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Yenny Hinostroza-Paredes; Helena Hinke Dobrochinski Candido; Janne Säntti – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
University-based teacher educators are key agents of educational and societal change. Yet their academic careers across institutions and countries have received insufficient attention. To bridge this gap, our empirical study collected data from 12 teacher educators in different Chilean and Finnish research-oriented universities. Drawing from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Career Education, College Faculty
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Mendoza, Carlos; Dervin, Fred; Layne, Heidi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Internationalization at home (IaH) policies in higher education institutions (HEIs) are rarely negotiated with and by students. Therefore, students' takes on such policies could be missed opportunities for HEIs. This qualitative study investigates international and local students' negotiations and meaning-making of integration and IaH as stated by…
Descriptors: International Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Tikkanen, Lotta; Anttila, Henrika – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has had its impact on research and researchers, and hence potentially on the future of academia. Yet, empirical evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on PhD candidates is limited. This study explores the influences of the pandemic on PhD candidates' progress and wellbeing. In addition, the aim is to identify potentially…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Well Being, Study Habits, Pandemics
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Nieminen, Juuso Henrik; Pesonen, Henri Valtteri – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Inclusive learning environments have been described as a crucial factor for fostering disabled students' sense of belonging in higher education. However, few empirical studies have elaborated on how learning environments contribute to disabled students' belonging. In this study, we have taken a socio-political approach and widen the theoretical…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, STEM Education, Class Size
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Aittola, Helena; Ursin, Jani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
We investigated how students in Finland perceive short-cycle higher education programmes. In line with the European trend, Finland has piloted short-cycle study programmes in order to attract adult students into higher education. We found that the students were mainly satisfied with their studies, and that their orientations to studies and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adult Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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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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Töytäri, Aija; Tynjälä, Päivi; Piirainen, Arja; Ilves, Vesa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
In this large-scale study, higher education teachers' (n = 1028) descriptions of their own learning are examined with quantitative analyses. The study follows up an earlier qualitative study that, using a phenomenographic approach, identified four different ways in which teachers at Finnish universities of applied sciences described their own…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis
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de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa; Stein, Sharon; Pashby, Karen; Nicolson, Michelle – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this article, we review social cartography as a methodological approach to map and collectively engage diverse perspectives within the study of higher education. We illustrate the uses of this approach by drawing on our own experiences engaging it as part of an international research project about the effects of the convergence of globalization…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cartography, Maps
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Töytäri, Aija; Piirainen, Arja; Tynjälä, Päivi; Vanhanen-Nuutinen, Liisa; Mäki, Kimmo; Ilves, Vesa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this large-scale study, higher education teachers' descriptions of their own learning were examined with qualitative analysis involving application of principles of phenomenographic research. This study is unique: it is unusual to use large-scale data in qualitative studies. The data were collected through an e-mail survey sent to 5960 teachers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Students, Technology
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Pöysä-Tarhonen, Johanna; Elen, Jan; Tarhonen, Pasi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Current discussions in higher education and alumni training acknowledge the challenges training programs face in responding to the authentic needs of the labor market. In addition to academic knowledge, higher education institutions are expected to provide general twenty-first-century skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teamwork, Communication Skills, College Students
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Eriksson, Miikka J.; Vuojärvi, Hanna – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
A multitude of studies has assessed the success of different technology initiatives but rarely has the focus been on special groups. This paper examines whether university students with children and those without have different perceptions of a technology initiative where students were able to acquire university sponsored laptops and were provided…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Parents, Student Attitudes
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Garraway, James Windsor – Higher Education Research and Development, 2009
Academic curriculum and curricular units that are responsive to work necessarily involve the interaction of knowledge from two different communities. In this paper a number of cases of responsive curriculum are analysed in order to answer the following questions: Can general differences between work and academic knowledge be ascribed to the nature…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Education Work Relationship, Case Studies