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Klugman, Craig; Stump, Benjamin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
Researchers identified two divergent theories concerning ethics education. The first states that ethics education increases an individual's ability to reason critically when confronted with decisions through the identification and analysis of problems and various outcomes. The second suggests that ethics training is about manipulating core values…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Critical Thinking, Quasiexperimental Design
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Ade-ojo, Gordon O. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
The paper reports a small-scale research on the predisposition of adult ESOL learners in a further education college to the components of autonomous learning. The research is based on the perception that there is an untested assumption that all students will react positively to the concept of autonomous learning and by implication are positively…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Adult Education, Focus Groups, Independent Study
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Clouston, Teena J.; Whitcombe, Steven W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This article sets out to offer the reader an opportunity to engage with our emerging ideas about a reflective, person centred model for students and facilitators using problem-based learning (PBL). The model developed initially through several strands of qualitative inquiry including research with students, immersion in the existing literature and…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Student Attitudes, College Students, Group Dynamics
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Kinchin, Ian M.; De-Leij, Frans A. A. M.; Hay, David B. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
Concept mapping activities were trialed over a 2 year period as part of an undergraduate microbiology course. This paper describes this developmental process and offers insight into the most beneficial ways of employing this tool in a higher education setting. The aim was to investigate the use of mapping activities to improve students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Microbiology, Course Evaluation, Learning Activities
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Browne, Elizabeth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
The article reports on case study research carried out in two education institutions introducing information learning technology (ILT) as an enhancement to the learning experience. The approaches to change in each institution, described as structural and pedagogic, represent different strategies emanating from what might be polar opposites in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Leadership, Administrative Organization
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Leah, Jean; Ottewill, Roger; McKenzie, George – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
In recent years the language and practice of management has pervaded academic life in higher education. Whether this provides management educators with opportunities to exploit or poses threats to their credibility is a moot point. On the one hand, it can be said to enhance the status of management as an area of study, thereby endowing its…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Food
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Clarke, Karen; Lane, Andrew M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This study investigated the effectiveness of providing tutorial support for education students in core modules. An intervention designed to promote critical thinking skills was developed and delivered in week 11 of a 15 week module. Repeated measures analysis of variance indicated that the improvement in grades in Level 2 was significantly better…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Intervention, Thinking Skills
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Whittle, Sue R.; Murdoch-Eaton, Deborah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This study reports on a 4 year project conducted to detect any alteration to students' experience and self-confidence in key skills resulting from the introduction of Curriculum 2000. The project involved 460 first year medical students who left school before the introduction of Curriculum 2000 and 478 who had experienced the new curriculum.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Medical Students, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Horppu, Ritva; Ikonen-Varila, Merja – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
The present paper discusses the decontextualization of learning in a case of compulsory Swedish language studies for university degrees. In this case learning Swedish is mostly disconnected, not only from the everyday lives of the students in a way typical of formal learning in general, but also from the study activities and contexts that students…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Swedish, Student Attitudes, Second Languages
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Wellington, Jerry; Torgerson, Carole J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
One of the key professional concerns for staff working in higher and, to some extent, further education is to be involved in scholarly publishing. Within that concern, as a direct result of recent research assessment exercises, is the question of "what counts as a high status journal"? The question is a vitally important one for lecturers and…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Periodicals, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Williams, Joanna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This paper considers the significance of the term 'skills' in recent policy documents concerning the future developments of post-16 education. This paper argues that the skills debate, as outlined in "Success For All" and "21st Century Skills", comprises two dominant discourses: it is considered necessary for youngsters to gain skills for their…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Figurative Language, Adult Education, Social Capital
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Enjelvin, Geraldine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
In 1998, when University College Northampton (UCN) selected WebBoard as its campus-wide virtual learning environment (VLE) and encouraged its adoption, e-learning became a central feature of the French Department's learning and teaching strategy. By September 2003, all the campus-focused modules in French had become VLE-resourced. In April 2004,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Language Tests, French
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
Framed by the accounting education change debate and growing national concern regarding student attrition, this paper examines the perceptions of first-year students as they commence their study of accounting at an Irish university. It explores a range of factors which impact on students' learning: their motives for entering higher education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Accounting
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Dhillon, Jaswinder K. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This article presents an analysis of the policy rhetoric of partnership and the reality of the process of partnership working using data from a qualitative case study of a sub-regional partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to widen participation in post-16 learning in the Black Country, a part of the Midlands in England. Data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Urban Schools
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Ainley, Patrick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
This article is a shortened version of an inaugural professorial lecture given at the University of Greenwich on 19 January 2005 as an intervention in the debate at that time within that university and other English further and higher education institutions over the appropriate level of fees to charge in 2006. It anticipates the likely effects…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Higher Education
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