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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; Murphy, Barbara; Elliott, Sam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Academic boredom usually contributes adversely towards student engagement and performance across a diverse range of settings including universities. The formal study of academic boredom in higher education remains, however, a relatively underdeveloped field and one surprisingly neglected in the UK. Rooted in Control-Value Theory, details of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Seniors, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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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