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Zhu, Xiaotong; Sharp, John G. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
For a large number of Higher Education institutions in the UK, the recruitment of international students remains vital for economic, political, cultural and educational benefits. Increasing competition within the international student market has encouraged many Higher Education institutions to pay closer attention to the quality of their…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students
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Benlahcene, Abderrahim; Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Kaur, Amrita; Wan-Din, Wan-Zalina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Despite continuously growing literature that emphasises the significant role of students' agency in classroom activities, the construct of agentic engagement has received scant attention in recent empirical research. Drawing from the self-determination theory, the present study aims to determine the relationship between teacher autonomy support…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Class Activities
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Garvey, Loretta; Hodgson, Yvonne; Tighe, Josephine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Assessment in higher education requires a high level of accountability and responsibility and is a major influence on student learning but can be a source of stress for staff and students. This project aimed to evaluate first-year students' conceptions of assessment in biomedical science and nursing to determine positive or negative trends and how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Nursing Education
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Ding, Feng; Yu, Baohua – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Autonomy has been considered both as a precondition and a crucial learning outcome of higher education. Recent research has been focusing on measuring university students' autonomy or its development. However, whether and how students' autonomy can be measured quantitatively is still debatable. Although autonomy is known as a changing process and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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George-Levi, Sivan; Laslo-Roth, Roni; Bareket Bojmel, Liad; Margalit, Malka – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Perceptions of social support contribute to positive adjustment even more than the actual provision of support. The goals of this study were to identify factors that may promote positive perceptions of the provision of on-campus support, especially in stressful times. The present study aimed to examine the predictive role of interpersonal…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Family Role, College Role, Peer Influence
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Dodo-Balu, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
This article draws on findings from a qualitative case study of a first-year online unit (subject) offered by a large public university through Open Universities Australia. It includes the student voice, taken from formal evaluation surveys, and the voice of casual academic tutors, provided through first-hand interviews and questionnaires. What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Online Courses
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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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Egan, Helen; O'Hara, Mark; Cook, Amy; Mantzios, Michail – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Universities are facing a difficult challenge in supporting good mental health whilst striving to enhance academic performance. The present study aimed to specifically investigate the relationship between attitudinal and personality constructs that are associated with wellbeing and to explore their association with student academic outcomes.…
Descriptors: Universities, Metacognition, Mental Health, Resilience (Psychology)
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Mendez, Sylvia L.; Cooksey, Sarah; Starkey, Kathryn; Conley, Valerie Martin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
A descriptive phenomenological research design using a socialisation theoretical framework is employed to describe the lived experience of socialisation and its influence in the career pathways of 16 engineering postdoctoral scholars. Descriptive phenomenological data analysis strategies resulted in four constituents regarding effective…
Descriptors: Socialization, Postdoctoral Education, Engineering Education, Career Development
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Ireland, Aileen; Pennacchia, Jodie; Watson, Cate; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The appointment of student governors to the governing board is mandatory in further education (FE) colleges across the UK. There is, however, confusion and lack of clarity over the role of the student governor, and little empirical research, especially involving direct observation, has been undertaken which sheds light on this. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Governance, Governing Boards, Student Government
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Bell, Karen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
How to increase student satisfaction is a question that Higher Education institutes have become increasingly focussed on. While previous research indicates a number of factors can contribute to student satisfaction, teaching has been found to be of high importance. This study interviewed students and staff in a UK university that had achieved high…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Binfet, John-Tyler; Willis-Stewart, Sally; Lauze, Adam; Green, Freya L. L.; Draper, Zakary A.; Calibaba, Brittany – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Attending university can present a host of challenges for undergraduate students and the mental health of students has increasingly become a concern as students struggle to meet the demands of new academic and social expectations. Despite several studies assessing the effects of being kind on well-being, there remains a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Altruism, Assignments
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Dashtestani, Reza; Mellati, Morteza – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
The outbreak of COVID-19 has posed a sudden and unprecedented change to the educational system. This study investigated the impact of this sudden change on EFL learners' perceptions of assessment in a technology-enhanced learning environment. Assessment dimensions such as affective factors, validity, reliability, practicality, security and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technological Literacy, COVID-19
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Wallace, Wendell C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Educators at Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) continuously employ group work pedagogy within their teaching and assessment regimes; however, students often voice their displeasure at its usage. In spite of these competing positions, research on students' perceptions of group work at IHE in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is generally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Group Activities, Student Attitudes
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Nicholson, Alex; Johnston, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite ever-strengthening political rhetoric to the contrary, there can be little doubt that the holistic value of an undergraduate degree is far greater than merely its potential for employability enhancement. However, what is less clear is the extent to which fee-paying students perceive broader aspects of value, and how such value perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Law Students
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