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Muposhi, Asphat; Dhurup, Manilall; Martin, Robert L.; Bhadury, Joyendu – London Review of Education, 2019
In recent years, Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes and their curricula have been subjected to substantial scrutiny. However, the majority of studies have been confined to business schools in Western countries. By comparison, much less research is available on MBA programmes in developing countries, particularly those in Africa. In…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Program Evaluation, Global Approach
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Moran, Eamonn; Misra, Debananda – London Review of Education, 2018
This article discusses the current challenges faced by the two authors--both participants on a professional doctorate (PD) programme in education at a leading UK university--in gaining legitimacy as higher education (HE) professionals. By: (1) reflecting upon their own professional experiences in HE and as PD students; (2) utilizing…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Burnard, Pamela; Dragovic, Tatjana; Ottewell, Karen; Lim, Wai Mun – London Review of Education, 2018
Although there is increasing interest in how learning to become a researching professional is understood by students undertaking a professional doctorate of education (EdD), the topic remains under-researched and under-theorized. In this article, we provide a set of theorizations, starting with the purpose and distinctiveness of the professional…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Doctoral Degrees, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Davies, Mark S.; Taras, Maddalena – London Review of Education, 2018
Assessment literacies are finding leverage, but there is little exploration of links between theory, practice and perceived understandings in higher education (HE). This article builds on and consolidates research that has taken place over ten years that evaluates assessment literacies among HE lecturers in education and science, and in staff…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Summative Evaluation, Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Longhurst, Robyn; Jones, Alister – London Review of Education, 2018
In 2014, the University of Waikato launched the Curriculum Enhancement Programme (CEP). As the leaders of this programme we have used autoethnography to reflect critically on our experience. Throughout the course of the CEP some things have gone well; others, in hindsight, have not gone so well and in retrospect we would have done them…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2017
The development of educational technology has provided platforms for undergraduate music courses to take place in an online environment. While technology is available, this does not mean that all teaching staff are ready for the pedagogical change required to implement teaching online. A transformation of pedagogical practice (that is, to online…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Harvey, Stella; Stocks, Paul – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper reports on a qualitative study investigating the experience and perspectives of students using English as an international language studying transdisciplinary master's degrees related to culture industries at Goldsmiths, University of London. The particular focus of this paper concerns their experiences of writing several different…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Taras, Maddalena; Davies, Mark S. – London Review of Education, 2017
This research focuses on the assessment literacy, that is, the understandings of assessment terminologies and how they relate to each other, in academic staff developers in the UK, collected via questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Academic staff developers have been trained and certified to support new higher education lecturers in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Beliefs, Vocabulary, Semi Structured Interviews
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Salter-Dvorak, Hania – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper discusses feedback for developing L2 writing. It presents data from a serendipitous audio-recording of one L2 master's student's tutorial with her dissertation supervisor at a UK university, which is extracted from a 13-month linguistic ethnography. Following "academic literacies" scholars, I view the tutorial as a…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning, Recall (Psychology), Self Concept
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Forsyth, Rachel; Cullen, Rod; Ringan, Neil; Stubbs, Mark – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper reflects on the work done at a large UK university to redesign assessment procedures in a way that was intended to contribute to an improvement in assessment literacy for staff. Existing practice was reviewed and showed that changes in assessment processes were needed to make the organization of assessment more consistent and more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators
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Lees, Rebecca; Anderson, Deborah – London Review of Education, 2015
This small-scale, mixed-methods study aims to investigate academics' understanding of formative and summative assessment methods and how assessment literacy impacts on their teaching methods. Six semi-structured interviews and a scrutiny of assessments provided the data and results suggest that while these academics understand summative…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews, Formative Evaluation
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Priest, Ann – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper is written in the context of practice at Nottingham Trent University, using elements of its management as example or counterbalance to the literature. The challenge at the heart of the paper is that of practically balancing a managerial and business-focused culture and processes to support the aspirations and motivations of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, College Administration
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Kandiko, Camille B. – London Review of Education, 2012
Many organisations are under increasing pressures to recruit and retain creative individuals as a core asset in the emerging knowledge economy. In universities, such people are often academics who focus on high impact, innovative and interdisciplinary research. Yet, instead of feeling supported, many of these academics face structural,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries
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Locke, William – London Review of Education, 2012
The relationship between teaching and research is a touchstone in thinking about higher education. However, the last 40 years has seen the "dislocation" of these core academic activities as a result of policy and operational decisions to distinguish the way they are funded, managed, assessed and rewarded. The activities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Teaching (Occupation)
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Kirkup, Gill – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper describes a small-scale study which investigates the role of blogging in professional academic practice in higher education. It draws on interviews with a sample of academics (scholars, researchers and teachers) who have blogs and on the author's own reflections on blogging to investigate the function of blogging in academic practice…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Scholarship, Role
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