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Mekonnen, Geberew Tulu; Kilpatrick, Sue; Kenny, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
This study explored academics' and institutional leaders' perception of the empowerment of various actors in Ethiopian higher education institutions. Little is known about university autonomy in Ethiopian higher education in the context of the Bologna Process. Three public universities were selected from the 31 public universities using a…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, College Faculty, Administrator Attitudes, Higher Education
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Burke, Katie; Fanshawe, Melissa; Tualaulelei, Eseta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Online learning was initially introduced to support face-to-face learning, but now represents a dominant pedagogical approach in Higher Education. The rapid shift from face-to-face learning to online platforms has left many academics feeling pedagogically unprepared. In this research, we initially sought to understand and enhance online student…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Myers, Frances; Glover, Hayley; Stephens, Carey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Successful retention of students through understanding their motivations and behaviours is a challenge to universities worldwide. Whilst the impact of withdrawals is an issue for all institutions, attrition for distance-learning providers is particularly problematic owing to higher non-completion rates, less physical visibility, and because…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Withdrawal (Education), Foreign Countries
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Tran, Thuy Thi Thanh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Although much research has been done in response to a significant transformation in teaching and learning in higher education, there is a paucity of research paying specific attention to teaching practices that promote student learning in developing countries like Vietnam, where English is not a medium of instruction and in which the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Firat, Tahsin; Bildiren, Ahmet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the strengths and weaknesses of a student with LD from their pre-school period until their last year of university. The participant is a 4th year student in a university Guidance and Psychological Counselling department. This study used multiple qualitative research methods, including a case…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, College Students, Preschool Education
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Rivera, Errol Scott; Garden, Claire Louise Palmer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Gamification, the application of game elements to non-game situations, has gained traction in education as a mechanism for improving motivation and/or learning outcomes. Although it is widely accepted that gamification enhances these aspects of engagement in business and education settings, there is equivocal supporting evidence. Research has…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Higher Education
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Dias, Gonçalo Paiva; Barbosa, Belem; Santos, Claudia Amaral; Pinheiro, Margarida M.; Simões, Dora; Filipe, Sandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The study presented in this article aims at understanding the relevance of mobility initiatives to the internationalisation efforts of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). By building upon relevant literature, 17 propositions related to this contribution were identified. Empirical evidence from a concrete case of a European university was then…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Akbari, Alireza – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Much progress has been made in the areas of diminishing, avoiding, and resisting plagiarism, due to the recent development of plagiarism tools. Many scholars/authors across the globe have been struggling with plagiarism, giving a number of lectures and writing articles pinpointing strategies that take into account on-line plagiarism services such…
Descriptors: Translation, Plagiarism, Integrity, Prevention
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Austen, Liz; Pickering, Nathaniel; Judge, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Foundation year provision provides access to Higher Education by developing the skills and subject-specific knowledge required to undertake an undergraduate degree course. This article explores the experiences of students during transition onto an Integrated Foundation Year in Art and Design Year (IFYAD) at one UK Higher Education Institution. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Bailey, Wayne; Bordogna, Claudia M.; Harvey, Halina; Jones, Glynn; Walton, Sean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Using a bi-dimensional, fourfold model as a thinking tool to contemplate acculturation strategies we analyse the intercultural experience of international academic staff (IAS) in the United Kingdom higher education. The literature suggests that IAS feel undervalued as a professional group and that institutions do not capitalise on their diverse…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Higher Education
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Herrmann, Kim Jesper; Lindvig, Katrine; Aagaard, Jesper – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Digital technology constitutes a substantial presence in higher education and notions like 'digital natives' and '21st century digital skills' dominate educational discourse. However, within the last decade, scholars have started questioning the prevailing techno-optimism and practitioners have started debating whether and how to regulate the use…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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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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Pearson, William S. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
English language proficiency has long been recognised as important to the academic success of non-native English-speaking international students through the setting of minimum English language requirements as a condition of entry to Anglophone universities. The present study provides a historical account of the evolution in language entry standard…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Grieve, R.; Woodley, J.; Hunt, S. E.; McKay, A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Oral presentations and public speaking are an important aspect of the student experience in the United Kingdom higher education. Many modules (self-contained units normally within a programme of study) use presentations as a form of assessment and require students to verbally engage in small and large group settings to enhance learning. Previous…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Higher Education, Fear, Anxiety
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