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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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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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McMorran, Chris; Ragupathi, Kiruthika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper examines an alternative approach to grading at a public university in Singapore. Beginning in 2014, all incoming students were given a 'grade-free' period of assessment. This was designed to give new students time to adjust to university life and to inspire students to approach their learning free from the worry of grades. Similar to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grading, Student Evaluation
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Ursin, Jani; Vähäsantanen, Katja; McAlpine, Lynn; Hökkä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This narrative study investigated identity, agency and emotions, amongst an under-researched academic group -- those without PhDs with primary responsibility for teaching, who are also expected to do research. In this interview-based paper, we examine the experience of such Finnish academics in a research-intensive university. Thematic and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Research Universities, College Faculty
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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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Dixon, Laura; O'Gorman, Valerie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This article evaluates changes in teaching delivery during the first year of an undergraduate Tourism Management degree programme at a university in the North West of England. Moving from traditional semesterised mode, delivery was changed to shortened, time-intensive modules delivered one at a time, for two full days (six hours per day) over a…
Descriptors: School Schedules, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Delivery Systems
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Blichfeldt, Bodil Stilling; Smed, Karina Madsen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Problem-based learning (PBL) dates back to the 1970s and is inspired by the 1970s' collectivistic and practice-oriented learning ideals, emphasising dynamic learning processes without clear-cut or simple beginnings and ends. Today, PBL is often performed and framed by other discourses, strategies, rules, regulations and politics than those…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Coping, Student Attitudes, Educational Change
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Barkas, Linda A.; Scott, Jonathan M.; Poppitt, Nicola J.; Smith, Paul J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), originally proposed in the UK government's Higher Education White Paper, now the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, is a national mechanism to assess teaching quality in universities. This article provides a critical account of the TEF, underpinned by an overview of the policy context and marketisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Abualrub, Iyad; Stensaker, Bjørn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Globally, universities are currently facing increased external demands to strengthen and develop their learning environments. The article examines how a sample of Norwegian universities responds to governmental demands concerning establishing good learning environments. Based on document analysis and interviews, the article demonstrates that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Improvement, Educational Environment
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Chan, Shirley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article is predominantly concerned with the global challenges associated with managing an academic workforce in an era characterised by increased demand for higher education. In scrutinising global trends in higher education and academic workforce management, the article will address two research questions. First, what are the global trends…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Trend Analysis, Personnel Management
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Strauss, Pat; Hunter, Judy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with the work of polytechnic tutors on adult foundation programmes and describes how their work has been affected by the current neoliberal climate in the education sector. Inclusive neoliberalism is characterised by heightened regulation, reduced support for the public sector and a greater requirement for individual…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism, Tutors, Educational Policy
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Burnell, Iona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The further education (FE) sector in the UK, or post-compulsory education as it is often referred to, has undergone some radical changes in recent years. Historically, FE is synonymous with vocational education and training, providing communities with courses that tended to be in practical, non-academic subjects. Many FE lecturers came from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Aubrey, Karl; Bell, Les – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the impact of key teacher education policies created between 2000 and 2010 on further education teacher educators. Data was collected from a group of experienced teacher educators in the Midlands through a series of semi-structured interviews. This article argues that the reforms were driven by too great a concern for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Professionalism
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Chamberlain, John Martyn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Against the backdrop of contemporary debates surrounding the public role of criminology, this article argues that a key barrier to ensuring that the next generation of criminologists is equipped with the skills necessary to engage in critical forms of citizenship, is the quantitative "skills gap" that undergraduate students possess as a…
Descriptors: Criminology, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Mathematics Skills
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Gertz, SunHee Kim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Over the centuries, universities have functioned as gatekeepers and treasurers of received knowledge, while concomitantly furthering innovative contributions to society. Yet, when cultivating research "silos", universities encourage scholars to explore in seeming isolation. Out of such tensions, universities have supported, and will…
Descriptors: Universities, Humanities, Educational History, Educational Trends
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