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Blackmore, Conner; Hird, Kathryn; Anderton, Ryan S. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Tertiary institutions are experiencing an increased number of enrolments, with students varying in their demographics, previous education, and academic achievement. This relative increase in undergraduate enrolments in Australia has not translated to an increase in student retention or graduate numbers. This prompts the need to explore predictors…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Alsulami, Naif Daifullah Z. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this research is to describe the characteristics of the re-entry experiences of Saudis returning to Saudi Arabia after studying abroad. The total number of participants in the study was 21, consisting of 13 male and 8 female participants returning from studying in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. By conducting semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Study Abroad, Reentry Students
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Christie, Michael; Penn-Edwards, Sorrel; Donnison, Sharn; Greenaway, Ruth – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Literature on the support of the First Year Experience (FYE) in institutions of Higher Education provides a range of modelled approaches. However, we argue that institutions still need to selectively plan which approach/es and attendant strategies are best suited to their particular contexts and institutional policy and practice frameworks and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, College Freshmen
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Doe, Peter; Lyden, Sarah; Jaikaran-Doe, Seeta; Wang, Xiaolin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate engineering units (subjects) are delivered by Australian academics at two universities in China over a three-week period. Students may choose to transfer to the Australian university to complete the final two years of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree (2+2 program). The aim of this study is to determine what strategies…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Units of Study, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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Speed, Caroline J.; Lucarelli, Giuseppe A.; Macaulay, Janet O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The ability to think critically and creatively are essential graduate attributes for science students yet many science graduates lack these skills and may struggle to gain employment. As undergraduate science educators, we are aiming to improve critical thinking, creativity and the promotion of deeper learning in our students. We have designed and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Biochemistry, Critical Thinking, Creativity
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Gately, Natalie Jane; Ellis, Suzanne; Britton, Katherine; Fleming, Tina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
An increase in migration of Sudanese and South Sudanese people to Australia due to civil unrest in their home country has increased the numbers of Sudanese students at university. Migrant experiences, particularly those of English as a second language, can impact negatively on education and learning. Inconsistencies between student scores on…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper explores the lived experiences of a diverse student cohort enrolled in a master's degree educational-leadership program. The program's global focus was on the quality of teacher education, prospective teachers' workplace preparedness and leaders in the workforce in higher education. Internationalization, real-life experiences and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Design, Intervention, Student Empowerment
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Chipchase, Lucy; Davidson, Megan; Blackstock, Felicity; Bye, Ros; Clothier, Peter; Klupp, Nerida; Nickson, Wendy; Turner, Deborah; Williams, Mark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written about why students engage in academic studies at university, with less attention given to the concept of disengagement. Understanding the risks and factors associated with student disengagement from learning provides opportunities for targeted remediation. The aims of this review were to (i) explore how student disengagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education, College Students
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Kordts-Freudinger, Robert – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The paper investigates relations between higher education teachers' approaches to teaching and their emotions during teaching, as well as their emotion regulation strategies. Based on the assumption that the approaches hinge on emotional experiences with higher education teaching and learning, three studies assessed teachers' emotions, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Greenaway, Ruth; Terton, Uwe – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article posits that when children are encouraged to aspire, they can become aware of a new world of choices and opportunities. Children should be supported to aspire in all areas of their lives. Of interest is children's capacity to aspire to attend tertiary education. Literature shows that children cannot aspire to attend higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education
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Dean, Suzanne; Williams, Claire; Donnelly, Samantha; Levett-Jones, Tracy – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
University programs are currently faced with a number of challenges: how to engage students as active learners, how to ensure graduates are "work ready" with broad and relevant professional skills, and how to support students to see their potential as agents of social change and contributors to social good. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Females, Active Learning, Safety, Social Change
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Anderton, Ryan S.; Chiu, Li Shan; Aulfrey, Susan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Anatomy and physiology teaching has undergone significant changes to keep up with advances in technology and to cater for a wide array of student specific learning approaches. This paper examines perceptions towards a variety of teaching instruments, techniques, and innovations used in the delivery and teaching of anatomy and physiology for health…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Anatomy, Health Sciences
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Anderton, Ryan S.; Evans, Tess; Chivers, Paola T. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Students commencing tertiary education enter through a number of traditional and alternative academic pathways. As a result, tertiary institutions encounter a broad range of students, varying in demographic, previous education, characteristics and academic achievement. In recent years, the relatively constant increase in tertiary applications in…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Physiology
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Mason, Rod; Williams, Brett – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The ePortfolio presents itself as potentially a highly useful assessment tool for students, encouraging self-reflection and the development of both clinical skills and theoretical knowledge by students identifying strengths and gaps in knowledge. A survey of students after the completion the inaugural Emergency Health ePortfolio program revealed…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Undergraduate Students, Allied Health Personnel, Electronic Learning
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Speed, Caroline J.; Kleiner, Adina; Macaulay, Janet O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
This study explored student learning and engagement in a novel cross-disciplinary education program, in particular whether medical students learning experiences can be enhanced through interaction and exchange of knowledge with students of varying disciplines. The program, entitled AnaRtomy, studies the historical relationship between art and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Education, Medical Students
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