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Benbow, Ross J.; Lee, Changhee; Hora, Matthew T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
While educators and policymakers increasingly link the '21st-century' skills of communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-directed learning to graduate success in important high-technology industries, few studies look at how technological college faculty -- who are expected to help instil these important skills in students -- learn to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, 21st Century Skills, Social Networks
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Klegeris, Andis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The importance of advancing the 'employability skills' of students throughout their undergraduate education has been increasingly recognised by students and university instructors. Development of these essential skills is hindered by the lack of widely available assessment tools and shortage of detailed descriptions of effective instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning
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Siklander, Pirkko; Impiö, Niina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
We need to know what it means to be an expert in working life today. Universities are often accused of neglecting the basic idea that higher education should be relevant to working life, and research on the subject of expertise in today's workplace is lacking. Thirteen experts from different fields were interviewed and the obtained data were…
Descriptors: Universities, Education Work Relationship, Specialists, Grounded Theory
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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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Temple Clothier, Anne; Matheson, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Using an interpretive epistemology to explore the perceived benefits of using co-creation as a pedagogic tool with undergraduate students, this research focuses on a collaborative project between some first year undergraduate Education Studies students, a university Senior Lecturer and an Education Coordinator from a regional social enterprise…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Honors Curriculum, Education Majors
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Shilo, Gila; Ragonis, Noa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A central issue in the design of curricula for all school levels is the development of the learners' high-order thinking skills and metacognitive skills. Among such required skills is the ability to solve problems. The literature dealing with the development of problem-solving skills is vast and primarily addresses the scientific disciplines, even…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Linguistics
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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Student attrition continues to be a significant and costly challenge for higher education institutions across the globe. In Australia, universities cite the importance of addressing student attrition through strategic statements and policy documents, and expend time and resources on the problem. Despite vast expenditures, they have made little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, Higher Education
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Chang, Pei-Fen; Lin, Miao-Chen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This study investigates problem-solving difficulties of novices in a classroom setting, using a German instructional tool, the Fischertechnik kit of approximately 400 parts. In order to analyse the students' thinking processes as they solved the problems, verbal protocol analysis (VPA) was used to record the students'' thinking processes and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Novices, Student Characteristics, Student Behavior
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Cancer, Vesna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper seeks to explore the need for and possibility of teaching current and potential problem solvers--undergraduate students in the economic and business field to define problems, to generate and choose creative and useful ideas and to verify them. It aims to select an array of quick and easy-to-use creative problem solving (CPS) techniques.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Business Administration Education
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Reimann, Nicola; Robson, Martin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This paper presents a detailed quantitative analysis of the use of seen questions within examinations in Economics option modules at one UK university. 4622 marks for seen and unseen questions awarded over a period of three years were analysed; the impact of personal characteristics was analysed using a sub-sample. It was found that the number of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Learning Modules, Tests, Questioning Techniques
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Clouston, Teena J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This article explores the use of discourse analysis and conversation analysis as an evaluation tool in problem-based learning. The basic principles of the methods are discussed and their application in analysing talk in problem-based learning considered. Findings suggest that these methods could enable an understanding of how effective…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Group Experience