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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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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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Brown, Brandon; Pederson, Joseph A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Recently, many popular social media platforms have been incorporated into educational settings to supplement classroom teaching and improve the student learning experience. Considering the degree to which social media has been adopted by the sport industry, and the popularity of social media among college students, the current study examines if…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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Batchelor, Rachel; Pitman, Emma; Sharpington, Alex; Stock, Melissa; Cage, Eilidh – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Student mental health is an issue of growing concern. Past research indicates that many students are not accessing the support they require, which may in part be due to issues surrounding the standards of the available services. Using a participatory framework, the current study utilised a mixed-methods design to examine student experiences of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mental Health, Health Services, Mental Disorders
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Jairam, Dharmananda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
College student attrition rates remain a major concern and many students leave due to unsatisfactory academic performance. Colleges have responded by offering first-year seminars focused on study skills. There is limited research on the effectiveness of these programmes. More research is needed to assess actual student behaviours after completing…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Study Skills, School Holding Power, Study Habits
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Griffioen, Didi M. E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Integrating professional research into higher education is supposed to intellectually benefit students. However, the literature suggests that students in different academic disciplines experience differing research opportunities. Previous studies have shown how junior students of natural sciences have less opportunity to engage in research than…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Differences, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Bolger, Janine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This research study was undertaken to map out inter-professional education (also known as inter-professional learning) provision across higher education institutions (HEIs) delivering qualifying social work programmes in Scotland, identify the strengths and weaknesses of those approaches and ascertain the views of those working in the social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Interprofessional Relationship, Higher Education
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López-Gómez, E.; Leví-Orta, G.; Medina Rivilla, A.; Ramos-Méndez, E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Over recent decades university tutoring has attracted much attention. The research carried out has taken many forms emphasising the importance of developing good instruments for investigating this complex reality and its numerous perspectives. This article provides a psychometric analysis of a questionnaire that aims to assess the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Psychometrics, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Bokosmaty, Sahar; Ehrich, John; Eady, Michelle J.; Bell, Kenton – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Prior research on plagiarism has indicated that men may have a greater predisposition toward academic dishonesty than women. However, little research has been conducted using psychometrically tested instruments to validate such claims. To address this gap, a survey was conducted with 377 undergraduate students at a Canadian university on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Plagiarism
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Ribchester, Chris; Healey, Ruth L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Universities are paying increased attention to how they might support the ethical development of their students as one of a range of graduate attributes that will enable them to negotiate increasingly complex professional, civic and personal futures. Scenario-based learning is a long-standing strategy used in ethical teaching, and this paper…
Descriptors: Ethics, Thinking Skills, Vignettes, Teaching Methods
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Hayton, John William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article delivers an evaluation of a pedagogical intervention implemented within a first-year undergraduate university module. The intervention, termed the student-led tutorial (SLT), is based on the concept of the tutorless tutorial and presents a platform for student learning which was designed to increase active learning prior to their…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen
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