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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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Griffiths, Teri-Lisa; Dickinson, Jill; Day, Catherine J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This exploratory study addresses a gap in the literature for the potential in assessing domain-specific self-efficacy within the context of Higher Education (HE). Focusing on HE students' participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs), the study builds on the authors' previous research which recognised the impact of ECAs on HE students' lived…
Descriptors: Correlation, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Undergraduate Students
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Gill, Ashley J. G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In 2017, 31% of students progressed from further education (FE) to higher education (HE), with many coming from non-traditional backgrounds such as vocational and educational training (VET). The skills, expectations and experiences that VET students bring to HE will differ significantly from those of the traditional A-Level entrants, who are…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Academic Education
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Nilemar, Kristin; Brown, Lorraine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
It is often claimed that the international academic sojourn has the capacity to bring about personal and cultural change in the sojourner, but such claims are not often supported by empirical evidence. Using an autoethnographic approach, this article offers a first-person account of the changes wrought in an international student by their time…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Angu, Pineteh E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article analyses literacy narratives of first-year students at a South African university. It uses excerpts from the literacy narratives to explain how this writing genre serves as an outlet for reconstructing experiences of social injustice and agency. The article discusses how students' experiences of social injustice and their sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Development, Literacy
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Meehan, Catherine; Howells, Kristy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Previous research that evaluated¬†first year students' transition into university found that the values of 'being, belonging and becoming' were important in particular within the first few months and within the first year of university. From our previous work, we reported that three things matter to students: the academic staff they work with, the…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Adjustment, Higher Education, Student Development
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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Jones, Rob – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
While the term 'student experience' is used widely in universities, it is remarkably under-developed as a construct in the academic literature. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual framework for the student experience of undergraduate students. The approach taken is to identify the key influences that shape the student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Ecological Factors, Learner Engagement
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Clouston, Teena J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
As a result of reported failings in the care of people in the health and social care sector in the United Kingdom (UK), Higher Education (HE) providers who produce professionals to work in these areas are being challenged to address caring values in the student body. As values are subjective and affective, this requires the learning environment to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Altruism, Caring, Values Education