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Aldahdouh, Tahani Z.; Nokelainen, Petri; Korhonen, Vesa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Innovativeness has been believed to be a significant psychological construct underlying individual differences in adopting novel ideas, experiences or approaches. Although few recent studies have contributed to identifying the factors that predict innovativeness, there is a lack of research showing the impacts of implicit theories and goal…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Higher Education, College Faculty, Goal Orientation
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Pertel, Tiia; Laine, Sari; Saaranen, Terhi; Hansen, Siivi; Lepp, Kädi; Liiv, Krystiine; Tossavainen, Kerttu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This article examines whether a three-year learning-based work community intervention resulted in changes in working community-related interaction factors and occupational well-being among Finnish and Estonian school staff. It reports the types of changes in working community-related interaction factors and their associations to the subjective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Interaction, School Personnel
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Husgafvel, Roope; Martikka, Mikko; Egas, Andrade; Ribiero, Natasha; Dahl, Olli – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Addressing the sustainability challenges in the forest sector in Mozambique requires capacity building for higher education and training of new skilled expert and future decision-makers. Our approach was to develop a study module on and pedagogical approaches to industrial environmental engineering and sustainability. The idea was to develop a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Sahito, Zafarullah; Vaisanen, Pertti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This research paper is a reflection of the results of collected data from Teacher Educators (TEs) regarding their skills and expertise in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Seven themes were inductively identified and called, 7Es like as: (a). Expertise in use of windows programmes; (b). Expertise in use of security measures; (c).…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teacher Educators, Teacher Competencies, Technological Literacy
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Hernesniemi, Elina; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati; Cheng, Xuejiao; Hong, Jianzhong; Kuittinen, Matti – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Earlier research has shown that an excessive workload has a substantial negative effect on students' well being. The present study examines how Finnish and Chinese university students' perceptions of workload are related to their perceptions of the teaching and learning environments (TLE). This is done in order to determine whether the perceived…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Pietilä, Maria; Pinheiro, Romulo – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
In this study, we used the institutional logics perspective to identify the logics underpinning the tenure track career system, how the logics manifest themselves in recruitment and performance management and how academic leaders and academics negotiate between the logics. The study contributes to research on governance dynamics in academia and to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Universities, Teacher Recruitment
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Vekkaila, Jenna; Pyhältö, Kirsi – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Doctoral studies are about learning to create new knowledge and to become a researcher. Yet surprisingly little is known about the individual learning patterns of doctoral students. The study aims to explore learning patterns among natural science doctoral students. The participants included 19 doctoral students from a top-level natural science…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Interviews
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Pappa, Sotiria; Elomaa, Mailis; Perälä-Littunen, Satu – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Although stressors and coping strategies have been examined in managing stress associated with doctoral education, stress continues to have a permeating and pernicious effect on doctoral students' experience of their training and, by extension, their future participation in the academic community. International doctoral students have to not only…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Identification (Psychology), Doctoral Students, Foreign Countries
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Siekkinen, Taru; Pekkola, Elias; Carvalho, Teresa – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
The academic profession is challenged by the changing environment. Global trends, such as managerialism and new public management, have been influencing all public organizations, including universities. The academic profession is dynamic by its nature; it reflects any changes in its environment. However, the academic profession is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Faculty, Middle Management
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Mathies, Charles; Kivistö, Jussi; Birnbaum, Matthew – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Research on how performance-based funding influences the behaviour and performance of academics is limited in Europe. In this study, we investigate the changing publication patterns among Finnish academics associated with the introduction of awarding funding for publications within specific journals in the national performance-based funding model.…
Descriptors: Financial Support, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language)
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Juusola, Henna; Räihä, Pekka – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
In recent higher education research, quality in education export action has been explored from the perspective of traditional education export countries such as the UK and USA. However, less attention is given to novice education export providers that rely on different educational traditions. In this article, we explore quality of education as it…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Degrees, International Education
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Ahonen, Elsi; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Teacher education provides the central forum for student teacher learning. Student teachers are advised to learn about teaching and undergo professional transformation during this instruction. However, research on student teacher learning often focuses on a certain time period and on how students "should" learn instead of analysing what…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Learning Experience, Professional Development, Professional Identity
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Lichy, Jessica; Enström, Rickard – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The late 20th century was an era of social, economic, technological, and political change, resulting in significant shifts in the perception of enlightenment, knowledge, and education. The impact of these changes have become quite apparent in higher education where there is now mounting pressure for faculty to deliver high quality education to an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Rytivaara, Anna; Wallin, Anna; Saarivirta, Toni; Imre, Robert; Nyyssölä, Niina; Eskola, Jari – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
We examined Indonesian school teachers' perceptions and expectations about their professional learning, and their justifications for these, before they embarked on a transnational master's programme carried out in both Indonesia and Finland. The data were collected using the method of empathy-based stories. The findings showed that the teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Expectation, International Programs
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Hazelkorn, Ellen; Gibson, Andrew – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Higher education (HE) is usually seen as serving the public good, especially when funded directly by the state, and because of potential social effects such as a reduction in inequality and an increase in social mobility. Public support for higher education is conditional; however, on its capacity, capability and willingness to educate citizens,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Public Policy, Accountability
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