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Hawe, E.; Lightfoot, U.; Dixon, H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In this paper, we explore first-year undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions regarding the use of exemplars, with reference to the development of student self-regulation. The study was carried out at a tertiary education institution in New Zealand where the second author was a lecturer. This author used exemplars with two classes of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Metacognition
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Strauss, Pat; Hunter, Judy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with the work of polytechnic tutors on adult foundation programmes and describes how their work has been affected by the current neoliberal climate in the education sector. Inclusive neoliberalism is characterised by heightened regulation, reduced support for the public sector and a greater requirement for individual…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism, Tutors, Educational Policy
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Shulruf, Boaz; Booth, Roger; Baker, Heather; Bagg, Warwick; Barrow, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Decisions about progress through an academic programme are made by Boards of Examiners, on the basis of students' course assessments. For most students such pass/fail grading decisions are straightforward. However, for those students whose results are borderline (either at a pass/fail boundary or boundaries between grades) the exercise of some…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Decision Making, Student Promotion, Pass Fail Grading
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Retna, Kala S. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
A body of literature asserts that group work can be beneficial in enhancing learning and in developing specific skills among students. This research builds on the literature and on Gardner's (2006a) five notions of mindsets: disciplined, synthesising, creation, ethical and respectful, as a descriptive framework to explore and understand the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Part Time Students, Student Attitudes
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Kahu, Ella; Stephens, Christine; Leach, Linda; Zepke, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Research into both student engagement and student emotions is increasing, with widespread agreement that both are critical determinants of student success in higher education. Less researched are the complex, reciprocal relationships between these important influences. Two theoretical frameworks inform this paper: Pekrun's taxonomy of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Learner Engagement, Distance Education
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Govers, Elly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Ethical considerations are inherent to programme design decision-making, but not normally explicit. Nonetheless, they influence whose interests are served in a programme and who benefits from it. This paper presents an analysis of ethical considerations made by programme design practitioners in the context of a polytechnic in Aotearoa/New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Program Design, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Leach, Linda; Zepke, Nick; Butler, Philippa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
This article is based on data from a large mixed method research project funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) in Aotearoa New Zealand. The article addresses the question: how do tertiary teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive their role in student engagement? Quantitative data revealed both similarities and differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Ward, Gillian; Dixon, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Students need support to complete research masters degrees. Many of the studies aimed at enhancing the student experience to date have tended to focus on structural aspects of the degree, the academic needs of the students or the qualities of the supervisor. Few studies focus on the support needed to complete research masters degrees and even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Needs, Semi Structured Interviews
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Richardson, Jessica J.; Kemp, Simon; Malinen, Sanna; Haultain, Steve A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
There is growing concern about the detrimental effect of term-time employment on university students' academic success. We report results from an online survey of 1837 students of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, whose responses were later matched to their academic records for a semester. The majority of employed students reported…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Employment, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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van der Meer, Jacques – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Although there is much research related to the first-year student in higher education and first-year retention, a dominant focus of this has been on students' assimilation into higher education. However, there is a noticeable increase in higher education researchers who advocate for a more active role of institutions to adapt to first-year…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen
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Whitehead, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
International research suggests that government policy, institutional culture and learner characteristics influence the attrition rate of first-year tertiary education students. These variables were investigated in relation to a cohort of 21 New Zealand students who failed a core literacy paper. The research utilised questionnaires, interviews…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Course Content, Workshops, Social Influences
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Diversity, understood in a multiplicity of ways, has been a focus of attention in education in recent years. As in many other countries, recent post-school education policies in Aotearoa/New Zealand have emphasised previously under-represented ethnic groups, such as Maori and Pasifika. The intention has been to widen participation in further and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Groups, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Barron, Paul; Gourlay, Lesley Jane; Gannon-Leary, Pat – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
A significant body of work has emerged over the last 10 years investigating the experiences of international university students. These studies have covered various challenges faced by some groups of international students relating to culture, language and integration and have been prompted by the increase in international students studying in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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