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#1John Butcher (OU: Open University)H-Index: 9
#2Anactoria Clarke (OU: Open University)H-Index: 1
Last.Wendy Fowle (OU: Open University)H-Index: 2
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This article explores the impact of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Access module on the progression of students to undergraduate Science. Drawing on the Widening Participation (WP) literature, this research investigated the experience of adult learners from disadvantaged backgrounds taking their first steps into higher education (HE). A mixed methods institutional case study was conducted, drawing on extensive survey data and interviews with students and tutors. Key fi...
#1Mirka Hintsanen (University of Oulu)H-Index: 25
#2Kirsi Pyhältö (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 19
ABSTRACTAcademic emotions in the context of master’s thesis work is a highly understudied issue. This study examined the association between self-regulated learning skills and academic emotions elicited by master’s thesis work. Altogether, 84 behavioural sciences students conducting their master’s theses completed a survey comprised of a modified version of Pintrich’s Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MLSQ) and academic emotions derived from Pekrun’s (2006) Achievement Emotions Qu...
#1Pirkko Siklander (University of Oulu)H-Index: 2
#2Niina Impiö (University of Oulu)
ABSTRACTWe need to know what it means to be an expert in working life today. Universities are often accused of neglecting the basic idea that higher education should be relevant to working life, and research on the subject of expertise in today’s workplace is lacking. Thirteen experts from different fields were interviewed and the obtained data were analysed using grounded theory as an analytical approach. The research questions were: (1) How do experts define expertise? (2) What kind of problem...
#1Brendan Bartram (University of Wolverhampton)H-Index: 7
#2Tanya Hathaway (UNE: University of New England (United States))
Last.Namrata Rao (Liverpool Hope University)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTIn the current higher education (HE) environment, indicators of ‘teaching excellence’ (TE) are increasingly under the spotlight. The literature offers a wide range of models and perspectives, but also highlights the need for greater (comparative) scrutiny of the perceptions of those at the centre – staff teaching across the disciplines in different countries. This article aims to contribute to ongoing debates by investigating and comparing the views of 120 academic staff teaching in one ...
#1Sidclay Bezerra de Souza (University of Lisbon)H-Index: 3
#2Ana Margarida Veiga Simão (University of Lisbon)H-Index: 7
Last.Paula Costa Ferreira (University of Lisbon)H-Index: 3
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ABSTRACTThe literature on campus climate has mainly focused on diversity and demographic variables within single or multiple university campuses from one country. There is a need to investigate campus climate further with regard to cultural issues and the role of teachers. This study thus proposed to examine perceived teacher support as a mediator of the relation between institutional and psychosocial variables of the campus climate of two universities from two culturally distinct countries. To ...
#1S. Elliott (Bishop Grosseteste University)
#2H. Hendry (Bishop Grosseteste University)
Last.N. Lilley (Bishop Grosseteste University)
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Student difficulties with the transition to writing in higher education are well documented whether from a ‘study skills’, an ‘academic socialisation’ or an ‘academic literacies’ perspective. In order to more closely examine the challenges faced by students from widening participation backgrounds and diverse routes into undergraduate study, this project focuses on first year undergraduate experiences of developing academic literacies on an Education Studies programme at one university in England...
#1Martin H. Johnson (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 55
#2Stuart Shaw (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
ABSTRACTWith the introduction of a new initiative in a teaching and learning environment there is an ethical responsibility to consider whether the impact of the introduction has met its intended goals, and whether it has harmed those who are influenced by it. Technology and infrastructure developments have encouraged a continued growth in the development and introduction of computer-based tests (CBTs) in educational environments. In the educational assessment literature, enquiry into the impact...
#1Elisa G. Lewis (RVC: Royal Veterinary College)H-Index: 1
#2Jacqueline M. Cardwell (RVC: Royal Veterinary College)H-Index: 11
Despite elevated rates of suicide and evidence of poor mental health among medical professionals, there is a paucity of research in the UK into the mental health of students destined for these careers. This study estimated and compared the prevalence of mental ill-health in students studying veterinary medicine, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy in the United Kingdom. A group of law students was also included, who although subject to similar stressors as undergraduates, do not go on to share a he...
#1Adam Jones (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)
#2Baback Yazdani (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 2
Last.H Barton (NTU: Nottingham Trent University)H-Index: 12
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The aim of this study is to consider the activities and impact of Personalisation in a UK higher education setting. It will consider how personalisation has affected outputs in terms of progression, achievement, internship, enterprise project and international placement uptake within the Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University. The Methodology comprised of using qualitative and quantitative data. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with members of the Personalisation te...
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