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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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O'Brien, Breda; Iannone, Paola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recently much research has focused on student engagement, both at school and at university. This attention is motivated by the role that engagement plays in student learning and in the student experience. Acknowledging that student engagement is a multifaceted construct we focus on the contribution that teaching and teacher traits make to the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, College Students
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McMurray, Isabella; Rafferty, Cheryl; Sutton, Cordelia; Patel, Shweta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The transition between school or college and higher education can be a challenging time for a student. Schools, colleges and universities work together in a number of ways in order to try and ease this process. However, many students still find their first-year experience difficult to adjust to, which can impact on their own development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Psychology
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Yang, Yanxian; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
IELTS scores are widely used in combination with academic results as a way of judging whether non-English background students should be admitted to degree-level courses in Anglophone contexts. However, successful study at university requires more than language competence and intellectual ability and international students often seem to start from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Socialization, Asians, Second Language Learning
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Stoten, David William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
The sixth-form college sector is often marginalised in policy and academic discourse, where the much larger school and further education sectors dominate. This paper sets out to describe the sector's key features, assess its position within the wider education system and consider its future in an increasingly competitive education market. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Educational Development
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Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The term "applied track" in UK further education has been used to refer to the applied A level, the vocational, coursework-based version of the traditional academic A level. Vocational and coursework-based courses are often criticised for being easier than academic courses, for only attracting students who do not satisfy the requirements…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
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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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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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Broad, James – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
Independent learning and independent learning strategies are at present significant topics in educational research. The bulk of this research deals with independent learning in junior and higher education with little based upon the further education sector. The focus of this article is the interpretation of independent learning by 16- to…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies