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Goodchild, Allyson – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The transition into higher education is a critical time for all students. A positive early experience provides a strong foundation for future academic success whilst a negative experience can be destabilising for a new learner. To date, research has primarily focused on full-time undergraduates in order to explain the reasons for high attrition…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Undergraduate Students, Study Centers, Universities
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Miller, Carlin J.; Borsatto, Julia; Al-Salom, Patricia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Mindfulness practices have become a common component of daily life in many settings and may serve to bolster resiliency, particularly among university students. This study expanded on our previous work to compare the effects of receiving or not receiving a brief daily mindfulness-based practice in large-scale university courses. Data were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, College Students, Psychology, Intervention
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Temple Clothier, Anne; Matheson, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Using an interpretive epistemology to explore the perceived benefits of using co-creation as a pedagogic tool with undergraduate students, this research focuses on a collaborative project between some first year undergraduate Education Studies students, a university Senior Lecturer and an Education Coordinator from a regional social enterprise…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Honors Curriculum, Education Majors
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Quintana, Rafael; Correnti, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Even though there is wide agreement on the importance of argumentation in modern societies, only a minority of students in secondary and postsecondary education receive direct and explicit instruction in argumentation. The present study describes the design and results of a test that was used to measure everyday argumentation skills of 186…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Language Tests, Logical Thinking
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Walls, Justin; Carr, Andrea; Kelder, Jo-Anne; Ennever, Ellen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article presents a method to evaluate undergraduate and postgraduate course teaching efficiency systematically, alongside measuring effectiveness of curriculum content and delivery. We argue that efficiency is aligned to cost and revenue while effectiveness is a quality-related construct. These potentially antagonistic elements -- cost,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Efficiency, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
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Hintsanen, Mirka; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic emotions in the context of master's thesis work is a highly understudied issue. This study examined the association between self-regulated learning skills and academic emotions elicited by master's thesis work. Altogether, 84 behavioural sciences students conducting their master's theses completed a survey comprised of a modified version…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Study Skills, Psychological Patterns, Graduate Students
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Bartram, Brendan; Hathaway, Tanya; Rao, Namrata – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In the current higher education (HE) environment, indicators of 'teaching excellence' (TE) are increasingly under the spotlight. The literature offers a wide range of models and perspectives, but also highlights the need for greater (comparative) scrutiny of the perceptions of those at the centre -- staff teaching across the disciplines in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Education
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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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