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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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Purcell, Martin E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The article demonstrates a successful approach to providing Youth and Community Work students in higher education (HE) with a learning experience that embraces the transformative agenda of their chosen profession. It adds to our understanding of the opportunities and limitations in crafting a learning environment and embedding a discursive…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Barriers, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Mumm, Kristi; Karm, Mari; Remmik, Marvi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Numerous studies have dealt with the importance of assessment for learning (AfL) in higher education, arguing that AfL helps to promote students' learning and supports them in becoming self-directed learners. The majority of the recent literature focuses mainly on the role of individual aspects of AfL. Less attention has been paid to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Feedback (Response)
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Divan, Aysha; Mason, Sam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
In this article we describe the effectiveness of a programme-wide communication skills training framework incorporated within a one-year biological sciences taught Masters course designed to enhance the competency of students in communicating scientific research principally to a scientific audience. In one class we analysed the numerical marks…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Recently identified as an academic "achievement emotion", boredom has long been implicated as a factor contributing adversely to student attainment across a diverse range of formal educational settings. Despite this, the study of boredom, particularly among students in higher education, remains a relatively neglected and underdeveloped…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Models
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Estacio, Emee Vida; Karic, Toni – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article provides an example of how the World Café method can be used as a platform to encourage reflection on internationalisation in higher education. The World Café is a community engagement method that encourages participants to engage in reflection and dialogue in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. It promotes the use of multiple…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Reflection
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Richardson, John T. E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
In UK higher education, ethnic differences in academic attainment are ubiquitous and have persisted for many years. They are only partly explained by ethnic differences in entry qualifications. They vary from one institution to another and from one subject area to another. This suggests that they result in part from teaching and assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Minority Groups
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Bentley, Peter S.; Buchanan, Michael T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article examines those aspects of curriculum relating to programmes that have developed across the further and higher education divide. It analyses one particular spiritual direction formation programme that has transitioned from a vocational training programme in the further education mode to a post-graduate academic programme in a higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Integrated Curriculum, Vocational Education
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Kemp, Sandra J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
Teaching practitioners in all education sectors commonly face expectations to engage in "learner-focused" teaching, although the term is defined and interpreted in a myriad of ways. In higher education, some studies have examined links between learner-focused teaching and academic disciplines. This article reports on a study which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Diversity, understood in a multiplicity of ways, has been a focus of attention in education in recent years. As in many other countries, recent post-school education policies in Aotearoa/New Zealand have emphasised previously under-represented ethnic groups, such as Maori and Pasifika. The intention has been to widen participation in further and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Groups, Ideology, Foreign Countries