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ERIC Number: EJ862766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
What General Education Courses Contribute to Essential Learning Outcomes
Laird, Thomas F. Nelson; Niskode-Dossett, Amanda Suniti; Kuh, George D.
Journal of General Education, v58 n2 p65-84 2009
Based on data from eleven thousand faculty members, this study shows that general education courses place greater emphasis on developing intellectual skills, personal and social responsibility, deep approaches to learning, and diverse interactions. In contrast, other courses emphasize practical skills and are linked with greater levels of student-faculty interaction. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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