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Eardley, Alison F.; Banister, Emma; Fletcher, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research and academic writing are increasingly difficult to prioritise in Higher Education. Academic writing retreats are growing in popularity as means to help academics to write. However, while they have been shown to enhance productivity their potential as wellbeing interventions has received less attention. We explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Well Being, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Ito, Hiroshi; Takeuchi, Shinichi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The case method (CM) is a powerful instructional tool for promoting active learning and has been encouraged by a number of universities and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. In this context, the current research examined Japanese university instructors' understanding of this method, their practices in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Active Learning
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Wilkinson, Catherine; Silverio, Sergio A.; Wilkinson, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Through a textual analysis of four episodes comprising the ITV 1 psychological thriller "Cheat," this paper explores depictions of the English Higher Education [HE] landscape and of the lived experiences of being an academic in the television drama. We achieve this through a focus on the fictional HE institution where the drama is set --…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Television, Programming (Broadcast)
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Dias, Gonçalo Paiva; Barbosa, Belem; Santos, Claudia Amaral; Pinheiro, Margarida M.; Simões, Dora; Filipe, Sandra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The study presented in this article aims at understanding the relevance of mobility initiatives to the internationalisation efforts of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). By building upon relevant literature, 17 propositions related to this contribution were identified. Empirical evidence from a concrete case of a European university was then…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Global Approach, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Tran, Ly Thi; Pasura, Rinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Together with Canada, the UK and the US, Australia is one of the most active countries in promoting education export and recruiting international students with international education as the country's biggest and most successful services export 'industry'. However, staff capacity building in international education has not been adequately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, International Education, Capacity Building
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Bailey, Wayne; Bordogna, Claudia M.; Harvey, Halina; Jones, Glynn; Walton, Sean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Using a bi-dimensional, fourfold model as a thinking tool to contemplate acculturation strategies we analyse the intercultural experience of international academic staff (IAS) in the United Kingdom higher education. The literature suggests that IAS feel undervalued as a professional group and that institutions do not capitalise on their diverse…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Higher Education
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Khathayut, Phanlapa; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Plagiarism incidents within higher education have increased significantly in the last decade, and have persistently occupied academics and administrators in institutions worldwide. Research demonstrates that in many national contexts such behaviours are increasing or are significantly threatening the integrity of scholarship. In the country that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions
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Zaid, Bouziane; Gunn, Cindy; Fedtke, Jana; Ibahrine, Mohammed – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
As professional demands in an increasingly competitive academic environment are growing, professors are often assigned to teach outside their area of expertise. This paper investigates the experience of teaching new courses that are outside a faculty member's immediate area of expertise. Key questions concern the extent to which faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expertise, Teaching Styles, Credibility
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Wong, Billy; Chiu, Yuan-Li Tiffany – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Research on the 'ideal' or 'good' student tends to be situated within compulsory schooling. Few recent studies have focused on lecturers' conceptualisation and construction of the 'ideal' university student. Informed by 30 in-depth interviews with lecturers from two post-92 English universities within the social sciences, we explore how the notion…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Taylor, Janet A.; van Eyk, Tina; Syme, Suzi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In Australia access to university studies is supported through students' participation in government funded, pre-award programmes called 'enabling' programmes. These programmes allow students to meet university entry requirements and are designed to prepare students for the rigours of study. This article explores the performance and experience of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Grade Point Average
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McMorran, Chris; Ragupathi, Kiruthika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper examines an alternative approach to grading at a public university in Singapore. Beginning in 2014, all incoming students were given a 'grade-free' period of assessment. This was designed to give new students time to adjust to university life and to inspire students to approach their learning free from the worry of grades. Similar to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grading, Student Evaluation
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Hodgson, Yvonne; Garvey, Loretta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Higher education assessment policies aim to please all, creating confusion for staff and students. This study reports on staff and student conceptions of assessment and the students' experience of the assessment regime over their Biomedical Science degree. There was a general alignment of staff and students views of assessment for 19 of 27 items…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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West, Conor; Baker, Amanda; Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Woodcock, Stuart; Bokosmaty, Sahar; Howard, Steven J.; Eady, Michelle J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the growing prominence and importance of the field of teacher dispositions for addressing selection criteria and assessment in educational research, there is an absence of psychometrically evaluated instruments to facilitate investigations. Furthermore, research thus far has not explored the relationship between teacher dispositions and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals), Personality Traits, Test Construction
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Jabbar, Abdul; Teviotdale, Wilma; Mirza, Mohammed; Mswaka, Walter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
UK Higher Education (HE) is going through a process of unprecedented change, where large numbers of its student body now come from internationally diverse contexts. These students come from different cultures, backgrounds and educational systems which influence the way they interact, learn and engage with UK HE. Key participants in this engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Students
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Ursin, Jani; Vähäsantanen, Katja; McAlpine, Lynn; Hökkä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This narrative study investigated identity, agency and emotions, amongst an under-researched academic group -- those without PhDs with primary responsibility for teaching, who are also expected to do research. In this interview-based paper, we examine the experience of such Finnish academics in a research-intensive university. Thematic and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Research Universities, College Faculty
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