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Bartram, Brendan – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
This paper considers students' economic motives to attend university. Drawing on selected results from a tri-national survey involving online questionnaires and interviews with students at English, German and Portuguese universities, it examines and compares this particular extrinsic motivational dimension, alongside the influence of the national…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Benefits, Student Educational Objectives, National Surveys
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Bartram, Brendan; Bailey, Carol – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2010
Innovations in assessment practice have become widespread in Higher Education (HE) throughout the world. Taking a case study approach, this paper examines the nature of students' assessment preferences at one English university, and compares the views of UK students with a sample of learners from a number of other countries studying at the same…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, College Students, Case Studies, Research Methodology
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Bartram, Brendan; Bailey, Carol – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Recent years have seen a considerable growth in the numbers of international students coming to study in the UK. In an attempt to identify the extent to which differences in understandings and expectations of "effective teaching practice" might impede their successful integration into academic life, the following article offers a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Teaching Skills
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Bartram, Brendan – Language Learning Journal, 2006
This article examines the nature and influence of peer group perceptions on pupils' attitudes to learning German and French. It begins with an overview of key findings from the literature, before reviewing selected results from a large PhD attitudinal survey using a multi-stage qualitative research design. The article focuses on the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Peer Groups