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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha; Abraham, Jessy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
To date, research has focussed on understanding how various contextual factors facilitate students' adjustments to university as they begin their studies. However, there seems to be limited or no research and instruments that have specifically conceptualised and measured students' adjustments, considering their transitional challenges, emotional…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Well Being, Help Seeking
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Tang, Anne L. L.; Walker-Gleaves, Caroline; Rattray, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper addresses Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students' conceptions of teacher care informed by their experiences of teacher-student relationships within university context. Utilising the concept of teacher care from Nodding's (1984) ethics of care from a Confucian-Vygotskian perspective, this research considers emergent themes of teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Caring, Undergraduate Students
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Spruin, Elizabeth; Dempster, Tammy; Islam, Sanjidah; Raybould, India – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The psychological well-being of university students is a growing concern, both in the UK and globally. In light of emerging research on the benefits of therapy dogs for student well-being, this study compared the use of therapy dogs to more conventional methods for improving students' well-being. Ninety-four university students were randomly…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, College Students, Stress Management
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Zaid, Bouziane; Gunn, Cindy; Fedtke, Jana; Ibahrine, Mohammed – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
As professional demands in an increasingly competitive academic environment are growing, professors are often assigned to teach outside their area of expertise. This paper investigates the experience of teaching new courses that are outside a faculty member's immediate area of expertise. Key questions concern the extent to which faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expertise, Teaching Styles, Credibility
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Rooney, Joy M.; Unwin, Peter F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Service users and carers' (SUACs) inclusion in student selection days at English universities is accepted as standard practice, since such inclusion is mandated by a range of professional health and social work regulators. However, SUACs' voices are little heard; this study addresses this knowledge gap for the first time. Student selection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Social Work
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Howard, Natalie-Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
In response to the rapid development of educational technology and the desire to offer flexible learning opportunities, the implementation of blended learning is a burgeoning trend in contemporary higher education. However, limited research has been conducted into the professional identities of faculty members as they navigate this considerable…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Merga, Margaret K.; Mason, Shannon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
It is no longer sufficient for higher education providers to solely focus on fostering academic research communication skills in their doctoral candidates, as a broader skillset is needed to communicate research effectively to diverse audiences. Such knowledge mobilisation facilitates research impact beyond academia and is linked to funding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Doctoral Students
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James Relly, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The quality of provision in the further education sector in the United Kingdom has long been contested. An ongoing issue in further education colleges has been the focus upon minimum competence in qualifications. Yet, there are examples of high standards in teaching and learning. Drawing on interview data with 24 WorldSkills Training Managers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Cheng, Michelle W. T.; Chan, Cecilia K. Y. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Past studies revealed that Resident Assistants' (RAs) behavioural patterns are related to experiences and life outcomes of student residents. In this paper, the researchers aimed to investigate the struggles that new RAs encounter in university residential halls in Hong Kong, and to provide practical recommendations based on the findings.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, Resident Advisers, College Housing
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Stevenson, Nancy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Writing experiences have a crucial role in the wellbeing of academics and PhD researchers and this paper seeks to extend a body of work on writing retreats, by exploring them from a wellbeing perspective. Drawing from literature on wellbeing and the practical experience of developing and delivering writing retreats, it highlights wellbeing…
Descriptors: Well Being, Writing Workshops, College Faculty, Doctoral Students
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Schütze, Heike; Bartyn, Jenna; Tapsell, Amy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The first-year university experience is inherently linked to student satisfaction, retention and academic success. A sense of academic preparedness can enhance the first-year transition experience. Subjects designed to assist students to transition to university can improve the transition experience; however, there is very limited evidence of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Self Efficacy, Late Adolescents
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Roald, Gunhild Marie; Wallin, Patric; Hybertsen, Ingunn Dahler; M. Stenøien, Jorun – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The contribution of this article is to highlight how exploring various writing genres in the beginning of higher education can contribute to academic literacy. While many studies have addressed the transition into academia by focusing on academic writing, the use of various writing genres has scarcely been researched. Based on the thematic…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Student Experience, Academic Language
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Webber, Louise; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Balancing higher education, study, family life and a professional role is a complex task for many women students. Family support, work commitments and feelings of guilt can impact on how mothers carve out time and space for family life and their studies. This paper draws on qualitative research with women doctoral students to examine their use of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Role, Child Rearing, Doctoral Students
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Lisewski, Bernard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This paper examines how tutor-practitioners conceptualised and enacted their practice-based knowing (PBK) in a Higher Education Fashion School (HEFS). It adopts a qualitative insider-researcher methodology composed of oral biographies, dialogic interviews and participant observations. Social practice theory (SPT) is utilised as the analytical…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Higher Education, Clothing
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Dickinson, Jill; Griffiths, Teri-Lisa; Bredice, Alex – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Against the backdrop of a diverse and challenging Higher Education (HE) environment within the United Kingdom (UK), this paper extends existing debates around extracurricular activities (ECAs) and considers students' engagement in ECAs within this context. Adopting a case study approach, and involving a team of student researchers, students'…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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