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Bartram, Brendan; Hathaway, Tanya; Rao, Namrata – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In the current higher education (HE) environment, indicators of 'teaching excellence' (TE) are increasingly under the spotlight. The literature offers a wide range of models and perspectives, but also highlights the need for greater (comparative) scrutiny of the perceptions of those at the centre -- staff teaching across the disciplines in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Education
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Rooney, Joy M.; Unwin, Peter F.; Shah, Prag – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic staff perceptions of the value and purpose of service user and carer (SUAC) involvement within a health and social work faculty in an English university were explored in this co-produced qualitative study. Relevant research findings over the past two decades were reviewed and two SUAC researchers, plus an academic member of staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Value Judgment, Social Work
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Purcell, Martin E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The article demonstrates a successful approach to providing Youth and Community Work students in higher education (HE) with a learning experience that embraces the transformative agenda of their chosen profession. It adds to our understanding of the opportunities and limitations in crafting a learning environment and embedding a discursive…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Barriers, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of trainee teachers' experience of reflection whilst undertaking a teaching qualification for the post-compulsory sector. The study used a sequential, mixed-methods design, employing a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured interview; 127 individuals completed the questionnaire about their experience…
Descriptors: Reflection, Trainees, Investigations, Sequential Approach
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Ingleby, Ewan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
By 2008 a total of 87,339 students were studying on foundation degrees in the UK (Foundation Degree Forward 2009). This article reports on the views of selected students and academic tutors regarding ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) associated with the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree (EYSEFD) in England. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Andy; Swift, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Researchers claim that a rise in the language of learning has led to education being seen as a commodity and the learner as a customer, leading to a market model in FE. To ascertain the impact the language of learning has had upon practitioners' understanding of education, their practice and their professional identities, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Coding
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Ning, Mair; Murphy, Philip; Jinks, Annette Mary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
The evidence-based practice agenda in many healthcare professions has increased the importance of teaching research skills to students in these professions. However, concern exists that many healthcare educators may be reluctant to teach research. This study investigated potential barriers to their adoption of this role. A questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Likert Scales, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Murtagh, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article examines some issues surrounding transition to higher education. It is based on the case study of a cohort of Year 1 students in a modern university in England. The purpose of the study was to ascertain any potential transitional issues and therefore any areas for development in our Year 1 programmes to aid student progress. Data were…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs
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Lucas, Norman; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper presents findings from a study of the experiences of in-service trainee teachers in colleges of further education in England on programmes run under the auspices of and through franchise arrangements with universities. It argues that there is a significant gap between the rhetoric of gaining teaching qualifications through a work-based…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Trainees
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Hatt, Sue; Baxter, Arthur; Tate, Jim – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
The social class gap in higher education (HE) participation rates has its origins in the compulsory schooling system and, despite over a century of universal education, differential rates of attainment by social class remain the norm. Against this background, policy initiatives to extend HE participation to under-represented groups are attempting…
Descriptors: Social Class, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Burkill, Sue; Dyer, Sue Rodway; Stone, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a research project which investigated higher education teaching in a partnership of 17 further education colleges across south-west England. One hundred and six respondents answered a web-based questionnaire which gave insights into their views on the role of the lecture in higher education in further education (HE in FE)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lecture Method