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Reimann, Nicola; Fabriz, Sabine; Hansen, Miriam – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper offers reflections on the role of context for teaching development programmes, stimulated by participating in European staff mobility. It is presented in two parts. Part 1 discusses the differences between the national and institutional contexts encountered during a UK-German partnership, as case studies of the varying contexts in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Aparicio, Gloria; Iturralde, Txomin; Maseda, Amaia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper seeks to offer a better understanding of the existing literature regarding student engagement (SE), specifically at the higher education (HE) level. It provides an updated and holistic perspective based on compilation, organisation, and systematisation of all relevant SEHE research articles published from 1998 to 2018. The methodology…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Bibliometrics, Learner Engagement, Educational Research
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Terblanche, Wendy; Fakir, Dharmini; Chinyamurindi, Willie; Mishi, Syden – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Literature has shown that there is a link between self-esteem and how students interact with their peers and lecturers. This relationship will impact on two learning outcomes -- learning performance and academic performance. Chartered accounting programmes are measured by whether students pass a professional qualifying examination at the end of…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement, Accounting
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Spacey, Adam; Harvey, Orlanda; Casey, Chloe – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research exploring both the general experiences of postgraduate research students when interacting with gatekeepers and how this affects their progress and emotional resilience is currently lacking. Consequently, this study aims to explore the experience of postgraduate researchers interacting with gatekeepers to develop an understanding of both…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Barriers
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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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Burke, Katie; Larmar, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
With the rapid expansion of online learning as a dominant pedagogical approach in higher education, significant research has been undertaken to explore the impacts of internet-based technologies to promote student engagement. Current advances in online learning have fostered innovative, and often nuanced approaches to teaching and learning that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha; Abraham, Jessy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
To date, research has focussed on understanding how various contextual factors facilitate students' adjustments to university as they begin their studies. However, there seems to be limited or no research and instruments that have specifically conceptualised and measured students' adjustments, considering their transitional challenges, emotional…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Help Seeking
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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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Spruin, Elizabeth; Dempster, Tammy; Islam, Sanjidah; Raybould, India – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The psychological well-being of university students is a growing concern, both in the UK and globally. In light of emerging research on the benefits of therapy dogs for student well-being, this study compared the use of therapy dogs to more conventional methods for improving students' well-being. Ninety-four university students were randomly…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, College Students, Stress Management
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Zaid, Bouziane; Gunn, Cindy; Fedtke, Jana; Ibahrine, Mohammed – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
As professional demands in an increasingly competitive academic environment are growing, professors are often assigned to teach outside their area of expertise. This paper investigates the experience of teaching new courses that are outside a faculty member's immediate area of expertise. Key questions concern the extent to which faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expertise, Teaching Styles, Credibility
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Rooney, Joy M.; Unwin, Peter F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Service users and carers' (SUACs) inclusion in student selection days at English universities is accepted as standard practice, since such inclusion is mandated by a range of professional health and social work regulators. However, SUACs' voices are little heard; this study addresses this knowledge gap for the first time. Student selection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Social Work
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Howard, Natalie-Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In response to the rapid development of educational technology and the desire to offer flexible learning opportunities, the implementation of blended learning is a burgeoning trend in contemporary higher education. However, limited research has been conducted into the professional identities of faculty members as they navigate this considerable…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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