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ERIC Number: EJ1152102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Boredom: That Which Shall Not Be Named
Weinerman, Jason; Kenner, Cari
Journal of Developmental Education, v40 n1 p18-23 Fall 2016
Boredom carries a significant weight: It is not often spoken within the academic environment. However, by ignoring how developmental and first-year students experience boredom, instructors are avoiding a topic that most students will encounter. We present information on the common causes of boredom, ways to detect boredom, and the outcomes of boredom within the academic environment. We conclude with a lesson plan to assist instructors in recognizing the idea of boredom and how students can overcome academic boredom.
National Center for Developmental Education. Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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