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Teferra, Damtew – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This study documents and analyzes the contributions of flagship universities in Africa in teaching, learning, graduates, and research productivity since their inception. On the basis of empirical evidence (from an ongoing study) on eleven "flagship" universities in Africa--Addis Ababa, Botswana, Cairo, Chiekh Anta Diop, Dar es Salaam,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends
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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
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Sklad, M.; Friedman, J.; Park, E.; Oomen, B. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
Over the past decades, more and more institutions of higher learning have developed programs destined to educate students for global citizenship. Such efforts pose considerable challenges: conceptually, pedagogically and from the perspective of impact assessment. Conceptually, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to both structural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Transformative Learning
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Roberts, Ros – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
This article considers what might be taught to meet a widely held curriculum aim of students being able to understand research in a discipline. Expertise, which may appear as a "chain of practice," is widely held to be underpinned by networks of understanding. Scientific research expertise is considered from this perspective. Within…
Descriptors: Validity, Scientific Research, Evidence, Reliability
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Severiens, Sabine; Meeuwisse, Marieke; Born, Marise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
Past research has shown that, under certain conditions, student-centred and small-scale course programmes result in more academic success. The present study investigates these conditions in further detail. It is examined whether, in comparison to a course programme that is relatively more lecture-based, a student-centred course programme promotes…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Academic Achievement, Student Centered Curriculum, Lecture Method
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