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Higher Education Studies
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ISSN (Print) 1925-4741 - ISSN (Online) 1925-475X
Published by CCSE Homepage  [43 journals]
  • Instructors' Conceptions of Reflective Learning: A
           Phenomenographic Study

    • Abstract: Reflective learning has been considered an important learning experience in higher education because of its value for personal and professional self. Despite the potential benefits, there is diverse interpretation of the meaning and process of reflective learning. Theoretical frameworks and models that purport to explain what it entails abound; however, there is a dearth of research that explores conceptions from the perspective of instructors. This study examined university instructors’ conceptions of reflective learning in the context of education courses. Semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data from 32 instructors who consented to participate. The interviews were transcribed, segmented, coded and compared. Our phenomenographic analysis resulted in four qualitatively different conceptions of reflective learning: critical engagement with content, improving professional practice, identity development, and developing critical consciousness. The study has implications for faculty development and research on reflective learning.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:45:07 +000
  • Level up the life!! Leisure Involvement, Basic Psychological Need
           Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction among University Students

    • Abstract: Leisure participation, life satisfaction, and psychological needs stand out as concepts that are closely related to each other especially in exercise participation. The purpose of this study is to determine and analyze leisure involvement, basic psychological need satisfaction, and life satisfaction level concerning some variables among university students who are regular exercise participants. Study participants comprised a total of 428 university students who were regular exercise participants. The participants, who were chosen using a convenience sampling method, completed the “Modified Involvement Scale” (MIS), “Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale” (BPNES) and Life Satisfaction Scale” (LSS). T-test, MANOVA, and correlation analysis were used to analyze the data. Results indicated that the main effect of gender was significant on “MIS” “BPNES” and “LSS” in favor of male participants. There were significant effects of type of exercise in favor of individual exercise participants. Further, there were statistically significant correlations between all scales. Participation in leisure activities positively affects the person’s perspectives on all areas of life and determines the individual's feelings like autonomy, competency, and feeling more related to their lives. The findings of this study also give useful insights into exercise psychology research and provide suggestions for future research.
      PubDate: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 00:05:46 +000
  • Creative Learning Design in Social Studies to Promote Productive
           Citizenship of Secondary School Students

    • Abstract: The purposes of this research are: 1) to study the creative learning in social studies to promote productive citizenship of secondary school students; and 2) to design the guidelines for such learning. This research implements the methodology of action research, consisting of 8 samples: 1) 1 school principal and 2 social studies teachers; and 2) 5 learning management experts. The samples are chosen by the purposive sampling method. Research tools consist of 1) unstructured interview form; and 2) appropriateness assessment form for the guidelines of creative learning in social studies to promote productive citizenship of secondary school students. Methods of data analysis consists of content analysis, and descriptive analysis, in addition to calculation of the means and standard deviation. Study results revealed that:1. Creative learning in social studies to promote productive citizenship of secondary school students consists of the development of 4 minds, including: 1) critical mind; 2) creative mind; 3) productive mind; and 4) responsible mind. And 2. The guidelines of creative learning in social studies to promote productive citizenship of secondary school students consist of 4 subjects and 8 learning management plans. The effectiveness of the guidelines in terms of the learning management was evaluated as excellent.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 02:25:45 +000
  • On the Roles of World-Class Universities and the Sustainability Agenda in
           Africa: A Case Study of Two Universities in South Africa and Egypt

    • Abstract: In the past decade, the World Class University discussion has become rampant due to the integral role that higher education plays in any economy's aspiration to compete globally while still pursuing sustainability. This article reports on a study that explored the roles played by world-class universities (WCUs) in fostering sustainability initiatives and practices in the African context. The article harnesses a document review approach that facilitates in-depth document analysis using two world-class institutions in Africa: The University of Cape Town in South Africa and American University in Cairo in Egypt as case studies. This study finds that world-class institutions in the two countries have rigorous, comprehensive sustainability organisations, synthesised and adopted from international agreements and concepts. The sustainability organisation is characterised by a less hierarchical approach to its management and leadership. Sustainability in research is fostered through environmental research and other key research areas such as food and medicine. Sustainable teaching is fostered through living-learning labs, redesigned curriculums, targeted degree programs and lecturer development through training and awards as incentives. Tangible, sustainable technology and innovation initiatives are also evident. This article comprehensively establishes the links and roles played by WCUs in fostering sustainability. It aids potential WCUs in Africa to understand and adopt sustainable initiatives within different and dynamic institutional contexts.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 01:20:53 +000
  • Opinions of Teachers’ Students toward Teachers Who Smoked in
           Thailand: A Qualitative Study

    • Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative research was to describe the opinions of teachers’ students toward teachers who smoked in Thailand. The population was teachers’ students (N=30) in their 1st–5th academic year of the Faculty of Education who participated based on purposive sampling according to eligibility criteria. The QDA Miner Lite program was used to analyze the qualitative data. The results indicated that the teachers’ students understanding of a teacher was a person who conveys knowledge, experience and life skills in various fields for students both inside and outside the classroom and school. They should be a good person with knowledge and qualifications, displaying exemplary maturity in every way and be a role model. Like a family that gives love and keeps training and teaching in the right way. A teacher should be a good adviser and listen to problems. The ideal teacher must love to teach proficiently and be knowledgeable in what is being taught, allowing students to understand various forms of knowledge and be current. Smoking also affects being a teachers’ students, in terms of inappropriateness and was not suitable for future teachers as it could affect the image of the organization. It also has harmful effect on health. A method that is likely to help prevent smoking among teachers’ students and teachers is to create awareness through training and organizing various projects such as establishing a smoking cessation treatment center and campaigning for ways to replace smoking or to refrain from smoking.
      PubDate: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 01:08:49 +000
  • Requirements for Productivity in the Academic Environment

    • Abstract: Modern life is improving as a result of the research that corporations, research centres, and universities, in particular, conduct. Moreover, besides their teaching function, the quantity and quality of universities’ research activities comprise an essential criterion for measuring the university’s quality. Today, universities around the world face global competition. Although one facet of the effort to attract productive researchers entails offering more and more, individual incentives are not enough. Universities must also create an attractive academic environment for researchers. This study sought answers to the following question: “What incentives and requirements are necessary to create a productive academic environment'” As the result of a literature review in pursuit of the study aim, the study findings include a total of 10 incentives for researchers and requirements for universities to build a productive research environment in academia.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 01:49:23 +000
  • Teaching Ηigher Εducation Pedagogy in a Department of Εducation: Αn
           Assessment Based on Students’ Views and Opinions

    • Abstract: In this article we present the results of a pilot implementation of a course in Higher Education Pedagogy in a Department of Education in Greece. Our goal is to investigate whether a similar course may be introduced into the undergraduate curriculum of a Department of Education. The course was taught according to remote flipped classroom approach, whereas the assessment is based on the views and opinions of the students who attended the course during the academic year 2020-2021, i.e., during the COVID-19 pandemic period. According to the findings of the research, the course achieved a particularly high evaluation degree regarding the interest it attracted, the usefulness and its relevance to the other courses of the curriculum of a Department of Education, while its introduction in a curriculum of this type produces additional benefits, both for the development of the students and for the field of HEP.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 01:44:36 +000
  • Development of Communication Competence in Pre-Service Vocational
           Education Teacher Training

    • Abstract: This paper presents a seminar concept for the development of communication competence in pre-service vocational education teachers with the aid of video annotations, feedback, and peer microteaching. The seminar is offered within a teacher training program for students taking a master’s degree (MEd) in vocational education at the FH Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and has been conducted three times. The advantages of the seminar concept are manifold. On the one hand, we create a learning environment in which students individually prepare and conduct five peer microteaching lessons in a row and receive prompt and constructive peer feedback on every performance. On the other hand, the quality of feedback improves so that our students are professional feedback providers by the end of the seminar. The provision of teacher feedback alone does not help our students become successful feedback providers. Nor, given the resources available at the university, is it a realistic alternative in terms of time constraints. In addition, due to recordings, the students gain a better insight into their teaching skills since their lessons can be observed and approached from an outside perspective.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:08:19 +000
  • Position of the Board of Directors in Higher Education Institutions in
           Mongolia - Focusing on Analysis of Founder’s Representatives

    • Abstract: In 1995, during the process of democratization, Mongolia established a Law on Education and a Law on Higher Education. These laws positioned the board of directors as the ultimate decision-making body within each university and stipulated that the board’s membership include the representatives of the university’s founder, faculty members, students, parents, and alumni, enabling a wide range of people to participate in university governance. At the same time, it was stipulated that the representatives nominated by the founder would account for 51-60% of the board’s membership, giving them a majority that runs counter to the principle of introducing greater diversity into the board. This article examines the positioning of the board of directors in Mongolian higher education institutions through reviews of documents and the websites of existing higher education institutions. In particular, this article clarifies the position of the board of directors as the mainstay of governance systems in both national and private universities in Mongolia. These findings are expected not only to further understanding of Mongolian higher education but also to furnish new insights into the board of directors as an organ for both internal control and external connection. This study offers implications for future research in the field of comparative education on higher education’s governance reform in line with globalization and marketization.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:04:05 +000
  • Using PLS-SEM to Examine the Structure of First-year University
           Students’ Mathematics-related Beliefs

    • Abstract: Many research indicated that more and more students choose to drop out of mathematics-related subjects during university study, especially in the western context. Besides the difficulty of mathematics content, first-year university students also face issues of the transition period. Identifying the impact of first-year university students' belief factors on their persistence in mathematics study needed further research.This study served as a pilot study; it structured the framework of first-year university students’ mathematics-related beliefs in relation to students’ persistence on the further mathematics study. A two-stage approach of using PLS-SEM to assessing the conceptual framework was introduced in detail. The relationships of dimensions of students’ epistemological beliefs about mathematics, self-efficacy, self-regulated learning strategies and perceptions about learning environment were assessed. This study provides the feasibility for future follow-up studies to examine mathematics-related beliefs and intentions to continue learning among university students on a larger scale.
      PubDate: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 01:00:35 +000
  • Assessment Perspectives on the Sports Values and Role of the Higher
           Education Institution Head for Sports Development in the School

    • Abstract: Physical exercise is good for health, both physical and morale for every human being, leading to a happy life. Sports training have an important place in schools activities. Higher education institutions usually have good human and facilities resources to support learners to increase physical exercise, athletes train, serve the community, thereby improving the quality of training. In this context, the head of the higher education institutions has an important role in leading and organizing sports activities inside and outside the school. The universities need to institutionalize extracurricular activities, especially to encourage sports exercise.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 01:48:04 +000
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