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Balwant, Paul T.; Birdi, Kamal; Stephan, Ute; Topakas, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the use of transformational leadership theory in higher education teaching (often referred to as transformational instructor-leadership). Much of this body of research investigates a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and student outcomes. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Models, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh; Suttill, Beth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the extent to which Access to Higher Education courses can be defined as communities of practice. Other studies have already revealed the importance of mutual engagement and supportive relationships between students and between students and tutors in facilitating learning. While previous studies carried out on Access to HE…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Sakellariou, Dikaios; Pollard, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
As one of the allied health professions, occupational therapy has adopted a primarily clinical focus on human occupation (or the process of daily life) and this is reflected in education, which has until recently tended to overlook contextual social factors such as poverty, marginalisation, exclusion, unemployment, incarceration and immigration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy, Social Responsibility, Political Issues
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Griffiths, Colin; Lloyd, Mary Golding – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Widening participation initiatives led by the government encourage non-traditional students to enrol in higher education courses usually offered through a franchising arrangement between a Higher Education Institution (HEI) and a local Further Education Institution (FEI). The focus has been on the development of foundation degrees with most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Colleges
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Taras, Maddalena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Assessment for learning is increasingly part of accepted orthodoxy, with massive government funding in England, is central to national assessment in Wales, and an export to the USA. Black et al.'s Assessment for learning: Putting it into practice (2003), the "bible"' of assessment for learning, is set reading for trainee teachers across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Johnson, Martin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The UK educational assessment landscape is changing, characterised by attempts to create more flexible pathways through learning. This has led to attempts to formalise the comparative relationships between different general and vocational qualifications. The National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the Framework for Achievement and the Framework…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Qualifications, Grading, Foreign Countries
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Lloyd, Mary Golding; Griffiths, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
Recent government policy has focused on creating a culture of lifetime learning and increasing participation in higher education, thus encouraging higher education institutions to expand the range of courses they offer. Widening access initiatives support this and encourage non-traditional students to enrol on higher education courses. One of the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Higher Education, Education Courses, Adult Education
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Connolly, Michael; Jones, Catherine; Jones, Norah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
This article captures the different perspectives of those involved in a collaborative project which implemented an e-learning initiative with higher education and further education institutions in partnership. The initial part of the article provides context and considers some of the debates in the literature on collaboration. It reflects on what…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperation, Adult Education, Focus Groups