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Sousa, Fernando Cardoso; Monteiro, Ileana Pardal; Pellissier, René – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the development of a small-world network using an adapted version of the large-group problem-solving method "Future Search." Two management classes in a higher education setting were selected and required to plan a project. The students completed a survey focused on the frequency of communications before and after…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Problem Solving, Social Networks
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Patry, Jean-Luc – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
Teaching through research has a great potential for Master's studies. The paper presents how this has been done in a particular case, comparing scientific and subjective theories, and how this course was simultaneously used to do research about this topic. The course proved to be a win-win-situation for the students and for the teacher/researcher.…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Tamuliene, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the research on support needs of the most vulnerable students in nonuniversity higher education. The research results have revealed that older, part-time students who have family and/or work responsibilities focus on academic information and counselling, foreign language training, distance study centre, legal counselling and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Integrated Services
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Žibeniene, Gintaute; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
The article presents which conceptions of higher education quality are most acceptable to first-year students of the study field of pedagogy. It is significant to analyse students' opinions as more than 10 years ago the EU member states agreed that higher education institutions bear responsibility for the quality of higher education. Being members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Freshmen, Opinions
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Starkute, Jovita; Valineviciene, Gintare – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
In the last few decades universities became service providers. In this case an open question is raised: what is the student role then? This article aims to enlighten the discourse of the student role. At first glance, a student is supposed to be just a passive service consumer--a client. Yet recent service management literature proposes that…
Descriptors: Student Role, Student Participation, Client Characteristics (Human Services), College Students
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Kaminskiene, Lina; Stasiunaitiene, Egle – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article identifies the validity of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (NILA) as one of the key factors for encouraging further development of the process of assessing and recognising non-formal and informal learning achievements in higher education. The authors analyse why the recognition of non-formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Validity
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Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
This article develops around a qualitative research case study of an instructor teaching an introductory course about students with special needs. Data collection involved document analysis, observations and interviews with administrators, the faculty member, his peers, teaching assistants and students. The case is also a reflective piece on the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Special Needs Students, Observation
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
How are stakeholders represented in higher education institutions' decision-making bodies that influence the quality of education, and are their viewpoints taken into account? This paper addresses this question taking into account the empirical evidence from eight countries in Europe. Findings indicate that formal barriers are largely absent, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Stakeholders
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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article introduces external quality assessment results of first cycle and second cycle study programmes renewed under the Human Resources Development Action Programme 2007-2013 priority direction 2 "Lifelong Learning" (hereinafter the "Programme") through the aspect of planning students' independent work. Problems faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, College Programs, Higher Education
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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article reviews forms of higher education internationalisation at an institutional level. The relevance of theoretical background of internationalised study quality assessment is highlighted and definitions of internationalised studies quality are presented. Existing methods of assessment of higher education internationalisation are criticised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, International Education, Higher Education
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Sjogren, Elaine; Ragnemalm, Eva L.; Tingstrom, Pia; Uhlin, Lars; Abrandt Dahlgren, Madeleine – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Evaluation of university teachers' performativity has become a common feature of university policies. The Swedish Higher Education Ordinance states that equal attention should be paid to pedagogical skills and research skills when appointing academic staff. Hence, the definition and documentation of pedagogical skills have become increasingly…
Descriptors: Interviews, Focus Groups, Research Skills, Teaching Skills
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, an example of translation of the English term "learning outcome" into the Lithuanian system of educational terms is used to discuss semantic peculiarities of translating professional terms. Consistency of a concept signifier and content of a concept, as well as their tune with already existing systems of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Indo European Languages, Translation
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Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
This article presents generalisations drawn from experience gained designing and renewing study programmes so that the use of learning outcomes became the underlying principle of curriculum organisation. Conceptions of a purpose (profile), aim and outcomes of a study programme are presented, their formulation requirements are discussed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Credits, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stasiunaitiene, Egle; Norkute, Odeta – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, relevance of practice during university studies is highlighted, as well as the main stages of its organisation, qualitative parameters, as well as criteria and indicators that validate them are defined. Discussion on the idea that taking into consideration qualitative parameters of organising practice as a component of studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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Misiunas, Mindaugas; Stravinskiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article reasons the aspect of change and transition in higher education institutions implementing quality management systems. Psychological and behavioural responses of high school staff towards quality management system being implemented are discussed; transition phases of the employees are introduced; specific features of staff management in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Total Quality Management, Personnel Management, Resistance to Change
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