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Ireland, Aileen; Pennacchia, Jodie; Watson, Cate; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The appointment of student governors to the governing board is mandatory in further education (FE) colleges across the UK. There is, however, confusion and lack of clarity over the role of the student governor, and little empirical research, especially involving direct observation, has been undertaken which sheds light on this. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Student Government
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Mason, Sacha; Atkin, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In this article we discuss the findings from a qualitative research project that explored the struggles of twelve work-based learners whilst they studied on a Foundation Degree in an English University. It examines the concept of struggle within the current context of Higher Education and discusses the need to acknowledge learners' emotional…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Academic Language, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Buchanan, Denise; Warwick, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although educational researchers will acknowledge that they have a moral imperative to avoid harming their participants whilst carrying out research, it does not necessarily mean that they can describe the nature of what this harm might be or how it can be recognised and so avoided. This is particularly important for those working with vulnerable…
Descriptors: Researchers, Research Methodology, Mental Health, Ethics
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Cornish, Carlene – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Self-governance and responsibilisation are integral to Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) assessments and Functional Skills qualifications. However, very little is known of its neoliberalist effects and the governance practices of tutors teaching disengaged youth taking Functional Skills as part of the overall employability certificate. Adopting a…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Job Skills, Employment Potential, Neoliberalism
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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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Young, Emma; Thompson, Rachael; Sharp, John; Bosmans, Daniel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper details a small-scale research project that explores the student transition into higher education (HE), delivered in a further education college (FE), and considers whether the requirements of transition at this level impacts on emotional wellbeing. As such, it aims to contribute to the growing body of research on HE-in-FE from the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Adult Students, Well Being, Adult Education
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Baker, Sally; Irwin, Evonne; Freeman, Homa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
While there is a growing knowledge base of how students experience their transitions into and through university, little is known about how they experience the temporal dimensions of their higher education (HE) studies, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) students. This article draws on Australian longitudinal research…
Descriptors: Refugees, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Time Perspective
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Hughes, Kirstie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
With role demands and diminishing resources occupational therapists have limited access to training and learning events. Therefore, clinicians are thinking creatively about how they engage with and consume Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. This study explored the impacting factors in using Twitter for CPD seeking to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy
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Buchanan, Denise Rosemary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In the United Kingdom, although one in four adults reportedly experienced mental health difficulties within a one-year period, only 25% of them received treatment for their condition. Moreover, this group of adults are underrepresented in full-time employment and education and so to discover ways which may help to counteract this imbalance, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Adult Students
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Short, C. A.; Barnes, S.; Carson, J. F.; Platt, I. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
While the positive relationship between happiness and resilience amongst students is established, diversity in further education (FE) students warrants investigation into potential differences in the strength of this relationship. In respect of the multifaceted definition of the concept, two happiness measures were completed by respondents. This…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), Adult Education
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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Murray, Kelly; Ward, Kath – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Introduction: This study explored what influences the use of social media platforms within the CPD of occupational therapy students and qualified occupational therapists. It also considered perceived barriers to its use and whether age in line with generation theory, in particular digital natives vs digital immigrants impacted on willingness to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Occupational Therapy
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Butcher, John; Clarke, Anactoria; Wood, Carlton; McPherson, Elaine; Fowle, Wendy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Access module on the progression of students to undergraduate Science. Drawing on the Widening Participation (WP) literature, this research investigated the experience of adult learners from disadvantaged backgrounds taking their first steps into higher…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Modules, Adult Students, Access to Education
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Browne, Liz; Millar, Deborah Kellsey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Perceived as fostering democracy in educational institutions, approaches which encourage student voice are being promoted as supporting greater social equalities and strengthening students' commitment to their learning. Using student voice as a theme, research funded by Jisc set out to hear learner views and explore their digital preferences when…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Technological Literacy, Student Attitudes, Adult Education
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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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