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Henri, D. C.; Morrell, L. J.; Scott, G. W. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Learner autonomy is a primary learning outcome of Higher Education in many countries. However, empirical evaluation of how student autonomy progresses during undergraduate degrees is limited. We surveyed a total of 636 students' self-perceived autonomy during a period of two academic years using the Autonomous Learning Scale. Our analysis suggests…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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Kondakci, Yasar; Bedenlier, Svenja; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Research on the patterns of international student mobility and the dynamics shaping these patterns has been dominated by studies reflecting a Western orientation, discourse, and understanding. Considering political, economic, cultural, historical, and ecological factors, this study argues that international student mobility is not only an issue of…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Social Influences, Political Influences
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Booth, S.; Woollacott, L. C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this paper, we present an analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SoTL) which contributes to SoTL both as a field of research practice and as a background to professional development in higher education. We analyse and describe the constitution of the field, and in so doing address its nature in the face of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Research, Epistemology
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Wells, Ryan; Cuenca, Ricardo; Blanco Ramirez, Gerardo; Aragón, Jorge – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore geographic mobility among university students in Peru and to understand how mobility patterns differ by region and by demographic indicators of inequality. The ways that students may be able to move geographically in order to access quality higher education within the educational system can be a driver of…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, College Students, Social Differences, College Attendance
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Streitwieser, Bernhard T.; Light, Gregory J. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
While much of recent study abroad research has focused on identifying and measuring different learning outcomes in terms of specific skills, competencies, perspectives and attributes acquired during study abroad opportunities, less research has considered how students' deeper conceptions and understandings of international experience may change…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Xie, Meng – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Internationalization is an integral part of the strategies of leading Chinese universities to strive for world-class standing. It has left its marks on the academic life of China's social scientists. This article explores the impact of internationalization on the academic life of Chinese social scientists using Tsinghua University as an example.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Global Approach, College Faculty
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Miller, Angie L.; Rocconi, Louis M.; Dumford, Amber D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
High-impact practices (HIPs) are important co-curricular educational experiences in post-secondary education, as they promote learning, development, and persistence among students. The goal of this study was to extend the research on HIPs to explore potential connections with HIP participation and career outcomes. Using data from the National…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Educational Practices, Education Work Relationship, Career Planning
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Demir, Mehmet – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study was designed to investigate the student teachers perceptions about and benefits and challenges of using Facebook as an online peer assessment tool for the student teachers' works. The study group included 24 student teachers in science education department of a state university located in the southeast region of Turkey. A case study…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Social Media, Computer Uses in Education, Case Studies
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Lim, Miguel Antonio – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
University rankers are the subject of much criticism, and yet they remain influential in the field of higher education. Drawing from a two-year field study of university ranking organizations, interviews with key correspondents in the sector, and an analysis of related documents, I introduce the concept of "weak expertise." This kind of…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Criticism, Institutional Evaluation
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Busco, Carolina; Dooner, Cecilia; d'Alencon, Andrés – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper presents a brief approach to the results of a case study of a university within the Chilean higher education system, focusing on the effects of self-assessment on the university's management of undergraduate and postgraduate programs from 2011 to 2014. The research hypothesis is that the university's management, as a dependent variable,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Assessment
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Vehviläinen, Sanna; Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article deals with the demands that plagiarism places on academic communities, and with the resources staff possess in dealing with these demands. It is suggested that plagiarism ought to be placed in the context of network of intertwining communities (scholarly, pedagogical and administrative), to which participants are engaged to a…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Semi Structured Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Petzold, Knut; Moog, Petra – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In contrast to previous studies, this investigation aims to get deeper insights into the causes of the intention to study abroad by using an experimental approach. Although international experience is often considered as important, many students at German universities do not even consider abroad. Referring to the Theory of Rational Choice (RCT)…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intention, Educational Benefits, Student Attitudes
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Saghafian, Marzieh; O'Neill, D. Kevin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Team-based projects are widely used in both traditional face-to-face and online programs in higher education. To date, the teamwork experiences of students in each modality have been documented primarily through evaluative research conducted over short spans of time and limited by a priori frameworks. The literature also reflects a lack of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Teamwork, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Heath; McKinley, Jim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article analyzes a recent initiative of Japan's Ministry of Education, which aims to internationalize higher education in Japan. The large-investment project "Top Global University Project" (TGUP) has emerged to create globally oriented universities, to increase the role of foreign languages in higher education, and to foster global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Roberts, Pamela Anne; Dunworth, Katie; Boldy, Duncan – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This paper reports on a study that investigated the range of institutional support needs of international students at one Australian university with a view to increasing understanding of their needs and the ways in which support was provided. The study involved a number of data collection methods including focus groups, key informant interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Student Needs
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