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Holman, Kerry; Richardson, Tanya – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper discusses how academic support prepares undergraduate students for their workplace experience, involving cohorts of students from two universities in England, who offer an undergraduate level, three-year, Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree. By adopting an interpretive approach, questionnaires were administered to the students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Placement, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Gulliver, Amelia; Farrer, Louise; Bennett, Kylie; Griffiths, Kathleen M – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Despite high rates of mental disorders in university students, very few seek professional help. University teaching staff are well placed to connect students with mental health care. However, little is known about university staff attitudes to and knowledge about mental health problems, or whether these factors influence their experience with and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Asikainen, Henna; Blomster, Jaanika; Virtanen, Viivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Teacher support is an important factor affecting academic and social integration into the university. However, studies have been very scarce concerning both students' and teachers' experiences of their relationship in higher education. The purpose of this study is to examine students' and teachers' experiences of communality and interaction as…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Student Experience
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Mumm, Kristi; Karm, Mari; Remmik, Marvi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Numerous studies have dealt with the importance of assessment for learning (AfL) in higher education, arguing that AfL helps to promote students' learning and supports them in becoming self-directed learners. The majority of the recent literature focuses mainly on the role of individual aspects of AfL. Less attention has been paid to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Teachers, Feedback (Response)
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article presents detailed findings from the qualitative or interpretive phase of a mixed-methods case study focusing on the professional identities and lived experiences of research among six lecturers working in different capacities across the field of education in a "teaching-led" higher education institution. Building upon the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Researchers, Case Studies
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McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of trainee teachers' experience of reflection whilst undertaking a teaching qualification for the post-compulsory sector. The study used a sequential, mixed-methods design, employing a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured interview; 127 individuals completed the questionnaire about their experience…
Descriptors: Reflection, Trainees, Investigations, Sequential Approach
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Smith, Andy; Swift, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Researchers claim that a rise in the language of learning has led to education being seen as a commodity and the learner as a customer, leading to a market model in FE. To ascertain the impact the language of learning has had upon practitioners' understanding of education, their practice and their professional identities, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Coding
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Maxwell, Bronwen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Learning in the teaching workplace is crucial for the development of all trainee teachers. Workplace learning is particularly important for trainee teachers in the lifelong learning sector (LLS) in the UK, the majority of whom are already working as teachers, tutors, trainers or lecturers while undertaking initial teacher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Lifelong Learning, Educational Improvement
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Mohd. Deni, Ann Rosnida; Zainal, Zainor Izat; Malakolunthu, Suseela – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Various initiatives at national and faculty levels are carried out to improve teaching quality at Malaysian universities. Measures such as auditing and accrediting university programs and obtaining certification for quality management help improve program management and standardize students' learning experiences. However, these do not guarantee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Program Administration, Communities of Practice
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Murtagh, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article examines some issues surrounding transition to higher education. It is based on the case study of a cohort of Year 1 students in a modern university in England. The purpose of the study was to ascertain any potential transitional issues and therefore any areas for development in our Year 1 programmes to aid student progress. Data were…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs
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Orr, Kevin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
The introduction of applied diplomas for 14-19-year-olds from September 2008 in England is leading to increased numbers of young people of current school age (14-16) attending further education (FE) colleges, where aspects of these new qualifications are taught. Although students aged 14 and 15 have previously attended FE, the numbers involved are…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Trainees
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Gonsalves, Allison J.; Harris, dik; McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The zones framework conceived for the examination of thinking about teaching, is validated, and extended to the examination of thinking about learning. This is done by extending the framework to examine thinking about teaching and learning in a population of science graduate student teaching assistants. Semi-structured interviews explore these…
Descriptors: Models, Validity, Cognitive Processes, Learning
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Simmons, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
Fifteen years ago further education (FE) colleges in England were removed from local education authority (LEA) control and re-formed as "FE corporations". Now, it is proposed that, from 2010, local authorities will become re-involved in the running of FE. Given such a prospect, this article takes the opportunity to look back at colleges…
Descriptors: Adult Education, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy