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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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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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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the literature, higher education teaching is typically conceptualised as generic or determined by disciplinary characteristics. Academic development literature mirrors this dichotomy when discussing the starting point for development work. However, this focus on universal characteristics overlooks crucial aspects of contextual influence on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Case Studies, Higher Education
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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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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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Kalfa, Senia; Taksa, Lucy – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This article combines Bourdieu's concepts of field, habitus and cultural capital with Lyotard's account of performativity to construct a three-tiered framework in order to explore how managerialism has affected the academic habitus. Specifically, this article examines the adoption of group assignments as a means of developing teamwork skills in…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Alumni, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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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