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Hintsanen, Mirka; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic emotions in the context of master's thesis work is a highly understudied issue. This study examined the association between self-regulated learning skills and academic emotions elicited by master's thesis work. Altogether, 84 behavioural sciences students conducting their master's theses completed a survey comprised of a modified version…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Study Skills, Psychological Patterns, Graduate Students
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Siklander, Pirkko; Impiö, Niina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
We need to know what it means to be an expert in working life today. Universities are often accused of neglecting the basic idea that higher education should be relevant to working life, and research on the subject of expertise in today's workplace is lacking. Thirteen experts from different fields were interviewed and the obtained data were…
Descriptors: Universities, Education Work Relationship, Specialists, Grounded Theory
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Studying in a foreign country, where one becomes a cultural outsider and where one lacks knowledge of and access to dominant cultural practices, can be a perfect context for challenging students' values, beliefs, and attitudes, particularly when these experiences are coupled with coursework on diversity. This study explored international students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Journals
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Asikainen, Henna; Hailikari, Telle; Mattsson, Markus – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Research concerning students' emotions as well as their way of coping with their emotions in different situations has been scarce. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between self-regulated learning, academic emotions, psychological flexibility, study success and study pace during university-level studies. A total of 274 arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Humanities, Liberal Arts
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Nykänen, Seija; Tynjälä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article examines how Finnish universities and other higher education institutes have responded to the challenges posed by rapid changes in the world of work and societies all over Europe, particularly with reference to the development of generic skills. The data were collected by means of individual and group interviews at three Finnish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education, Interviews
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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Korhonen, Vesa; Törmä, Sirpa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative study was to identify teachers' ways of experiencing their identity and development challenges as teachers in the social and professional context of university. Identity and development as a teacher were examined based on interviews and drawings of career paths collected from a group of university teachers representing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Identity
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Lahenius, Katja; Ikävalko, Heini – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This paper presents a study of students' experiences of joint supervision practices and supervisors' professional work in doctoral education in one department of a Finnish university. A qualitative methodology was used to explore students' experiences of joint supervision practices and an inductive protocol was used to analyse the data gathered…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Supervision, Teamwork, Student Experience