ERIC Number: EJ499610
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
So What Is the Problem? Difficulties at the Gate.
Willemsen, Eleanor W.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n61 p15-22 Spr 1995
The role of metacognition in fostering or inhibiting success in introductory quantitative college courses is examined. One teacher's efforts to build student confidence in an elementary statistics course for psychology are described, and student resistance to active learning methods is discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Metacognition, Psychology, Science Instruction, Statistics, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue topic: "Fostering Student Success in Quantitative Gateway Courses."