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Caza, Arran; Rosch, David M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Preparing future leaders is a long-standing priority in higher education, but doubts have been raised about whether this goal is being achieved. Pedagogical research suggests that leadership development can be improved by taking account of students' pre-existing beliefs about leadership; however, little is currently known about those beliefs. To…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Leadership, Factor Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Wray, Jane; Aspland, Jo; Barrett, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The retention of students presents a challenge to approved education institutions (AEIs) globally. Nursing student attrition is of particular concern owing to the high non-completion rates and financial costs. A survey approach was used in an AEI in the north of England to explore the views of five cohorts of pre-registration student nurses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Student Attrition
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Crede, Erin; Borrego, Maura – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to better understand the differences in selected retention constructs by student nationality in US graduate programs. Surveys administered at four universities across the United States during fall 2010 resulted in responses from 685 PhD students from six international regions. Using univariate ANOVA, responses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Sin, Cristina – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Student-centred learning has gradually come to the foreground of the Bologna Process. In parallel, learning outcomes have been advocated as key degree descriptors, illustrative of student-centred approaches. This paper examines learning outcomes in their diverse understandings and enactment in three European countries--England, Portugal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Policy Formation
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Boland, Josephine A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Civic engagement in higher education encompasses a diversity of goals, strategies and activities. These include particular approaches to teaching and learning--community-based or service learning--which share an explicit civic focus and combine the features of experiential learning with opportunities for engagement. A range of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods
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Stubb, Jenni; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Lonka, Kirsti – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This study investigates how doctoral students perceive research work in the context of their own PhD projects. Thirty-two students from a Finnish university were interviewed, representing three disciplines: medicine, natural sciences and behavioural sciences. Their conceptions of research varied in terms of describing research as "a job to…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Research
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Ross, Jen – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Drawing on qualitative data from 31 interviews with teachers and students in higher education in the UK, this article demonstrates the extent to which students, when compelled to write reflectively for assessment purposes, perform their reflective writing for at least one of three audiences: their assessment criteria, their teachers, and a general…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Research linking university students' perceptions of their classroom environment and course experiences was conducted in one Australian university. A sample of 495 students responded to the College and University Classroom Environment Inventory (CUCEI) and the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). Multilevel regression analyses revealed that…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Stelma, Juup; Fay, Richard – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This paper presents an ecological perspective on the developing researcher competence of participants in the research education component of a professionally oriented master's course. There is a particular focus on the intentionality (as in "purpose") of the participants' research education activity. The data used to develop the…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Research Skills, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience
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Li, Jinrui; De Luca, Rosemary – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This article reviews 37 empirical studies, selected from 363 articles and 20 journals, on assessment feedback published between 2000 and 2011. The reviewed articles, many of which came out of studies in the UK and Australia, reflect the most current issues and developments in the area of assessing disciplinary writing. The article aims to outline…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literature Reviews, Journal Articles, Writing Evaluation
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Chirikov, Igor; Gruzdev, Ivan – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This paper analyses the current state of student representation in Russia as deeply rooted in the institutional structure of the Soviet higher education system. The study traces the origins of existing institutional arrangements for student representation at the level of university governance and analyses how representation practices have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Stott, Tim; Zaitseva, Elena; Cui, Vanessa – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This four-year mixed method longitudinal study utilises data collected from four cohorts of Outdoor Education (OE) students to compare "fresher" and "graduate" identities and to explore the impact of identity on graduate employment. Findings demonstrate that compared to other programmes, and the university as a whole, OE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, Communities of Practice
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Bendix Petersen, Eva – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
Doctoral supervision continues to be an interesting pedagogical site. As the university changes, so do the expectations and circumstances for doctoral education, including supervision. Although it is unhelpful to overstate the homogeneity of the doctoral student body of the past, there is no doubt that global and local changes to higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Nontraditional Students
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Bachan, Ray – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The funding of students in UK higher education (HE) has undergone radical reform over the past two decades. Using a unique dataset, this paper investigates student expectations of debt. We find that a student's gender, ethnicity, and year of study play an important role in determining their expected debt. Students in receipt of financial support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Debt (Financial)
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Butt, L.; More, E.; Avery, G. C. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The paper questions the prevalence of "green students" and their impact on decision-making in sustainability programmes in Australian universities. While the universities studied provide numerous opportunities for student involvement in sustainability programmes, comparatively few students actually become involved, making student impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Sustainability, Environmental Education
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