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ERIC Number: EJ1074057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1933-4850
A Dual Approach to Fostering Under-Prepared Student Success: Focusing on Doing and Becoming
Shaffer, Suzanne C.; Eshbach, Barbara E.; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A.
InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, v10 p79-91 2015
A paired course model for under-prepared college students incorporates a dual instructional approach, academic skill building and lifelong learning development, to help students do more academically and become stronger lifelong learners. In a reading support course, students improved their reading skills and applied them directly to the paired content course. They also developed lifelong learning attributes through increased self-knowledge (using the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory), reflection, and coaching. Students showed significant gains in lifelong learning, an 85% success rate in the paired content course, and a higher retention rate than students outside the project with similar SAT critical reading scores.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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