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Ameyaw, Joana; Turnhout, Esther; Arts, Bas; Wals, Arjen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A responsive curriculum addresses the changing needs of students, bridging the gap between universal knowledge and theories on one hand and contextual, continuously changing realities of everyday life and the world of work, on the other. Though several higher education institutions appreciate the value of making curriculum responsive, how to do…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Action Research, Participatory Research, Curriculum Development
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Barton, Emma; Bates, Elizabeth A.; O'Donovan, Rachel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research suggests that students entering Higher Education are doing so with greater expectations around their graduate employability. Students' volunteering activities have been of interest to academics, but the impact of these activities on learning, employability and student satisfaction has been neglected. The current study investigated whether…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Student Satisfaction
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The relationship between academic disciplines and teaching has been thoroughly investigated. However, most studies define disciplines by their epistemological properties and thereby overlook contextual and local interpretations of disciplines. This case study, based on in-depth interviews with nine academic lawyers, examines the interrelatedness…
Descriptors: School Law, Intellectual Disciplines, Legal Education (Professions), Instruction
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Goodwin, Kelly; Mbah, Marcellus – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article reports the findings from an institutional case study into the work placement experience of undergraduate international students studying at a UK-based university. Given the centrality and importance of the employability and internationalisation agendas in higher education, little published literature considers both and how they…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Student Placement, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students
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Yale, Annabel T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The personal tutor plays a key role in the student experience at university, and personal tutoring embodies the student relationship with the university, suggesting that it has the potential to provide insights beyond that specific relationship to the institution and higher education context. A focus session with first year undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Expectation, Student Experience
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Oldfield, Jeremy; Rodwell, Judith; Curry, Laura; Marks, Gillian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In the past 20 years, the landscape of Higher Education in the United Kingdom has changed considerably. With the prospect of tuition fees spiralling above £9,000 per year, per student, it is important to explore the impact this has upon the student experience. In spite of the vast financial investment current students make towards their education,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Seminars, Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups
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Yeo, Michelle; Boman, Jennifer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Change in assessment practice in higher education tends to lag behind pedagogical change. Thinking about assessment practice is, in part, related to disciplinary thinking. In this study, 27 faculty members from a broad range of disciplines were interviewed about their conceptions of assessment to help understand the distinctions and priorities of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, College Faculty
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Deighton, Kevin; Hudson, Joanne; Manley, Andrew J.; Kaiseler, Mariana; Patterson, Laurie B.; Rutherford, Zoe H.; Swainson, Michelle – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
An increase in the number of students entering higher education has intensified the need for targeted strategies to support a wider range of student requirements. Current research suggests that emotional intelligence (EI) may be associated with academic success, progression and retention in university students but the use of EI screening as a…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Handheld Devices, Written Language, Telecommunications
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Murray, Kelly; Ward, Kath – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Introduction: This study explored what influences the use of social media platforms within the CPD of occupational therapy students and qualified occupational therapists. It also considered perceived barriers to its use and whether age in line with generation theory, in particular digital natives vs digital immigrants impacted on willingness to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Occupational Therapy
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Smith, Sally; Smith, Colin; Taylor-Smith, Ella; Fotheringham, Julia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning. However, there are large variations between courses and disciplines in student uptake of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Self Concept, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship
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Grainger, Peter; Crimmins, Gail; Burton, Kelley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Assuring the quality of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment is an increasingly significant issue in higher education. This article explores the potential benefit of 'consensus planning', an ongoing curriculum development, maintenance and monitoring strategy, to achieve consistency of academic standards for student learning and assessment across…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, College Curriculum
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Sharp, John G.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Sharp, Jane C.; psychological patterns; student motivation – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This work explores the relationships between academic boredom and the perceived course experiences of 179 final-year Education Studies students attending a single university in England. Adopting a mixed-methods design, with data collection employing a combination of questionnaires and individual research interviews, findings suggest that all…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Education Majors
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Scott, Fraser J.; Connell, Pauline; Thomson, Linda A.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Recognising the importance of graduates being equipped with appropriate employability skills alongside their subject-specific skills, we have had transferable skills training embedded throughout our degree programmes for 30 years. More recently, a specific employability skills module for final-year honours students has been created. This module…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Career Development
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Cownie, Fiona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
How can universities build ongoing, committed relationships with students, able to withstand the financial and emotional challenges of studying in higher education? The research proposes that students' ongoing attachment to their university, based on positive feelings towards the university, is an important aspect of the student experience. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student School Relationship, Student Motivation
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Job, Claire; Yan Wong, Ken; Anstey, Sally – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Patient and public involvement in the provision of healthcare professional education is considered best practice by both the Healthcare Professions Council and the Nursing Midwifery Council. One key activity in healthcare education is the classroom-based 'patient story'. This consists of a person re-telling and reflecting on their experiences of…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Services, Reflection, Theory Practice Relationship
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