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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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Feigenbaum, Anna; Iqani, Mehita – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
What are the ramifications of current changes in the higher education landscape in the UK for the ways in which teaching staff perceive their teaching practices? What impact are funding cuts, increases in student fees and the concomitant increased workloads having on faculty morale? How might this influence "quality cultures" in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Retrenchment, Teacher Attitudes
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Pataraia, Nino; Margaryan, Anoush; Falconer, Isobel; Littlejohn, Allison – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
This paper investigates the role of personal networks in academics' learning in relation to teaching. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 11 academics, this study examines, first, how and what academics learn through their personal networks; second, the perceived value of networks in relation to academics' professional development; and, third,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes, Interviews
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Govers, Elly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Ethical considerations are inherent to programme design decision-making, but not normally explicit. Nonetheless, they influence whose interests are served in a programme and who benefits from it. This paper presents an analysis of ethical considerations made by programme design practitioners in the context of a polytechnic in Aotearoa/New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Program Design, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Swan, Malcolm; Swain, Jon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article describes some outcomes of a nine-month design-based research study into the professional development of 24 numeracy teachers with post-16 learners. Teachers analysed research-based principles for teaching, and engaged in a design-research process by testing and refining teaching activities to embody these principles. Data from…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Professional Development, Educational Practices, Beliefs
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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