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Payne, Geoff – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Most undergraduates' main, hands-on involvement in student engagement is completing satisfaction surveys, such as the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS), whose findings make significant contributions to university policy formation. It is therefore important that these surveys produce reliable and valid data, but previous and current NSS versions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Hayes, Sarah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
The 'academic orthodoxy' (Brookfield 1986) of student engagement is questioned by Zepke, who suggests that it supports 'a neoliberal ideology' (2014: 698). In reply, Trowler argues that Zepke fails to explain the mechanisms linking neoliberalism to the concepts and practices of student engagement (2015: 336). In this article, I respond to the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Labor
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Close, Jacqui – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
In the U.K., 'student engagement', and the related 'student experience', are increasingly measured, interpreted and then marketed to students as a basis on which to choose the 'best' place for their higher education. This article summarises and reflects on presentations from five panel members at a conference on their experience of university life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Students, Educational Indicators
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Gallinat, Anselma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
The prospect of the increase in tuition fees in England from 2012 pulled learning and teaching into the limelight as universities sought to safeguard student recruitment and league table positions in an envisioned new era of increased market competition. As each institution sought to market itself to potential students with a specific learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, College Students, Tuition
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Gagnon, Jessica – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article explores the limits of student engagement in higher education in the United Kingdom through the social construction of student activists within media discourses. It scrutinises the impact of dominant neoliberal discourses on the notion of student engagement, constructing certain students as legitimately engaged whilst infantilising…
Descriptors: Activism, Learner Engagement, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Zgaga, Pavel – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article addresses why and how mobility has become central to the EU's idea of doctoral education, aiming to reconstruct, in a historical perspective, the gradual conceptualisation of mobility as a policy idea. This process began with the discussion of academic mobility in the 1970s, when the European Communities had as yet no responsibility…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Graduate Students, Student Mobility
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
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Bönisch-Brednich, Brigitte – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article examines what it means to be an academic in the knowledge economy, using auto-ethnographic writing or storytelling as its starting point. Although academic mobility has been researched for about a decade, deep listening and deep reading in the context of ethnography have not been utilised in analysing what it means to move in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Story Telling
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Amsler, Sarah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article considers the role of experiments in learning in movements to democratise higher education "under the rule of capital" (Gutierrez, Navarro and Linsalata 2017). It focuses on the emergence of a new generation of "free universities" in the United Kingdom, situating these in a historical tradition of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges, Educational Experiments, Institutional Autonomy
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Wright, Susan; Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
After analysing the organisational pathologies and societal ills created by the neoliberalisation of universities, the article engages in an organisational critique of the pseudo-business model currently in use. It poses as a solution the re-creation of universities as trusts, with a model of beneficiary ownership, a matrix form of organisation…
Descriptors: Universities, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Thompsett, Fern – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
Free universities are diverse but loosely networked projects that resist repressive capitalist and state configurations of power by re-imagining teaching, learning and research on their own terms, often through radical and ongoing experimentation. Drawing from my own experiences as a co-founder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Experimental Colleges
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Butcher, Catherine Norma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report describes my field visits to Berea and Deep Springs Colleges in the U.S.A. and explores their forms of ownership/control, governance, financing and organisational structure. Berea and Deep Springs are small, liberal arts colleges, distinctive in American higher education, in which students actively participate in a spirit of democracy.…
Descriptors: Experimental Colleges, Nontraditional Education, Ownership, Governance
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Neary, Mike; Winn, Joss – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report provides an interim account of a participatory action research project undertaken during 2015-16. The research brought together scholars, students and expert members of the co-operative movement to design a theoretically informed and practically grounded framework for co-operative higher education that activists, educators and the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Universities, Educational Cooperation
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Clemensen, Nana; Holm, Lars – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article contributes to the continuing discussion about academic literacy in international higher education. Approaching international study programmes as temporary educational contact zones, marked by a broad diversity in students' educational and discursive experiences, we examine the negotiation and relocalisation of academic literacy among…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Student Experience, Higher Education
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