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Habib Noorbhai; Danica Sims; Nadia Hartman – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Health systems face complex challenges -- even more so in resource-constrained contexts such as South Africa. Alignment of local educational systems with national development goals is needed to strengthen health systems. The further disruption of COVID-19 to educational and health systems underscores the necessity to adapt our curricula and…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Staff Role, Electronic Learning, Employee Attitudes
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Lilia Mantai; Christopher Swain; Margaret Bearman; Angela Brew – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Research experiences are prominent in universities' undergraduate programmes across Australasia and are known to produce a variety of positive outcomes for students, educators, and universities. While there is growing research focused independently on undergraduate research and the role of assessment in higher education, how undergraduate research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Research, Evaluation Methods, Educational Objectives
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Susan Mate; J. Ryan; K. Toh – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Pedagogical partnerships are rarely used to explore how students develop agency through Work Integrated Learning (WIL). This study contributes to this gap by exploring how pedagogical partnerships between students, industry experts and subject leaders in a postgraduate online WIL capstone assisted students to gain clarity about their professional…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Online Courses, Specialists, Career Education
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Liang, Yifei; Matthews, Kelly E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Learner-teacher relationships have a profound impact on teaching and learning quality with many universities focusing on relationship-rich educational experiences. Engaging students as partners (SaP) has emerged as a way of enhancing learner-teacher relationships with research reporting numerous benefits and challenges. In this article, we address…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries, Universities, Learner Engagement
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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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Khan, Tehmina; Kend, Michael; Nguyen, Lan Anh – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
With the use of social media for academic purposes gaining in popularity, the underlying motivation for this study was to seek a detailed understanding of its impact on students' academic performance. A survey of 334 first-year students in accounting courses at five Australian higher education institutions was undertaken to evaluate the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Student Surveys
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Choi, Tammie; Palermo, Claire; Sarkar, Mahbub; Whitton, Joy; Rees, Charlotte; Clemans, Allie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Setting priorities for higher education research is essential to maximise limited resources. Our study aimed to identify priorities for higher education research at one large research-intensive Australian university. A sequential three-phase mixed methods study was conducted. Phase 1 engaged 69 students, academics, and professional staff in an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mixed Methods Research, Research Universities, College Faculty
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Vincent, Cynthia; Tremblay-Wragg, Émilie; Déri, Catherine E.; Mathieu-Chartier, Sara – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
To overcome the assumption that dissertation writing is an anxiety-provoking process, this multi-phase mixed-method research aimed to develop a comprehensive picture of writing enjoyment in the context of doctoral studies, as well as to understand if and how writing in the company of others can enhance dissertation writing enjoyment. Firstly, we…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Writing (Composition), Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Students
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Brown, A.; Lawrence, J.; Foote, S.; Cohen, J.; Redmond, P.; Stone, C.; Kimber, M.; Henderson, R. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that online teaching in higher education became the default. Educators were, and often now continue to be, required to pivot to online teaching, necessitating them to adapt their teaching delivery, effectively engage students online, and apply existing skills to new and unfamiliar pedagogical contexts.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Learner Engagement
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Brownlow, Charlotte; Eacersall, Douglas C.; Martin, Neil; Parsons-Smith, Renée – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are an important part of Australian university research culture. They contribute significantly to the generation of new knowledge, research outputs, industry engagement and the continual development of higher education. This article is the first to systematically review existing research to synthesise the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Research, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Zhang, Meng; Matthews, Kelly E.; Liu, Shuang – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Higher education communities are becoming more diverse and seeking to create more intercultural interaction and culturally responsive pedagogies. One promising approach gaining scholarly attention is engaging students in intercultural partnership practices. We have conducted a scoping review to investigate theorisations and practices of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College Students, Learner Engagement, Intercultural Programs
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Raduescu, Corina; Hecimovic, Angela; Coupe, Janine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced universities worldwide to deliver emergency remote online teaching and learning. This study analyses teaching practices at a globally ranked Australian university. These practices were adopted to develop connection with students in the absence of face-to-face learning. Complex adaptive system theory is applied, and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Networks, Learner Engagement, Distance Education
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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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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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Brown, Alice; Lawrence, Jill; Basson, Marita; Redmond, Petrea – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
Student engagement is consistently identified as a key predictor of learner outcomes within the online learning environment. However, there is limited guidance about using proactive strategies to improve engagement for low and non-engaged students: for example by specifically employing course learning analytics (CLA) and nudging strategies in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Instructional Improvement, College Instruction
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