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Wong, Yi-Lee – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Against an expanded sector of higher education, inadequate empirical effort has been made to examine the experiences of middle-class students who fail to get straight into university rectify their situation. Such experiences, as well as their psychic/emotional aspects, are of increasing relevance to understanding the operation of class against a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Middle Class
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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Ning, Hoi Kwan; Downing, Kevin – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Based on self-reported cognitive, metacognitive, and behavioural strategy measures obtained from 828 final-year students from a university in Hong Kong, latent profile analysis (LPA) identified four distinct types of students with differential self-regulated learning strategy orientations: "competent self-regulated learners",…
Descriptors: Profiles, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, College Seniors
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Wang, Zhenlin – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The beliefs, attitudes, experiences and responses that Hong Kong higher education students have about assessment are an important facet to developing our understanding of the "Chinese learner". Using six focus groups, 26 Hong Kong university students drew pictures of assessment. The visual elements of the pictures were content analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Kember, David; Hong, Celina; Ho, Amber; Ho, Amaly – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
A motivational orientation framework for higher education has previously been derived from interviews with 36 undergraduate students in an elite university system. The framework consists of six interacting facets of motivation represented by continua labelled: compliance, individual goal setting, sense of belonging, interest, career and university…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Goal Orientation
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Gao, Xuesong – Studies in Higher Education, 2008
This article draws on a longitudinal study of a group of mainland Chinese students' English learning experiences in an English medium university in Hong Kong, and explores the dynamic nature of their language learning motivation prior to and after their arrival in Hong Kong. The study identified "context-mediated" and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Miller, Lindsay – Studies in Higher Education, 2007
This article explores how Hong Kong Chinese engineering students with low English language proficiency manage to cope with their lectures given in English. An ethnographic case study approach was used with multiple sources of data triangulated to provide a picture of the lecture event from both the students' and the lecturer's perspectives. One of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Carless, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2006
Feedback is central to the development of effective learning, yet is comparatively underresearched. This article seeks to examine the notion of written feedback on assignments and argue that this feedback process is more complex than is sometimes acknowledged. The author illustrates the problematic nature of assignment feedback by drawing on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Perception, Feedback, Assignments
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Kember, David; Leung, Doris Y. P. – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
Surveys at a university in Hong Kong indicated that graduates of discrete part-time programmes perceived significantly higher development in eight out of nine graduate capabilities than their counterparts in full-time programmes. Several possible explanations are considered and rejected. The conventional view that capabilities are nurtured through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Structural Equation Models
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Kember, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2001
Interviewed novice and experienced, part-time students in Hong Kong about their teaching and learning beliefs. Novice students with didactic/reproductive beliefs about teaching and learning found it difficult to adjust to higher education if the teaching was not expository; more experienced students tended to hold facilitative/transformative…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, Epistemology, Foreign Countries