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Maharaj, Chris; Blair, Erik; Chin Yuen Kee, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The link between motivation and success is well documented; however, there is still room to problematise motivation in regards to the individual and contextual levels. This study looks at motivation in relation to students studying undergraduate engineering courses at a Caribbean university and seeks to discover the factors that motivate them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Selwyn, Neil; Henderson, Michael; Chao, Shu-Hua – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Universities generate a mass of data related to students and the courses that they study. As such, "data work" using digital technologies and digital systems is integral to educational administration within higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews with administrative and managerial staff in an Australian university, this article…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Management Systems, Universities, College Students
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Nykänen, Seija; Tynjälä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article examines how Finnish universities and other higher education institutes have responded to the challenges posed by rapid changes in the world of work and societies all over Europe, particularly with reference to the development of generic skills. The data were collected by means of individual and group interviews at three Finnish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education, Interviews
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Hall, V. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A small-scale action research project was used to consider the policy and rhetoric surrounding development of the "expert learner" and how this might be further explored to provide opportunities for learners to have greater direct involvement in reflection and discussion with teachers. The research was based within a further education…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Communities of Practice, Ecological Factors
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Tran, Carolyn-Dung T. T.; Villano, Renato A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article provides an analysis of the academic performance of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Vietnam with 50 universities and 50 colleges in 2011/12. The two-stage semiparametric data envelopment analysis is used to estimate the efficiency of HEIs and investigate the effects of various factors on their performance. The findings reveal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Efficiency
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Bourque, Claude Julie; Bourdon, Sylvain – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Drawing on the experience of training graduate students and researchers in qualitative and mixed-methods analysis since the mid-1990s, the authors reflect on the evolution of a multidisciplinary graduate course developed in a Canadian university since 2007. The hands-on/hands-off course design based on the use of NVivo was developed in parallel…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study, Social Science Research, Research Methodology
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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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Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
We examine the impact of university student burnout on academic achievement. With a longitudinal sample of working undergraduate university business and economics students, we use a two-step analytical process to estimate the efficient frontiers of student productivity given inputs of labour and capital and then analyse the potential determinants…
Descriptors: Burnout, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment
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Brimble, Mandy J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
International trends for pre-registration nurse education at degree level alongside "widening access" initiatives mean that academic achievement of students entering via different educational routes is of interest to both higher and further education institutions. This article examines the academic achievement of students undertaking a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Bachelors Degrees
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McCluckie, Barry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Student retention has become increasingly important as student numbers continue to rise. Early identification of those students who are disengaging from their course is crucial if steps are to be taken to turn this around. Attendance data from the compulsory aspects of courses were gathered on a centrally held database during teaching week six of…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Withdrawal (Education), Data Analysis
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Whittle, Sue R.; Pell, Godfrey; Murdoch-Eaton, Deborah G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Students arrive in higher education (HE) with a range of generic and subject-specific skills which they are expected to use and build upon during their degree courses. In order to ensure that undergraduates are able to make a successful transition to HE, it is important that teachers and course designers understand the level and range of skills…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Medical Schools, Numeracy
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Askham, Phil – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article examines a longitudinal case study exploring the experience of a cohort of part-time, adult, work-based learners, mostly experiencing higher education for the first time. A wide range of instruments, including diaries and interviews, were used to collect data to explore, in some depth, the nature of the learning experience. Data…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Higher Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education