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McCulloch, Alistair – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
When Louis Pasteur remarked that chance favours the prepared mind, he was commenting on the important role played by serendipity in scientific discovery. That role is well known (most know of the story of Fleming's accidental discovery of penicillin) but much of the literature focuses on the STEM disciplines, on 'big' science, and concentrates on…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Graduates, Discovery Processes, Doctoral Programs
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Tremblay-Wragg, Emilie; Mathieu Chartier, Sara; Labonté-Lemoyne, Elise; Déri, Catherine; Gadbois, Marie-Eve – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The context of higher education in Canada suffers from alarming rates of dropout and prolongation of study programmes. The lack of academic writing ability and feeling of isolation are among aggravating factors impeding on the success of graduate students. Writing retreats are identified as a potential solution to support and improve academic…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Graduate Students
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Whalley, W. Brian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although alternatives exist, unseen, written examinations still appear to be a major component of assessment in higher education in the UK. Such exams can be unsettling for students new to higher education, particularly for those with specific learning difficulties. The concept of an 'attainment curve' is developed to assist mark attribution and…
Descriptors: Tests, Testing, Student Evaluation, Higher Education
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Bennett, Tawney – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Student consumerism in the Higher Education (HE) sector continues to stimulate critical academic commentary about the consequences of marketisation. Although much of the debate focuses on the effects that consumerism has on student achievement, little empirical research has analysed the effect that consumerism has on teaching and associated…
Descriptors: College Students, Commercialization, Consumer Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Godfrey, Jonathan; Elliott, Geoffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This article examines the impact of academisation on English Sixth Form Colleges through the lens of the Principals and Governors who lead such organisations -- those who have decided to opt for academisation, and those who have not. A comprehensive survey of the Principals or Chairs of 35 Sixth Form Colleges, representing all regions of England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy
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Reimann, Nicola; Fabriz, Sabine; Hansen, Miriam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper offers reflections on the role of context for teaching development programmes, stimulated by participating in European staff mobility. It is presented in two parts. Part 1 discusses the differences between the national and institutional contexts encountered during a UK-German partnership, as case studies of the varying contexts in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Wilkinson, Catherine; Silverio, Sergio A.; Wilkinson, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Through a textual analysis of four episodes comprising the ITV 1 psychological thriller "Cheat," this paper explores depictions of the English Higher Education [HE] landscape and of the lived experiences of being an academic in the television drama. We achieve this through a focus on the fictional HE institution where the drama is set --…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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White, Wendee; Ingram, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Postgraduate taught student experience (PGT) is the product of a complex journey. During study, PGT students face an array of emotions and stressors associated with biopsychosocial-cultural processes interacting in, across, and in response to various dynamic systems that serve to threaten or challenge their study journey, making wellbeing an…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Stevenson, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Writing experiences have a crucial role in the wellbeing of academics and PhD researchers and this paper seeks to extend a body of work on writing retreats, by exploring them from a wellbeing perspective. Drawing from literature on wellbeing and the practical experience of developing and delivering writing retreats, it highlights wellbeing…
Descriptors: Well Being, Writing Workshops, College Faculty, Doctoral Students
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de Paor, Cathal – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Volume is the dominant metaphor underlying the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Credits are used to 'express the volume of learning based on the defined learning outcomes and their associated workload', with the latter based on volume of student effort. But the convenience of volume can leave the first part overlooked, i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Credits, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
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Gayton, Angela M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
At the forefront of many UK universities' current strategies is a commitment to ongoing processes of internationalisation; continued progress in becoming increasingly international also sits alongside adherence to policies and practices relating to widening access and participation for home students, to achieve greater equity in terms of who can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Latta, Gail F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper presents a conceptual framework for predicting whether power will have a unifying or subversive effect in specific organizational cultures. The Cultural Interaction Model of Leadership and Power (LP-CIM) asserts cultural norms constrain what leadership approaches will be successful in particular organizational contexts. These…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Culture, Leadership Role, Power Structure
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Kavanagh, Emma; Brown, Lorraine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Gender-based violence in virtual environments is commonly experienced by women and girls, and online abuse has become a significant social problem. High profile women in a variety of professions often become victims of online violence. The topic of online gender-based violence has to date received scant academic attention. Little is known about…
Descriptors: Violence, Gender Differences, Females, Women Faculty
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Tight, Malcolm – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This article reports on a systematic review of research into student retention and student engagement in higher education (HE). It discusses the origins and meaning of these terms, their relation to each other, their application and practice, and the issues and critiques that have arisen. The two concepts are seen as alternative ways of seeing and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Student Responsibility
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Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This article traces and critically analyses a personal journey in search of effective ways to promote exemplary questioning on the part of students. The article is in many ways a polemic rather than a scientific study, which emerges as much from the 1970s and the writings of Carl Rogers as from the second decade of the twenty-first century with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Instructional Innovation, Outcomes of Education
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