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McKinnon, Sabine; Hammond, Angela; Foster, Monika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Increased interest in internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) has led to the development of a range of resources designed to support staff in translating theory into practice. Studies on how such resources are actually used and impact on academic practice are scarce. This article aims to fill the gap by reporting on a cross-institutional…
Descriptors: International Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Hawe, E.; Lightfoot, U.; Dixon, H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In this paper, we explore first-year undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions regarding the use of exemplars, with reference to the development of student self-regulation. The study was carried out at a tertiary education institution in New Zealand where the second author was a lecturer. This author used exemplars with two classes of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Metacognition
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Marquis, Elizabeth; Power, Emily; Yin, Melanie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
While a large body of research considers factors enabling or constraining academic development in colleges and universities, comparatively little scholarship has considered the roles students might play in supporting positive change in staff teaching practices. This article explores one potential avenue by which such change might play out,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Role, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education
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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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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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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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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
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Budge, Kylie; Cowlishaw, Keith – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Exploring student and teacher perspectives on approaches to learning and teaching reveals interesting insights and new understandings for practice by involving the two key groups of participants in the learning and teaching story. Do students understand and experience learning and teaching similarly or differently from the way teachers intend them…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Towler, Carl; Woolner, Pam; Wall, Kate – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The Learning to Learn in Further Education Research Project (L2L) is coordinated by the Campaign for Learning and run by researchers at Newcastle and Glasgow Universities. The project involves teachers at two further education (FE) colleges, Lewisham and Northumberland, using practitioner enquiry methodologies to explore and share what works in…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Continuing Education
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Diversity, understood in a multiplicity of ways, has been a focus of attention in education in recent years. As in many other countries, recent post-school education policies in Aotearoa/New Zealand have emphasised previously under-represented ethnic groups, such as Maori and Pasifika. The intention has been to widen participation in further and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Groups, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Barron, Paul; Gourlay, Lesley Jane; Gannon-Leary, Pat – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
A significant body of work has emerged over the last 10 years investigating the experiences of international university students. These studies have covered various challenges faced by some groups of international students relating to culture, language and integration and have been prompted by the increase in international students studying in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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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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Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Lygo-Baker, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
The teaching observation process in a higher education context can be underpinned by an intention to enhance learning and teaching or used as a managerial tool to ensure standards are met or maintained. In this article we examine the perceptions of observees using a model that engages educational developers as observers. We seek to examine whether…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development