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Adamson, Barbara; Covic, Tanya; Lincoln, Michelle – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The present study reports on new research conducted to determine whether teaching time and organizational skills using a training package can improve these skills. The Abbreviated Time Management Indicator (ATMI) developed by Roberts et al. was used to assess time and organizational management skills. This scale consists of six dimensions, namely…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Time Management, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Alterio, Maxine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
Drawing on a research project which focused on the role reflective learning tools have in bringing about change to practice, this paper describes how nine practitioners from four different professions enhanced their professional practice by contributing to a collaborative journal. An analysis of the journal revealed four key themes:…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Reflective Teaching, Professional Development, Cooperation
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Gibson, Philip – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper considers experience of further education (FE) from a student perspective. Students were involved in a longitudinal research project designed to develop a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of their progress on a vocational study programme. Using case studies as part of a multi-method research strategy, students' motivation and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Prescott, Ann; Simpson, Edward – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The evolution in students' expectations based on Maslow's theory of human motivation shows a transition from expectations having an effect upon motivation towards those providing a satisfactory experience. Maslow's argument was that once the lower level needs, such as physiological and safety needs, are met other higher needs emerge. In the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropouts, College Students, Student Needs
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Sutherland, Peter; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores how lecturers across a range of subjects perceived lectures. In particular, what did they regard the role of modern technology to be. Twenty-five lecturers were interviewed, using a semi-structured schedule. Results indicated a range of views from the lecture as an inspirational address to providing a detailed outline of each…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Interviews
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Rowley, Jennifer; Ray, Kathryn; Proud, Debbie; Banwell, Linda; Spink, Sian; Thomas, Rhian; Urquhart, Christine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
Within the Third Annual Cycle of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) User Behaviour Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, six small-scale action research interventions were undertaken in further education (FE) institutions. The aims of these interventions were two-fold: (i) to develop understanding of the facilitators and barriers to the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Intervention, Adult Education
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Hopkinson, Gillian C.; Hogg, Margaret K. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
There is significant evidence that student-centred approaches to learning using experiential exercises considerably enhance students' understanding of substantive theory and also aid acquisition of transferable skills, such as those pertaining to research management and investigation. We consider an experiential pedagogic approach to be…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Transfer of Training
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Saltmarsh, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
Plagiarism is a growing concern to educators in the tertiary sector, although currently its appearances in the higher education literature have predominantly been concerned with its prevention and management. This article draws on the poststructuralist theory of consumption developed by Michel de Certeau, to consider plagiarism as a tactic…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Higher Education, Power Structure, Institutional Characteristics
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Wigley, Stephen C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper reports the results of an empirical study of psychological morale in further education students. Success in A-level examinations is dependant on a number of factors, not only intellectual ability but also morale and other personality factors. This investigation aimed to assess the influence of these factors in the 16-18 years age range.…
Descriptors: Tests, Personality, Investigations, Adult Education
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Bailey, Bill – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This article presents data from two small-scale investigations of the employment of learning support staff in further colleges in England. The policy context after the incorporation of the colleges in 1993 and available data on these staff are reviewed. This is followed by a summary and analysis of findings from interviews with human resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Human Resources, Staff Development
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Ming Thang, Siew – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The study undertook to identify the constructs in Approaches to Studying in a Malaysian higher education context by using factor analysis. These constructs were compared with those in other contexts. The study was undertaken in a Malaysian public university and the subjects of the study were distance learners and on-campus learners from three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Skills, Study Habits, Learning Strategies
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Banning, Maggi; Cortazzi, Martin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This illuminative evaluation study gives insights into attitudes to learning, interaction and the perceived roles of theory, evidence, reading and previous experience. These insights lead us to question some aspects of the course as currently presented. Students indicated that they found the course material stimulating but prior guidance on the…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Nurses, Pharmacy
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Cooke, Richard; Barkham, Michael; Audin, Kerry; Bradley, Margaret; Davy, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The present paper outlines the experiences reported by students from different social class backgrounds who have recently graduated from university. Students from manual skilled and partly skilled backgrounds were classed as disadvantaged, while students from professional or intermediate backgrounds were classed as advantaged. Data were collected…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Mackinnon, Jacquelin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores the idea that conceptualizing academic supervision (at Honours or graduate level) as a fiduciary relationship can assist supervisors in enhancing student learning through quality decision-making. In this paper I reflect on my conceptions of supervision in the light of the growing scholarship on supervision. My conceptions of…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Figurative Language, Supervisory Methods, Models
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Bolt, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The social model of disability states that many persons have many impairments, but that it is only by the ableist society in which they live that they are disabled. In considering just how inclusive Higher Education is for said persons, this short paper proposes a long-overdue modernization of the ableist way in which undergraduates are taught. As…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, College Students, Inclusive Schools
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