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Benson-Egglenton, Jessica – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article examines the relationship between a student's mental wellbeing and their financial circumstances. In England, successive governments have adopted a strategy of shifting the cost of university from the state to the individual as a means of increasing participation in higher education. In recent years, some have attributed the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Welfare, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Price, Stephen; Wallace, Kathryn; Verezub, Elena; Sinchenko, Elena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This study reports on a generic peer-assistance programme conducted by Learning and Academic Skills Advisors and Student Learning Assistants (SLAs) at an Australian university. The research explores SLAs' perspective of their role and its development. Drawing on data collected from focus groups and a questionnaire it was found that SLAs, drawing…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Peer Teaching, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Rooney, Joy M.; Unwin, Peter F.; Shah, Prag – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Academic staff perceptions of the value and purpose of service user and carer (SUAC) involvement within a health and social work faculty in an English university were explored in this co-produced qualitative study. Relevant research findings over the past two decades were reviewed and two SUAC researchers, plus an academic member of staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Value Judgment, Social Work
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Minocha, Sonal; Shiel, Chris; Hristov, Dean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Amidst opportunities for universities to consider international academic staff in supporting internationalisation and innovation in academic practice, there is very little research to provide insights into their attitudes towards institutional approaches and frameworks in place to enable this. This article focuses on this research gap, suggesting…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Campuses, Educational Innovation
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Marcelo, Carlos; Yot-Domínguez, Carmen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The European Higher Education Area has promoted reconsidering the role played by teachers at universities. Faculties are expected to design learning activities that promote the acquisition of competencies among students. In this context, technologies have garnered prominence as they contribute to creating student-centred learning environments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gazeley, Louise; Lofty, Fay; Longman, Penny; Squire, Ruth – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Practitioners working to widen participation to universities in England are an increasingly important and professionally diverse group but surprisingly absent from the academic literature and lacking in access to bespoke professional development pathways in HE. In England current approaches within policy and research also tend to position them as…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Professional Personnel
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Van den Broeck, Lynn; De Laet, Tinne; Lacante, Marlies; Pinxten, Maarten; Van Soom, Carolien; Langie, Greet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Although the number of engineering students is increasing, dropout rates remain high. This problem is also present in the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FET) at KU Leuven, Belgium, which resulted in the need for an in-depth analysis of the academic achievement of the bridging students there. This study examines the contribution of a range of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Background, Diagnostic Tests, Engineering Education
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Yao, Christina W.; Collins, Courtney – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Vietnam is emerging as an accelerated economic and political society with an increased global presence; thus, increased attention has been given to producing qualified college graduates who can contribute to the growing global economy. Yet challenges exist due to lack of educational infrastructure and ineffective teaching practices. As a result,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Waddington, Rod; Wood, Lesley – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
As an HRD manager in a college, I am responsible for employee wellness within the organisation. However the culture of the college in which I work is toxic, characterised by bullying, destructive leadership, gossip and victimisation. Such a culture is difficult to change and requires a different approach to the expert-led, training interventions…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Action Research, Participatory Research, Communication Problems
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Black, Glenda L.; Hachkowski, Christopher – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Canadian citizens of Indigenous ancestry have statistically lower than national averages with respect to secondary and postsecondary completion rates. In an attempt to understand and assist Indigenous university students in Ontario, the purpose of the study was to identify teaching and learning strategies and support systems for Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, College Students, Educational Strategies
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Kempenaar, Larissa; Murray, Rowena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Universities' performance indicators for scholarly outputs depend on academics having productive and sustainable writing behaviours. Research shows that writing programmes can increase research output, but less is known about which writing processes are productive. A project was initiated at a university which widened access to writing support to…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Writing Processes, Scholarship, Faculty Publishing
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Angu, Pineteh E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article analyses literacy narratives of first-year students at a South African university. It uses excerpts from the literacy narratives to explain how this writing genre serves as an outlet for reconstructing experiences of social injustice and agency. The article discusses how students' experiences of social injustice and their sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Development, Literacy
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Fullwood, Roger; Rowley, Jennifer; McLean, Jacqueline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organisational and individual factors on the knowledge sharing behaviour of UK academics. Although there a few articles that explore knowledge sharing between academics in an Asian context, there is currently only one article that explores this topic in a UK context. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Sharing Behavior, Knowledge Management, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jessica; Han, Seung-hyun; Fu, Shengli – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
It is a commonly accepted notion that people take different approaches in learning. Although attention has been given to learning styles as one of the determinants of learning performance, there is are limitations to the inferential approach to understanding the impact of learning styles on learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Outcomes of Education, Engineering Education
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Pringle Barnes, Gayle; Cheng, Ming – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the experiences of international students as they engage in independent learning through formulating dissertation proposals. It contributes new insights by focusing on the 'pre-supervision' stage, where students formulate a research project and write a proposal independently. The analysis draws on questionnaire and focus…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Student Experience, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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