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Klegeris, Andis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The importance of advancing the 'employability skills' of students throughout their undergraduate education has been increasingly recognised by students and university instructors. Development of these essential skills is hindered by the lack of widely available assessment tools and shortage of detailed descriptions of effective instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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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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Scally, Jayme; Jiang, Man – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
TESOL postgraduate students come to the UK from China seeking an authentic environment in which to develop their English language skills and learn about their host culture. This paper provides a substantive review of the historical context of higher education in China, including its Confucian cultural heritage, and shows its evolution from a…
Descriptors: Socialization, Asians, Foreign Students, Confucianism
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Magnusson, Jenny; Zackariasson, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, especially when it comes to undergraduate projects. At the same time independence is characterised by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Personal Autonomy, Supervisors
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Temple Clothier, Anne; Matheson, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Using an interpretive epistemology to explore the perceived benefits of using co-creation as a pedagogic tool with undergraduate students, this research focuses on a collaborative project between some first year undergraduate Education Studies students, a university Senior Lecturer and an Education Coordinator from a regional social enterprise…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Honors Curriculum, Education Majors
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
One way that universities assess teaching effectiveness is by eliciting student feedback. However, what standards do students themselves use to judge whether a lecturer is a 'good' teacher? As part of a study carried out at a Hong Kong university, students were interviewed about their first-year learning experience and asked what they felt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Zhang, Tao – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There has been a good deal of research into the problems Chinese postgraduate students studying in English-speaking universities face with regard to critical thinking. This project is an attempt to tackle this issue from a new perspective. It aims to explore how a unique aspect of the university curriculum in China--the so-called "four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Social Values, Cultural Influences
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Cannady, Rachel E.; Gallo, Kasia Z. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Writing is an important teaching and learning tool that fosters active and critical thinking. There are multiple pressures for disciplines outside the humanities and social sciences to integrate writing in their courses. The shift from teaching solely discipline-specific skills to including writing in a meaningful way can be a daunting process. An…
Descriptors: Writing Exercises, Reflection, Active Learning, Critical Thinking
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Encouraging reflective practice and developing reflective practitioners is a goal of many disciplines in higher education. A variety of pedagogical techniques have been used to promote critical reflection including portfolios, narratives and reflective journals. Over the past decade, the use of Web 2.0 technologies with students has been…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Reflection
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To, Jessica; Carless, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Discussion of exemplars of student work is a productive means of explaining tacit knowledge and guiding students into the requirements of academic writing. Through two cycles of action research in a post-secondary institution in Hong Kong, this study examines how exemplars can be used to enhance student understanding of quality and to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Postsecondary Education, Peer Groups
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Martin, Linda; Spolander, Gary; Ali, Imran; Maas, Beulah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Engaging students has been seen as the key to promoting their achievement in higher education institutions. However, there is an important stage prior to this: the development of a positive student identity which influences students' motivation to engage. As the student body has evolved from full-time, on-campus students entering university…
Descriptors: College Students, Identification (Psychology), Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Howard, Chris; Davies, Peter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This paper reports on data collected during an evaluation of two higher education courses designed to attract mature entrants aged between 21 and 60 to undergraduate degree programmes. Employing an evaluation design informed by a critical realist approach, the study utilised a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Smyth, Karen Elaine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This article explores a teaching approach that aims to engage learners more fully in the deep learning process that is characterised by the development of critical thinking skills. The concept of critical thinking skills is reconsidered in the context of the need to shift focus away from teaching teachers about learning to teaching students about…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Learner Engagement, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking
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