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Alexandre, José Carlos; Aguiar-Conraria, Luís – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Previous studies have associated initiation practices, also known as hazing, with conformity, fear, apprehension, anxiety, submission, coercion, desire for group integration, and acceptance. Therefore, students undergo several types of influences or pressures. We argue that the social environment surrounding the hazing in Portuguese universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Cownie, Fiona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Commitment and word-of-mouth communication are important relational ideas: commitment a central and defining aspect of relationships; word-of-mouth a key relational outcome. This research examines the relationship between commitment and word-of-mouth communication within the context of higher education. The study tests a new conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Interpersonal Communication
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Waddington, Rod; Wood, Lesley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
As an HRD manager in a college, I am responsible for employee wellness within the organisation. However the culture of the college in which I work is toxic, characterised by bullying, destructive leadership, gossip and victimisation. Such a culture is difficult to change and requires a different approach to the expert-led, training interventions…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Action Research, Participatory Research, Communication Problems
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Collier, Daniel A.; Mishra, Shubhanshu; Houston, Derek A.; Hensley, Brandon O.; Hartlep, Nicholas D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In January 2015, President Obama captured headlines in the US by announcing America's College Promise (ACP), a policy that would reverse four decades of privatisation in higher education by making community colleges 'tuition-free'. This research explores the conversation that unfolded across the Facebook pages of various media sources. Key phrases…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Public Support, Paying for College, Tuition
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McEvoy, Claire T.; Hunter, Ruth F.; Matchett, Kyle B.; Carey, Linda; McKinley, Michelle C.; McCloskey, Karen D.; Woodside, Jayne V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There is still much to learn about the support required by postgraduate research students, across academic disciplines, to facilitate successful completion of a research degree. The primary aim of this study was to explore postgraduate medical science research students' perceptions of academic and mentoring support at different stages during their…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Medicine
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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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Morgan, Gareth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The global movement of students in higher education is a relatively recent phenomenon, which has gained momentum in the last 30 years. Much research has been focused on the experiences of this population. Relatively little is known about international allied healthcare students who undertake clinical placements as part of their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Clinical Experience
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Wallace, Thomas Morgan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the claim that a fully immersive English language learning experience can be ensured by universities engaged in transnational education through offshore campuses. Taking as a case study one South East Asian offshore campus of a Western university, the inquiry was designed to discover the extent to which students did, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Experience
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Bennett, Roger; Kane, Suzanne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper presents the outcomes of a study of the factors that contribute to teaching team effectiveness in situations where team members rarely meet face to face. Academic faculty within a university Business School were asked to report the degrees to which they believed that the module teaching teams to which they belonged contained members who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, College Faculty, Business Administration Education
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Hart, David J.; Coates, Nigel F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
The growing acceptance that students can also be viewed as consumers of higher education (HE) has acted as a catalyst for universities to place greater emphasis on issues such as student satisfaction and retention. Indeed, the UK National Student Survey covered 152 institutions in 2009. However, far less attention has been paid to the concept of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Robinson, Stephanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article considers the impact of a technique of structured conversation to enhance a student-centred approach to tutorial time. It is suggested that the development of such an approach can provide enhanced learning support in the current challenge of widening diversity in the learner population. Many students in modern tertiary education show…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Independent Study, Autism, Adult Education
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Alterio, Maxine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
Drawing on a research project which focused on the role reflective learning tools have in bringing about change to practice, this paper describes how nine practitioners from four different professions enhanced their professional practice by contributing to a collaborative journal. An analysis of the journal revealed four key themes:…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflective Teaching, Professional Development, Cooperation