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Junjun Chen; Ronnel B. King; Yingxiu Li; Wendan Xu – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Though well-being problems are prevalent among PhD students, the contextual antecedents and underlying mechanisms behind these problems remain underexplored. The aim of this study was to explore whether and how the research environment affects the well-being of PhD students through their motivation. Self-determination theory was used as the…
Descriptors: Research, Student Motivation, Doctoral Students, Well Being
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Li, Danling; Li, Yongyan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
A considerable body of studies on neoliberalism in higher education has conducted macro-level philosophical analyses regarding the effects of assessment regimes on university management. This article expands the literature by providing an important set of empirical findings pertaining to Hong Kong universities' coping strategies in preparing their…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, College Administration
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Zou, Tracy X. P.; Law, Lisa Y. N.; Chu, Beatrice C. B. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) as an important element of internationalisation has seen many challenges. The literature shows that successful IoC cases are rare. Drawing on the concepts of powerful knowledge and 'knowing', we argue that a more comprehensive understanding of knowledge engagement in the IoC process is needed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Heron, Marion; Baker, Sally; Gravett, Karen; Irwin, Evonne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Although the importance of developing students' academic literacies has been well-established, academic oracy has been forgotten. There is a paucity of attention to oracy in higher education, despite the key role played by students' oral communication in academic achievement and graduate employability. This study offers a scoping review of the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Communication Skills, Literacy, Higher Education
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Sun, Xiujuan; Trent, John – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This study aims to provide a complex account of a PhD candidate's reflexive doctoral engagement process emergent from the changing doctoral environment vis-à-vis the neoliberal higher education context. Drawing on a critical realist theory of reflexivity, it analyzed narrative interview data collected with the participant over an 18-month period.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Educational Experience, Doctoral Students, Neoliberalism
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Zou, Tracy X. P.; Susanto, Joyceline; Wahab, Aisha Ajmal; Hong, Narin; Chiu, Christine S. T.; Leung, Lily Y. Y. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Undergraduate research (UR) as a high-impact practice has been increasingly embedded in the curriculum. However, there is a limited understanding of how undergraduates make sense of their research experiences amid an absence of student voice in the literature. This study investigated what students perceived as significant UR experiences through…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperation
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David Carless – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This paper discusses teacher capacities for implementing learning-focused feedback processes within the social contexts of feedback regimes. Data are derived from longitudinal interviews carried out with six recipients of an award for good feedback practice; supplemented by documentary analysis of feedback artefacts; and an interview with the key…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literacy, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Zou, Tracy X. P.; Harfitt, Gary; Carless, David; Chiu, Christine S. T. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Academics nowadays are increasingly expected to implement high-quality teaching, what is frequently referred to as 'excellent teaching'. Understandings of academics' conceptions of excellent teaching are, however, limited, despite extensive research on different aspects of quality teaching. To address this gap, there is a need to expand the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Recognition (Achievement), Phenomenology
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Cheung, Kin; Chan, Eric S. W.; Ng, Jeremy; Tsang, Hilda; Leong, Hong-va – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Post-secondary admission and community college (CC) transfer are two common routes of entry to baccalaureate study. Previous studies comparing the academic performances of native and transfer students have generated inconsistent findings and, furthermore, they were largely conducted in Western educational contexts. This study compared the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students
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To, Jessica – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Students' engagement with feedback is a major determinant of feedback effectiveness. There is evidence, however, that not all students engage with feedback well because the transmission, teacher-centred approach overlooks students' role in feedback processes. This study explores how learner-centred feedback processes could be designed to enhance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learner Engagement, Student Centered Learning, Peer Evaluation
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y.; Luk, Lillian Y. Y. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This article seeks to investigate teachers' and students' perceived value and grading preferences for holistic competency assessment. Using a mixed-methods approach, quantitative data were collected from 2150 undergraduates and 215 academics from six Hong Kong universities with a validated Perception on Assessment of Holistic Competencies…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Alternative Assessment, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ding, Feng; Curtis, Fiona – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
The transition to university life is challenging, involving academic adaptation and social and lifestyle adjustment, so it is no surprise that attrition is at its highest in the first year of attending university. Studies have investigated factors influencing students' adjustment, and the formation of a new learner identity within university has…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Identification (Psychology)
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y.; Wong, Hannah Y. H.; Luo, Jiahui – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
With society increasingly valuing soft skills and competencies, reflective practices are more commonly adopted in higher education, particularly for experiential learning. As reflective writing is becoming a part of official assessments in many courses, an overarching question arises as to how teachers are currently assessing reflections. This…
Descriptors: Reflection, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Teaching Assistants
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Sze-Yeung Lai, Charlotte; Chi-leung Hui, Patrick – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Service-learning (SL) integrates academic curricula and practical experiences to deliver social services to communities. By participating in a SL program, students' prosocial behavior can be nurtured once they are appropriately motivated and supported. This study investigates students' different motivations to join SL programs, the enjoyableness…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged
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Tran, Ly Thi; Stafford, Glen; Soejatminah, Sri; Gribble, Cate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Student mobility from countries in the Anglosphere to the Indo-Pacific has recently become a significant and growing phenomenon. While there has been a large body of literature on international Asian students' motivations to undertake overseas study, much less has been known about the desires students from English-speaking countries such as…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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