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ERIC Number: EJ1035930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: EISSN-1443-1475
Gains in Learning Outcomes of College Students in Japan: Comparative Study between Academic Fields
Yamada, Reiko
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v13 n1 p100-118 2014
Ensuring gains in the learning outcomes of college students has become a major concern for Japanese higher education institutions. In recent decades, national and public as well as private universities have been forced to embed learning outcomes into their curriculum. A number of studies have shown that the learning outcomes of students are strongly associated with the quality of pedagogy and student experience. This paper aims to understand the association between college experiences and degree of learning among academic fields using data collected in nationwide student self-report surveys, the JCIRP. The findings suggest that faculty engagement and student experience play pivotal roles in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Based on the findings of this study, it is suggested that pedagogical approaches should be improved by embedding aspects of interactive teaching and learning in the classroom setting and in the whole curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan