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Magnusson, Jenny; Zackariasson, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, especially when it comes to undergraduate projects. At the same time independence is characterised by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Personal Autonomy, Supervisors
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students' ways of approaching their studies influence their academic outcomes. Expecting high grades and having the skills to steer learning activities towards assessment demands seem to be important components of academic success. However, our knowledge about students' capacity to predict academic achievement is limited. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Student Attitudes
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Previous research indicates that higher educational students' perceptions of stress are in part related to the teaching and learning context, and influence academic outcomes. This study intends to deepen our understanding of these processes by examining the linkages between approaches to learning, perceived stress and expected and actual academic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Witt, Ann-Katrin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
In spite of engagement and efforts to bring about gender equality in Swedish universities, gender division paradoxically appears in both old and new degree programs and academic disciplines. In recent years there has been a tendency for higher education students to enrol in degree programmes rather than in single subject courses. Due to the…
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Social Action, Educational Practices
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Nelson, Anders – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a study of gender differences in course experiences and achievement of students taking the introductory educational sciences course at Halmstad University in Sweden. Male and female students' completion rates and grades were analysed in relation to the students' grade point averages (GPAs) from upper secondary school and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Sciences
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Persson, Ingrid A. -L.; Persson, Karin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
Teaching of the sciences of behaviour in higher health care education is sparse. The authors believe that students with increased knowledge and education of the human mind and soul would have a wider understanding of the human nature. Physiology describes the anatomy and function of the body, but in order to describe life/the living human, they…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Physiology, Anatomy, Fiction
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Hultberg, John; Plos, Kaety; Hendry, Graham D.; Kjellgren, Karin I. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The aim of this article was to outline the basis for an introductory course to higher education focusing on students' approaches to learning and the role of teaching in higher education. The framework is a discussion on contemporary literature on approaches to learning. In the article experiences are also reported of developing and implementing an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods