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Merga, Margaret K.; Mason, Shannon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It is no longer sufficient for higher education providers to solely focus on fostering academic research communication skills in their doctoral candidates, as a broader skillset is needed to communicate research effectively to diverse audiences. Such knowledge mobilisation facilitates research impact beyond academia and is linked to funding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Doctoral Students
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Schütze, Heike; Bartyn, Jenna; Tapsell, Amy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The first-year university experience is inherently linked to student satisfaction, retention and academic success. A sense of academic preparedness can enhance the first-year transition experience. Subjects designed to assist students to transition to university can improve the transition experience; however, there is very limited evidence of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Late Adolescents
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Harvey, Marina; Vlachopoulos, Panos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
A growing body of research supports the learning and teaching of reflective practice in higher education; however, the application of reflective skills beyond the classroom, and specifically in professional development, is underdeveloped. While the value of reflective practice may not be clearly apparent for academic and professional staff,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Andres, Hayward P. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Given the recent reported common occurrence of mediocre or substandard academic performance by students in colleges and universities, it has become essential to identify pedagogical factors that might lessen or reverse this trend. Kolb's experiential learning, Pintrich's student learning motivation, and cognitive load theories were used as a…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Experiential Learning, Learning Motivation, Cognitive Processes
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Jones, Adam; Yazdani, Baback; Barton, Harry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to consider the activities and impact of personalisation in a UK higher education setting. It considered how personalisation has affected outputs in terms of progression, achievement, internship, enterprise project and international placement uptake within the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Individualized Instruction
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Bell, Heather; Bell, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article details an approach to teaching entrepreneurship to Higher National Diploma (HND) students that combines lecture-based and experiential learning processes to increase student learning, comprehension, and entrepreneurial skills. A UK university redesigned an entrepreneurship course to have students design and implement business plans…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Entrepreneurship, Lecture Method, Experiential Learning
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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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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Thompson, David W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Much of the research into higher education and its role in work-based learning, and especially in supporting undergraduate students on placements, has focused on longer-term internships and sandwich courses. Research has also concentrated on subject areas that have traditionally been associated with the above, for example business, health and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Placement, Social Sciences, Experiential Learning
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Hadley, Bree Jamila – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
This article investigates the role of information communication technologies (ICTs) in establishing a well-aligned, authentic learning environment for a diverse cohort of non-cognate and cognate students studying event management in a higher education context. Based on a case study which examined the way ICTs assisted in accommodating diverse…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Industry, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Congdon, Graham John; Congdon, Shirley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
This article reports an action research project designed to develop and implement a new participatory learning and teaching approach to enable postgraduate healthcare students to develop skills and knowledge in preparation for undertaking an action research study within their practice setting. The learning and teaching approach was based upon the…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, Research Methodology, Experiential Learning
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McLaughlin, Patricia; Mills, Anthony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Developing academic relationships between vocational colleges and universities in Australia has been problematic, with exchanges between the two sectors limited to linear articulation and prescribed credit transfer. Whilst some very good examples of collaboration exist, in general the two sectors operate independently of each other. The isolation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Qualifications, Construction Management
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Groves, Mark; Bowd, Belinda; Smith, Julian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
In recent years the student population in the UK has grown considerably, and students are entering higher education with a more diverse range of qualifications and skills. This is particularly the case in post-1992 universities with a widening participation agenda, as these institutions have a larger share of students from non-traditional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
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Blake, Joanne; Worsdale, Graham J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Students undertaking employment during term time is a growing phenomenon, and whilst there is an awareness that a large proportion of our undergraduates have part-time jobs, the type and extent of this work and the learning experiences gained is less clear. The purpose of this article is to outline research undertaken to determine the potential…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, Student Employment, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Graves, Susan; Jones, Marion – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article explores whether using reflective dialogue in action learning sets on a foundation degree (FD) in educational support can develop the capacity for reflective practice of the students. Developing a reflective stance in relation to professional practice is a central theme of the programme, which is reinforced by the work-based learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Modules, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching
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