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Kinchin, Ian Miles; Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Turner, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Development of a more scholarly approach to teaching at university may expose the novice university teacher to an apparent conflict in belief systems about teaching and learning (i.e. epistemological beliefs). Educational research is explicit in its recognition of a constructivist framework, whilst other academic research is often embedded more…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Research, Beliefs, Epistemology
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Reimann, Nicola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This article discusses the issues and problems which typically arise in the process of compiling non-completion statistics, using the example of an empirical investigation of student non-continuation on an institution-wide language programme. The research highlights the fact that the validity of seemingly neutral dropout figures depends on the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Student Attrition, Foreign Countries