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Jones, Gill; Fleming, Scott; Laugharne, Janet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In the prevailing economic and political climate for Higher Education a greater emphasis has been placed on diversifying the funding base. The present study was undertaken between 2012 and 2014 and addressed the implementation of an approach to the transformation of one academic school in a medium-sized modern university in Wales to a more engaged…
Descriptors: Universities, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Educational Finance
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Cheung, Derek Hang-Cheong; Ng, Andy Ka-Leung; Kiang, Kai-Ming; Chan, Henry Hin-Yan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Prior knowledge of and interest in subject matter are recognised as important factors influencing students' academic achievement and the quality of their learning experience. Teaching students who are diverse in terms of their prior knowledge of and interest in the subject matter is an oft-cited challenge in science general education courses. The…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Cheng, Breagh; Nair, Mythili; Santinele Martino, Alan; Roxå, Torgny – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Scholars of teaching and learning have increasingly acknowledged the significance of attending to the experiences and development of undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants (TAs). The present study aims to contribute to this growing body of research by exploring the ways in which TAs at one Canadian university make decisions during…
Descriptors: Cues, Decision Making, Nonverbal Communication, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Billy; Chiu, Yuan-Li Tiffany – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Research on the 'ideal' or 'good' student tends to be situated within compulsory schooling. Few recent studies have focused on lecturers' conceptualisation and construction of the 'ideal' university student. Informed by 30 in-depth interviews with lecturers from two post-92 English universities within the social sciences, we explore how the notion…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Taylor, Janet A.; van Eyk, Tina; Syme, Suzi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In Australia access to university studies is supported through students' participation in government funded, pre-award programmes called 'enabling' programmes. These programmes allow students to meet university entry requirements and are designed to prepare students for the rigours of study. This article explores the performance and experience of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Grade Point Average
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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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Kettell, Lynn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Young adult carers are four times more likely than other students to drop out of higher education and are amongst the under-represented and disadvantaged groups targeted in the National Strategy for Access and Student Success in Higher Education in the UK. Non-completion of studies has implications not just for the individuals themselves, but also…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Higher Education, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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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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Wald, Navé; Harland, Tony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In this position paper we focus on students who are contracted to fulfil teaching roles. While an accepted practice, student teaching assistants (STAs) tend to lack teaching experience as well as having only limited subject and pedagogical knowledge. As such, there is a trade-off between employing them and maintaining quality in teaching. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Role, Student Teacher Evaluation
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Roy, Sherre; Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Much of the contemporary literature around assessment practices in higher education focuses on assessment quality and its fitness for purpose. However, there is limited research around student comprehension of written assessment task descriptions and their understanding of the task itself. The purpose of this study was to examine a number of…
Descriptors: Readability, Written Language, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Stander, Marga – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The importance of plagiarism in an academic setting cannot be overlooked. Creating an awareness of plagiarism avoidance amongst students may be achievable and teaching students certain skills to avoid plagiarism, like paraphrasing, may also be possible. Although paraphrasing is one of the most important skills for avoiding plagiarism, it is a real…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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West, Conor; Baker, Amanda; Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Woodcock, Stuart; Bokosmaty, Sahar; Howard, Steven J.; Eady, Michelle J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the growing prominence and importance of the field of teacher dispositions for addressing selection criteria and assessment in educational research, there is an absence of psychometrically evaluated instruments to facilitate investigations. Furthermore, research thus far has not explored the relationship between teacher dispositions and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Test Construction
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Hladchenko, Myroslava – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The article explores academic identities in Ukrainian research universities whilst means-ends decoupling takes place at the state level. The latter term implies that the practices of state policies are disconnected from the state's core goal of creating public welfare. Such means-ends decoupling occurs in oligarchic economies, Ukraine being one.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, College Faculty, Research Universities
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