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Shinogaya, Keita – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This study examined how to enhance the quality of students' question generating and to encourage their spontaneous information searches after classroom instruction in university. The teacher assigned One Minute Paper as homework, and students answered three questions; "Q1: What was the most important thing that you learned today?",…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Teaching Methods, Universities, College Students
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The doctorate degree ranks third on the academic hierarchy, and is commonly viewed as an approval on a student by an institution, to conduct original research in at least one academic discipline. Several motivations drive the need to acquire a doctorate degree, and they include intrinsic interest, employment considerations, personal, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Student Experience, Study Abroad
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Yamashita, Yasunori; Giang, Hoang Ngan; Oyama, Tatsuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on the performance of the research funding system of 61 Japanese national universities, specifically the Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (GASR) system. The competitive Japanese research funding system is quantitatively investigated and measured, focusing on the GASR fund and its relationship with the Japanese…
Descriptors: Performance, Universities, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models
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Sivarethinamohan, R.; Sujatha, S. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Ethical academicians are perfectly virtuous. They always strive for greater virtue and follow strictly the moral stands of their profession. The ethical living and self-efficacy are important to them because of being fair and honest in their academics. Determinants of ethics include knowledge, values, attitude and intention. The domain-specific…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Efficacy, College Faculty, Moral Values
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Kinoshita, Hiroko – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study attempts to bridge the gap in the research for students in Saudi Arabia going abroad to study. While there is research done in the field of higher education in Western countries, or even students who have reached Japan for future studies, very few study have tried to investigate the issue such a study for Saudi Arabians before they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Expectation
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Mihara, Kei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Falling asleep in class is a common phenomenon among students in Japanese universities. There are several possible reasons for this: tiredness from daily routine such as commuting, difficulty concentrating in 90-minute classes, or simply a lack of motivation to study. In the English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, university students are…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Motivation, Focus Groups, College Students
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Yamashita, Yasunori; Giang, Hoang Ngan; Oyama, Tatsuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We aim at investigating characteristics of Japan's largest competitive grant Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (GASR) system in order to find a desirable research funding system, obtaining more applicants from various academic disciplines, researchers' gender, and ages. Firstly, we briefly describe the Japanese competitive research funding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Performance, Scientific Research
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Saito, Kiyoko – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The goal of this paper was to explore the directions for a Japanese Qualifications Framework (JQF) through the collation of Japanese Government expert viewpoints. This study used a qualitative case study design involving interviews with 15 Japanese government officials. It was found that Japan continues to have problems with academic degrees and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Role of Education, Higher Education
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Lyken-Segosebe, D. E. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
International graduate students meet TOEFL, GPA, and other admissions criteria to gain entry into US colleges and universities. During their stay in the USA, they provide educational and economic contributions for their host country. In contrast to their educational and economic potential, international students often demonstrate poor academic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Stress Variables, Student Adjustment
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Ito, Hiroshi; Kawazoe, Nobuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In 2012, Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology initiated a project entitled "Improving Higher Education for Industrial Needs" in which 147 universities have participated. One of the main purposes of this project is to identify what industrial needs and help develop university students' employability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Industry, Innovation
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Morita, Liang – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Based on a data of 217 responses to questionnaires and conducted at a top Japanese national university, this paper examines the objective of preparing students to function in an international and intercultural context in the internationalisation of universities. Many educators have proceeded to internationalise the curriculum based on this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives
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Ito, Hiroshi – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Learning assessments of the First-Year Experience (FYE) at universities have drawn increasing attention. Despite its current popularity, few pieces of literature on the FYE learning assessment exist in Japan. To present a case of FYE in the context of Japan, this paper examines the FYE course called the Vision Planning Seminar (VPS) at the Nagoya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Strategic Planning