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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – London Review of Education, 2019
This article explores the origins of researcher development in British universities. Its principal aim is to provide a coherent, and reasonably succinct, account of the evolution and development of researcher development that is as consistent as possible with what is known about the development of the Western university, the history of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Skill Development, Researchers
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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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Molla, Tebeje – London Review of Education, 2019
The World Bank uses a combination of financial and non-financial aid to influence educational reform in aid-recipient countries. Drawing on an interpretive policy analysis methodology and using Pierre Bourdieu's concept of symbolic power as a 'thinking tool', this article aims to shed light on the Bank's non-financial pathways of policy influence…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Financial Support, Educational Change, International Organizations
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Bayne, Sian – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper explores the possibility of an uncanny digital pedagogy. Drawing on theories of the uncanny from psychoanalysis, cultural studies and educational philosophy, it considers how being online defamiliarises teaching, asking us to question and consider anew established academic practices and conventions. It touches on recent thinking on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Philosophy, Psychiatry, Cultural Context
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Saltmarsh, Sue; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – London Review of Education, 2010
Australian higher education increasingly relies on flexible modes of delivery as a means of attracting and retaining students in a highly competitive global education market. While education is among those disciplines that have been most actively involved in the shift from face-to-face to online learning and teaching, the transition for many…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Maxwell, Nicholas – London Review of Education, 2007
At present the basic intellectual aim of academic inquiry is to improve knowledge. Much of the structure, the whole character, of academic inquiry, in universities all over the world, is shaped by the adoption of this as the basic intellectual aim. But, judged from the standpoint of making a contribution to human welfare, academic inquiry of this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles