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Miller, Faye; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine; Hemmings, Brian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article presents a "knowledge ecosystem" model of how early career academics experience using information to learn while building their social networks for developmental purposes. Developed using grounded theory methodology, the model offers a way of conceptualising how to empower early career academics through (1) agency…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Informal Education, Career Academies, Models
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Recently identified as an academic "achievement emotion", boredom has long been implicated as a factor contributing adversely to student attainment across a diverse range of formal educational settings. Despite this, the study of boredom, particularly among students in higher education, remains a relatively neglected and underdeveloped…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Models
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This article presents findings arising from the first UK application of a revised 70-item lecturer self-efficacy questionnaire recently developed for use in the Australian higher education context. Intended to probe and systematically measure confidence in the core functions of research, teaching and other academic or service-related activities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes