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ERIC Number: EJ481668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-1053-203X
Freshman Interest Groups and the First-Year Experience: Constructing Student Communities in a Large University.
Tinto, Vincent; Goodsell, Anne
Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, v6 n1 p7-28 1994
A study investigated effects of participation in freshman interest groups (FIGs) on students' learning experiences. Data were drawn from observation in 12 classes and 43 interviews with 24 students. Results showed FIGs allowed repeated interaction with a consistent set of peers, formation of a social network, and fostered engagement with course content in the context of social interactions. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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