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Butcher, John; Clarke, Anactoria; Wood, Carlton; McPherson, Elaine; Fowle, Wendy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Access module on the progression of students to undergraduate Science. Drawing on the Widening Participation (WP) literature, this research investigated the experience of adult learners from disadvantaged backgrounds taking their first steps into higher…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learning Modules, Adult Students, Access to Education
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Siklander, Pirkko; Impiö, Niina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
We need to know what it means to be an expert in working life today. Universities are often accused of neglecting the basic idea that higher education should be relevant to working life, and research on the subject of expertise in today's workplace is lacking. Thirteen experts from different fields were interviewed and the obtained data were…
Descriptors: Universities, Education Work Relationship, Specialists, Grounded Theory
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Johnson, Martin; Shaw, Stuart – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
With the introduction of a new initiative in a teaching and learning environment there is an ethical responsibility to consider whether the impact of the introduction has met its intended goals, and whether it has harmed those who are influenced by it. Technology and infrastructure developments have encouraged a continued growth in the development…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Problems, Evaluation Research, High Stakes Tests
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Dobson, Sharon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The National Student Survey (NSS) seeks to measure how 'satisfied' students are with their programmes of study and educational experience. Ongoing NSS data demonstrates that global satisfaction scores are increasing; however, when this is separated into disabled and non-disabled students, downward satisfaction trends for disabled students are…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Dyslexia, College Students
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Souza, Sidclay Bezerra de; Veiga Simão, Ana Margarida; Ferreira, Paula da Costa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The literature on campus climate has mainly focused on diversity and demographic variables within single or multiple university campuses from one country. There is a need to investigate campus climate further with regard to cultural issues and the role of teachers. This study thus proposed to examine perceived teacher support as a mediator of the…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Environment, Teacher Role, Cultural Differences
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Lewis, Elisa G.; Cardwell, Jacqueline M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Despite elevated rates of suicide and evidence of poor mental health among medical professionals, there is a paucity of research in the UK into the mental health of students destined for these careers. This study estimated and compared the prevalence of mental ill-health in students studying veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Well Being, Mental Disorders
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Jones, Adam; Yazdani, Baback; Barton, Harry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to consider the activities and impact of personalisation in a UK higher education setting. It considered how personalisation has affected outputs in terms of progression, achievement, internship, enterprise project and international placement uptake within the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Individualized Instruction
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Elliott, Samantha; Hendry, Helen; Ayres, Chloe; Blackman, Kim; Browning, Francesca; Colebrook, Daisy; Cook, Colin; Coy, Nathan; Hughes, Jessica; Lilley, Natasha; Newboult, Devon; Uche, Oluchi; Rickell, Amber; Rura, Gagan-Preet; Wilson, Heidi; White, Philip – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student difficulties with the transition to writing in higher education are well documented whether from a 'study skills', an 'academic socialisation' or an 'academic literacies' perspective. In order to more closely examine the challenges faced by students from widening participation backgrounds and diverse routes into undergraduate study, this…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Language, Study Skills, Barriers
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Hodge, Brad; Wright, Brad; Bennett, Pauleen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Despite the fact that both workplace and training environments can be inherently demanding, these environments sometimes manage to elicit a level of engagement and enthusiasm that is surprising. The Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model has been used extensively within the workplace to predict both engagement and burnout. It suggests that high…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Burnout, Training, College Students
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Grainger, Peter; Heck, Deborah; Christie, Michael – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper builds on an earlier study that developed a 10 question framework for improving the quality of criteria sheets (also known as rubrics) used in Master of Education programmes. To test that framework 15 rubrics were independently evaluated by seven teachers using the above mentioned framework. Raw data from the evaluations were collated…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Masters Programs, Models, Student Evaluation
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Gulliver, Amelia; Farrer, Louise; Bennett, Kylie; Griffiths, Kathleen M – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Despite high rates of mental disorders in university students, very few seek professional help. University teaching staff are well placed to connect students with mental health care. However, little is known about university staff attitudes to and knowledge about mental health problems, or whether these factors influence their experience with and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill; Sweeney, Donald C., II; Duncan, Mimi; Burns, Kathleen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In this study, we investigate the joint impacts of class size, modality of content delivery and instructor workloads on 1078 student performances from 2010 through 2014 in a required College of Business Administration Information Systems (IS) course at a public Midwestern university, controlling for 11 demographic and other factors that might…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Academic Achievement, Class Size, Faculty Workload
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Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; McCann, Joseph J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is both an important and yet controversial issue within the higher education sector, which is typically measured through policy-driven metrics such as the National Student Survey. However, less is understood about the qualities of a satisfying student experience 'as lived' from the perspective of the student, thus questioning…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Photography, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Shilo, Gila; Ragonis, Noa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A central issue in the design of curricula for all school levels is the development of the learners' high-order thinking skills and metacognitive skills. Among such required skills is the ability to solve problems. The literature dealing with the development of problem-solving skills is vast and primarily addresses the scientific disciplines, even…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Linguistics
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Matošková, Jana; Banarová, Michaela; Polcáková, Martina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This research examined what university students recommend for effective university study and whether their recommendations differ by gender, faculty or study programme degree. The research was based on 985 questionnaires. The following words were most commonly used in advice for freshmen: Go, Lectures, Learn, Continuously, Be, Prepare,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Learning Strategies, Study Habits
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