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Dai, Kun; Hu, Yating; Li, Xiaoyuan; Oladipo, Oluwasegun – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
With the growing trend of globalisation and the internationalisation of higher education, China actively recruits more international students to study at Chinese universities. Notably, international doctoral students are a significant cohort in this trend. Although many studies have investigated international students' learning experiences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Doctoral Programs
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González-Betancor, Sara M.; Fernández-Monroy, Margarita; Galván-Sánchez, Inmaculada; López-Puig, Alexis J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Implementation of the European Higher Education Area changed the assessment model in higher education towards a competence-based system, so that students are assessed by what they demonstrate they can do (competences). However, assessment of certain key competences, such as reading, ceases at higher education. The question remains whether reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Competence
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Qi, Jing; Manathunga, Catherine; Singh, Michael; Bunda, Tracey – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The world faces complex and entangled environmental, health and social problems that can only be effectively grappled with if the research sector harnesses the knowledges and understandings of diverse cultures. Research education is a key site where more democratic and equitable processes of knowledge creation can take place. Drawing on de Sousa…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science History, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
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Liang, Yifei; Matthews, Kelly E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Engaging with students as partners (SaP) in learning and teaching is fundamental about quality learner-teacher relationships. It is a growing and contested arena of pedagogical practice that is dominated by western scholarship. Seeking to expand understanding of partnership approaches, we conducted a scoping review guided by the question: what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
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Dollinger, Mollie; Lodge, Jason – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Questions such as 'what is value in the student experience?' and 'how do we measure or assess value in higher education?' remain an under-researched area. However, in the context of marketisation and competitive forces in higher education, there is a need to unpack what is value in the student experience. In this article, a conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, Marketing
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Gan Joo Seng, Mark; Geertsema, Johan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
This paper critically considers the attempt by a research-intensive university in Asia to draw on and make public the practices of teaching award winners in different disciplines through the use of narrative vignettes. More specifically, this paper examines what the vignettes suggest about the connection between award-winning teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Content Analysis, Awards, Professional Recognition
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Hou, Yung-Chi; Ince, Martin; Tsai, Sandy; Wang, Wayne; Hung, Vicky; Lin Jiang, Chung; Chen, Karen Hui-Jung – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Joint degree programs have gained popularity in East Asia, due to the growth of transnational higher education in the region since 2000. However, the external quality assurance (QA) and accreditation of joint degree programs is a challenge for QA agencies, as it normally involves the engagement of several institutions and multiple national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Academic Degrees, Cooperative Programs
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Wakefield, Kelly; Dismore, Harriet – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Amidst rapid socio-economic change, higher education (HE) academics across the world face major challenges to its organisation, finance and management. This paper discusses the role of transnational networking in higher education. Data from 40 interviews with geographically distributed academics engaged in learning and teaching transnational…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Networks, Higher Education
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Atkinson, Roger – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
As "Australasian Journal of Educational Technology" (AJET) Production Editor, the author evaluates whether AJET is providing a fair and adequate representation for researchers in Asian countries, with particular reference to AJET's aspiration to be "a front ranked international journal with an Australasian character" (Atkinson…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Asians, Educational Research, Authors
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Choi, Serene H.-J.; Nieminen, Timo A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
Higher education, especially that leading to a degree from a high-prestige university, is strongly related to social status and employment opportunities in East Asian countries. This is a consequence of both traditional Confucian attitudes to education and the social and economic changes accompanying industrialisation. Since the number of places…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Confucianism, Influences, Educational Attitudes
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Volet, S. E.; Ang, G. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
One of the major educational goals of the internationalisation of higher education is to prepare students to function in an international and inter-cultural context. Cultural diversity on university campuses creates ideal social forums for inter-cultural learning, yet, one of the most disturbing aspects of the internationalisation of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Campuses
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Spiro, Jane – Higher Education Research and Development, 2011
In this paper the process of building an international student community is explored. Strategies discussed include guided interaction within a virtual environment between home students studying in their own culture and international students studying at a distance. The context includes both the state and private sector in South East Asia, Latin…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Private Sector, Masters Degrees, Interaction
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Feast, Vicki; Bretag, Tracey – Higher Education Research and Development, 2005
This paper is based on a case study of an Australian university involved in the delivery of transnational programs in an educational environment that has been increasingly characterized by commercial considerations. The researchers conducted focus group interviews with both general and academic staff to ascertain the personal, academic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Focus Groups, Distance Education