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Irwin, A.; Irvine, C.; Bekes, B.; Nordmann, E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Incivility has been reported as having an adverse impact on student learning, faculty staff retention and student commitment within Higher Education. As such this behaviour has the potential to reduce student achievement and could have a financial impact. The aim of this research was to examine the impact of teaching context (lecture versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hunt, Nuala; Loxley, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite efforts in Ireland to increase the number of part-time students in Higher Education, there was limited growth over twenty years 1997-2017. Part-time featured in widening participation strategies; however, this mode of learning has orientated towards employability. Retention of part-time students remains a problem for Higher Education. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Part Time Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Bruen, Jennifer; Kelly, Niamh; Loftus, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper explores the attitudes of undergraduate language learners and their lecturers towards the introduction of an attendance policy in an Irish Higher Education Institution. It also analyses the relationship between the introduction of this policy and student performance (average grade) and progression (pass rates). The policy was introduced…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Policy, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning
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Farrell, Orna; Brunton, James; Trevaskis, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative study reports on an on-entry orientation intervention designed to support and retain students transitioning to higher education at an Irish private higher education institution. Following the intervention, a qualitative study was conducted with the aim of exploring new undergraduate student experiences of transitioning to higher…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Personal Narratives, School Orientation, Intervention
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Scanlon, Margaret; Leahy, Pat; Jenkinson, Hilary; Powell, Fred – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Over the last few decades there has been increased recognition that the concept of 'access' encompasses not only entry to higher education (HE) but also participation and successful completion. Despite this, very little research has been carried out in Ireland on non-traditional students' experience of university. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Working Class, Friendship, Peer Relationship, Sense of Community
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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research examining the characteristics of both qualified and pre-service teachers focuses on traits including gender, socio-economic and socio-demographic background, knowledge and a variety of relevant affective constructs. Studies also investigate such traits among entrants to initial teacher education (ITE). The desire for more diversity within…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cavaliero, Tamsin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate whether Lego could be used as a tool for reflective practice with social care practitioners (SCPs) and student practitioners. This article outlines an action research study conducted in an institute of higher education in Ireland. Findings from this study suggest that Lego can be used to support student…
Descriptors: Play, Manipulative Materials, Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Finn, Mairéad; Darmody, Merike – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The internationalisation of higher education--a facet of broader processes of globalisation--has resulted in increased study-related travel, and the development of policies to attract international students. Nevertheless, in the context of a strong drive to recruit international students, little is known about how they are faring during their…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Study Abroad
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Dennehy, Edward – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
With the advent of increasingly multinational student cohorts in many higher education institutes, the possible influence of 'national culture' on students' learning approaches has become a focal point of attention. In particular, the claim that Asian (Confucian) students adopt (primarily) surface learning approaches has attracted much debate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Confucianism, Cross Cultural Studies, Scores
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O'Flaherty, Joanne; Doyle, Elaine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
The importance of education in developing ethically sensitive individuals who use principled moral reasoning when facing dilemmas has been widely acknowledged (Pascarella and Terenzini 1991; Rest et al. 1999b). However, ethics is typically omitted from the higher level curriculum and, if raised at all, comprises a very minor element of the course…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Ethical Instruction, Intervention, Professional Development
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Kelly, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
There is a perception that university students have changed dramatically in their modes of learning in recent years, mainly due to their widespread use of the Internet as an information source, the change in student body due to the greater accessibility of third level education and changes in experience in second level education. Lectures,…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, College Students, Lecture Method, Internet
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Byrne, Marann; Finlayson, Odilla; Flood, Barbara; Lyons, Orla; Willis, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
One of the major challenges facing accounting education is the creation of a learning environment that promotes high-quality learning. Comparative research across disciplines offers educators the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the influence of contextual and personal variables on students' learning approaches. Using the Approaches…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Study Skills, Accounting, Foreign Countries
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Donnelly, Roisin; O'Rourke, K. C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The Internet has made it impossible for higher education institutions to ignore technology in fulfilling their strategic mission and responding to the expectations of a diverse student body. In the Republic of Ireland, as elsewhere, the use of online technologies has become an increasingly important challenge in academic staff development, and on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Distance Education