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Bhardwaj, J. (in press). In search of self-efficacy: development of a new instrument for first year Computer Science students. Computer Science Education. 27(2/3)ISSN 0899-3408
This study explores the changes in Computer Science (CS) students’ self-efficacy between entering study and the end of first year of university. It aims to give course leaders...
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C. & Dallas, S. (2017). An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 5(2), 85-92. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269. ISSN 2051-9788
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...
Bhardwaj, J. (2017). Review of 'Towards a framework for inclusive STEM Education' Workshop. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. 9(1), 73-75. ISSN 2040-0748
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Scottish Funding Council
The project aims to create 1500 paid placement opportunities for computing students studying in any Scottish university or college over the 5 year project.
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
21 April 2016
Announcement of resultsEmerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research.
24 February 2016
24 February 2016
The Articulation Best Practice Event is a good practice sharing and networking event. The format of the day includes keynote addresses from SFC, the Commission on Widening Acc...
Senior Research Fellow
Assistant Principal, Student Experience
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Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Cairncross, S. (in press). Belonging: Blurring the Boundaries. Scottish Educational Review
This paper applies Whitchurch’s (2008) concept of the ‘third space’ to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they ‘cross the boundary’ to co...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E. & Fotheringham, J. (2016). In search of graduate employability: An exploration of student identity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 18(1), 15-24
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects to increase student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines. However, there are large vari...
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A. & Tizard, J. (2016). 'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition. Education in the North. 23(2), 128-140
This paper employs the ‘Expectancy-Value Model of Achievement Motivation’ (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000) to identify performance barriers and facilitators for further education s...
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C. F., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M. & Main, J. (2016). From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education. 32(5A), 1867-1878. ISSN 0949-149X
Cooperative education programs (co-op) play a vital role in developing engineering and computing students’ applied technological skills and professional self-confidence. Never...
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2015). The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development. 35(5), 997-1010. doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455. ISSN 0729-4360
Much research into the use of corpora and discourse to support higher education students on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses champions subject specificity. Drawing on th...
Webster, G., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2015). Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences. 11(1)ISSN 1740-9888
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students under...
Smith, S., Smith, C. F. & Caddell, M. (2015). Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in higher education. 16, 149-164. doi:10.1177/1469787415574049. ISSN 1469-7874
Students can benefit from applying their emerging skillsets through a work placement, both in terms of consolidating their learning and in gaining a better appreciation of the...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2014). Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy. 3, 43-64. doi:10.5195/dpj.2015.101. ISSN 2325-3290
International students and direct entrants—those entering a higher year of a degree—often come from socio-economic or cultural backgrounds different from traditional students,...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2013). Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 27, 604-625. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.805443. ISSN 0951-8398
Key ‘generic’ assessment task words such as ‘discuss’ and ‘critically evaluate’ are integral to higher education assessment. Although sources such as study skills guides give ...
Huxham, M., Laybourn, P., Cairncross, S., Gray, M., Brown, N., Goldfinch, J. & Earl, S. (2008). Collecting student feedback: a comparison of questionnaire and other methods. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 33, 675-686. doi:10.1080/02602930701773000. ISSN 0260-2938
A study was conducted comparing the feedback received from students about teaching obtained using different instruments. Twelve first- and second-year undergraduate modules we...
Huxham, M., Earl, S., Laybourn, P., Brown, N., Cairncross, S. & Gray, M. (2006). Weighing pigs or handling Hansel? making feedback fit for purpose. Educational developments. 8, 8-10. ISSN 1469-3267
Wright, N., Varey, A. & Chesney, T. (2005). An investigation of sociability measurements in online communities. International Journal of Web Based Communities. 1(4), 400-411. doi:10.1504/IJWBC.2005.008106. ISSN 1477-8394
This paper reports the results of an investigation into measurements of the sociability of proximate online communities, in other words, how well it supports social interactio...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
18 January 2016
18 January 2016
The School of Computing recently held a Research day where staff and PhD students shared their expertise in the form of a "One-Minute-Madness". Each of the 68 researchers who ...
18 February 2016
18 February 2016
Associate students, joining Edinburgh Napier University in third year can now articulate onto a number of different undergraduate programmes, take part in University coordinat...