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Shilo, Gila; Ragonis, Noa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A central issue in the design of curricula for all school levels is the development of the learners' high-order thinking skills and metacognitive skills. Among such required skills is the ability to solve problems. The literature dealing with the development of problem-solving skills is vast and primarily addresses the scientific disciplines, even…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Linguistics
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Prakhov, Ilya; Bocharova, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper analyses the determinants of national student mobility under the unified system of admission in Russia and evaluates the barriers which still limit educational mobility. It is argued that even with the Unified State Examination (USE) and the decreased transaction costs of applying to universities, student interregional national mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Predictor Variables, Student Mobility
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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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Gill, Tim; Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen; Zanini, Nadir – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recently, there has been an increase in the Higher Education (HE) options (in terms of both courses and institutions) available to students in the UK. Given that the choice of institution and field of study are crucial for students' future careers, we investigated how attributes of the institutions and courses determine students' choices, and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, STEM Education, Higher Education
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Menon Eliophotou, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
The article examines the role of career counsellors in secondary education in Cyprus, with emphasis on their effect on students' career decisions. Survey research was used to collect information from 611 students and 36 career counsellors in Cyprus. Students were asked to rate the importance of several factors as influences on their career…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Dray, Beattie; Perkins, Andrew; Fritsch, Lynn Faller; Burke, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Some undergraduate programmes require evidence of baseline numeracy skills as a condition of entry. With a widened entry gate into higher education and a recognised "mathematics problem" in society, students wishing to enrol onto degree programmes that require evidence of numeracy often find it difficult to provide such evidence.…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Numeracy, Admission Criteria
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Lasselle, Laurence; Keir, Fraser; Smith, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
The Sutton Trust Summer School offers to S5/Year 12 pupils the opportunity to sample student life for a week at one of five selecting universities in the UK. Most of the participants on the Sutton Trust Summer School will be the first generation in their family to attend university and have come from schools which traditionally send low numbers to…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Higher Education, Friendship, Educational Experience
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Saiti, Anna; Prokopiadou, Georgia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the reasons for enrolment demand in higher education in Greece through data collected from 400 students enrolled in the final year of post-secondary education in the Athens area. Results showed that Greek students choose to follow higher studies for a number of reasons but mainly because higher education offers high-level…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Family Income, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Stephanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article considers the impact of a technique of structured conversation to enhance a student-centred approach to tutorial time. It is suggested that the development of such an approach can provide enhanced learning support in the current challenge of widening diversity in the learner population. Many students in modern tertiary education show…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Independent Study, Autism, Adult Education