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What factors predict students’ final-year dissertation grades? The results from two small pilot studies

By Anne
ContentsIntroductionStudy 1 – Conscientiousness, grit, & procrastinationMethodParticipantsMeasuresAcademic performanceStudent questionnaireResultsPreliminary analysesMain analysisDiscussionStudy 2 – Follow-up studyMethodParticipantsMeasuresStudent questionnaireSupervisor questionnaireResultsPreliminary analysesMain analysisDiscussionGeneral discussionReferencesReferences Introduction In the final year of many undergraduate courses students are asked to conduct an independent research project. These projects often require students to identify a novel research question, devise an appropriate research design to... View Article

Research paper

Exploring goal orientation and philosophical identity: A reflection on two doctoral learning journeys and emerging research intentions

By Anne
ContentsIntroductionLearning, goal orientation and philosophical identityMethodologyAutobiographical narrativesRoss’s storyEpisodes, learning and research intentionPhilosophical identityAdrian’s storyEpisodes, learning and research intentionPhilosophical identityComparison of the autobiographical narrativesDiscussion and conclusionReferencesReferences Introduction Engaging with a doctorate and generating knowledge has been suggested as a learning process which involves ‘breakthroughs, leaps and crossings’ that might produce nudges leading to sustainable transformations in... View Article

Research paper

An evaluation of the use of Facebook in student recruitment: a cohort study

By Anne
ContentsIntroductionDeveloping and running the Facebook groupThe studyParticipants MaterialsProcedureResultsFacebook group membership and accepting an offer of a place to studyThe student experience of Facebook group membershipWhy did students become members of the Facebook group?Why did students not become members of the Facebook group?Students’ evaluation of the group contentWould students recommend the group to future applicants?Did the... View Article

Short article

Feeling like a fraud – engaging students with imposter syndrome

By Anne
ContentsIntroductionWhy is understanding of IS important?MethodologyFirst generation studentsMature studentsEthnic identity and ISFeeling burnoutHow to promote engagement in HEThe importance of reflectionThe importance of feedback/ feedforwardThe importance of talkThe importance of a support networkThe importance of perspectiveAreas for further researchSummaryReferencesReferences Introduction Young (2018) used several questions to recognise those experiencing Imposter Syndrome. Do you tend to... View Article

Editorial

Editorial: Summer changes

By Didi
Welcome to the second issue of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching of 2017-2018. With this issue, the changes we are making in the journal are becoming more apparent, as they should. And considering these changes, I wondered why all kind of changes are often made related to our summer break. I am... View Article