of the field(s) of research into higher education (HE). Secondly, we critique the policy discourses associated with the term "newer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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Douglas, Kate; Barnett, Tully; Poletti, Anna; Seaboyer, Judith; Kennedy, Rosanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This paper introduces the concept of "reading resilience": students' ability to read and interpret complex and demanding literary texts by drawing on advanced, engaged, critical reading skills. Reading resilience is a means for rethinking the place and pedagogies of close reading in the contemporary literary studies classroom. Our…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Resilience (Psychology), Reading, Literary Criticism
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Leonard, Simon N.; Fitzgerald, Robert N.; Riordan, Geoffrey – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This paper argues for the use of "developmental" evaluation as a design-based research tool for sustainable curriculum innovation in professional higher education. Professional education is multi-faceted and complex with diverse views from researchers, professional practitioners, employers and the world of politics leaving little…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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