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Robins, Tamara G.; Roberts, Rachel M.; Sarris, Aspa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Burnout is a significant problem in the workplace and recent research suggests burnout is also a growing concern for students. This study aimed to explore the transition from study to work, including exploring the impact of student burnout on work burnout. Australian health profession students (T1, n = 86; T2, n = 86; T3, n = 57) from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Burnout, Predictor Variables, College Graduates
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Sadler, Ian; Reimann, Nicola – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper reports a study into the development of staff understanding of assessment and assessment practice. Eight teachers from two universities constructed an initial concept map about assessment that was discussed in a one-to-one semi-structured interview. A year later, a new map was created and the interview focused on change in thinking and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Concept Mapping
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Theodore, Reremoana; Taumoepeau, Mele; Kokaua, Jesse; Tustin, Karen; Gollop, Megan; Taylor, Nicola; Hunter, Jackie; Kiro, Cynthia; Poulton, Richie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Higher education confers significant private and social benefits. Maori and Pacific peoples are under-represented within New Zealand universities and have poorer labour market outcomes (e.g., lower wages, under-represented in skilled professions). A New Zealand tertiary education priority is to boost Maori and Pacific success in an effort to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Graduates, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Kahu, Ella R.; Nelson, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Student success and retention continue to be of concern for higher education institutions. Wider participation, combined with lower completion rates for non-traditional students, highlights the need for new ways of understanding the student experience to ground policy and practice. This article provides this insight by drawing together a number of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Espey, Molly – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This study examines students' perceptions of the development of academic and critical thinking skills in college, with a specific focus on team-based learning (TBL), an active learning strategy designed to increase student interaction and engagement. Six hundred and fifty students in five different courses were surveyed at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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McLennan, Vanette; Woods, Glenn – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The ongoing challenges in equitable research involving Indigenous peoples and their communities and ways to overcome these are discussed in this article. Central to this article is the narrative reflection of a non-Indigenous researcher following research on Indigenous spirituality, well-being and resilience in the Yaegl community of northern New…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Educational Research, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Smith, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Policy texts are representations of practice that both reflect and shape the world around them. There is, however, little higher education research that critically analyses the impact of higher education policy on educational developers and educational development practice. Extending methods from critical discourse analysis by combining textual…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Hunt, Clive; Collins, Bethan; Wardrop, Alex; Hutchings, Maggie; Heaslip, Vanessa; Pritchard, Colin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Challenges for students who are "first-in-family" to attend university have been discussed within widening participation discourse. However, in the UK, "first-in-family" or first-generation students have frequently been conflated with those experiencing poverty or from lower socio-economic groups. This research integrated…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, First Generation College Students, Engineering Education, Design
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Keiding, Tina Bering; Qvortrup, Ane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
During the last 20 years, we have witnessed a growing interest in research in teaching, learning and educational development in higher education (HE). The result is that "Higher Education Didactics" has established itself as a research field in its own right. This article explores Higher Education Didactics as a framework for academics'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Periodicals, Models, Teaching Methods
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Shaw, Rob – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The professionalisation of teaching in higher education has been increasingly prioritised across the globe in response to changes in the scale and nature of higher education brought about by massification, marketisation and managerialism. The UK experience has been characterised by the application of codified professional standards and this is of…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Higher Education, Professionalism, Foreign Countries
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Nicola-Richmond, Kelli; Pépin, Geneviève; Larkin, Helen; Taylor, Charlotte – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
In relation to teaching and learning approaches that improve student learning outcomes, threshold concepts have generated substantial interest in higher education. They have been described as "portals" that lead to a transformed way of understanding or thinking, enabling learners to progress, and have been enthusiastically adopted to…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Concept Teaching
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Doyle, Stephanie; Manathunga, Catherine; Prinsen, Gerard; Tallon, Rachel; Cornforth, Sue – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
While the experiences of international doctoral students, especially those from Asian countries, have been well researched, fewer studies have explored the experiences of African students in Southern countries like Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. This article reports on doctoral writing and student and supervisor perspectives on English…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition)
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Jorre de St Jorre, Trina; Oliver, Beverley – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
The ability of graduates to proactively develop, adapt and repackage their capabilities (or attributes) is an essential aspect of employability. This study was conducted at Deakin University, where graduate capabilities have been recast as graduate learning outcomes, and employability is frequently referenced. In light of significant curriculum…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Employment Potential, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Tadesse, Tefera; Manathunga, Catherine E.; Gillies, Robyn M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper is positioned to make a sound contribution to knowledge of higher education (HE) quality through its study of student engagement in a large university in Ethiopia. We establish that the assessment of student engagement is a valid facet in determining HE quality, contributing holistically alongside quality assurance and university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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