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Gravett, Karen; Kinchin, Ian M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This article examines teachers' perspectives on a neglected area of practice: academic referencing. Commonly considered a simple skill to learn, we suggest that instead a study of referencing practices enables us to glean valuable insight into the challenges experienced by students when developing a learner identity. Drawing on interviews with…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Self Concept, Student Development, Student Experience
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Wolstencroft, Peter; de Main, Leanne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper explores the use of audio feedback with 182 final year undergraduate students in a post-92 university studying on a Business Management undergraduate degree. It looks at the problems associated with traditional forms of feedback and feedforward and explores the reasons why students fail to engage with the comments made by lecturers…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Seniors, Business Administration Education, Learner Engagement
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Tran, Thuy Thi Thanh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although much research has been done in response to a significant transformation in teaching and learning in higher education, there is a paucity of research paying specific attention to teaching practices that promote student learning in developing countries like Vietnam, where English is not a medium of instruction and in which the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Roy, Sherre; Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Much of the contemporary literature around assessment practices in higher education focuses on assessment quality and its fitness for purpose. However, there is limited research around student comprehension of written assessment task descriptions and their understanding of the task itself. The purpose of this study was to examine a number of…
Descriptors: Readability, Written Language, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Wald, Navé; Harland, Tony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In this position paper we focus on students who are contracted to fulfil teaching roles. While an accepted practice, student teaching assistants (STAs) tend to lack teaching experience as well as having only limited subject and pedagogical knowledge. As such, there is a trade-off between employing them and maintaining quality in teaching. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Role, Student Teacher Evaluation
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Davis, Diana – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper investigates what postgraduate research students at varying stages of candidature across all disciplines in 15 of Australia's 39 urban and rural universities perceive to be the qualities of an ideal supervisor. Students completed an anonymous survey resulting in the online submission of 698 surveys. This paper focuses on the penultimate…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Al Qunayeer, Huda Suleiman – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The process of developing a research proposal is challenging for many postgraduates, especially with the restricted time for supervision and the dominance of supervisory unidirectional written feedback on postgraduates' academic texts that leave almost no or limited space for students to negotiate and clarify their work with supervisors.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Proposals, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
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Hodgson, Yvonne; Garvey, Loretta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Higher education assessment policies aim to please all, creating confusion for staff and students. This study reports on staff and student conceptions of assessment and the students' experience of the assessment regime over their Biomedical Science degree. There was a general alignment of staff and students views of assessment for 19 of 27 items…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Bohndick, Carla; Menne, Christina M.; Kohlmeyer, Susanne; Buhl, Heike M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Internet-based self-assessments (ISAs) are tools used to support finding the right educational fit for higher education (HE) students. ISAs typically consist of a questionnaire followed by a feedback report about the results. It is unknown how the characteristics of the feedback report itself affect individuals' acceptance and motivation to follow…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Internet, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students
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Grainger, Peter; Heck, Deborah; Christie, Michael – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper builds on an earlier study that developed a 10 question framework for improving the quality of criteria sheets (also known as rubrics) used in Master of Education programmes. To test that framework 15 rubrics were independently evaluated by seven teachers using the above mentioned framework. Raw data from the evaluations were collated…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Masters Programs, Models, Student Evaluation
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Power, Emily; Yin, Melanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
While a large body of research considers factors enabling or constraining academic development in colleges and universities, comparatively little scholarship has considered the roles students might play in supporting positive change in staff teaching practices. This article explores one potential avenue by which such change might play out,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Role, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education
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McEvoy, Claire T.; Hunter, Ruth F.; Matchett, Kyle B.; Carey, Linda; McKinley, Michelle C.; McCloskey, Karen D.; Woodside, Jayne V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There is still much to learn about the support required by postgraduate research students, across academic disciplines, to facilitate successful completion of a research degree. The primary aim of this study was to explore postgraduate medical science research students' perceptions of academic and mentoring support at different stages during their…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Medicine
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Callinan, Carol J.; van der Zee, Emile; Wilson, Garry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Social cognitive learning theory has shown that observational learning positively influences essay writing development in high-school students, and that self-efficacy impacts on motivation. This study investigated the relative contribution of model observation, model evaluation, post-submission feedback, and factors relating to self-efficacy, as…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Self Efficacy
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Chown, Nick; Baker-Rogers, Joanna; Hughes, Liz; Cossburn, Kleio Nicola; Byrne, Pam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In the UK autism is classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. Under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001, higher education institutions in the UK are legally required to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities who are placed at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Higher Education, At Risk Students
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