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Muñoz-García, Ana Luisa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article aims to analyse the multiple ways in which the neoliberal regulation of knowledge is negotiated by returning Chilean scholars. The data gathered suggest the construction of knowledge is highly regulated by a principle of intellectual endogamy. Intellectual endogamy is characterised by conservatism, reflected in a lack of diversity in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Peer Evaluation, Faculty Publishing
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Thornton, Stephen – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
Information literacy, the concept most associated with inculcating the attributes necessary to behave in a strategic, thoughtful and ethical manner in the face of a superfluity of information, has been part of the information specialist scene for many years. As the United Kingdom's QAA benchmark statements for Politics and International Relations…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, International Relations, Political Science
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Klauke, Jonathan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article explores the historical importance of argument and self-learning within the structure of liberal arts education and how these can be applied to the design of university and community college general education classes to help students develop skills in effective communication, critical thinking and self-learning. Research in classical…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Independent Study, Community Colleges, Universities
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Rausch, Anthony – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article examines the impact of contemporary higher education policy at a rural university in Japan. Hirosaki University, although a national university with an attached medical school, is far from the centre of academia in Japan, with a comparatively low ranking among national universities in Japan, and severe budget constraints. The policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Payne, Geoff – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Most undergraduates' main, hands-on involvement in student engagement is completing satisfaction surveys, such as the U.K. National Student Survey (NSS), whose findings make significant contributions to university policy formation. It is therefore important that these surveys produce reliable and valid data, but previous and current NSS versions…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors
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Huckestein, Hailey L.; Mikulic, Steven M.; Bernstein, Jeffrey L. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
When studying the political development of young people, level of education matters. However, instead of concentrating on the amount of education and how it affects one's political attributes (vertical effects of education), we consider the effects of characteristics of one's education, specifically one's college major, among people with similar…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Student Attitudes, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
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Bönisch-Brednich, Brigitte – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article examines what it means to be an academic in the knowledge economy, using auto-ethnographic writing or storytelling as its starting point. Although academic mobility has been researched for about a decade, deep listening and deep reading in the context of ethnography have not been utilised in analysing what it means to move in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Story Telling
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Amsler, Sarah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article considers the role of experiments in learning in movements to democratise higher education "under the rule of capital" (Gutierrez, Navarro and Linsalata 2017). It focuses on the emergence of a new generation of "free universities" in the United Kingdom, situating these in a historical tradition of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges, Educational Experiments, Institutional Autonomy
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Wright, Susan; Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
After analysing the organisational pathologies and societal ills created by the neoliberalisation of universities, the article engages in an organisational critique of the pseudo-business model currently in use. It poses as a solution the re-creation of universities as trusts, with a model of beneficiary ownership, a matrix form of organisation…
Descriptors: Universities, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Thompsett, Fern – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
Free universities are diverse but loosely networked projects that resist repressive capitalist and state configurations of power by re-imagining teaching, learning and research on their own terms, often through radical and ongoing experimentation. Drawing from my own experiences as a co-founder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, along…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Universities, Experimental Colleges
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Neary, Mike; Winn, Joss – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report provides an interim account of a participatory action research project undertaken during 2015-16. The research brought together scholars, students and expert members of the co-operative movement to design a theoretically informed and practically grounded framework for co-operative higher education that activists, educators and the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Universities, Educational Cooperation
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Clemensen, Nana; Holm, Lars – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article contributes to the continuing discussion about academic literacy in international higher education. Approaching international study programmes as temporary educational contact zones, marked by a broad diversity in students' educational and discursive experiences, we examine the negotiation and relocalisation of academic literacy among…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Student Experience, Higher Education
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Frank, Anna M.; Froese, Rebecca; Hof, Barbara C.; Scheffold, Maike I. E.; Schreyer, Felix; Zeller, Mathias; Rödder, Simone – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
The ability to conduct interdisciplinary research is crucial to address complex real-world problems that require the collaboration of different scientific fields, with global warming being a case in point. To produce integrated climate-related knowledge, climate researchers should be trained early on to work across boundaries and gain an…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Climate, Experiential Learning
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