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Barratt-Pugh, Llandis; Zhao, Fang; Zhang, Zhaoyong; Wang, Shasha – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In this paper we investigate the current tensions for pedagogic change in the Chinese higher education system, and explore how the intricate interplay between the stakeholder relationships drives and mediates the system, and impacts on potential pedagogy. To achieve these goals, this study takes an inductive theory-building approach to gather the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries
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McConnell, David – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Despite the upsurge in interest in e-learning (or online learning) in Chinese higher education, little is known about the ways in which lecturers design and run their online courses, or about how they perceive e-learning. This paper reports the results of interviews with higher education teachers in China working in conventional, campus-based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grounded Theory, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Brodin, Eva M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The demand for developing creativity among doctoral students is found in a number of educational policies all over the world. Yet, earlier studies on Swedish doctoral education suggest that doctoral students' creativity is not always encouraged. Based on a critical hermeneutic approach and cases in four different disciplines, the aim of this study…
Descriptors: Creativity, Doctoral Programs, Psychiatry, Foreign Countries
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Brew, Angela; Boud, David; Lucas, Lisa; Crawford, Karin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the changing context of universities, organisational structures for teaching and research problematise academic roles. This paper draws on a critical realist analysis of surveys and interviews with academics from universities in England and Australia. It identifies important academic work, not captured simply in descriptions of teaching or…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Artists, Teaching Methods
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Englund, Claire; Olofsson, Anders D.; Price, Linda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Teaching quality improvements frequently focus upon the 'development' of individual academics in higher education. However, research also shows that the academics' context has considerable influence upon their practices. This study examines the working environments of teachers on an online pharmacy programme, investigating contextual conditions…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, College Faculty, Work Environment
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Han, Jiying; Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Junju – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study investigated the characteristics of faculty perceptions of teaching support and teaching efficacy and the relationships between them in Shandong, a province in East China. The results from a sample of 2758 faculty members from 25 public institutions of higher education showed high levels of reported teaching support and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Peer Relationship
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
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Bendermacher, G. W. G.; oude Egbrink, M. G. A.; Wolfhagen, I. H. A. P.; Dolmans, D. H. J. M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
There is a growing belief that higher education institutions should nurture a "quality culture" in which structural/managerial and cultural/psychological elements act in synergy to continuously improve education. Notwithstanding the positive connotation of the "quality culture" concept, its exact configuration remains subject…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Resource Allocation
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Farcas, Diana; Bernardes, Sónia Figueira; Matos, Madalena – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This paper reports on a study conducted as part of an action-research project--INTEGRA I&E--aiming to promote the research and teaching (R&T) nexus at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of a Research University in Lisbon, Portugal (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL). This study set out to investigate a multi-informant…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities
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Klegeris, Andis; McKeown, Stephanie Barclay; Hurren, Heather; Spielman, Lindsay Joy; Stuart, Maegan; Bahniwal, Manpreet – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The ability to effectively problem solve is a highly valued competency expected of university graduates, independent of their area of study. Evaluation of problem-solving skill (PSS) development is hindered by a shortage of available tools for monitoring student progress and by lack of defined instructional strategies for development of these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Problem Solving, Testing, Comparative Analysis
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Lund Dean, Kathy; Wright, Sarah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Engaged learning opportunities have become powerful foundations upon which students build lifelong skills and organizational capacities. Research has empirically validated the long-term positive learning impacts of active and experiential learning opportunities for students. As such, institutional administrators and external stakeholders have…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Large Group Instruction, Experiential Learning, College Faculty
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Tan, Christine Nya-Ling – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
Although knowledge sharing (KS) has been acknowledged as important, universities face issues that may hinder active sharing among its faculty members such as the absence of trust among its members or insufficient incentives rewarded to those who deserved it. The aim of this research is to focus on the impact of knowledge management (KM) factors in…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Sharing Behavior, Research, Cooperation
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Mägi, Eve; Beerkens, Maarja – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In the global competition of higher education, research intensity has become the key indicator of the quality of universities. This raises the issue of how, and whether at all, a research-intensive environment offers a better learning experience for students. One potential answer to this dilemma lies in research-related teaching. In this empirical…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Money, Arthur; Coughlan, Jane – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
Team teaching is becoming more common in undergraduate programmes of study although the relative merits to the more traditional individually taught courses have not been determined for best practice. For this study, 15 final-year undergraduate computer science students were interviewed to gain insight into their learning experiences. A thematic…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Computer Science Education
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Schendel, Rebecca – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In recent years, there have been numerous attempts to improve the quality of higher education in Africa, but there is limited knowledge about the impact of these initiatives on student learning. The results of a study published in 2015 offered some initial data in this regard by identifying a lack of improvement in the critical thinking ability of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education