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Burke, Katie; Larmar, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
With the rapid expansion of online learning as a dominant pedagogical approach in higher education, significant research has been undertaken to explore the impacts of internet-based technologies to promote student engagement. Current advances in online learning have fostered innovative, and often nuanced approaches to teaching and learning that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha; Abraham, Jessy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
To date, research has focussed on understanding how various contextual factors facilitate students' adjustments to university as they begin their studies. However, there seems to be limited or no research and instruments that have specifically conceptualised and measured students' adjustments, considering their transitional challenges, emotional…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Help Seeking
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Tang, Anne L. L.; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline; Rattray, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper addresses Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students' conceptions of teacher care informed by their experiences of teacher-student relationships within university context. Utilising the concept of teacher care from Nodding's (1984) ethics of care from a Confucian-Vygotskian perspective, this research considers emergent themes of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Caring, Undergraduate Students
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Spruin, Elizabeth; Dempster, Tammy; Islam, Sanjidah; Raybould, India – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The psychological well-being of university students is a growing concern, both in the UK and globally. In light of emerging research on the benefits of therapy dogs for student well-being, this study compared the use of therapy dogs to more conventional methods for improving students' well-being. Ninety-four university students were randomly…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, College Students, Stress Management
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Zaid, Bouziane; Gunn, Cindy; Fedtke, Jana; Ibahrine, Mohammed – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
As professional demands in an increasingly competitive academic environment are growing, professors are often assigned to teach outside their area of expertise. This paper investigates the experience of teaching new courses that are outside a faculty member's immediate area of expertise. Key questions concern the extent to which faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expertise, Teaching Styles, Credibility
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Rooney, Joy M.; Unwin, Peter F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Service users and carers' (SUACs) inclusion in student selection days at English universities is accepted as standard practice, since such inclusion is mandated by a range of professional health and social work regulators. However, SUACs' voices are little heard; this study addresses this knowledge gap for the first time. Student selection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Social Work
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Howard, Natalie-Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In response to the rapid development of educational technology and the desire to offer flexible learning opportunities, the implementation of blended learning is a burgeoning trend in contemporary higher education. However, limited research has been conducted into the professional identities of faculty members as they navigate this considerable…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Merga, Margaret K.; Mason, Shannon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It is no longer sufficient for higher education providers to solely focus on fostering academic research communication skills in their doctoral candidates, as a broader skillset is needed to communicate research effectively to diverse audiences. Such knowledge mobilisation facilitates research impact beyond academia and is linked to funding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Doctoral Students
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James Relly, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The quality of provision in the further education sector in the United Kingdom has long been contested. An ongoing issue in further education colleges has been the focus upon minimum competence in qualifications. Yet, there are examples of high standards in teaching and learning. Drawing on interview data with 24 WorldSkills Training Managers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Cheng, Michelle W. T.; Chan, Cecilia K. Y. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Past studies revealed that Resident Assistants' (RAs) behavioural patterns are related to experiences and life outcomes of student residents. In this paper, the researchers aimed to investigate the struggles that new RAs encounter in university residential halls in Hong Kong, and to provide practical recommendations based on the findings.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, Resident Advisers, College Housing
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Prowse, Alicia; Ruiz Vargas, Valeria; Powell, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Attempts to personalise mass higher education systems have received increasing attention as universities compete to attract students. In the United Kingdom (UK), most higher education institutions have a system of personalised supported learning, usually called personal tutoring. Personal tutors are typically academic members of staff who support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Reimann, Nicola; Fabriz, Sabine; Hansen, Miriam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper offers reflections on the role of context for teaching development programmes, stimulated by participating in European staff mobility. It is presented in two parts. Part 1 discusses the differences between the national and institutional contexts encountered during a UK-German partnership, as case studies of the varying contexts in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Aparicio, Gloria; Iturralde, Txomin; Maseda, Amaia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper seeks to offer a better understanding of the existing literature regarding student engagement (SE), specifically at the higher education (HE) level. It provides an updated and holistic perspective based on compilation, organisation, and systematisation of all relevant SEHE research articles published from 1998 to 2018. The methodology…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Bibliometrics, Learner Engagement, Educational Research
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Terblanche, Wendy; Fakir, Dharmini; Chinyamurindi, Willie; Mishi, Syden – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Literature has shown that there is a link between self-esteem and how students interact with their peers and lecturers. This relationship will impact on two learning outcomes -- learning performance and academic performance. Chartered accounting programmes are measured by whether students pass a professional qualifying examination at the end of…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement, Accounting
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Spacey, Adam; Harvey, Orlanda; Casey, Chloe – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research exploring both the general experiences of postgraduate research students when interacting with gatekeepers and how this affects their progress and emotional resilience is currently lacking. Consequently, this study aims to explore the experience of postgraduate researchers interacting with gatekeepers to develop an understanding of both…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Barriers
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