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Serna, Alejandra García; Vega, José Luis Arcos; García, Juan José Sevilla; Ruiz, María Amparo Oliveros – Higher Education Studies, 2018
We present an analysis regarding generic skills on engineering program offered in a public state university in Mexico (UABC). The university implemented a new educational model changing rigid programs to flexible programs based on competencies. The goal is to determine generic skills related to the four pillars of learning: learning to do,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Basic Skills, Educational Change
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Alhamlan, Suad; Aljasser, Haya; Almajed, Asma; Almansour, Haila; Alahmad, Nidhal – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This review article aims to explore how habits of mind as the concept defined under the recent Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing contributes to the development of critical thinking in the classroom. The application of a systematic review and a meta-analysis approach allows investigating the selected habits of mind and comparing them…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Classroom Techniques, Habit Formation, Theory of Mind
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AlBuali, Waleed H.; Khan, Abdul Sattar – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Tremendous changes have taken place in medical curricula in the last two decades; these changes have arguably created some imbalances in the quality of medical graduates around the globe, which may be partly due to the number of resources often demanded by the design of the newer curricula. Therefore, resource-poor countries are often unable to…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Conventional Instruction, Medical Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Lappas, Pantelis Z.; Kritikos, Manolis N. – Higher Education Studies, 2018
The main objective of this paper is to propose a didactic framework for teaching Applied Mathematics in higher education. After describing the structure of the framework, several applications of inquiry-based learning in teaching numerical analysis and optimization are provided to illustrate the potential of the proposed framework. The framework…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Biewen, Martin; Happ, Roland; Schmidt, Susanne; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Higher Education Studies, 2018
In this study we examine the determinants of and the relationship among economic knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation over the course of undergraduate studies in a sample of students of business and economics at a university in Germany. We found economic knowledge increased over the course of studies,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Business
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Guihang, Guo; Dan, Li – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Business English as a lingua franca (BELF) has aroused increasing research interest in the fields of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and business communication. In China, Business English as an undergraduate program was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2006 and Business English Studies as a discipline and postgraduate program was…
Descriptors: Business English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Osmanoglu, Hasan; Üzüm, Hanifi – Higher Education Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the service quality of the hotels which are provided sport tourism by athletes according to some variables. The research was conducted with cross-sectional research method as one of the general survey models and relational screening model. Target group of the study also constituted the sample group. This…
Descriptors: Correlation, Team Sports, Athletes, Statistical Analysis
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Prayekti – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Students of Open University are strongly required to be able to study independently. They rely heavily on the cognitive learning styles that they have in attempt to get maximum scores in every final exam. The participants of this research were students in the Physics Education program taking Thermodynamic subject course. The research analysis…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, Open Universities, Statistical Analysis
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Akyürek, Erkan; Afacan, Özlem – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study was conducted to determine the problems faced by graduate students when conducting scientific research and to make suggestions for solving these problems. The research model was a case study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants in the study with questions about the problems encountered during scientific research…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Research Problems, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
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Sakin, Ajda Senol – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Extended flute techniques, which are frequently found in contemporary flute literature, carry the flute to a different dimension, pushing the boundaries of composers and performers. Although the number of pieces containing these techniques in the world has increased rapidly, along with Turkish flute repertoire, written Turkish sources about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Music Education, Music Techniques
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Görkem, Anil; Bengisoy, Ayse – Higher Education Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate students in classes 1-2-3-4, studying Pyschological Guidance and Counselling (PGC) at a university in T.R.N.C. (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) in their relationships with their parents and their attitudes towards marriage. The study includes 325 students and was conducted during the spring of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Counselor Training, Parent Child Relationship
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Yuan, Huanshu – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study reviewed current issues in preparing qualified teachers for increasing diverse student populations in the U.S. and in other multicultural and multiethnic countries. Based on the framework of community-based and multicultural teacher education, this literature review paper analyzed issues and problems existed in the current curriculum,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Community Education, Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education
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Hu, Xin; Wan, Hong; Yang, Dejin; Shen, Xi – Higher Education Studies, 2018
The organizational mechanisms of innovative talents cultivation in Hubei University are as follows. Firstly, make top-level design on organizational administration such as improving the organization structure, setting up a committee of teaching instruction, establishing the mechanism of coordinative cultivation. Secondly, carry out a series of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Talent Development, College Faculty, College Students
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Huang, Xu – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Given that intervention has been relatively under-researched in pragmatics, this paper offers a linguistic-pragmatic examination of a case of bystander intervention, a notion which is generally known in social psychology. This study approaches the phenomenon of bystander intervention by analyzing discourse data transcribed from a video posted…
Descriptors: Audiences, Intervention, Participation, Pragmatics
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study deals with immigrant scientists integrated in academia in Israel. Studies on the subject indicate the contribution of immigrant scientists to research. The current study focuses on the influence of scientists' birth country on selecting destinations for academic conferences, as well as on the influence of one's native language on the…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Scientists
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