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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper opens by summarising the case for student-directed learning in online higher education as a means of bringing about the development and use of higher-level cognitive and interpersonal abilities such as critical and creative thinking. The writers refine their conceptualisations of student-direction, different to, but flowing from…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jones, Rob – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
While the term 'student experience' is used widely in universities, it is remarkably under-developed as a construct in the academic literature. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual framework for the student experience of undergraduate students. The approach taken is to identify the key influences that shape the student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Ecological Factors, Learner Engagement
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Crookes, Patrick A.; Outram, Steve; Else, Fabienne C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper provides a commentary on a significant collaborative international project to set up an effective system for promoting innovation in the Australian higher education sector. This project was the pilot Transforming Practice Programme (TPP), which was run in Australia in 2014. A sophisticated knowledge translation methodology, the TPP was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Teacher Effectiveness
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Clouston, Teena J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
As a result of reported failings in the care of people in the health and social care sector in the United Kingdom (UK), Higher Education (HE) providers who produce professionals to work in these areas are being challenged to address caring values in the student body. As values are subjective and affective, this requires the learning environment to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Altruism, Caring, Values Education
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Zhang, Tao – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There has been a good deal of research into the problems Chinese postgraduate students studying in English-speaking universities face with regard to critical thinking. This project is an attempt to tackle this issue from a new perspective. It aims to explore how a unique aspect of the university curriculum in China--the so-called "four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Social Values, Cultural Influences
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Murray, Neil; Hicks, Margaret – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
As the university student body becomes ever more diverse, the place and nature of English language provision is coming under unprecedented scrutiny and is the object of greater regulation. Today, more than ever before, institutions of higher education are being called to account for the way in which they support this diverse population in respect…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Higher Education
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Murray, Mary M.; Mereoiu, Mariana – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This manuscript describes a statewide initiative to implement a training model for educators and parents of children with disabilities in more than 90 public school districts and 20 higher education institutions. The proposed model was designed to facilitate positive changes among families, teachers and administrators by increasing their…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs, Models
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Porto, Melina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article describes a cooperative writing response initiative designed to develop writing skills in foreign/second-language contexts (hereafter L2). The strategy originated from my desire to cater for my learners' need to become better writers in English within a constrained educational environment in Argentina. In this article I describe this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Second Language Learning, Writing Skills
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Estacio, Emee Vida; Karic, Toni – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article provides an example of how the World Café method can be used as a platform to encourage reflection on internationalisation in higher education. The World Café is a community engagement method that encourages participants to engage in reflection and dialogue in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. It promotes the use of multiple…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Reflection
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Mayne, Wendy; Andrew, Nicola; Drury, Carol; Egan, Irene; Leitch, Anne; Malone, Marion – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
In 2010, reflecting the strategic institutional imperative of widening participation and enhancing transition to health programmes, a Scottish nursing community of practice (CoP), was formed to bring together academics from further and higher education, initially for a period of six months. The community was funded by the Greater Glasgow…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Communities of Practice, Higher Education
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Martin, Linda; Spolander, Gary; Ali, Imran; Maas, Beulah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Engaging students has been seen as the key to promoting their achievement in higher education institutions. However, there is an important stage prior to this: the development of a positive student identity which influences students' motivation to engage. As the student body has evolved from full-time, on-campus students entering university…
Descriptors: College Students, Identification (Psychology), Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Jones, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This paper sets out to examine the situated nature of graduate attributes through using activity systems theory to explore their contextual nature. It builds on earlier work into graduate attributes by examining the reasons behind the significant variation in their interpretation, thus providing an analysis of the contextual nature of teaching and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Learning Theories, Systems Approach
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Ali, Akhtar; Tariq, Riaz H.; Topping, Keith J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
The article explores perspectives on academic activities in public sector universities in Pakistan. Seven Pakistani universities yielded 290 teachers and 568 students in the sample. Factor analysis indicated five main factors in both teacher and student data sets. Both teachers and students were dissatisfied with the performance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Brown, Lorraine; Richards, Steven – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Successive studies of the international student experience have documented a lack of contact between host and visitor despite its value for language and cultural learning as well as satisfaction with the stay. In spite of the rise in international education, there is a lack of literature on the domestic student perspective. This article redresses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students
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