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Tan, Sarah; Mansi, Angela; Furnham, Adrian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The present study set out to examine students' preferences for lecturers' personality as a function of their classroom behaviour, core self-evaluations and self-rated character strengths. Various hypotheses were tested: first, students' Big Five traits would significantly predict corresponding personality preferences for lecturers (the matching…
Descriptors: Preferences, Correlation, Personality, Personality Traits
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Er, Sidika Nihan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
College readiness of students and the effectiveness of remedial mathematics courses have been under consideration for the last two decades. There is a considerable misalignment between the expectations of students regarding secondary education and those regarding higher education. Information about current expectations and perspectives of college…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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Strauss, Pat; Hunter, Judy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with the work of polytechnic tutors on adult foundation programmes and describes how their work has been affected by the current neoliberal climate in the education sector. Inclusive neoliberalism is characterised by heightened regulation, reduced support for the public sector and a greater requirement for individual…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism, Tutors, Educational Policy
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Carter, Alan; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the evolution of assessment policy and practice in technician-level vocational education. Using the example of an advanced-level BTEC National programme in Engineering in one college in the UK, the article highlights how the origins of current assessment practice lie in genuine concerns since the late 1950s about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Evaluation Methods, Engineering Education
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Feather, Denis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand how lecturers delivering college-based higher education viewed their workloads, and how this (if at all), influenced their engagement in scholastic activities, which may then enable them to become more knowledgeable in their chosen field of study. The research was of a qualitative nature, whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Workload
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Rotidi, Georgia; Collins, John B.; Karalis, Thanassis; Lavidas, Konstantinos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study examined the relationship between different views of teaching and dimensions that differentiate academic disciplines. A total of 114 academics within Greece and 127 academics from similar disciplines but other countries were compared using the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI). Distinctions among disciplines for both groups were…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Intellectual Disciplines
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Gretton, Sarah; Raine, Derek – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
In recent years, universities have appointed an increasing number of "teaching-only" or "teaching-dominant" staff. While the balance of reward and recognition between teaching and research has been extensively considered for staff engaged in both, this is the first attempt to look at the situation of staff appointed on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Rewards, Recognition (Achievement), Instruction
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Binns, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some of the qualitative data obtained from a small number (23) of semi-structured interviews of academic staff who are involved in module design, and who are employed within one UK university. Analysing the interview transcripts produced eight main themes. One of these themes was the perceived pressures or constraints on…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Olmos-López, Pamela; Sunderland, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
With the increasing demand for doctoral education, co-supervision, understood as the formally agreed supervision of a research student by two or more academics in doctoral programmes, has become common practice in postgraduate circles in the UK. If supervision with one supervisor is complex due to personal, academic, ethical and sometimes…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors, College Faculty
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Butcher, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Interest in the potential benefits of providing tablet computers to students has grown in recent years, both in UK institutions, and across the world. Limited research studies have been reported in higher education (HE), and primary and secondary school settings, tentatively suggesting a range of positive impacts on learners, but little conclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Gossman, Peter; Horder, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines 28 teachers' views about their teacher education requirements. The participants were enrolled on a one-year full-time pre-service teacher education programme with a focus on post-compulsory education and training. The study examines how student teachers' self-evaluations against aspects of teaching professional practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Required Courses
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Timmons, Stephen; Edgley, Alison; Meal, Andy; Narayanasamy, Aru – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Nursing as an academic discipline typically draws on a wide range of other disciplines. There is debate about whether this is a sound basis for the discipline, or whether nursing needs to develop a distinctive body of knowledge. The concept of transdisciplinarity, though little discussed in nursing, is of considerable value in understanding…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries
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Giannakis, Mihalis; Bullivant, Nicola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article explores several aspects of service quality for the provision of higher education. Alongside the trend of the massification of higher education over the past two decades, higher education institutions are required to review quality across a range of outputs, besides teaching and learning. The study was undertaken within the…
Descriptors: Mass Instruction, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Donelan, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The research reported on in this article explores the use of social media for work-related or professional purposes. In particular, it focuses on the perceptions and use of social media by academics in the UK. The purpose of the research was to explore the potential social media has to facilitate the changing landscape of higher education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Professional Development, Social Networks
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Hurley, John; Bowling, Alison; Griffiths, Jean; Blair, Duncan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
With expectations of academic staff to achieve high quality teaching and research outputs as performance measures it is timely to explore how staff perceive they are being supported to meet these ends. This article presents findings of a multi-method study that explored influences impacting on the quality and quantity of scholarly activity being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, College Faculty, Barriers
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