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Henderson, Juliet – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Taking as its premise the ethical responsibility of the educator towards diversity, both in students and the materiality of their knowledge production practices, this paper examines four surfaces of emergence of academic writing governmentality. These are characterised as different 'styles' of knowledge production: Style 1 (canonic, Western…
Descriptors: Ethics, Academic Language, Literary Genres, Student Diversity
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Jones, Jennifer; Fleischer, Stephanie; McNair, Alistair; Masika, Rachel – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article focuses on research into international undergraduates' transition experiences when starting UK higher education (HE). The study explored ways in which combined experiences of university learning, teaching and support and International Foundation Year (IFY) attendance at a pathway international college influence first year…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Experience
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Brown, Eleanor J.; Dunlop, Lynda; Scally, Jayme – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study explores students' experiences of a non-formal living-learning community in a UK higher education institution. The participants were students from different countries and academic disciplines who came together with a shared interest in international development and human rights. The experiences of students were investigated using the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Social Justice, Skill Development
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Breeze, Maddie; Johnson, Karl; Uytman, Clare – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article considers support programmes for direct entrant (DE) student transitions as a widening participation strategy. We reflect upon one induction and support project with 27 students transitioning from further education into the second year of undergraduate social science degree programmes in a Scottish university. We use focus group data…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, College Attendance, Undergraduate Students
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Harwood, Nigel; Petric, Bojana – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Drawing on supervisor and supervisee interviews, analysis of supervisor feedback on the supervisee's draft chapters, and departmental supervisory guidelines, this study focuses on the roles a master's dissertation supervisor plays during the course of supervision. These roles are discussed referring to models of supervisory pedagogy, the teaching,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Supervision, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Gravett, Karen; Kinchin, Ian M. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article examines the challenges experienced by students when developing referencing practices. There has been minimal research into students' development of their referencing skills, with referencing often considered a mechanistic skill and not worthy of attention. This paper argues that, rather, referencing is an area of practice imbued with…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Student Experience, Plagiarism, Feedback (Response)
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Jackson, Denise – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study explores whether academic selection criterion should be imposed on students wishing to participate in work-integrated learning (WIL) during their degree studies. Its conceptual framework addresses the limitations of human capital theory and draws on theories about social and cultural capital to understand the role of WIL in developing…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Employment Potential, Academic Achievement, Social Capital
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Finn, Stephen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
In this paper, the author argues that a professor's academic freedom should be limited when choosing teaching methods. Currently, many professors choose teaching methods without serious consideration of whether such methods are effective at achieving the course's learning outcomes. As a matter of professional responsibility, however, professors…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility
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Guerin, Cally; Aitchison, Claire; Carter, Susan – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Higher education learning is increasingly enacted in digital environments and doctoral education is no exception. Scholars -- supervisors and PhD candidates -- actively create their own digital profiles, and their research is often disseminated via social media in tandem with the traditional publication of journals and books. Online learning…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Social Media, Electronic Publishing
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Zhang, Yiran; Yu, Shulin; Yuan, Kaihao – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
While recent research has highlighted the increasing importance of peer feedback as a supplementary pedagogy to supervision in higher education academic contexts, little is known regarding whether and how peer feedback can induct research students into the academic discourse community. Underpinned by the academic discourse community theory, this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Discourse Communities
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Higley, Corrine; Elliott, Kevin C.; Cheruvelil, Jubin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Course readings play a crucial role in many college courses, but students often struggle to comprehend this material. Building on evidence that students benefit from playing the role of an editor when reading each other's writing, this exploratory study investigated whether they benefit from taking the same editorial stance to assigned readings.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Editing, Critical Reading
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O'Leary, Matt; Cui, Vanessa – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
In 2016, the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) marked a watershed moment for higher education (HE) in the United Kingdom. This paper views the TEF as an extension of the neoliberal policy narrative that has dominated policy thinking and decision making in HE in recent decades. It argues that the epistemology and methodology…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Szelei, Nikolett – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative case study examined two pre-service teachers' learning experiences in relation to encountering modelling culturally responsive teaching (CRT) in a multicultural education course. Using Constant Comparison Approach, the researchers searched for evidence of observing aspects of modelling in the course, and described the pre-service…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Modeling (Psychology)
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Batten, John; Ripley, Matthew; Anderson, Eric; Batey, Jo; White, Adam – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study examined the complex relationship between homophobia, heteronormativity, and an openly gay lecturer in a British university setting. First, heterosexual undergraduate sports students' levels of homophobia were recorded. Then, after taught sessions, participants were asked to estimate the frequency of homosexual-heterosexual examples and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Social Attitudes
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Ai, Bin; Kostogriz, Alexander; Wen, Daorong; Wang, Lifei – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
With China's rising role in the global economic market, both local and international employers seek graduates with well-developed communication skills in at least one additional language to complement their specific knowledge and abilities. University graduates are taught English for Specific Purposes (ESP) within their particular disciplines.…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Degree Requirements
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