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Novakovic, Yvonne – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This paper addresses the challenge of developing a conceptual framing for the meaning of value with respect to higher education. The author argues that criteria derived from analyses of the life histories of longstanding graduates, which often take the form of counternarratives and proceed from that which matters to them, can inform an evaluative…
Descriptors: Biographies, College Graduates, Value Judgment, Higher Education
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Tomljenovic, Zlata; Novakovic, Svetlana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
In visual arts education, specific competences pertain to having knowledge from the theory and praxis of visual arts and the teaching methodology of visual arts. The goal of this research was to examine the opinions of 231 students of graduate teacher studies and 143 in-service primary school teachers about the importance of specific competences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Visual Arts
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Anderson, Pamela; Novakovic, Yvonne – Accounting Education, 2017
This paper addresses a gap in the literature on student work placements, specifically the challenges of returning to final-year study after a year out. We focus on students in an Accountancy and Finance Department at one UK University who alerted us to the ways in which they struggled during the transition back to full-time study. Their accounts…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Accounting, Undergraduate Students, Work Experience Programs
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Novakovic, Alexandra; Ross, Denise E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
High school students with disabilities can benefit from early exposure to campus-based accommodations and supports as they transition to college. College Student for a Day (CSFAD) is an on-campus activity-based program that introduces high school students with disabilities to supports and accommodations on a college campus. This Practice Brief…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, College Bound Students, Postsecondary Education
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Suto, Irenka; Novakovic, Nadezda – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2012
Some methods of determining grade boundaries within examinations, such as awarding, paired comparisons, and rank ordering, entail expert judgements of script quality. We aimed to identify the features of examinees' scripts that most influence judgements in the three methods. For contrasting examinations in biology and English, a Latin square…
Descriptors: Examiners, Matched Groups, Grades (Scholastic), Grading
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Novakovic, Alexandra; Fouad, Nadya A. – Journal of Career Development, 2013
This study investigated the influence of background variables (age, race/ethnicity, mother's work status outside of the home, and socioeconomic status), personal variables (anticipatory role conflict and academic self-efficacy), and environmental variables (parental attachment and parental support) on aspects of adolescent girls' career planning.…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, Role Conflict, Environmental Influences
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Novakovic, Nadezda – International Journal of Training Research, 2008
The Angoff method is a widely used procedure for setting pass scores in vocational examinations, in which the awarders estimate the performance of minimally competent candidates (MCCs) on each test item. Within the context of some UK vocational examinations, the procedure consists of two stages: after making the first round of estimates, awarders…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Discussion, Statistical Data, Occupational Tests
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Crisp, Victoria; Johnson, Martin; Novakovic, Nadezda – British Educational Research Journal, 2012
This research investigated whether features of examination questions influence students with dyslexia differently to others, potentially affecting whether they have a fair opportunity to show their knowledge, understanding and skills. A number of science examination questions were chosen. For some questions two slightly different versions were…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Performance Based Assessment, Questioning Techniques, Test Format
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Crisp, Victoria; Novakovic, Nadezda – Evaluation & Research in Education, 2009
Maintaining standards over time is a much debated topic in the context of national examinations in the UK. This study used a pilot method to compare the demands, over time, of two examination units testing administration. The method involved 15 experts revising a framework of demand types and making paired comparisons of examinations from…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Test Reliability, Difficulty Level, Comparative Analysis
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Crisp, Victoria; Novakovic, Nadezda – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2009
The consistency of assessment demands is important to validity. This research investigated the comparability of the demands of college-assessed units within a vocationally related qualification, drawing on methodological approaches that have previously been used to compare assessments. Assessment materials from five colleges were obtained. After…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Qualifications, Task Analysis, Item Analysis
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Cooley, Sam J.; Holland, Mark J.; Cumming, Jennifer; Novakovic, Emily G.; Burns, Victoria E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
Outdoor adventure education courses are used in higher education to develop transferable skills such as groupwork and problem-solving skills. There is a need for exploratory investigation into students' perceptions of this experience. This study aimed to develop an innovative qualitative data collection method, and to use it to explore…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Fouad, Nadya A.; Guillen, Amy; Harris-Hodge, Elizabeth; Henry, Caroline; Novakovic, Alexandra; Terry, Sarah; Kantamneni, Neeta – Journal of Career Assessment, 2006
This study examined whether university students were psychologically distressed or had difficulties with career decisions to indicate whether they needed career services, whether they were aware of the services offered by the campus counseling and career services, and finally, whether they had used the services. Findings indicated that students…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Perception, Counseling Services, College Students
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Fouad, Nadya A.; Kantamneni, Neeta; Chen, Yung-Lung; Novakovic, Alexandra; Guillen, Amy; Priester, Paul E.; Henry, Caroline; Terry, Sarah – Career Development Quarterly, 2007
Many vocational psychologists advocate addressing career as well as personal concerns in career counseling. However, some clients may have inappropriate expectations toward career counseling and may not be prepared or want to discuss personal issues. This study examined whether perceptions of the career counseling process could be modified with…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Holistic Approach, Student Attitudes