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McKay, Jane; O'Neill, Deborah; Petrakieva, Lina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Transition support for international students has traditionally adopted deficit models which attempt to "fix" assumed academic literacy problems. This study explores a more culturally inclusive initiative which supported international students at a UK university in a holistic and developmental way. The initiative was delivered across an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness
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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Asikainen, Henna; Blomster, Jaanika; Virtanen, Viivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Teacher support is an important factor affecting academic and social integration into the university. However, studies have been very scarce concerning both students' and teachers' experiences of their relationship in higher education. The purpose of this study is to examine students' and teachers' experiences of communality and interaction as…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students, Student Experience
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Bell, Heather; Bell, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article details an approach to teaching entrepreneurship to Higher National Diploma (HND) students that combines lecture-based and experiential learning processes to increase student learning, comprehension, and entrepreneurial skills. A UK university redesigned an entrepreneurship course to have students design and implement business plans…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Entrepreneurship, Lecture Method, Experiential Learning
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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article examines evaluation intervention influence on programme performance through surveys, qualitative evaluation, questionnaires, interviews and test scores. The study uses quantitative (SPANOVA and MANOVA) and qualitative (the constant comparative method) data analysis, together with examining practical significance through effect size…
Descriptors: Intervention, Evaluation, Quality Control, Teaching Skills
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Hailikari, Telle; Tuononen, Tarja; Parpala, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Many factors influence students' progress in higher education. However, the students' own voices are seldom heard. Using a qualitative approach, the study explored students' own experiences of the factors that have influenced their studying. Research has indicated that students' experiences are often related to their approaches to learning.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Questionnaires, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research
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Foy, Clare; Keane, Aisling – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The transition from school to university can prove problematic for a number of academic and social reasons and first-year attrition rates are high. Research suggests that first-year students need help adjusting to a new phase of learning in a larger community of practice and that a student's decision to leave represents a negative combination of…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Mentors, Biomedicine, Science Education
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Walters-Archie, Alecia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic support system that is available online for distance students can prove quite beneficial to them before and especially during their course/programme of study. Potter posited that the goal of a programme's academic learner support services for distance learners must be to meet their needs by linking them with fellow students, faculty…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Support Services, Learning Experience, Student Surveys
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Campbell, Natalie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the narrative accounts of six elite student-para-athletes attending higher education full time in the UK. Whilst literature concerning the student-athlete population in the UK is growing, there is no research at present that brings to the fore the voices of student-athletes who represent their country in Paralympic sports. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
One way that universities assess teaching effectiveness is by eliciting student feedback. However, what standards do students themselves use to judge whether a lecturer is a 'good' teacher? As part of a study carried out at a Hong Kong university, students were interviewed about their first-year learning experience and asked what they felt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Unwin, Peter; Rooney, Joy; Cole, Charmaine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The following article presents a small-scale qualitative study in which the student learning experiences from service user and carer (SUAC) involvement in social work, mental health nursing and social welfare courses at an English university were evaluated for any effects on student perceptions, knowledge, skills and practice. Using focus group…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Social Work
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Mwale, Shadreck; Alhawsawi, Sajjadllah; Sayed, Yusuf; Rind, Irfan. A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The internationalisation of higher education has influenced the dramatic rise in the mobility of students, academics and knowledge across borders. There has been growing research interest focusing on international students studying abroad. While the student experience is an area of education that is often researched, most research focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Brown, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article presents an overview of the findings of a recently completed study exploring the potentially transformative impact upon learners of recognition of prior informal learning (RPL). The specific transformative dimension being reported is learner identity. In addition to providing a starting point for an evidence base within Scotland, the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Prior Learning, Self Concept, Informal Education
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