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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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McAlpine, Lynn – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Despite much research into doctoral education over the past two decades, theorising the field remains challenging. Recently, identity has been taken up as a conceptualising frame. Views of identity vary but often privilege the reproductive features of society, downplaying how individuals can be intentional in pursuing their desires--with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Self Concept
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McLean, Monica; Abbas, Andrea; Ashwin, Paul – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article places itself in conversation with literature about how the experience and outcomes of university education are structured by intersections between social class, ethnicity, gender, age and type of university attended. It addresses undergraduate students' acquisition of sociological knowledge in four diverse university settings. Basil…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Outcomes of Education, Social Class, Ethnicity
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White, Elizabeth; Roberts, Amanda; Rees, Mary; Read, Mary – Professional Development in Education, 2014
This paper explores the complex processes involved in the self-construction of academic identity in a UK School of Education. Building on seminal literature in this field and drawing on the research of four academics, it begins by discussing teacher educators' varying perceptions of the need to re-configure their identity to meet the expectations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate-level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Boyd, Pete; Harris, Kim – Professional Development in Education, 2010
This article contributes to understanding of the professional learning of expert school teachers when they are appointed as university-based teacher educators. In this case study of a single department a qualitative analysis is used to interpret the transcripts of 16 semi-structured interviews with lecturers in teacher education within four years…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Expertise
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Savvides, Nicola; Al-Youssef, Joanna; Colin, Mindy; Garrido, Cecilia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
This article highlights key theoretical and methodological issues and implications of being an insider/outsider when undertaking qualitative research in international educational settings. It first addresses discourses of "self" and "other," noting that identity and belonging emerge from fluid engagement between researchers and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, International Education, Self Concept, Researchers
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Gill, Scherto – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
For over a decade, 50,000 Chinese students have come to study each year in the UK, and the majority of them have since returned and settled back in China. An understanding of their return journey and how relevant their overseas learning is to their home life and work environment is a key to the re-visioning of the internationalisation of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Asians
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Gu, Qing; Schweisfurth, Michele; Day, Christopher – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper discusses the background and key findings of a two-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded mixed-method research project (2006-2008) which was designed, within the context of university internationalisation, to provide an investigation of the experiences of first-year international students during their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Study, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Mackness, Jenny; Waite, Marion; Roberts, George; Lovegrove, Elizabeth – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Despite the increase in massive open online courses (MOOCs), evidence about the pedagogy of learning in MOOCs remains limited. This paper reports on an investigation into the pedagogy in one MOOC--Oxford Brookes University's "First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education" MOOC (FSLT12). FSLT12 was an open and free professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Teaching Skills
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Baxter, Jacqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Student retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010), outlined a number of areas that emergent project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Open Universities
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Dibben, Nicola – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Research into student experience in Higher Education has largely focused on students' role as learners. However, the student experience encompasses a much wider range of behaviours and beliefs than can be captured through a focus on teaching and learning alone. I report the findings of a research project which explored student experience in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Middle Class, Social Class
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Leutwyler, Bruno, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
This volume contains papers submitted to the 10th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, held in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12-15 June 2012. The overall goal of the 10th BCES conference is to facilitate discussion of different perspectives on international education providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Conference Papers, International Education
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Ellaway, Rachel; Begg, Michael; Dewhurst, David; Macleod, Hamish – E-Learning, 2006
Learning technologies are becoming a common, and in many cases essential, component of the contemporary learning environment. As such, those who design, implement and control these encompassing technologies have emerged as major contributors to the success (or otherwise) of such systems. This article considers the power and responsibilities of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, College Environment, Classification