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James, Lincoln Then; Casidy, Riza – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of authentic assessment on student satisfaction and promoting behaviour. The sample comprised 120 students enrolled in an undergraduate business programme. A model was proposed and tested using conditional process analysis. It was found that authentic assessments are positively related to…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Satisfaction, Student Behavior, Business Administration Education
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Sagy, Ornit; Kali, Yael; Tsaushu, Masha; Tal, Tali – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study endeavors to identify ways to promote a productive learning culture in higher education. Specifically, we sought to encourage development of internal values in students' culture of learning and examine how this can promote their understanding of scientific content. Set in a high enrollment undergraduate biology course, we designed a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values Education, Undergraduate Students, Biology
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Rienties, Bart; Héliot, YingFei – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While interdisciplinary courses are regarded as a promising method for students to learn and apply knowledge from other disciplines, there is limited empirical evidence available whether interdisciplinary courses can effectively "create" interdisciplinary students. In this innovative quasi-experimental study amongst 377 Master's…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Social Networks, Interdisciplinary Approach, Business Administration Education
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Nabi, Ghulam; Walmsley, Andreas; Liñán, Francisco; Akhtar, Imran; Neame, Charles – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Drawing on entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of learning and inspiration in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions in the First Year in Higher Education. This addresses the paucity of research on early university experiences of EE and their influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Using a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Vocational Interests, Outcomes of Education
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Vithal, Renuka – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While a number of studies report on how a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been implemented in particular disciplines or faculties, arguably much less is known about how this can be achieved university-wide. This paper brings the lens of SoTL retrospectively, from the vantage position of a university leader, to a range of teaching…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Learning, Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Sadler, Kirsten; Eilam, Efrat; Bigger, Stephen W.; Barry, Fiachra – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
University-led STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach forms one potential avenue to address the continuing decline of tertiary student enrollments. Yet to-date the impact of these programs is not well understood, due to an historical emphasis on "delivering the goods" that obscures debate on which outreach…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Universities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cordiner, Moira; Thomas, Sharon; Green, Wendy – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Organisational change literature is littered with labels for those who instigate, support, resist, or implement change. Absent is research into the perspectives of those who are given these labels. This paper reports findings from a literature search, journal scan and a case study of an Australian university where change agents were labelled…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Labeling (of Persons), Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Safavi, Mehdi; Håkanson, Lars – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The deep structure of university knowledge governance system is uncharted. In an exploratory case study of a university merger with an art college, this study inductively examines how knowledge governance structures in universities affect (and are affected by) the creation and passing on of knowledge. The authors found the university governance…
Descriptors: Governance, Case Studies, Universities, Organizational Change
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Bao, Yanhua; Kehm, Barbara M.; Ma, Yonghong – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This contribution is based on an analysis of recent changes in doctoral education that can be observed in Europe and China. It traces the policies having led to these changes and discusses related policy transfer. The contribution is divided into five parts. It begins by sketching recent changes in doctoral education in the framework of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Rosman, Tom; Peter, Johannes; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Krampen, Günter – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The present article investigates the effects of epistemic beliefs (i.e. beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing) on the effectiveness of information literacy instruction (i.e. instruction on how to search for scholarly information in academic settings). We expected psychology students with less sophisticated beliefs (especially…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Intervention
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Beenstock, Michael; Feldman, Dan – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
First-degree course grades for a cohort of social science students are matched to their instructors, and are statistically decomposed into departmental, course, instructor, and student components. Student ability is measured alternatively by university acceptance scores, or by fixed effects estimated using panel data methods. After controlling for…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Longitudinal Studies, College Faculty, Social Sciences
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Lomer, Sylvie; Papatsiba, Vassiliki; Naidoo, Rajani – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This article examines national branding of UK higher education, a strategic intent and action to collectively brand UK higher education with the aim to attract prospective international students, using a Bourdieusian approach to understanding promises of capitals. We trace its development between 1999 and 2014 through a sociological study, one of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Knowledge Economy, Competition, Marketing
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Huang, Yating; Pang, Sun-Keung; Yu, Shulin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Chinese universities are being continually subjected to new managerial practices and technologies that have fundamental consequences on the university faculty's academic life. Within a predominantly communitarian theoretical framework of academic identity, this qualitative case study draws upon interviews with 25 academics in Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Qualitative Research
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Knight, Rachael-Anne; Dipper, Lucy; Cruice, Madeline – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
"Viva voce" exams are used in many disciplines as a test of students' knowledge and skills. Whilst acknowledged as a useful form of assessment, vivas commonly lead to a great deal of anxiety for students. This anxiety is also apparent for vivas in phonetics, where the students must produce and recognise sounds drawn from across the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Phonetics
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Silva, Patrícia; Lopes, Betina; Costa, Marco; Melo, Ana I.; Dias, Gonçalo Paiva; Brito, Elisabeth; Seabra, Dina – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions are increasingly concerned with the professional insertion of graduates in the labour market and with the design of institutional mechanisms to facilitate students' transition from higher education to work, particularly given the context of scarcity of financial resources and the rise of graduate unemployment. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Internship Programs, Program Effectiveness
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