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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Sharp, Jane C.; psychological patterns; student motivation – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This work explores the relationships between academic boredom and the perceived course experiences of 179 final-year Education Studies students attending a single university in England. Adopting a mixed-methods design, with data collection employing a combination of questionnaires and individual research interviews, findings suggest that all…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Education Majors
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Holton, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Since the introduction of the post-1992 university, various, and ongoing, higher education (HE) policy reforms have fuelled academic, political, media and anecdotal discussions of the trajectories of UK university students. An outcome of this has been the dualistic classification of students as being from either 'traditional' or 'non-traditional'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Housing, Student Experience, Profiles
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study aims to describe the language learning backgrounds of Turkish pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) with reference to their perceived language competence and satisfaction with perceived speaking ability. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a questionnaire that was administered to 365 first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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Robinson, Denise; Rennie, Sandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Volunteer trainee teachers (trainee teachers who teach on an unpaid basis and not on a pre-service course) are present in a number of institutions across the lifelong learning sector (LLS) in England, giving the opportunity to gain entry into the teaching profession to those who might otherwise face difficulties in accessing paid teaching. Whilst…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Teachers, Lifelong Learning
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This article presents findings arising from the first UK application of a revised 70-item lecturer self-efficacy questionnaire recently developed for use in the Australian higher education context. Intended to probe and systematically measure confidence in the core functions of research, teaching and other academic or service-related activities…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes