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Greenbank, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The literature suggests that members of the working class value informal ("hot") information rather than formal ("cold") information. They are also said to lack a future orientation; have a fatalistic (and pessimistic) attitude to life; and have low aspirations. These values should influence the way students from working-class backgrounds approach…
Descriptors: Working Class, Values, Role, Decision Making
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Greenbank, Paul; Penketh, Claire – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The dissertation is often promoted as a means of advancing autonomous learning. It is said to offer the potential for students to move along a continuum from dependence to independence. This research used interviews with a small sample of students to obtain a better understanding of the way students approach the dissertation process. The study…
Descriptors: Theses, Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy, Undergraduate Students
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Greenbank, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This article considers the value of collaborative forms of educational action research in higher education and the difficulties involved in implementing such forms of research. It is argued that educational action research represents an opportunity for improving teaching and learning and developing the knowledge and skills of those participating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Action Research, Lecture Method, Reflective Teaching