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ERIC Number: EJ1034031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Effects of Directed Learning Groups upon Students' Ability to Understand Conceptual Ideas
Johnson, Karen Gabrielle; Galluzzo, Benjamin Jason
Learning Assistance Review, v19 n1 p7-44 Spr 2014
Mathematical modeling and directed learning groups were employed in a terminal mathematics course to encourage university students to conceptualize real-world mathematics problems. Multiple assessments were utilized to determine whether students' conceptual development is enhanced by participating in directed learning groups conducted in a learning center. Instituting directed learning groups early in a semester can have long-term effects on students' ability to apply concepts to future problems, feel comfortable participating in groups, increase their understanding of real-world applications, and maintain their confidence and self-efficacy in understanding mathematical concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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