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Wilkinson, Clare – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The principle that research should demonstrate impact is now a central driver in UK research policy, with some describing the UK as having undergone a 'culture change' in regards to evidencing the value and contribution of academic research (Watermeyer, R. 2012. "From Engagement to Impact? Articulating the Public Value of Academic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Transfer of Training, Research Skills
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Yürekli Kaynardag, Aynur – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. However, in many countries worldwide, pedagogical training is not a requirement for being an instructor at a university [Postareff, L., S. Lindblom-Ylänne, and A. Nevgi. 2007. "The Effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Denovan, Andrew; Dagnall, Neil; Dhingra, Katie; Grogan, Sarah – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
University life can be stressful, and accurate measurement of perceived stress is important for research and practice. However, despite widespread use, disagreement persists regarding the latent structure of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which poses serious consequences for how the measure should be administered. Furthermore, factorial…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Stress Management, College Students, Gender Differences
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Ingleby, Ewan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper is about HE in FE (higher education in further education) in England. The content reflects on the nature of this form of higher education by presenting research findings from a qualitative inductive research study. The policy-makers ideally wish to see higher education leading to vocational expertise and employability. The research has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Fandos-Herrera, Carmina; Jiménez-Martínez, Julio; Orús, Carlos; Pina, José Miguel – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Debates can help students to acquire cross-curricular competencies and improve their learning. However, their use in higher education is scarce and students' acceptance is low. Considering the effectiveness of discussants in scientific conferences, this research introduces the discussant role as a teaching tool to revitalise debate in the…
Descriptors: Debate, Outcomes of Education, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Ayala-Rodríguez, Nelly; Barreto, Idaly; Rozas Ossandón, Germán; Castro, Alejandra; Moreno, Sebastián – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The new paradigms of university social responsibility (USR) conceive students as key players who express their beliefs, attitudes and opinions both in the professional training process and in their willingness to serve the community in line with the agenda of USR. This research focuses on a comparative study of the social representations that…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, College Students, Student Role, Universities
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Dytham, Siobhan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
A notable trend in UK universities has been the introduction of new collaborative learning spaces for postgraduate students, which provide space for students to interact with each other, study together, and collaborate. However, it is unclear what definition of 'collaboration' is driving the creation of these spaces and the types of activities…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Trends, Cooperative Learning, Doctoral Programs
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Al Hallak, Louna; Ayoubi, Rami M.; Moscardini, Alfredo; Loutfi, Mohamed – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigates the dynamics of student enrolment in the Syrian private higher education sector. The paper adopts a system dynamics approach, to construct suitable simulation models that could be used to examine the complex and dynamic interactions between student flows, staff ratios and investments in plant and facilities. The study…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, College Administration, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education
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Jansson, Maria; Carle, Jan; Gunnarsson, Andreas; Ekbrand, Hans – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The study shows how experience changes the way examiners assess students' essays. Using a large number of written assessments, 192 examiners were followed over a period of five years, and the contents of their assessments were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Multilevel regression analysis revealed that, with experience, examiners…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Essays, Longitudinal Studies, Student Attitudes
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Donald, William E.; Baruch, Yehuda; Ashleigh, Melanie – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study focuses on the undergraduate self-perception of employability. We aimed to explore the impact of human capital, which incorporates social capital, cultural capital, psychological capital, scholastic capital, market-value capital, and skills. We also examined the role of careers advice and career ownership (protean career). Additionally,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Human Capital
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Bravo, Rafael; Catalán, Sara; Pina, José M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
One of the most important components of effective teamwork is cohesiveness. However, few empirical studies on the antecedents and consequences of group cohesiveness exist. In response to this gap, the current study draws on the Input-Process-Output model of team effectiveness to investigate the impact of individual and task factors on team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Dicker, R.; Garcia, M.; Kelly, A.; Mulrooney, H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
'Quality' in education is difficult to define. What is viewed as high quality by staff, students and employers must be identified so that universities can articulate their offer. Equally, helping students develop the graduate skills and attributes that employers value is essential. This project explored quality in higher education from the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, College Students
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Clouder, Lynn; Cawston, Jacqueline; Wimpenny, Katherine; Mehanna, Ahmed Khalifa Aly; Hdouch, Youcef; Raissouni, Iman; Selmaoui, Karima – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This article considers the impact of a two-year collaborative European Union-funded project. The 'Sustainable Ways to Increase Higher Education Students' Equal Access to Learning Environments' (SWING) project, brought together four European higher education institutions, one institution in Egypt and two in Morocco. It aimed to promote equal access…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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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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Novis Deutsch, Nurit; Rubin, Osnat – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Highly religious students from fundamentalist or sectarian religious communities face unique challenges in pursuing higher education, directly bearing on their educational opportunities. This study reports findings on ultra-Orthodox Jewish female students in Israel, a group which only recently began pursuing higher education. Using a mixed-methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Females, Judaism
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