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Hunt, Nuala; Loxley, Andrew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Despite efforts in Ireland to increase the number of part-time students in Higher Education, there was limited growth over twenty years 1997-2017. Part-time featured in widening participation strategies; however, this mode of learning has orientated towards employability. Retention of part-time students remains a problem for Higher Education. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Part Time Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Nam, Benjamin H.; Love, Adam; Marshall, Rachael C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This study used a critical phenomenological approach to explore the hegemony of U.S. higher education and the role of cultural capital among former South Korean elite athletes who have obtained faculty positions in the fields of kinesiology and sport studies. Specifically, the investigators examined the lived experiences of 12 former South Korean…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Capital, College Faculty, Athletes
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Nie, Jinghua; Hossain, Ashrafee – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Graduate admission has become critical for quality assurance. An innovative solution is needed to achieve efficiency and consistency in the admission process at institutions. However, the existing research is lack of a simple practical method for informed decision-making for admissions. We develop a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) model to…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Case Studies
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Khathayut, Phanlapa; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Plagiarism incidents within higher education have increased significantly in the last decade, and have persistently occupied academics and administrators in institutions worldwide. Research demonstrates that in many national contexts such behaviours are increasing or are significantly threatening the integrity of scholarship. In the country that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions
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Stevenson, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Writing experiences have a crucial role in the wellbeing of academics and PhD researchers and this paper seeks to extend a body of work on writing retreats, by exploring them from a wellbeing perspective. Drawing from literature on wellbeing and the practical experience of developing and delivering writing retreats, it highlights wellbeing…
Descriptors: Well Being, Writing Workshops, College Faculty, Doctoral Students
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Schütze, Heike; Bartyn, Jenna; Tapsell, Amy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The first-year university experience is inherently linked to student satisfaction, retention and academic success. A sense of academic preparedness can enhance the first-year transition experience. Subjects designed to assist students to transition to university can improve the transition experience; however, there is very limited evidence of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Late Adolescents
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Roald, Gunhild Marie; Wallin, Patric; Hybertsen, Ingunn Dahler; M. Stenøien, Jorun – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The contribution of this article is to highlight how exploring various writing genres in the beginning of higher education can contribute to academic literacy. While many studies have addressed the transition into academia by focusing on academic writing, the use of various writing genres has scarcely been researched. Based on the thematic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Student Experience, Academic Language
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Webber, Louise; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Balancing higher education, study, family life and a professional role is a complex task for many women students. Family support, work commitments and feelings of guilt can impact on how mothers carve out time and space for family life and their studies. This paper draws on qualitative research with women doctoral students to examine their use of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Role, Child Rearing, Doctoral Students
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Bailey, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This case study illustrates why a group of young adults from a working-class community in the UK choose not to participate in HE despite having the necessary qualifications. It highlights the impact that parents have on HE participation decisions, and the network of social connections participants are able to mobilise from their parents. It shows…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Cultural Influences, Social Structure
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Eardley, Alison F.; Banister, Emma; Fletcher, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research and academic writing are increasingly difficult to prioritise in Higher Education. Academic writing retreats are growing in popularity as means to help academics to write. However, while they have been shown to enhance productivity their potential as wellbeing interventions has received less attention. We explore the experiences of…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Well Being, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Ito, Hiroshi; Takeuchi, Shinichi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The case method (CM) is a powerful instructional tool for promoting active learning and has been encouraged by a number of universities and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. In this context, the current research examined Japanese university instructors' understanding of this method, their practices in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Active Learning
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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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Tobbell, Jane; Burton, Rob; Gaynor, Andrea; Golding, Berenice; Greenhough, Kath; Rhodes, Christine; White, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
There is a paucity of literature which explores students' subjective meanings of inclusion in higher education (HE). Much of the focus is on the social exclusion debate, where HE is seen as a mechanism for the promotion of social equality. There is some research which explores students' experiences, but this mostly involves those students who have…
Descriptors: Inclusion, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Dobson Waters, Sharon; Torgerson, Carole J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of published inventions, of an experimental design, used to promote learning for learners with dyslexia on HE programmes. Historical observations suggest that a notable number of learners with dyslexia express concern at the levels of support they receive and that support plans provided to their…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Intervention
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