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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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Henderson, Holly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper first argues for the importance of continued analysis of marketising discourses in Higher Education (HE), both despite and because of their ubiquity. Secondly, the paper looks specifically at college-based HE provision in English Further Education (FE). Using the 'possible selves' concept alongside critical discourse analysis, the paper…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory
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Bell, Adrian R.; Brooks, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper analyses data from the National Students Survey, determining which groups of students expressed the greatest levels of satisfaction. We find students registered on clinical degrees and those studying humanities to be the most satisfied, with those in general engineering and media studies the least. We also find contentment to be higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Surveys
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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Rizk, Jessica – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Concern with university rankings have become widespread throughout post-secondary education (PSE), fuelled in part by administrative concerns that demotions down the rank ladder will produce negative institutional outcomes. There is reason to believe, however, that ranking 'effects' may be partially muted in Canadian PSE due to the (1) national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics
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Crookes, Patrick A.; Outram, Steve; Else, Fabienne C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper provides a commentary on a significant collaborative international project to set up an effective system for promoting innovation in the Australian higher education sector. This project was the pilot Transforming Practice Programme (TPP), which was run in Australia in 2014. A sophisticated knowledge translation methodology, the TPP was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Teacher Effectiveness
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Forster, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article explains why there are so few world-class universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today. It first summarises the systemic exogenous economic, political and social problems facing all countries in the region, and the impact of these on the development of their higher education sectors in recent times. Then, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Reputation, Global Approach
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Atkin, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Academic boredom is a largely negative and disabling achievement-related emotion. In this mixed-methods exploration of 224 students attending a single university in England, academic boredom was found to arise at the point of course delivery, while studying at other times and during the completion of assignments for assessment. Quantitative data…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Psychological Patterns, Academic Achievement, Study Skills
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Maharaj, Chris; Blair, Erik; Chin Yuen Kee, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The link between motivation and success is well documented; however, there is still room to problematise motivation in regards to the individual and contextual levels. This study looks at motivation in relation to students studying undergraduate engineering courses at a Caribbean university and seeks to discover the factors that motivate them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Gibson, Ann-Marie; Shaw, Johanna; Hewitt, Allan; Easton, Chris; Robertson, Sarah; Gibson, Neil – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
During the transition from school to higher education, young adults experience a substantial amount of change where they progress from the highly controlled setting of school to the autonomous and self-motivated environment of university. Time spent at university is considered a critical period during which young adults establish a clear sense of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Behavior, Health Behavior, College Freshmen
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Selwyn, Neil; Henderson, Michael; Chao, Shu-Hua – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Universities generate a mass of data related to students and the courses that they study. As such, "data work" using digital technologies and digital systems is integral to educational administration within higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews with administrative and managerial staff in an Australian university, this article…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Management Systems, Universities, College Students
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Childs, Stephen; Finnie, Ross; Mueller, Richard E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper extends the current literature on access to post-secondary education by investigating the role played by various family background characteristics related to the home environment and family habits and behaviours. Exploiting the extraordinary richness of the Youth in Transition Survey in this regard, we include whether the family ate…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Correlation, College Attendance, Foreign Countries
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Whittle, Sue R. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recent studies have indicated that the "sophomore slump" (dissatisfaction and disengagement of second year students in the US) may also be observed in other countries, including the UK. However, no studies have reported on the effects of support interventions on student perceptions. This study used the DREEM-S survey, a modification of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
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Jääskelä, Päivikki; Nykänen, Seija; Tynjälä, Päivi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article examines how Finnish universities and other higher education institutes have responded to the challenges posed by rapid changes in the world of work and societies all over Europe, particularly with reference to the development of generic skills. The data were collected by means of individual and group interviews at three Finnish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education, Interviews
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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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Moriña, Anabel; Morgado, Beatriz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The main topic of this article is architectural barriers and infrastructures as identified by university students with disabilities. The data presented is part of a much wider research project, sponsored by Spain's Ministry of Economy and Competition. A biographical-narrative methodology was used for this study. The results presented have been…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Barriers, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Students
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