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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Chevers, Delroy; Archie, Jonathon; Kerr-Gordon, Latoya; Hazel, Kerry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Most governments in both developed and developing countries are reducing their financial support to universities. This condition is further compounded in Jamaica because the Jamaican government has shifted its focus and support from tertiary to early childhood education. As a result, both students and universities in Jamaica are experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Information Technology, Educational Finance
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Studying in a foreign country, where one becomes a cultural outsider and where one lacks knowledge of and access to dominant cultural practices, can be a perfect context for challenging students' values, beliefs, and attitudes, particularly when these experiences are coupled with coursework on diversity. This study explored international students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Journals
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Turner, Lynda; Tobbell, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article considers ethnographic data collected during undergraduate students' transition to higher education. Drawing on communities of practice theory, the research focuses on the psychological process of identity as a trajectory, considering how reconciliation and negotiation of identities across and between communities influence transition.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Aditomo, Anindito – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Mature epistemic beliefs underlie higher-order thinking and learning outcomes. Previous studies have established that epistemic beliefs predict task-specific performance. However, there is mixed evidence regarding the relationships between such beliefs and course-level academic performance. This study investigated whether disciplinary type ('soft'…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
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Wood, Phil; Cajkler, Wasyl – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning has become an important field of inquiry, focusing on the development of new and critical pedagogic approaches in higher education. It is a broad field leading to the emergence of a number of contrasting perspectives concerning the development of insights into teaching and learning. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices
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Stoodley, Ian; Sayyad Abdi, Elham; Bruce, Christine; Hughes, Hilary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In November 2012, Queensland University of Technology in Australia launched a giant interactive learning environment known as "The Cube". This article reports a phenomenographic investigation into visitors' different experiences of learning in The Cube. At present very little is known about people's learning experience in spaces…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction
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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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Moriña, Anabel; Morgado, Beatriz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The main topic of this article is architectural barriers and infrastructures as identified by university students with disabilities. The data presented is part of a much wider research project, sponsored by Spain's Ministry of Economy and Competition. A biographical-narrative methodology was used for this study. The results presented have been…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students
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Cavaliero, Tamsin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate whether Lego could be used as a tool for reflective practice with social care practitioners (SCPs) and student practitioners. This article outlines an action research study conducted in an institute of higher education in Ireland. Findings from this study suggest that Lego can be used to support student…
Descriptors: Play, Manipulative Materials, Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Kinchin, Ian; Hosein, Anesa; Medland, Emma; Lygo-Baker, Simon; Warburton, Steven; Gash, Darren; Rees, Roger; Loughlin, Colin; Woods, Rick; Price, Shirley; Usherwood, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
After spending a year working on the development of a new online Master's programme in higher education, members of the development team were interviewed to reveal their thoughts about the nature of the programme. The dialogue of each interview was summarised as a concept map. Analysis of the resulting maps included a modified Bernsteinian…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Attitude Measures
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Moriña, Anabel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The partial results of ongoing research in the "University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities" Project are presented. This four-year study (2011-2014) was carried out by a University of Seville research team with lecturers from a variety of fields and areas of knowledge (Educational Sciences, Economics, Health…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Engin, Marion; McKeown, Kara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article reports on a study into the motivation of young Emirati undergraduate students for studying in a higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The participants were male and female undergraduate students in their first or second year of studying. The aim of the study was to examine their motivation using a framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Educational Attitudes
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Cooper, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the degree to which mothers participate in decisions surrounding their daughters' university choices in the English higher education sector, based on a gendered PhD study involving mother and adult daughter pairings in southern England. Examples are given of how extended middle-class mothering practices are enabling their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mothers, Females, College Choice
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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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