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Bosanquet, Agnes; Fredericks, Vanessa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
What has been the contribution of "Higher Education Research & Development" (HERD) to feminist scholarship? This analysis utilises Acker and Wagner's definition of feminist scholarship as having the following characteristics: puts women and gender at the centre of analysis, deconstructs unequal power relations, works toward improving…
Descriptors: Feminism, Scholarship, Periodicals, Higher Education
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Zhao, Kai – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Rural students' academic performance is of critical importance for college success and later life outcomes. Prior literature on the rural-urban gap in academic performance has produced mixed results. Drawing on data from students at a highly selective university in Beijing, this study compares the differences in academic performance between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Academic Achievement
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; De Wit, Kurt – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The Bologna Process (BP) was used as an instrument to construct a European Higher Education Area that would be competitive in the world and to attract foreign students and academics to Europe. For a country such as Australia, this higher education innovation process constituted a possible challenge, especially since Australian HE is a marketized…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, International Cooperation, Student Mobility
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Evans, Tanya; Klymchuk, Sergiy; Murphy, Priscilla E. L.; Novak, Julia; Stephens, Jason; Thomas, Mike – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This study describes an intervention that introduced a period of solving non-routine problems into tertiary STEM lectures. The aim was twofold: to attempt to increase student engagement and to introduce them to the kind of domain-free abstract reasoning that involves critical, creative and innovative thinking. The study involved over 600 STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, Abstract Reasoning, Critical Thinking
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Jung, Jisun – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
In recognition of the forty-year anniversary of "Higher Education Research & Development," this article reviews the research on higher education and the world of work in the journal, including how 'work' has been defined, prioritised, integrated, and predicted in the field of higher education research. Based on an analysis of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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Macfarlane, Bruce – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This paper explores the ideological orientations of higher education (HE) researchers in the form of a visual map, including three principal 'islands' -- "Pragmatists Peninsula," "Reformists Rock" and "Dystopians Retreat." The development of the HE research field in general, illustrated by the last 40 years of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Ideology, Educational Researchers
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Gao, Xi; Guo, Fei; Coates, Hamish – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Over the last 40 years, and particularly in the most recent decade, both the research papers and expert community surrounding Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) have made formative contributions to understanding and improving how higher education students engage and succeed. This paper takes stock of these contributions. After…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Heffernan, Troy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Over the last forty years, Australasian researchers have witnessed problems and negative trends relating to academics and students from marginalised groups operating within the higher education sector. This article demonstrates that these researchers have become increasingly aware of the need for more equitable practices in higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Educational Research, Equal Education
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Debowski, Shelda – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The evolution of the higher education sector has included a strong focus on academic performance despite increasing workloads and employment precarity, with COVID-19 further disrupting traditional university expectations. Drawing on HERD's author voices from 2010 to 2020, this reflective review examines the changing nature of academe, mapping the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Role, Professional Identity, Faculty Development
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Vaugh, Trevor; Finnegan-Kessie, Threase; White, Amalia; Baker, Síofra; Valencia, Aldo – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Members of the Higher Education (HE) community have embodied the spirit of designers by identifying needs and creatively responding with speed, agility and ingenuity as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these rapid changes were required at the time of the pandemic, the lack of an innovation structure in HEIs (Higher Education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Design, Strategic Planning
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Devlin, Marcia; Samarawickrema, Gayani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
An article published in "Higher Education Research & Development" (HERD) in 2010 titled, 'The criteria of effective teaching in a changing higher education context' argued that an effective university teacher needs to have specific skills and practices that are applicable to a particular context. The article is one of HERD's most…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, COVID-19, Pandemics, College Instruction
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Yang, Ying – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Internationalisation represents a significant disruptive force for higher education over the last four decades, impacting teaching, research, and service provisions in many countries. In response, much scholarly literature has focused on internationalisation's causes and effects in the sector, leading recent systematic literature reviews to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational History, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Hardy, Alison; Murray, Rowena; Thow, Morag; Smith, Michelle – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The practitioner-academic transition can be a challenge. There are often tensions and difficulties involved in identity change, key aspects of which are writing, publishing, and maintaining the writing habit. In order to support this transition, the writing meeting framework, originally designed to support academic writers in changing and…
Descriptors: Career Change, Professional Identity, Writing for Publication, Researchers
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Monereo, Carles; Liesa, Eva – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This study analyses early career researchers' identity positions from a dialogical-self perspective and their experiences when facing significant research events over their career trajectory. An idiographic longitudinal approach, based on the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), and a narrative methodology were used. Five social science…
Descriptors: Novices, Researchers, Professional Identity, Experience
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Russell-Bennett, Rebekah; Raciti, Maria; Letheren, Kate; Drennan, Judy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Increasing the participation of students from low-socioeconomic status (LSES) communities in tertiary education has been a policy focus of successive Australian governments. LSES parents are important influencers, yet are often unsupported in their efforts to help their children. Via two qualitative studies across metropolitan, regional and remote…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Socioeconomic Status, Empowerment, Parents
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