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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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McNally, Brenton; Chipperfield, Janine; Dorsett, Pat; Del Fabbro, Letitia; Frommolt, Valda; Goetz, Sandra; Lewohl, Joanne; Molineux, Matthew; Pearson, Andrew; Reddan, Gregory; Roiko, Anne; Rung, Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Despite the popularity of the flipped classroom, its effectiveness in achieving greater engagement and learning outcomes is currently lacking substantial empirical evidence. This study surveyed 563 undergraduate and postgraduate students (61% female) participating in flipped teaching environments and ten convenors of the flipped courses in which…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Positive Attitudes, Higher Education
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Burger, Roland – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of assessment method (essays vs. examinations) and instruction method (seminars vs. lectures) on student perceptions of the fairness of the assessment process. Department-specific combinations of these factors give a unique profile to the assessment process and to the way students interact with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Grading, Evaluation Criteria, Scoring Formulas
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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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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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Hanson, Jana M.; Paulsen, Michael B.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This study examined the effects of good teaching practices on post-baccalaureate degree aspirations using logistic regression techniques on a multi-institutional, longitudinal sample of students at 4-year colleges and universities in the USA. We examined whether eight good teaching practices (non-classroom interactions with faculty, prompt…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Aspiration, Regression (Statistics)
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Tomás-Miquel, José-Vicente; Expósito-Langa, Manuel; Nicolau-Juliá, Débora – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In recent years, the literature has highlighted the importance of relational aspects on student attainment in higher education. Much of this previous work agrees with the idea that students' connectedness has beneficial effects on their performance. However, this literature has generally overlooked the influence that the discipline of study may…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Creativity
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Liu, Zhimin; Kipchumba, Simon Kibet; Liu, Lu – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
The top-ranking world-class universities in agricultural science denote those universities which are globally popular with agriculture-related subjects. The paper synthesizes the results of three different ranking scales (NTU, QS and ARWU) of top 50 universities in agriculture subject in 2013. The overlapped parts have been synchronized to derive…
Descriptors: Reputation, Agricultural Education, Science Education, Universities
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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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Yin, Hongbiao; Wang, Wenlan; Han, Jiying – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
The quality of undergraduate teaching is an issue under heated dispute in China. This study examined Chinese undergraduate students' perceptions of teaching quality and the effects on their approaches to studying and course satisfaction. A sample of 2,043 students from two full-time universities in mainland China responded to a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Liu, Huacong; Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
In this paper, we examine the local conceptions, interpretations, and implementations of internationalization at one Chinese higher education institution, to provide a more complex and nuanced understanding of internationalization in the globalizing educational context. In particular, we explore the analytical capacity of Marginson and Rhoades…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Castaño-Muñoz, Jonatan; Carnoy, Martin; Duart, Josep M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
There is surprisingly little analysis of the employment and earnings impact on students of taking and completing Internet-based programs and of how it compares with earnings outcomes for graduates of face-to-face universities. This paper analyzes a follow-up survey of students who began attending the virtual Internet-based Open University of…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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