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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Loon, Mark; Bell, Robin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
An important challenge in higher education today is the growing tutor-student ratio that diminishes the 'human touch'. As learning and teaching ultimately form an interpersonal process, this will lead to student discontent and impact on their learning. Whilst there is little that teaching practitioners can do in terms of the growing student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools
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Pennington, Charlotte R.; Bates, Elizabeth A.; Kaye, Linda K.; Bolam, Lauren T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
In view of recent changes in the higher education sector, such as increased tuition fees, a greater focus has been placed on widening participation initiatives and monitoring student satisfaction. The aims of the current study were twofold: (1) to explore whether pre-entry programmes foster successful transition to higher education, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychology, Psychological Patterns
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Turner, Lynda; Tobbell, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article considers ethnographic data collected during undergraduate students' transition to higher education. Drawing on communities of practice theory, the research focuses on the psychological process of identity as a trajectory, considering how reconciliation and negotiation of identities across and between communities influence transition.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Asikainen, Henna; Hailikari, Telle; Mattsson, Markus – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Research concerning students' emotions as well as their way of coping with their emotions in different situations has been scarce. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between self-regulated learning, academic emotions, psychological flexibility, study success and study pace during university-level studies. A total of 274 arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Humanities, Liberal Arts
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McEvoy, Claire T.; Hunter, Ruth F.; Matchett, Kyle B.; Carey, Linda; McKinley, Michelle C.; McCloskey, Karen D.; Woodside, Jayne V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There is still much to learn about the support required by postgraduate research students, across academic disciplines, to facilitate successful completion of a research degree. The primary aim of this study was to explore postgraduate medical science research students' perceptions of academic and mentoring support at different stages during their…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students, Medicine
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Oldfield, Jeremy; Rodwell, Judith; Curry, Laura; Marks, Gillian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Absenteeism from university teaching sessions is increasingly becoming a common phenomenon and remains a major concern to universities. Poor attendance has significant and detrimental effects on students themselves, their peers and teaching staff. There is, however, a lack of previous research investigating demographic and psychological predictors…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Attendance, Lecture Method, Seminars
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van Winkel, Monica A.; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Poell, Rob F.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study explores how academics who expanded their teaching-only positions to include research view their (re)constructed academic identity. Participants worked in a higher professional education institution of applied research and teaching, comparable with so-called new universities. The aim is to increase our understanding of variations in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes
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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Doolan, Karin; Puzic, Saša; Baranovic, Branislava – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article provides a panoramic view of research findings on social inequalities in access to higher education in Croatia since the 1960s, guided by the question of what has changed in the findings. Our review shows that there is stark continuity over the last five decades: students from better educated family backgrounds tend to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Aditomo, Anindito – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Mature epistemic beliefs underlie higher-order thinking and learning outcomes. Previous studies have established that epistemic beliefs predict task-specific performance. However, there is mixed evidence regarding the relationships between such beliefs and course-level academic performance. This study investigated whether disciplinary type ('soft'…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study situates student attrition within the strategic framework of Australian public universities. It draws on organisational theory to describe higher education within a bureaucratic framework. The study uses a quantitative approach to undertake a content analysis of attrition and retention policy statements from all Australian universities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, School Holding Power
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Naylor, Ryan; Chakravarti, Sumone; Baik, Chi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study describes research examining the expectations and experiences of PhD students undertaking a PhD in off-campus research institutes and hospitals that are affiliated with an Australian research-intensive university. Much of our knowledge of the expectations and experiences of PhD students in Australia stem from those that undertake…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Expectation, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Holton, Mark – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Since the introduction of the post-1992 university, various, and ongoing, higher education (HE) policy reforms have fuelled academic, political, media and anecdotal discussions of the trajectories of UK university students. An outcome of this has been the dualistic classification of students as being from either 'traditional' or 'non-traditional'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Housing, Student Experience, Profiles
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Jones, Rob – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
While the term 'student experience' is used widely in universities, it is remarkably under-developed as a construct in the academic literature. This paper addresses this gap by proposing a conceptual framework for the student experience of undergraduate students. The approach taken is to identify the key influences that shape the student…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Ecological Factors, Learner Engagement
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