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Excellence in Higher Education

Dijk, G.H.S. van (2015) Excellence in Higher Education.

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Abstract:High-ability students possess distinct characteristics compared to regular students; especially in terms of ‘above-average ability’, ‘creativity’ and ‘task commitment’. As a result, they require more difficult and challenging educational opportunities to satisfy their drive to learn and know. The research objective of this study is to describe what aspects of excellence programmes high-ability students find ideal and to examine to what extent different types of high-ability students are attracted to particular types of excellence programmes. A cross-sectional study is performed based on primary data gathered by means of a questionnaire administered to students participating in an excellence programme at a Dutch university (n = 259). Since the provision of dedicated education for high-ability students is still in its infancy in the EU, these results can provide relevant suggestions for European universities with the ambition to provide such education.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
1994, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 81 education, teaching, 88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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