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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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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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Hodgson, Yvonne; Garvey, Loretta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Higher education assessment policies aim to please all, creating confusion for staff and students. This study reports on staff and student conceptions of assessment and the students' experience of the assessment regime over their Biomedical Science degree. There was a general alignment of staff and students views of assessment for 19 of 27 items…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Wong, Ken Yan; Job, Claire; Anstey, Sally – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
In a previous article, we theorised that patients' stories prepare students by allowing them to reflect on their practice in the safety of the academic environment. This article furthers this theory by arguing that, when engaging with patients through storytelling, students grow epistemologically, whereby they develop knowledge about empathetic…
Descriptors: Patients, Story Telling, Empathy, Allied Health Personnel
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Baker, Z. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the shift from an elite to a mass higher education (HE) system in the UK, participation between students with Business Technology Education Council (BTEC) and Advanced-Level (A-level) qualifications remains unequal. The data presented here is taken from a longitudinal narrative inquiry funded by the Economic and Social Research Council…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, Vocational Education, Academic Education
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Trostek, Jonas R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to explore Swedish preservice teachers' performance in coursework essays about their observations and analyses of teaching situations. A total of 38 essays were analysed using practical inferences in which the students' written utterances were interpreted as a means to an end. The results show that, in addition to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Essays, Preservice Teacher Education
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