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Moogan, Y. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper analyses the student decision-making model for international postgraduate (PG) students with a concentration on consumer service marketing principles. Using a grounded theory approach and exploratory techniques (focus groups), it investigates qualitatively why the UK is the destination choice, the rationale for the programme of study…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Kanuka, Heather; Holmes, Jason; Cowley, Summer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend an understanding of success experienced by leaders in teaching development units. Using a framework comprised of narratives of constraint, this qualitative study interviewed 38 academics in leadership roles from Finland, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and England. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Younger, Kirsty; Gascoine, Louise; Menzies, Victoria; Torgerson, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Widening participation (WP) in higher education (HE) is an increasingly important policy issue, with interventions to increase participation from minority ethnic, low-income and other under-represented groups undertaken in HE sectors in many countries. In the UK there is a large amount of WP activity but a lack of robust evidence of its…
Descriptors: Evidence, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Higher Education
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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Rotidi, Georgia; Collins, John B.; Karalis, Thanassis; Lavidas, Konstantinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study examined the relationship between different views of teaching and dimensions that differentiate academic disciplines. A total of 114 academics within Greece and 127 academics from similar disciplines but other countries were compared using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). Distinctions among disciplines for both groups were…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Jones, Joanna; Gaffney-Rhys, Ruth; Jones, Edward – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This article presents a synthesis of previous ideas relating to student evaluation of teaching (SET) results in higher education institutions (HEIs), with particular focus upon possible validity issues and matters that HEI decision-makers should consider prior to interpreting survey results and using them summatively. Furthermore, the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Summative Evaluation, Legal Problems
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Tarry, Estelle – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
This article seeks to consider the consequences that overseas students experience having studied at a university in the United Kingdom. With the implementation of the United Kingdom policies, the number of international students studying in the United Kingdom is increasing. A study of Thai students studying in the United Kingdom has been used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Educational Experience, Cultural Differences
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Badger, James – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Basil Bernstein's classification and framing was adopted as a theoretical model to analyse the instruction of two university professors who incorporated case studies into their graduate business and education courses. Classification and framing allows for a meaningful analysis of the discussion leader's questions that facilitate students'…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Classification, Communication Skills, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Nixon, Sarah; Vickerman, Philip; Maynard, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Using a qualitative approach drawing on the experiences of four HE lecturers, this study provides an exploration of and insights into a peer review of teaching (PRT) scheme, which focused on teacher immediacy and communication skills. Within the United Kingdom, limited research has been undertaken in relation to teacher immediacy even though…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Nonverbal Communication, Peer Evaluation, Interaction
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Lang, Iain; Canning, Roy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article provides a citation analysis of Lave and Wenger's work on "communities of practice" and "situated learning" over the period 1991-2001. The data relate to educational research in the UK, although comparisons are made with the USA. The findings indicate that although the text was incorporated and heavily used within…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Sciences, Citation Analysis, Communities of Practice
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Shaw, Jenny – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper seeks to explore an apparent paradox within higher education. The increasing pressure towards widening participation in higher education, resulting in a more diverse student body, can be seen as either an opportunity or a threat. On the one hand it provides new opportunities for students to learn from and challenge one another, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities
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Robinson, Stephanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article considers the impact of a technique of structured conversation to enhance a student-centred approach to tutorial time. It is suggested that the development of such an approach can provide enhanced learning support in the current challenge of widening diversity in the learner population. Many students in modern tertiary education show…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Independent Study, Autism, Adult Education