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González-Becerra, Iria – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This cross-sectional study provides a language learning motivational profile of undergraduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees taking language IWLP courses (language options open to all undergraduates) in a UK institution. Trends were generated through a questionnaire (363 participants) using self-determination…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Preece, Siân – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
As universities in the Anglophone world attend to operating on a global stage, linguistic diversity in the sector has intensified. Historically, higher education has adopted language-as-problem orientations to managing linguistic diversity, viewing multilingual repertoires largely as an obstacle. An emerging body of work informed by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Cotton, Debby R. E.; Morrison, David; Magne, Polly; Payne, Simon; Heffernan, Troy – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization of the curriculum is of increasing interest in many universities; yet, the terminology used to describe it is highly varied and it is not clear that students understand its core concepts. This study explores students' understandings of the terms global citizenship and cross-cultural competency, and compares them with use in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Universities, Cultural Awareness
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King, Russell; Sondhi, Gunjan – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This paper breaks new ground in its comparative analysis of two international student migration (ISM) streams, one from the Global South to the Global North (India to developed Anglophone countries), and the other within the Global North (UK to North America, Europe and Australia). These two ISM movements reflect different positionalities within…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Comparative Analysis
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Moran, Eamonn; Misra, Debananda – London Review of Education, 2018
This article discusses the current challenges faced by the two authors--both participants on a professional doctorate (PD) programme in education at a leading UK university--in gaining legitimacy as higher education (HE) professionals. By: (1) reflecting upon their own professional experiences in HE and as PD students; (2) utilizing…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Peart, Daniel J.; Fairhead, Orrin J.; Stamp, Keyleigh A. – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper shares a practice of encouraging critical analysis in science students by comparing mobile applications and peripherals to traditional tools to record physiological variables such as heart rate and blood pressure. A progressive series of case studies is described with learning outcomes mapped to the benchmark statement for Bioscience…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Physiology, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Muddiman, Esther – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Both educational policies and academic literature assume that students take an instrumental approach to their studies at university. However, despite wide-ranging discussions in the academic literature about contemporary arrangements and practices in higher education, empirical examinations of these conditions are notably scarce. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis
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Whittle, Sue R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recent studies have indicated that the "sophomore slump" (dissatisfaction and disengagement of second year students in the US) may also be observed in other countries, including the UK. However, no studies have reported on the effects of support interventions on student perceptions. This study used the DREEM-S survey, a modification of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Ammigan, Ravichandran; Jones, Elspeth – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
This article evaluates the degree to which international students are satisfied with different dimensions of their university experience, namely, their arrival, living, learning, and support service experiences. Using quantitative survey research methods based on data from the International Student Barometer (ISB), the study evaluates the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Students, Educational Experience, Meta Analysis
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Taylor, Mark; Baskett, Mike; Allen, Mark; Francis, Hulya; Kifayat, Kashif – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
Animated learning materials have the potential to support the teaching and learning process. In this paper, we examine the comparative usefulness of animated and static learning materials for teaching cyber security concepts to a group of UK undergraduate computer science students. The animated cyber security learning materials appeared to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Security, Teaching Methods, Animation
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Page, Tom – Design and Technology Education, 2018
This research set out to assess the importance of Design for Manufacture (DFM) within the industrial design process, understanding how it is taught, and comparing this to the requirements of professional practice. A mixed methods approach was applied in, collecting a combination of both quantitative and qualitative data through two questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Design, Manufacturing, Industrial Arts, Student Attitudes
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Cross, Simon; Whitelock, Denise – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
The new pedagogical opportunities that massive open online course (MOOC) learning environments offer for the teaching of fee-paying students on university-accredited courses are of growing interest to educators. This paper presents a case study from a postgraduate-taught course at the Open University, UK, where a MOOC performed the dual role of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Fees, Student Attitudes
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McEwan, Michael P. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The interplay between student and teacher expectations about the requirements for successful learning in higher education (HE) can impact on successful student outcomes. This study aims to identify and understand the expectations that first year university students have towards essay production during their acculturation to HE. By examining the…
Descriptors: Essays, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education
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Timotheou, Maria Mama – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2017
This paper presents the main findings of a UK study exploring graduate students' perceptions of web-based education, with a specific focus on their change over time, throughout an asynchronous course. Data were collected through online messages and interviews, and analyzed qualitatively, following content and thematic analyses. Participant pre-…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction, Asynchronous Communication
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Lanvers, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Exploring the popular explanation that the global spread of English may demotivate students with English as their first language to learn other languages, this study investigates relations between student motivation and perception of Global English and tests for differences between traditional "campus" and distance university students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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