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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Patil, Payal; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Collaborative group assignments in undergraduate education are important for promoting skill development and preparation for the workplace; however, they are subject to the challenges associated with group dynamics. This research sought to determine the effectiveness of a Group Work Contract to facilitate professional behaviours and positive…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Career Readiness, Assignments, Group Activities
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Karimi, Sirvan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The prevalence of labour disruptions in the Canadian education sector requires a comprehensive analysis of the adverse implications of strikes for stakeholders and Canadian society in general. Education is a kind of public good that generates positive externalities and strikes in Canadian universities and colleges engender negative externalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Strikes, Arbitration, Higher Education
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Tang, Tao; Aldhaeebi, Maged A.; Lan, J. Q.; Bamanger, Ebrahim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In this study, a comparison of the graduate education program between Canada and China is presented. Compared with some developed countries in Europe and America, Canada's graduate education does not start too early. After World War II, especially in recent decades, its graduate education has developed rapidly. The reason is that under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Cultural Differences, Educational History
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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Arceneaux, Benjamin; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In a fourth year undergraduate nutritional toxicology course that included an instructional emphasis on scientific literature critique activities and assessments, we determined the change in students' (n=144) scientific literacy (SL) skills. The change in students' perceived and practical SL skills were determined by the completion of two surveys,…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Undergraduate Study
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Newton, Genevieve; Poung, Kim; Laila, Amar; Bye, Zoe; Bettger, William; Cottenie, Karl; Dawson, John; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah; Murrant, Coral; Zettel, John – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) provide both summative and formative feedback. Although it is clear that SETs are used by administrators for summative purposes, such as providing data to support personnel decisions, it is uncertain how instructors use them for formative development such as to inform overall teaching practice. The objective…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Yesufu, Lawal O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Internationalisation is the inclusion of international, intercultural and global dimensions into the objectives, policies and practices in the delivery of postsecondary education. The objective of the research was to investigate the types of partnerships and internationalisation approaches that exist in higher education, the motives of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Quality
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Jorgensen, Mary; Budd, Jillian; Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai N.; Havel, Alice – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study's goal was to compare aspects related to academic persistence of two groups of college students with non-visible disabilities: 110 Canadian two and four-year college students--55 with mental health related disabilities and 55 with Specific Learning Disorder (LD). Results show that students with mental health related disabilities were…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Mental Health
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Wardley, Leslie J.; Carter, Lorraine; D'Antonio, Gina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of the study described in this paper was to explore student views (n=136) on the use of Apple iPad technology within various in-class courses offered by a School of Business at a small Ontario university and the overall effectiveness of a recruitment message by the School focused on mobile learning. The results of the study are as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Business Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Monk, Jennifer M.; Newton, Genevieve – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated whether the implementation of a scaffolded case study assignment could increase student perceptions of their scientific literacy (SL) skills in a third year Nutritional Science course. The change in students' SL perceptions were assessed by the completion of two surveys (administered at the start and end of the semester) consisting…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Peisachovich, Eva Hava; Nelles, L. J.; Johnson, Samantha; Nicholson, Laura; Gal, Raya; Kerr, Barbara; Celia, Popovic; Epstein, Iris; Da Silva, Celina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Numerous forecasts suggest that professional-competence development depends on human encounters. Interaction between organizations, tasks, and individual providers influence human behaviour, affect organizations' or systems' performance, and are a key component of professional-competence development. Further, insufficient or ineffective…
Descriptors: Workshops, Experiential Learning, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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Qin, Pei; Brown, Cary A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Sleep plays an important role in both students' academic and personal life. Despite widespread sleep problems among young adults, few studies focus on higher education students living in campus residence. This study investigated residence-living students' sleep patterns, sleep promoting practices, sources of help seeking, and preferred ways to…
Descriptors: Sleep, College Students, On Campus Students, Health Behavior
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Chang, Wen-Pin; Chen, Teresa; Stuart, Heather; Chen, Shu-Ping – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This environmental scan study aimed to determine the current status of mental wellness resources and toolkits on Canadian post-secondary campuses. This study was completed in the summer of 2016 and consisted of three parts: Web search, campus survey, and semi-structured, individual interviews. The Web search of 135 institutions indicated that the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Wellness, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries
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Lavigne, Eric; Sá, Creso M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This paper examines how the stated roles and qualifications of Canadian university presidents and provosts have evolved over the past thirty years and the growing presence of recruiting firms. The study analysed 153 job advertisements published by 22 universities between 1987 and 2017. Roles were categorized according to aspects of organizational…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Administrator Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Chatterjee, Soma; Barber, Kathryn – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
Drawing on a review of international higher education (IHE) policies, priorities, and literature from the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK over the course of a 16-year period (2000-2016), this article identifies a strong scholarly and policy preoccupation with the urgency of the global knowledge economy and cognate discourses of 'Asia Pacific…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Kirby, Jeffrey; O'Hearn, Shawna; Latham, Lesley; Harris, Bessie; Davis-Murdoch, Sharon; Paul, Kara – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Medical schools recognize that they have an important social mandate beyond their primary role to educate future physicians. The instantiation of social accountability (SA) within faculties of medicine requires intentional, effective partnering with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Despite early, promising academic work in the field of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Guidelines, Ethics, Justice
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