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Nabi, Ghulam; Walmsley, Andreas; Liñán, Francisco; Akhtar, Imran; Neame, Charles – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Drawing on entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of learning and inspiration in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions in the First Year in Higher Education. This addresses the paucity of research on early university experiences of EE and their influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Using a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Vocational Interests, Outcomes of Education
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O'Shea, Sarah; Stone, Cathy; Delahunty, Janine; May, Josephine – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Much of the literature on university access and participation positions people from disadvantaged backgrounds as those who have not 'traditionally' attended university. Certain student cohorts are presented as lacking the skills or requisite knowledges to achieve academic success, requiring additional assistance from institutions to address these…
Descriptors: College Attendance, First Generation College Students, Academic Achievement, Access to Education
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Nixon, Elizabeth; Scullion, Richard; Hearn, Robert – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Intensifying marketisation across higher education (HE) in England continues to generate critical commentary on the potentially devastating consequences of market logic for pedagogy. In this paper, we consider the student-consumer prominent in these debates as a contested yet under-analysed entity. In contrast to the dominance of "homo…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Commercialization, Student Satisfaction
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Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko; Zeelen, Jacques; Openjuru, George Ladaah – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Participation and integration of non-traditional students (NTS) in university education is influenced by factors within the institution and those external to the institution, including participants' self-perceptions and dispositions. The objective of this qualitative study is to draw from the life-world environment component of Donaldson and…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Models, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality
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Bowen, Tracey – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Work-integrated learning programmes help students acquire professional acumen and provide opportunities for them to experiment with new aspects of self and identity. Twelve internship students were interviewed regarding their perspectives on how they think they learn about professionalism and the information sources they use. They describe how…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Workplace Learning, Integrated Activities, Professionalism
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Taylor, C. A.; Harris-Evans, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article draws on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari to reconceptualise transition to Higher Education. In doing so it contributes a new theoretical approach to understanding transition to Higher Education which largely remains under-theorised, uncritical and taken-for-granted. Drawing on data from two projects, the article activates…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Critical Incidents Method, Student Adjustment
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Wilson, A. N.; Howitt, S. M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article argues that the development of criticality in the three domains of knowledge, self and the world can and should be a goal for undergraduate learning in the sciences. It presents empirical evidence that this can be facilitated through teaching and learning that places a strong emphasis on the social dimensions of both the exercise and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Critical Thinking, Socialization
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Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Hill, Christopher; Leong, Yin-Ching; Zhang, Chen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
As human capital came to the fore in the discourse on economic growth, so too has the concepts of employment prospects and employability attributes as students transit to the labor market. This paper examines three issues in this transition in the context of Malaysia. These are, first, how important is employment prospects a consideration when…
Descriptors: Employment, Employers, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Samuel, Gabrielle; Donovan, Claire; Lee, Jeung – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The paper presents an evaluation of an MSc in Structural Integrity co-produced by Brunel University London and industry partner The Welding Institute (TWI), designed to supply 'work-ready' graduates. Pre-, mid- and post-course quantitative surveys were administered to students, and two mid-term focus groups were conducted. Pre- and post-course…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Statistical Analysis
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Cheung, K. Y. F.; Stupple, E. J. N.; Elander, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
One approach to plagiarism prevention focuses on improving students' authorial identity, but work in this area depends on robust measures. This paper presents the development of a psychometrically robust measure of authorial identity--the Student Attitudes and Beliefs about Authorship Scale. In the item generation phase, a pool of items was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Plagiarism, Academic Discourse, Psychometrics
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Hancock, Sally; Hughes, Gwyneth; Walsh, Elaine – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Doctoral scientists increasingly forge non-academic careers after completing the doctorate. Governments and industry in advanced economies welcome this trend, since it complements the "knowledge economy" vision that has come to dominate higher education globally. Knowledge economy stakeholders consider doctoral scientists to constitute…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Scientists, Knowledge Economy, Higher Education
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Mantai, Lilia – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Becoming a researcher is one of the roads travelled in the emotional, social, and intellectual process of PhD journeys. As such, developing a researcher identity during doctoral study is a social undertaking. This paper explores instances and practices where doctoral students identify as becoming researchers. Based on interviews with 30 PhD…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Researchers
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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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Maybee, Clarence; Bruce, Christine Susan; Lupton, Mandy; Rebmann, Kristen – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Students in higher education typically learn to use information as part of their course of study, which is intended to support ongoing academic, personal and professional growth. Informing the development of effective information literacy education, this research uses a phenomenographic approach to investigate the experiences of a teacher and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Gender Issues, Language, Teacher Role
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Clark, Martyn; Zukas, Miriam – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Sandwich placements and other integrated work and study schemes are increasingly advocated as a key means by which universities can promote students' employability. However, there is little understanding of how successful placements work in terms of facilitating learning and development. Drawing on three longitudinal case studies of students who…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Informal Education, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education
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