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Jaspal, Rusi – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
UK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the "dominant majority" and "minorities" to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Concept, Social Psychology
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Teacher Development, 2015
Noting the need for richer theories of identity and identity formation in education, the author describes aspects of D. P. McAdams' psychosocial constructivist framework enriched by select concepts drawn from Life Course research for conceptualizing and analyzing identity development within audit-driven societies and educational systems. Drawing…
Descriptors: Teachers, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Constructivism (Learning)
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Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn; Brown, Rebecca – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Currently, there exists relatively scant sociological research on the identities of first-year UK university students, and specifically those holding a strong Christian identity. Employing a symbolic interactionist framework, this article explores issues of identity construction amongst a group of first-year undergraduate students based at a UK…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Shah, Saeeda – British Journal of Religious Education, 2012
Muslim schools are a growing phenomenon across the world. Muslim diaspora resulting from multiple factors including political, religious and economic enhanced the need among Muslims to maintain and develop their faith identity. Marginalisation of Muslims, in whatever forms and for whatever reasons, particularly in Muslim minority and/or secular…
Descriptors: Muslims, Persistence, Resistance (Psychology), Islam
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Summerskill, Clare – Research in Drama Education, 2018
In order to claim asylum in the UK, lesbians and gay men are required to 'prove' their sexual orientation during an interview, demonstrating the dangers that their sexuality poses for them in their countries of origin. Playwrights who create verbatim theatre addressing LGBTI asylum issues will also interview contributors eliciting personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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O'Boyle, Aisling – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper discusses researcher identity, positioning, and reflexivity as they relate to the experience of a researcher on an interprofessional research project. The project collected video recordings of students and healthcare professionals in university and clinical settings. During the process of data collection, 'conversations' emerged between…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Projects, Foreign Countries, Experimenter Characteristics
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Doug, Roshan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper synthesises some of the recent studies that have made links between handwriting as an orthographic-motor strategy and the quality of pupils' learning and literacy skills. A poor standard of literacy is evident in many British school leavers and, in some cases, university graduates. The paper outlines the implication of this situation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Literacy
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Brewer, Sarah; Whiteside, Karin – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The Cara Syria Programme has been developed to support Syrian academics who have had to abandon their academic positions due to the conflict in Syria and who have seen their careers compromised as a result. The Programme offers a means to re-establish their academic identities and develop new skills through participation in the learning activities…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pahl, Kate – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2011
Digital storytelling is increasingly used within educational and out-of-school settings, particularly in informal learning contexts such as after-school projects and those involving young people. The process of making digital stories harnesses I/identities, including affect, emotion, and home funds of knowledge (identities), as well as "ways…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Informal Education, Literacy Education, Information Technology
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Foster, Ian – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A greater level of informal language learning is now taking place than at any time in human history. Much of that learning is linked to unprecedented levels of migration across the globe. This poses challenges to the identity of higher education language teachers, particularly in the UK, where numbers of modern language students have stagnated,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Modern Languages
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Warin, Jo – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper aims to open up the rationales that are used to argue for an increase in male participation in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce. Two theoretical concepts are highlighted and compared: gender balance and gender flexibility. An ethnographic study was conducted in one unusual nursery that has five male workers, using…
Descriptors: Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
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Couper, Pauline; Porter, Su – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2016
Geography has long been seen as having a central role in education for sustainable development, and yet the degree to which a geographical education translates to personal capacities for action has been questioned. Having struggled for some years to engage Outdoor Adventure Education students with physical geography science-based knowledge of the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Sustainable Development
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Cleary, Ann; Delahunt, Brid; Fox, Claire; Maguire, Moira; O'Connor, Lorna; Ward, Jamie – Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2018
The transition to Higher Education, while often exciting, is demanding for many students. Successful transition necessitates learning the conventions of scholarly conversation, including how to read and create work in an academic context. Knowledge of academic literacy practices is an important part of this process but these discourses and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Information Literacy
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Close, Jacqui – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
In the U.K., 'student engagement', and the related 'student experience', are increasingly measured, interpreted and then marketed to students as a basis on which to choose the 'best' place for their higher education. This article summarises and reflects on presentations from five panel members at a conference on their experience of university life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Students, Educational Indicators
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Scoffham, Stephen – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
This article considers some of the key challenges and opportunities for global learning. It is argued that global learning is a confused terrain that is emotionally 'hot' because it impacts on deep-rooted notions of nationality and personal identity. The difficulty of engaging with controversial issues such as power relations, social injustice,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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