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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Fong, Carlton J.; Phelps, Julie M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The need to improve student success in community colleges has resulted in a growing interest in developmental mathematics. Yet there remains a need to understand the motivations and beliefs of developmental mathematics students in order to cultivate their success. Self-efficacy has been identified to be a predictor of student success. Little is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics
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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Some scholars speculate that humanities education, as compared to STEM education, may be better able to provide students with the most in-demand twenty-first century workplace skill: innovation. Due to the lack of empirical research on this topic, this study compares US humanities and STEM students' college gains in their 'propensity toward…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Humanities, STEM Education
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Lloyd, Claire A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
For the past two decades, those involved in teacher training have encouraged teachers to incorporate evidence from research into a process of critical reflection to improve the quality of their decisions. Using research as part of a deliberative reflective process has been thought to enable teachers to learn from their practice. However, teachers'…
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Decision Making, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Andres, Hayward P. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Given the recent reported common occurrence of mediocre or substandard academic performance by students in colleges and universities, it has become essential to identify pedagogical factors that might lessen or reverse this trend. Kolb's experiential learning, Pintrich's student learning motivation, and cognitive load theories were used as a…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Experiential Learning, Learning Motivation, Cognitive Processes
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Badenhorst, Cecile M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Literature reviews are a genre that many graduate students do not fully understand and find difficult to write. While the genre, language and rhetorical moves of literature reviews are widely researched, less research focuses on citation use in literature reviews. Teaching students 'how-to' write the literature review through explicit genre…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Citations (References), Graduate Students, Writing (Composition)
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Bokosmaty, Sahar; Ehrich, John; Eady, Michelle J.; Bell, Kenton – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Prior research on plagiarism has indicated that men may have a greater predisposition toward academic dishonesty than women. However, little research has been conducted using psychometrically tested instruments to validate such claims. To address this gap, a survey was conducted with 377 undergraduate students at a Canadian university on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Plagiarism
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Bamber, Veronica; Choudhary, Carolyn J.; Hislop, Jane; Lane, Judith – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Transitions are increasingly recognised as difficult, and less has been written about transitions to postgraduate taught programmes than about transitions into undergraduate or doctoral study. A Scotland-wide project found that new taught Post-graduate (PG), and staff teaching them, can be unclear about what is expected at Master's level, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Readiness, Professionalism
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Curtis, Fiona; Gillen, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students' development of professionalism is vital within medical education, while social media communications can blur professional and personal boundaries. In the UK advice for medical practitioners and students has been developed, advocating care in the projection of a professional identity online as offline. This study takes an academic…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Professional Identity, Social Media
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Pitman, Tim; Roberts, Lynne; Bennett, Dawn; Richardson, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Whether or not disadvantaged students are realising the same benefits from higher education as their peers is of fundamental importance to equity practitioners and policymakers. Despite this, equity policy has focused on access to higher education and little attention has been paid to graduate outcomes. The Australian study reported here used…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Mohnot, Hina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The current study investigated the impact of certain demographic variables on academic leadership preparedness. The sample comprised 372 academic leaders from various higher education institutions in India. Data were collected using online and postal surveys. Results indicate that leaders' age, number of years' leadership experience and academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Role, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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McKinnon, Sabine; Hammond, Angela; Foster, Monika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Increased interest in internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) has led to the development of a range of resources designed to support staff in translating theory into practice. Studies on how such resources are actually used and impact on academic practice are scarce. This article aims to fill the gap by reporting on a cross-institutional…
Descriptors: International Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Nilemar, Kristin; Brown, Lorraine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
It is often claimed that the international academic sojourn has the capacity to bring about personal and cultural change in the sojourner, but such claims are not often supported by empirical evidence. Using an autoethnographic approach, this article offers a first-person account of the changes wrought in an international student by their time…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Ribchester, Chris; Healey, Ruth L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Universities are paying increased attention to how they might support the ethical development of their students as one of a range of graduate attributes that will enable them to negotiate increasingly complex professional, civic and personal futures. Scenario-based learning is a long-standing strategy used in ethical teaching, and this paper…
Descriptors: Ethics, Thinking Skills, Vignettes, Teaching Methods
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Ewing, Helen; Mathieson, Kathleen; Anast, Ade; Roehling, Tamara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic misconduct is a problem encountered by many academic programmes, including programmes in the health sciences. The primary purpose of the present study was to assess doctoral student and graduate faculty perceptions of academic misconduct, specifically plagiarism. We used a cross-sectional survey design, and separate surveys were developed…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cheating, Plagiarism, Health Services
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