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Huan Li; Fei Cao; Weiwei Dai – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
To tackle the problem of graduate employability (GE), higher education researchers and practitioners are suggesting the inclusion of employability modules in university curricula. However, the orthodoxy of the major-based undergraduate curriculum (MBUC) has rarely been challenged in the GE literature. Drawing on Clarke's (2018) [Clarke, M. (2018).…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Undergraduate Study, Majors (Students)
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Daisy Binfang Wu – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This article presents an ethnographic case study of pre-service teachers' transformative learning in a Culture-Writing course at a Chinese university. In recounting three stories with fieldwork data gleaned from moments of students' pre-class discussions, reflective writings, and reports on term-paper projects, this study showcases how a group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning, Writing (Composition)
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Nuraan Davids; Yusef Waghid – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Students, through teaching and learning, must reflect on what they do not know. It is only when they recognise what they know, and what they do not, that they will awaken to their own curiosity. The more they can open themselves to others and their epistemologies, the deeper their own self-reflection in relation to others. In this way, engendering…
Descriptors: African Culture, Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Decolonization
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Kay Hammond; Julie Trafford – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The peer review of journal article manuscripts is a complex and emotionally fraught process. This article draws on how 25 academic authors used metaphor to describe their experiences of manuscript peer review. A critical analysis of these metaphors provided insight into the structures, relationships of power, and their emotional impacts. Over…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing for Publication, Peer Evaluation, Journal Articles
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Bronwyn Fredericks; Katelyn Barney; Tracey Bunda; Kirsten Hausia; Anne Martin; Jacinta Elston; Brenna Bernardino – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Indigenous student completion rates remain very low relative to non-Indigenous students. Some universities have higher Indigenous student completion rates than the national average but research-based evidence of these universities as 'success models' is limited. Drawing on findings from interviews with Indigenous university graduates and staff as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Personnel, College Graduates
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Sam Elkington; Lydia Arnold; Edd Pitt; Carmen Tomas – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The global pandemic prompted universities to rethink how assessment might be reconfigured to better support student learning across different modes of delivery resulting in unprecedented, large-scale, and rapid institutional change. Significantly, there has been a dearth of empirical studies examining the nuances of staff experiences of how they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Universities
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Laura Sperl; Clara Marie Breier; Eric Grießbach; Stefan R. Schweinberger – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
In response to COVID-19, universities worldwide experienced drastic and sudden changes including the need to shift to online teaching and assessment. Following previous research suggesting that individual differences in typing skills could influence text quantity and quality, we investigated whether university students' typing speed is related to…
Descriptors: Office Occupations Education, College Freshmen, Skill Development, Online Courses
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Marie A. Vander Kloet; Anne E. Wagner – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Universities, both in Canada and throughout the global North, are predicated on empiricist and positivist understandings of knowledge and knowledge production which are communicated and strengthened through research practices and protocols. Drawn from a larger study exploring research leadership among accomplished academic staff, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Females, College Faculty
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Olav Muurlink; Li'An Chen; Rhonda Boorman; David Pearson; Georgi Cohen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
An increasing mismatch between the global supply of PhD-qualified graduates with the global demand within the tertiary education sector comes despite academic positions remaining graduates' first choice of future career. The 'silver medal' choice, research work in industry, is increasingly a likelier outcome, leading to a need to understand…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Business Relationship, Education Work Relationship, Doctoral Students
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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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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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Jasper Roe; Mike Perkins; Gi Kunchana Chonu; Abhishek Bhati – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
In this article we report on a study of higher education students' (N = 256) perceptions on the willingness, pressure, and frequency of their peers to cheat in online assessments at an Australian university in Singapore during the COVID-19 induced Online Teaching and Assessment period (COTA). MANOVA was used to identify the differences in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cheating, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Jihyun Lee; Rachel Brooks; Jessie Abrahams – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Despite existing empirical work that explores the multiple ways in which students develop a sense of belonging in higher education, there is a dearth of comparative research about the extent to which the concepts of community and belonging are central to what it means to be a student and how students in different national contexts (beyond…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Experience, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Rachel Busbridge; Ashlee Cunningham; Mark Chou – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Despite being a degree that leads to diverse employment in a wide range of industries, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) has long had a bad reputation when it comes to employment outcomes for graduates. The challenge of overcoming this disjuncture has significant implications for current and prospective BA students, especially with respect to attrition…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Sense of Community
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