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Harman, Kerry – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
This paper explores possibilities for more democratic approaches to researching learning in and through everyday workplace practices. This links with a concern with who is able to speak in representations of learning at work, what is able to be spoken about and how knowing, learning and experience are inscribed in theories of workplace learning. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Research, Experience
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Costley, Carol; Pizzolato, Nicola – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Doctoral programmes in which candidates research their own practice can be characterised as having transdisciplinary (TD) qualities. While most of the emphasis in the literature and in policy on TD is on research in teams, we argue for an expansion of the scope in the conception and understanding of TD research to include the way it can be…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Student Research
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Travaglianti, F.; Babic, A.; Hansez, I. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Current statistics show that the attrition rate among PhD candidates is high (i.e. from 30% to 40% depending on the discipline and the country). This high-attrition rate has an impact on both economic (e.g. negative impact on the return-on investment in doctoral education) and human levels (e.g. negative consequences on candidates' self-esteem and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Employment Level, Job Satisfaction, Doctoral Programs
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Bonello, Marjorie; Wright, Jon; Morris, Jane; Sadlo, Gaynor – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Interprofessional education (IPE) is perceived to be one strategy to reduce professional compartmentalisation and improve collaborative practices. The unequal power relations existing between the various professions who need to collaborate for IPE remains largely unexamined and it is only in recent years that sociological theories have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Delbridge, Robyn; Wilson, Annabelle; Palermo, Claire – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Effective strategies to enhance the competence of practising health professionals are limited. Communities of Practice are proposed as strategy, yet little is known about their ability to develop cultural competency and practice. This study aimed to measure the impact of a Community of Practice on the self-assessed cultural competency and change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Awareness
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Rodríguez-Soler, Joan; Brunet Icart, Ignasi – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
In the current context of economic crisis, the European Union seeks to promote the integration of the vocational education and training system (VET) system and foster greater cooperation between this system and enterprises. Education and innovation are part of the answer to achieve this goal. This research explores the relationship between the VET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, School Business Relationship
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Dickson, Martina; Tennant, Lilly – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
The levels of support which faculty provide to students have been linked to a number of positive effects on students such as lower rates of attrition, greater satisfaction with college life, enhanced self-concept, improved academic performance and more likelihood of remaining enrolled in college through stressful life periods. There are surely…
Descriptors: Mothers, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Fowler, Cathrine; Dawson, Angela; Rossiter, Chris; Jackson, Debra; Power, Tamara; Roche, Michael – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Learning to parent sensitively and safely can be challenging for adults with childhood abuse and neglect experiences. Such childhood experiences are prevalent among incarcerated parents whose ability to parent their own children is also limited by separation from them. Several prisons have developed programs to foster pro-social parenting skills…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Mothers, Fathers
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Papen, Uta; Thériault, Virginie – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Writing retreats are structured events during which a group of people write in the same room over several days. In this paper, we report on findings from a study exploring the impact of writing retreats on PhD students' writing and their sense of self as academic writers. A second aim of the study was to contribute to the search for appropriate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Interviews, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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McAlpine, Lynn; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Castelló, Montserrat – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Two decades of research into early career researchers has highlighted the interaction of a constellation of influences in making sense of their experiences. Such research largely draws on either quantitative or qualitative traditions. While both traditions explore similar phenomena, research questions are often framed differently and use different…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Novices, Research Design
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Gouthro, Patricia A.; Holloway, Susan M. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Many educators in adult, community and higher education contexts are concerned with fostering reflective learning amongst their students. This paper explores the concept of critical reflection and considers how engaging with fiction may be an innovative pedagogical approach to support critical learning opportunities. Drawing upon interviews with…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Adult Education, Fiction, Teaching Methods
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Dymock, Darryl; Tyler, Mark – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers have a key role in ensuring that workers in business and industry are upskilled and up-to-date in a rapidly changing industrial, economic and technological environment. It follows that the VET practitioners should themselves keep up to date, not only with industry developments but also…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Systems Approach
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Fixsen, Alison; Cranfield, Steven; Ridge, Damien – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Despite the ubiquity of staff soft skills programmes, few studies have examined why and how academic and corporate services staff utilise these programmes for self-care/governance. This study reports on findings from an ethnography of soft skills learning and development programmes (LDPs) in a UK university, focusing on interviews with programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Management, Entrepreneurship, Ethnography
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Ho, Ya-Yu Cloudia; Coady, Maria R. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to understand the role of culture in English as a Second Language (ESL) nurses' clinical communication experiences in the United States, and how these experiences demonstrate the need for continuing education for ESL nurses. Five Taiwanese nurses who worked in U.S. health care contexts were recruited in the study. Data…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Nurses, Cultural Pluralism
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Rowland, Paula; McMillan, Sarah; Martimianakis, Maria Athina; Hodges, Brian D. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2018
Health services organisations are increasingly incorporating patient engagement strategies as a form of quality improvement. Such strategies take form in programmes where organisations partner with patients in order to learn from their experiences and thereby change how services are designed, delivered, and implemented. In this study, we examined…
Descriptors: Patients, Hospitals, Health Services, Credibility
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