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Keating, Mike; O'Siochru, Cathal; Watt, Sal – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article describes a C-SAP-funded project evaluating the introduction of a new tutorial programme for first year Sociology students, which sought to integrate a "skills framework" to enable students to develop a range of academic skills alongside their study of the subject. The pegagogical and institutional background to the decision…
Descriptors: Sociology, Skill Development, College Freshmen, Tutorial Programs
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Ciancanelli, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
A feature of globalisation is encouragement of universities to become more businesslike, including adoption of the type of accounting routines and regulations used by businesses. The question debated in higher education policy research is whether this focus on being businesslike is compatible with the statutory public benefit obligations of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Change
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Goodman, Roger – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article looks at current university reforms in Japan through two slightly different social science prisms: how social science methodologies and theories can help us understand those reforms better and how social science teaching in universities will be affected by the current reform processes. (Contains 3 tables and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Wright, Susan; Orberg, Jakob Williams – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
In 2003 the Danish government reformed universities to "set them free" from the state. Yet ministers are actively trying to shape universities and even set research agendas. How does the government's notion of "freedom" reconcile independence with control? We identify three discourses of freedom: freedom to use academic…
Descriptors: Freedom, Educational Finance, Public Policy, Governance
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Lebeau, Yann; Mills, David – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
After years of neglect, there is renewed international interest in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative projects have been launched on a continental scale, looking at the socio-economic relevance of higher education, often with the aim of reviving failing institutions. A new "transformation" policy paradigm has replaced a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Models, Educational Finance
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Greenwood, Davydd J.; Levin, Morten – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
The core argument is that social science must re-examine its mission and praxis in order to be a significant player in future higher education. This article reviews the results and prospects arising from a four-year international project. Originating in Greenwood and Levin's concern about the social sciences, the project, funded by the Ford…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Sciences, Social Scientists
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Hostaker, Roar; Vabo, Agnete – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
Research and higher education are, to a greater extent, being governed and evaluated by other than fellow scholars. These changes are discussed in relation to Gilles Deleuze's notion of a transition from "societies of discipline" to what he called "societies of control". This involves a shift from pyramid-shaped organisations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Government School Relationship, Intellectual Disciplines
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Fejes, Andreas – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article explores how the discourses of the Bologna Process have been accepted and adopted as the dominating ones in European higher education. It consists of a governmentality and discourse analysis inspired by Foucault and based on selected European and Swedish policy documents. The aims of the analysis are to illustrate how governing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, National Standards
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Mangset, Marte – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
British universities are known among the other Bologna countries not to have adjusted fully to the new common three-tier degree structure. Is it the case that British higher educational concerns are different from Continental concerns? A study of recent developments in two British graduate schools of history shows that a three-tier study structure…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees
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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
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Gregor, Claire – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
"Informacy", the learning of information technology skills, is now a key element of all Social Work curricula in the U.K. following the General Social Care Council's accreditation requirements. These stipulate that all undergraduates acquire computer literacy skills to the level of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or its…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Social Work
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Lindsay, Jo – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
Contemporary undergraduate courses in research methods are challenging to teach because of the wide scope of the subject matter, limited student contact hours and the complexity of supervising research projects undertaken by novices. Focus group assignments within class offer an interesting and enjoyable way for students to develop and apply…
Descriptors: Assignments, Methods Courses, Social Science Research, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Howson, Alexandra – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article reports on the incorporation of visual material as a tool for learning sociology and discusses a poster assignment introduced as a means of assessment in an academic context committed to innovative learning strategies and to teaching and learning enhancement. The article draws on an evaluation of using the poster assignment to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Sociology
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Burnett, Judith; Cudworth, Erika – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article explores the critical pedagogical issues that emerge when attempting to develop active citizenship among undergraduates as an integral part of the student experience. It presents part of the findings from a C-SAP-funded project (Gifford et al. 2006) that we undertook with a partner higher education institution. This article explores…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Citizenship, Adult Education, Social Sciences
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