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Badoer, Emilio; Hollings, Yvette; Chester, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Online social networking has changed how individuals communicate and associate. It facilitates building new relationships and maintenance of existing relationships. As the nature of work and career is changing, developing and maintaining relationships is essential for securing employment. Making social connections from the early stages of tertiary…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Undergraduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Social Capital
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Asikainen, Henna; Blomster, Jaanika; Cornér, Timo; Pietikäinen, Janna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The benefits of peer teaching have been intensively explored. However, there is still a lack of research in relation to student integration in higher education. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between peer teacher interaction and students' experiences of components of integration in the study programme. This comprises…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Environmental Education, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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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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Thomas, Christopher L.; Allen, Kristie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Available evidence suggests that learners' level of emotional intelligence and academic buoyancy are associated with components of behavioural and emotional engagement. Recent work has provided preliminary evidence that the relationship between emotional intelligence and student engagement is mediated by academic buoyancy. Therefore, the current…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Academic Achievement, Coping
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Brown, Denise; Barry, John A.; Todd, Brenda K. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In recent years, male students at UK schools and universities have been falling behind their female peers in academic achievement. Previous studies have shown that male students are less likely than female students to seek academic help, but have not investigated the relationship between gender-typical attitudes and reluctance to seek academic…
Descriptors: Barriers, Help Seeking, Academic Support Services, Academic Achievement
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Herrmann, Kim Jesper; Lindvig, Katrine; Aagaard, Jesper – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Digital technology constitutes a substantial presence in higher education and notions like 'digital natives' and '21st century digital skills' dominate educational discourse. However, within the last decade, scholars have started questioning the prevailing techno-optimism and practitioners have started debating whether and how to regulate the use…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Tang, Anne L. L.; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline; Rattray, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper addresses Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students' conceptions of teacher care informed by their experiences of teacher-student relationships within university context. Utilising the concept of teacher care from Nodding's (1984) ethics of care from a Confucian-Vygotskian perspective, this research considers emergent themes of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Caring, Undergraduate Students
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Cheng, Breagh; Nair, Mythili; Santinele Martino, Alan; Roxå, Torgny – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Scholars of teaching and learning have increasingly acknowledged the significance of attending to the experiences and development of undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants (TAs). The present study aims to contribute to this growing body of research by exploring the ways in which TAs at one Canadian university make decisions during…
Descriptors: Cues, Decision Making, Nonverbal Communication, Foreign Countries
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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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Kettell, Lynn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Young adult carers are four times more likely than other students to drop out of higher education and are amongst the under-represented and disadvantaged groups targeted in the National Strategy for Access and Student Success in Higher Education in the UK. Non-completion of studies has implications not just for the individuals themselves, but also…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Higher Education, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Wald, Navé; Harland, Tony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In this position paper we focus on students who are contracted to fulfil teaching roles. While an accepted practice, student teaching assistants (STAs) tend to lack teaching experience as well as having only limited subject and pedagogical knowledge. As such, there is a trade-off between employing them and maintaining quality in teaching. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Role, Student Teacher Evaluation
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Bruen, Jennifer; Kelly, Niamh; Loftus, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper explores the attitudes of undergraduate language learners and their lecturers towards the introduction of an attendance policy in an Irish Higher Education Institution. It also analyses the relationship between the introduction of this policy and student performance (average grade) and progression (pass rates). The policy was introduced…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Policy, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning
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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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Stander, Marga – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The importance of plagiarism in an academic setting cannot be overlooked. Creating an awareness of plagiarism avoidance amongst students may be achievable and teaching students certain skills to avoid plagiarism, like paraphrasing, may also be possible. Although paraphrasing is one of the most important skills for avoiding plagiarism, it is a real…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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