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Clark, Tom; Hordósy, Rita; Vickers, Dan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article critically examines how undergraduate students in a red brick university in the North of England have experienced the threefold rise in tuition fees since 2012, with particular attention on how they have begun to understand and negotiate the process of indebtedness. Drawing on a corpus of 118 interviews conducted with a group of 40…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Debt (Financial), Income Contingent Loans, Loan Repayment
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Payne, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student engagement is a complex phenomenon, with diverse interpretations, even within further and higher education. This article presents three potential, interconnected, novel models which provide a measure of unification of the range of interpretations and hence may improve understanding of the broad phenomenon. The models emerged from a study…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, Models, Learning Processes
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Irwin, A.; Cederblad, A. M. H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigated rudeness experienced by academic staff from students, co-workers and senior staff members. The focus of much of the rudeness literature in an educational setting has been on the student experience of rudeness, predominantly in the classroom. The aim of the current study was to focus on the experience of academic staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Murtagh, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the lived realities of parent-trainee-teachers (parent-trainees), based on the theoretical concept of 'othering'. Othering practices can serve to reinforce and reproduce positions of domination and subordination. As such, those who are 'othered' often experience marginalisation, decreased opportunities and exclusion. This paper…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Teacher Education Programs, Student Responsibility, Preservice Teachers
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Ingram, Carly M.; Breen, Andrea V.; van Rhijn, Tricia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Student mental health and well-being are increasing concerns in higher education. This exploratory study examined students' learning in a mindfulness programme incorporated into an undergraduate class. Six brief mindfulness-based practices were introduced: mindfulness meditation, walking meditation, body scan, mindful eating, loving-kindness and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, Undergraduate Students, Human Body
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Gaus, Nurdiana; Tang, Mahmud; Akil, Mansur – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article examines the complexity and multiplicity of perspectives in studying organisational culture in higher education settings. This multiplicity of conceptualisations of cultures has purportedly been derived from the different points of view of many disciplines, which have made the study of culture and cultural research enigmatic for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Environment, Semiotics
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Frempong, Irene; Spence, William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Many studies have investigated university students' attitudes to people with mental disorder (PMD) but most have used medical student participants. No Scottish studies were found on this topic where students of a broad range of subjects had participated. A mixed methods research design was employed where the topic was qualitatively explored (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Student Attitudes
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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research has indicated significant disparities in the academic achievement of minority and majority groups in most Western countries. In light of the role of academic achievement as the main component of social mobility, it is important to understand the source of these differences between the majority and minority groups. The present research…
Descriptors: Differences, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Goal Orientation
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Barkas, Linda A.; Scott, Jonathan M.; Poppitt, Nicola J.; Smith, Paul J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), originally proposed in the UK government's Higher Education White Paper, now the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, is a national mechanism to assess teaching quality in universities. This article provides a critical account of the TEF, underpinned by an overview of the policy context and marketisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Younger, Kirsty; Gascoine, Louise; Menzies, Victoria; Torgerson, Carole – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Widening participation (WP) in higher education (HE) is an increasingly important policy issue, with interventions to increase participation from minority ethnic, low-income and other under-represented groups undertaken in HE sectors in many countries. In the UK there is a large amount of WP activity but a lack of robust evidence of its…
Descriptors: Evidence, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Higher Education
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Goodchild, Allyson – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The transition into higher education is a critical time for all students. A positive early experience provides a strong foundation for future academic success whilst a negative experience can be destabilising for a new learner. To date, research has primarily focused on full-time undergraduates in order to explain the reasons for high attrition…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Undergraduate Students, Study Centers, Universities
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Miller, Carlin J.; Borsatto, Julia; Al-Salom, Patricia – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Mindfulness practices have become a common component of daily life in many settings and may serve to bolster resiliency, particularly among university students. This study expanded on our previous work to compare the effects of receiving or not receiving a brief daily mindfulness-based practice in large-scale university courses. Data were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, College Students, Psychology, Intervention
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Temple Clothier, Anne; Matheson, David – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Using an interpretive epistemology to explore the perceived benefits of using co-creation as a pedagogic tool with undergraduate students, this research focuses on a collaborative project between some first year undergraduate Education Studies students, a university Senior Lecturer and an Education Coordinator from a regional social enterprise…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Honors Curriculum, Education Majors
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Hourigan, Mairéad; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research examining the characteristics of both qualified and pre-service teachers focuses on traits including gender, socio-economic and socio-demographic background, knowledge and a variety of relevant affective constructs. Studies also investigate such traits among entrants to initial teacher education (ITE). The desire for more diversity within…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Balwant, Paul T.; Birdi, Kamal; Stephan, Ute; Topakas, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the use of transformational leadership theory in higher education teaching (often referred to as transformational instructor-leadership). Much of this body of research investigates a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and student outcomes. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Models, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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