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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Kahu, Ella; Stephens, Christine; Leach, Linda; Zepke, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Research into both student engagement and student emotions is increasing, with widespread agreement that both are critical determinants of student success in higher education. Less researched are the complex, reciprocal relationships between these important influences. Two theoretical frameworks inform this paper: Pekrun's taxonomy of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Learner Engagement, Distance Education
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Leach, Linda; Zepke, Nick; Butler, Philippa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This article is based on data from a large mixed method research project funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) in Aotearoa New Zealand. The article addresses the question: how do tertiary teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive their role in student engagement? Quantitative data revealed both similarities and differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Diversity, understood in a multiplicity of ways, has been a focus of attention in education in recent years. As in many other countries, recent post-school education policies in Aotearoa/New Zealand have emphasised previously under-represented ethnic groups, such as Maori and Pasifika. The intention has been to widen participation in further and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Groups, Ideology, Foreign Countries