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Galloway, Kelli R.; Leung, Min Wah; Flynn, Alison B. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
Research has shown that within a traditional organic chemistry curriculum, organic chemistry students struggle to develop deep conceptual understanding of reactions and attribute little meaning to the electron-pushing formalism. At the University of Ottawa, a new curriculum was developed for organic chemistry in which students are taught the…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Johnson, Anthony M. – Sociology of Education, 2019
Drawing on interviews with 38 black and Latino/a engineering students at a predominantly white, elite university, I use a cultural analytic framework to explicate the role of pre-college integration in the heterogeneous psychosocial and academic experiences of students of color on predominantly white campuses. I identify three cultural strategies…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Engineering Education, College Students
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Reich, Norbert; Wang, Yuedong – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
We investigate the effectiveness of an active learning curriculum designed for an upper division Biochemistry series at a large, public research university. The goal was to determine how effective this format was when compared to a parallel conventional course, and to see if the active learning series can be run with limited resources (one…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Biochemistry, Active Learning, Curriculum Design
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Zheng, Yu Hang; Palombella, Andrew; Salfi, Jenn; Wainman, Bruce – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Several studies have shown significant improvements in the attitudes and perceptions of healthcare professional students toward interprofessional education (IPE) immediately following intervention with IPE courses. However, there remains little evidence on the lasting effects of IPE courses and the long-term influences of these IPE experiences are…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Student Attitudes, Allied Health Personnel, Foreign Countries
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Robbins, Jamie E.; Madrigal, Leilani – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article addresses factors coaches should consider during the recruiting process and throughout a season, as well as examples and strategies for enhancing team cohesion.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Environment, Leadership, Athletic Coaches
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Borràs, Eulàlia; Moore, Emilee – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper explores the interactions of a groupwork team composed of both local and exchange students, with heterogeneous competence in English, in an English-medium CLIL context at a technical university in Catalonia. Plurilingual and multimodal conversation analysis is used to trace how the students jointly complete an academic task. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gowin, Mary; Wilkerson, Amanda; Maness, Sarah; Larson, Daniel J.; Crowson, H. Michael; Smith, Michael; Cheney, Marshall K. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Young adults are adopting wearables ahead of research. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the use of trackers through Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Methods: SCT-guided individual interviews were conducted with young adults (n = 57). Typical case sampling was used to recruit college students (n = 35) and straight-to-work…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Measurement Equipment, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Duong, Hue Trong; Liu, Jiaying – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Research has documented the impact of descriptive norms on tobacco use, but few studies have investigated how media exposure shapes e-cigarette use norms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine how exposure to e-cigarette-related news articles shapes individuals' descriptive norm perceptions about real-world e-cigarette use.…
Descriptors: Smoking, News Media, Mass Media Effects, Norms
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Roux, Shanleigh; Peck, Amiena; Banda, Felix – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2019
Using oral narratives of tattoos and their bodily emplacement, the paper explores the performance of creativity, language and multilingualism, identity and gender among female students at three universities in South Africa. We draw on notions of skinscapes, the material culture of multilingualism and multimodality to illustrate, analyse and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Creativity, Multilingualism
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Stanway, Bonnie Rose; Cao, Yiyuan; Cannell, Tony; Gu, Yihui – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
In the domain of "internationalization of the curriculum," this article introduces the rarely incorporated dimension of "engaging students as partners" (SaP) to address and explore challenges of increasingly diverse universities. The aim of this qualitative research was to explore engaging international students as partners in…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, College Students
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Trinh, Anh Ngoc; Conner, Lindsey – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Internationalization in higher education has shifted to focus on home initiatives that engage and benefit all students rather than cross-border mobility activities. The qualitative case study reported in this article employed Kahu's model of student engagement (SE) to investigate SE in internationalization of the curriculum (IoC) from the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, International Education, Student Mobility, Vietnamese People
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Green, Wendy – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Many educational institutions aim to engage students in "global learning" at home and abroad through the process of "internationalization of the curriculum" (IoC). Yet research indicates that students experience and understand IoC in diverse, often unintended ways, and instances of students' diverse perspectives informing IoC…
Descriptors: Global Education, International Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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