Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education: Volume 2 Issue 1


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The impact of an appreciative advising‐based university studies course on college student first‐year experience

Bryant L. Hutson

This study describes the evaluation of a first‐year experience course which emphasised the “appreciative advising” theoretical model – a strength‐based, relational…

Advancing new approaches to learning and teaching – introducing appreciative inquiry to a problem‐based learning curriculum

Gwilym Wyn Roberts

Problem‐based learning (PBL) focuses on organising the content of the curriculum around problem scenarios rather than subjects or disciplines. Under the guide of academic…

The changing nature of students’ social experience within university

Karen Fitzgibbon, Julie Prior

This paper outlines the development of an online learner support tool “Early Days” and the information it subsequently provided into one aspect of the early experiences of…

Development of a foundation degree in music retail management: a case study partnership beteen a university and Roland UK

Paul Carr

This paper discusses the academic, governmental and logistical issues surrounding the University of Glamorgan’s recent involvement in developing accredited training and…

Designing a degree programme “fit” for the sport industry

Rob Griffiths, Paul Rainer

The strategy for sport in Wales, Climbing Higher, establishes some very ambitious targets for raising the levels of sport and physical activity participation over the next…

Predictors of attitudes to e‐learning of Australian health care students

Ted Brown, Brett Williams, Shapour Jaberzadeh, Louis Roller, Claire Palermo, Lisa McKenna, Caroline Wright, Marilyn Baird, Michal Schneider‐Kolsky, Lesley Hewitt, Tangerine Holt, Maryam Zoghi, Jenny Sim

Computers and computer‐assisted instruction are being used with increasing frequency in the area of health science student education, yet students’ attitudes towards the…

Building a geo‐portal for enhancing collaborative socio‐economic research in Wales using open‐source technology

Robert Berry, Richard Fry, Gary Higgs, Scott Orford

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) is a major new collaborative socio‐economic research programme involving five higher…

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