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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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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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Feather, Denis – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand how lecturers delivering college-based higher education viewed their workloads, and how this (if at all), influenced their engagement in scholastic activities, which may then enable them to become more knowledgeable in their chosen field of study. The research was of a qualitative nature, whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Workload
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Binns, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This paper discusses some of the qualitative data obtained from a small number (23) of semi-structured interviews of academic staff who are involved in module design, and who are employed within one UK university. Analysing the interview transcripts produced eight main themes. One of these themes was the perceived pressures or constraints on…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Butcher, John – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Interest in the potential benefits of providing tablet computers to students has grown in recent years, both in UK institutions, and across the world. Limited research studies have been reported in higher education (HE), and primary and secondary school settings, tentatively suggesting a range of positive impacts on learners, but little conclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Timmons, Stephen; Edgley, Alison; Meal, Andy; Narayanasamy, Aru – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Nursing as an academic discipline typically draws on a wide range of other disciplines. There is debate about whether this is a sound basis for the discipline, or whether nursing needs to develop a distinctive body of knowledge. The concept of transdisciplinarity, though little discussed in nursing, is of considerable value in understanding…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Nursing Education, Foreign Countries
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Hurley, John; Bowling, Alison; Griffiths, Jean; Blair, Duncan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
With expectations of academic staff to achieve high quality teaching and research outputs as performance measures it is timely to explore how staff perceive they are being supported to meet these ends. This article presents findings of a multi-method study that explored influences impacting on the quality and quantity of scholarly activity being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, College Faculty, Barriers
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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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Berger, Joseph B.; Ramírez, Gerardo Blanco; Hudson, Katherine Edmund – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Higher education is rapidly expanding and diversifying across all regions of the globe. Much of that growth has been absorbed by the expansion of the private and for-profit sector, a trend that is particularly prevalent in Asia. Higher education is not only expanding but is also becoming increasingly global, with a mix of different corporate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Santoro, Ninetta; Snead, Suzanne L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
Over the past thirty years universities have increasingly extended their offerings of vocationally oriented degrees and have recruited into academe, practitioners from the professions. This paper reports on a qualitative study that investigated the experiences of 20 professionals-turned-academics in Australia; their expectations of academe and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation)
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Asghar, Mandy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Higher education institutional assessment policy is dominated by summative assessment regulation, with little emphasis on the role of formative assessment to improve student learning. Yet the challenge for academics is to integrate more formative assessment practice into what many see as already overloaded curricula. It is questionable whether…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Institutional Evaluation, Opinions, Formative Evaluation