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Garvey, Loretta; Hodgson, Yvonne; Tighe, Josephine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Assessment in higher education requires a high level of accountability and responsibility and is a major influence on student learning but can be a source of stress for staff and students. This project aimed to evaluate first-year students' conceptions of assessment in biomedical science and nursing to determine positive or negative trends and how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Nursing Education
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Kuzhabekova, Aliya – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The paper provides an overview of the global research on graduate education. The study applied a combination of a bibliometric and social network analysis methods to bibliographic data from Thompson Reuters' Web of Science. More specifically, a keyword search approach was used to retrieve 2,454 articles on graduate education from 1996 until 2020.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Graduate Study, Bibliometrics, Social Networks
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Eady, Michelle J.; Green, Corinne A.; Fulcher, David; Boniface, Tim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Research has demonstrated a correlation between lecture attendance and students' academic achievement. However, students may not attend lectures for a variety of reasons. The provision of lecture recordings online can also negatively impact lecture attendance and student achievement. These facts implore us to be courageous and explore new…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Design, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Dodo-Balu, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
This article draws on findings from a qualitative case study of a first-year online unit (subject) offered by a large public university through Open Universities Australia. It includes the student voice, taken from formal evaluation surveys, and the voice of casual academic tutors, provided through first-hand interviews and questionnaires. What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Online Courses
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Burke, Katie; Fanshawe, Melissa; Tualaulelei, Eseta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Online learning was initially introduced to support face-to-face learning, but now represents a dominant pedagogical approach in Higher Education. The rapid shift from face-to-face learning to online platforms has left many academics feeling pedagogically unprepared. In this research, we initially sought to understand and enhance online student…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Pedler, Megan Louise; Willis, Royce; Nieuwoudt, Johanna Elizabeth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
A sense of belonging is important as it incorporates feelings of being valued, included and accepted at university. Research suggests that higher education students who have a greater sense of belonging tend to have higher motivation, more academic self-confidence, higher levels of academic engagement and higher achievement. This article presents…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, First Generation College Students, Parent Background
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Scott, Fraser J.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
For many years, a key driver for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has been ensuring that students are prepared for employment post-graduation. This has often resulted in HEIs providing specific modules of study focussing on employability and soft skills. The existing research literature presents a variety of strategies for embedding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Employment Potential
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Tran, Ly Thi; Pasura, Rinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Together with Canada, the UK and the US, Australia is one of the most active countries in promoting education export and recruiting international students with international education as the country's biggest and most successful services export 'industry'. However, staff capacity building in international education has not been adequately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, International Education, Capacity Building
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Bye, Lee-Anne; Jenner, Peter; Graham, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Developing social capital in university teaching teams is a worthwhile exercise which can benefit students, educators and wider institutions through improvements in areas such as knowledge sharing, a critical component of effective teams. This case study analysis explores the social capital and knowledge sharing of two teaching teams at an…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Sharing Behavior
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Garcia-Melgar, Ana; East, Julianne; Meyers, Noel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) programmes, students provide academic and social support to fellow students. Recent PAL iterations include drop-in programmes to improve higher education students' general academic literacy in an open, non-judgemental, learning environment led by experienced students. The majority of the PAL literature, however,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Academic Support Services, Mentors, Student Experience
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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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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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Schütze, Heike; Bartyn, Jenna; Tapsell, Amy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The first-year university experience is inherently linked to student satisfaction, retention and academic success. A sense of academic preparedness can enhance the first-year transition experience. Subjects designed to assist students to transition to university can improve the transition experience; however, there is very limited evidence of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Late Adolescents
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Pham, Thanh; Saito, Eisuke – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The number of international returnees is increasing in emerging economies. However, very little has been known about their career development in their home country. This study explored how Vietnamese returnees from Australia developed their career after returning to Vietnam. The study deployed a qualitative approach using in-depth interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Reentry Students, College Students
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Rivera Munoz, Claudia A.; Baik, Chi; Lodge, Jason M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The first year of university is often considered challenging and difficult for students who are adjusting to different academic and social demands. In this context, teacher-student interactions can play a crucial role in fostering student motivation, engagement in learning, a sense of belonging to the university and academic persistence. Although…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Freshmen, College Faculty, Tutors
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