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Close, Jacqui – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
In the U.K., 'student engagement', and the related 'student experience', are increasingly measured, interpreted and then marketed to students as a basis on which to choose the 'best' place for their higher education. This article summarises and reflects on presentations from five panel members at a conference on their experience of university life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, College Students, Educational Indicators
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Gagnon, Jessica – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article explores the limits of student engagement in higher education in the United Kingdom through the social construction of student activists within media discourses. It scrutinises the impact of dominant neoliberal discourses on the notion of student engagement, constructing certain students as legitimately engaged whilst infantilising…
Descriptors: Activism, Learner Engagement, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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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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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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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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Jaeger, Kirsten; Gram, Malene – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article investigates the views of quality in higher education held by two groups of international students: Chinese students at a Danish university and Danish students at Chinese universities. Given that there are no agreed international "quality standards" in higher education, we analysed the students' understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Maghbouleh, Neda; Childress, Clayton; Alamo-Pastrana, Carlos – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Marx's critique of capitalism remains foundational to the university social science curriculum yet little is known about how instructors teach Marx. In post-industrial, service-oriented economies, students are also increasingly disconnected from the conditions of industrial capitalism that animate Marx's analysis. Inspired by the discussion of how…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Systems, Social Sciences, Role Playing
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Long, David E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
In an ethnographic study set within a biology department of a public university in the United States, incongruity between the ideals and practice of science education are investigated. Against the background of religious conservative students' complaints about evolution in the curriculum, biology faculty describe their political intents for…
Descriptors: Biology, Departments, Science Careers, Ethnography
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Ladousa, Chaise – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article explores representations emergent in discourse about service learning in an effort to understand what gives the notion special value. A job presentation of a candidate for dean of faculty, articles published in a college newspaper, descriptions posted on a college website and commentary offered in an interview with a student…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Service Learning, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Stewart, Kearsley A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Interest in short-term international placements in global health training for U.S.-based medical students is growing; the trend is mirrored for global health undergraduate students. Best practices in field-based global health training can increase success for medical students, but we lack a critical framework for the undergraduate global health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Field Experience Programs, Study Abroad
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Hickel, Jason – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Participation in development projects in the Global South has become one of the most sought-after activities among American and British high school graduates and college students. In the United States this often takes the form of Alternative Spring Break trips, while in Britain students typically pursue development work during their "gap…
Descriptors: Poverty, Student Development, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning
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Ramos, Teresa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) joins a long history of critique, challenge and transformation of higher education. EUI courses are an important site for the creation of non-traditional narratives in which students challenge "business-as-usual" in higher education. For under-represented students, this includes inquiry…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Ethnography, Higher Education
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Macia, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Anthropology, Field Studies
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Hughes, Nathan; Wainwright, Sue; Cresswell, Caroline – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Whilst approaches to the development of undergraduate academic writing skills vary between disciplines and institutions, academic tutors are consistently presented as playing an important role. One aspect of this role is supporting students to engage effectively with feedback in order to develop consciousness and competence regarding academic…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, Tutors, Feedback (Response)
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Avruch, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article describes the role graduate students can play in transforming their education in the emergent field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as occurs at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), at George Mason University, Washington, DC. It also unpacks how anthropology plays a role in the education of these students at…
Descriptors: Role, Graduate Students, Conflict, Anthropology
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