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Cook, Peta S. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Graduate attributes refer to an amalgamation of cognitive, personal, interpersonal and social skills, abilities and qualities that students are expected to develop and apply during and after their degree programme. They have been widely adopted across higher education in Australia and internationally. In this article, I review some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Student Characteristics, Outcomes of Education
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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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Peake, Richard – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
In my role as programme leader of the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology, I observed that students who entered with A-levels were more likely to achieve a 2:1 or 1st class degree than students from other routes of entry. Analysis of five cohorts showed that less than half of entrants with Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Aspiration, Transitional Programs
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Butcher, Catherine Norma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This report describes my field visits to Berea and Deep Springs Colleges in the U.S.A. and explores their forms of ownership/control, governance, financing and organisational structure. Berea and Deep Springs are small, liberal arts colleges, distinctive in American higher education, in which students actively participate in a spirit of democracy.…
Descriptors: Experimental Colleges, Nontraditional Education, Ownership, Governance
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Kirakosian, Katie; McLaurin, Virginia; Speck, Cary – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
In this article, we discuss how adding a final film project to a revised "Culture through Film" course led to deeper student learning and higher rates of student success, as well as increased student satisfaction. Ultimately, we urge social science educators to include experiential projects in their courses that connect to all learning…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Films, Academic Achievement
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Newfield, Christopher – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
The large-scale massive open online course (xMOOC) rose to prominence in 2012-13 on the promise that its outcomes would be better and cheaper than those of face-to-face university instruction. By late 2013, xMOOC educational claims had been largely discredited, though policy interest in ed-tech carried on. What can we learn about the future of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Denskus, Tobias; Esser, Daniel E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
We review the ontological and pedagogical origins of International Development graduate education in the context of increasing pressures to "professionalise" graduate curricula. We apply Giroux's concept of "vocationalisation" to argue that professionalisation risks undermining the field's intellectual foundations in an elusive…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, International Studies, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Sidhu, Ravinder – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article uses postcolonial scholarship to understand the knowledge and cultural politics that underpin Australian-provided transnational higher education (TNHE) programmes in Singapore and Malaysia. A case is made for TNHE practices to develop an "engaged pedagogy" and "ethics of care" as it relates to transnational…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Teaching Methods
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Dahl, Bettina; Lien, Eirik; Lindberg-Sand, Asa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
The aim of the Bologna Process is to make higher education systems across Europe more transparent. It is crucial for this purpose that confusion concerning the characteristics of the systems should be replaced by conformity. But, as we will show, conformity brought about at one level may create confusion at another. The curricular aspect of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Measures (Individuals), Grading
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Karseth, Berit – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
The purpose of this article is to explore the development of qualifications frameworks as a key element in the Bologna Process, which aims to develop a European Higher Education Area by 2010. By setting up descriptors of learning outcomes, a European qualifications framework is intended as an instrument that enables Europe to coordinate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Student Mobility