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Luta, Denisa; Pogrebtsova, Ekaterina; Provencher, Yannick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It has been well established that psychological detachment from work (i.e., mentally separating oneself from work) during leisure time is critical in promoting employees' work performance and subjective wellbeing. This employee-focused literature presents an opportunity to extend the exploration of the salubrious experience of psychological…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Student Experience
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Cownie, Fiona; Gallo, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Gratitude may help Universities to sustain relationships with alumni and stimulate valuable input into current students' learning experiences. This small-scale, qualitative study draws from the voices of alumni associated with a UK University. The study explores gratitude's role within alumni's reflections on Higher Education. We find that…
Descriptors: Alumni, College Graduates, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Benbow, Ross J.; Lee, Changhee; Hora, Matthew T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
While educators and policymakers increasingly link the '21st-century' skills of communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-directed learning to graduate success in important high-technology industries, few studies look at how technological college faculty -- who are expected to help instil these important skills in students -- learn to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, 21st Century Skills, Social Networks
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Polkinghorne, Martyn; Roushan, Gelareh; Taylor, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Across the Higher Education sector, there is growing interest regarding the 'value for money' of a university education, and in response to this, universities may need to consider how to evaluate the perceived learning of students alongside their actual learning. "Learning Gain" maybe helpful in this regard, but there is currently no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Achievement Gains
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de Paor, Cathal – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Volume is the dominant metaphor underlying the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Credits are used to 'express the volume of learning based on the defined learning outcomes and their associated workload', with the latter based on volume of student effort. But the convenience of volume can leave the first part overlooked, i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Credits, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
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Hollywood, Amelia; McCarthy, Daniel; Spencely, Carol; Winstone, Naomi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The higher education sector is undergoing considerable changes to its working conditions. From regular scrutiny of individual research and teaching quality, audits of individual academic performance, to growing expectations arising from the culture of 'student experience', it is widely recognised that higher education is a turbulent sector.…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction
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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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Al Qunayeer, Huda Suleiman – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The process of developing a research proposal is challenging for many postgraduates, especially with the restricted time for supervision and the dominance of supervisory unidirectional written feedback on postgraduates' academic texts that leave almost no or limited space for students to negotiate and clarify their work with supervisors.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Proposals, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
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Walsh, Susan; Pollard, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Occupational therapists are increasingly required to work beyond traditional health-care settings in new and emerging community roles. This study explored the learning experiences of a cohort of international students studying an online post-graduate module aimed at facilitating political competence. The evaluation used an ethnographic approach…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy, Political Attitudes
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Matošková, Jana – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite years of debate over the usefulness of tacit knowledge, limited empirical research has quantitatively studied the contribution that tacit knowledge makes to university students' performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which tacit knowledge correlates with other predictors and indicators of academic performance.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables
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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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Kim, Jeongyeon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
As global competition has intensified in Higher Education (HE) over the past decade, HE institutions of many non-English-speaking societies have strategically concentrated on internationalisation and increased the international population of their campuses. This case study investigated non-native English-speaking international students' academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, International Education
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Thompson, David W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The provision of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for school pupils considering their next move after compulsory schooling is of great importance to them and their families. This study focused on three schools in a region in England that has suffered economic deprivation and low educational attainment. It sought to uncover how factors such…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Higher Education, Academic Advising, School Guidance
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Farrell, Orna; Brunton, James; Trevaskis, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative study reports on an on-entry orientation intervention designed to support and retain students transitioning to higher education at an Irish private higher education institution. Following the intervention, a qualitative study was conducted with the aim of exploring new undergraduate student experiences of transitioning to higher…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Personal Narratives, School Orientation, Intervention
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Gavora, Peter; Vaculíková, Jitka; Kalenda, Jan; Kálmán, Orsolya; Gombos, Péter; Swigost, Magdalena; Bontová, Andrea – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Students' uses of metacognitive reading strategies are an important part of effective learning during university studies. Universities may place varied emphasis on the use of different strategy types, and the students employ them accordingly. A purpose of this study was to examine the use of analytic and pragmatic reading strategies by university…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Learning Processes, Cross Cultural Studies
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