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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
One way that universities assess teaching effectiveness is by eliciting student feedback. However, what standards do students themselves use to judge whether a lecturer is a 'good' teacher? As part of a study carried out at a Hong Kong university, students were interviewed about their first-year learning experience and asked what they felt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Parker, Jonathan; Farmer, Harry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article describes a narrative development project undertaken by students on a History of Social Welfare module at a British university. Students were asked to choose a character, setting and story from a range of scenarios and time periods that reflected many of the key areas covered in lecture and seminar classes. The narrative was not…
Descriptors: Learning Modules, Social Services, Narration, Fiction
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Balwant, Paul T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Despite the popularity of student engagement and, by association, student disengagement, the academic literature is unclear about the meaning of these terms. This review extends existing conceptual studies of student engagement by offering clear definitions and conceptualisations of both student engagement and disengagement in the classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Definitions
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Unwin, Peter; Rooney, Joy; Cole, Charmaine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The following article presents a small-scale qualitative study in which the student learning experiences from service user and carer (SUAC) involvement in social work, mental health nursing and social welfare courses at an English university were evaluated for any effects on student perceptions, knowledge, skills and practice. Using focus group…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Social Work
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Tan, Sarah; Mansi, Angela; Furnham, Adrian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The present study set out to examine students' preferences for lecturers' personality as a function of their classroom behaviour, core self-evaluations and self-rated character strengths. Various hypotheses were tested: first, students' Big Five traits would significantly predict corresponding personality preferences for lecturers (the matching…
Descriptors: Preferences, Correlation, Personality, Personality Traits
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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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Mwale, Shadreck; Alhawsawi, Sajjadllah; Sayed, Yusuf; Rind, Irfan. A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The internationalisation of higher education has influenced the dramatic rise in the mobility of students, academics and knowledge across borders. There has been growing research interest focusing on international students studying abroad. While the student experience is an area of education that is often researched, most research focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Stoodley, Ian; Sayyad Abdi, Elham; Bruce, Christine; Hughes, Hilary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In November 2012, Queensland University of Technology in Australia launched a giant interactive learning environment known as "The Cube". This article reports a phenomenographic investigation into visitors' different experiences of learning in The Cube. At present very little is known about people's learning experience in spaces…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Virtual Classrooms, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction
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Roche, Thomas; Harrington, Michael – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
English language programmes provide established pathways for international students seeking university admission in countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom. In order to refer international applicants to appropriate levels and durations of English language support prior to matriculation into their main course of study, pathway providers…
Descriptors: Student Placement, College Admission, College Students, Foreign Students
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Er, Sidika Nihan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
College readiness of students and the effectiveness of remedial mathematics courses have been under consideration for the last two decades. There is a considerable misalignment between the expectations of students regarding secondary education and those regarding higher education. Information about current expectations and perspectives of college…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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Roberts, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article is concerned with student engagement and understanding in large group teaching in Higher Education (HE). Specifically, it is concerned with the application of Multimedia Learning (MML) methods in Politics, History, International Relations, Sociology, Social Work, and Business and Economics teaching that privilege the use of images to…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Learner Engagement, Large Group Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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Brewer, Gayle; Robinson, Sarita – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate students are often expected to be participants in academic research. However, decisions relating to student participation in research are typically based on speculation or educator assumptions rather than a solid research base. We conducted three studies to investigate student experiences of research participation. These included…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Participation, Student Experience, Research
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Gill, Tim; Vidal Rodeiro, Carmen; Zanini, Nadir – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recently, there has been an increase in the Higher Education (HE) options (in terms of both courses and institutions) available to students in the UK. Given that the choice of institution and field of study are crucial for students' future careers, we investigated how attributes of the institutions and courses determine students' choices, and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, STEM Education, Higher Education
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Clouston, Teena J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
As a result of reported failings in the care of people in the health and social care sector in the United Kingdom (UK), Higher Education (HE) providers who produce professionals to work in these areas are being challenged to address caring values in the student body. As values are subjective and affective, this requires the learning environment to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Altruism, Caring, Values Education
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