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Koskey, Kristin L. K.; Sondergeld, Toni A.; Stewart, Victoria C.; Pugh, Kevin J. – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2018
Onwuegbuzie and colleagues proposed the Instrument Development and Construct Validation (IDCV) process as a mixed methods framework for creating and validating measures. Examples applying IDCV are lacking. We provide an illustrative case integrating the Rasch model and cognitive interviews applied to the development of the Transformative…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Test Construction, Construct Validity, Test Validity
Garcia Joven, Jose Elias – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The increasing numbers of ELL and bilingual students in high schools, their high dropout rate, their low performance on standardized tests, and their low representation in STEM and gifted programs make urgent the need to focus on productive and effective instructional techniques to teach math to ELL/bilingual students in ways that motivate them to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, At Risk Students, Technology Uses in Education
Renegar, Kirk Whitfield – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The use of alternative classroom seating has recently become a topic of interest in education. Many teachers have redesigned their classrooms to include many forms of classroom seating aside from traditional student desks. These forms of seating include but are not limited to: therapy balls, therapy cushions, and beanbag chairs. While this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Middle School Students
Sullivan, Angela Lene – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Modern day students in higher education are challenged by the daily struggle of balancing life outside of school, the impetus to use technology in many aspects of their daily tasks, and their self-identified placement along the Self-Determination Theory continuum; however, gamifying a class may benefit students needing motivational incentives as a…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Muwonge, Charles Magoba; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Kwarikunda, Diana – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Guided by the control-value theory of achievement emotions, we examined the relationship between cognitive appraisals (i.e. self-efficacy and task value), learning anxiety, test anxiety, enjoyment and motivation towards learning mathematics among 302 students in their first year of lower secondary school in Uganda. Students were randomly selected…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Anxiety
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Finch, W. Holmes – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The purpose of the current examination was to preliminarily suggest severity standards for the recently revised Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale-Second Edition (CTAS-2). Participants responded to the CTAS-2, Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), and FRIEDBEN Test Anxiety Scale. Using both latent class and cluster analyses, we were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Test Anxiety, Cutting Scores, Multivariate Analysis
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Tsai, Chia-Wen; Shen, Pei-Di; Chiang, I-Chun; Chen, Wen-Yu; Chen, Yi-Fen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
The application of online learning and educational technologies in higher education has changed teaching methods, the channels of delivering learning materials, and modes of communication between teachers and students. This study is aimed to improve learning effects and investigate, via quasi-experiments, the effects of web-mediated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Web Based Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Abu, Nese Kutlu; Gökdere, Murat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine whether the Grid Model practices affect students' motivation for self-regulation. In the study, quasi-experimental research design with pre-test/post-test control group was used. This study was conducted with a total of 74 students from 4th grade students in different primary schools in Amasya. Motivated…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Motivation, Science Curriculum, Self Management
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Cavanagh, Andrew J.; Chen, Xinnian; Bathgate, Meghan; Frederick, Jennifer; Hanauer, David I.; Graham, Mark J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
There is growing consensus regarding the effectiveness of active-learning pedagogies in college science courses. Less is known about ways that student-level factors contribute to positive outcomes in these contexts. The present study examines students' (N = 245) trust in the instructor--defined as perceptions of their instructor's understanding,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Science, Trust (Psychology), Theory of Mind
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Van Horne, Sam; Curran, Maura; Smith, Anna; VanBuren, John; Zahrieh, David; Larsen, Russell; Miller, Ross – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2018
Instructional technologists and faculty in post-secondary institutions have increasingly adopted learning analytics interventions such as dashboards that provide real-time feedback to students to support student' ability to regulate their learning. But analyses of the effectiveness of such interventions can be confounded by measures of students'…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires
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Vrieling, Emmy; Stijnen, Sjef; Bastiaens, Theo – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Many recent studies have stressed the importance of teacher candidates' (TCs) self-regulated learning (SRL) skills for successful learning. Because of the promising consequences of SRL for academic performance, teacher educators (TEs) are encouraged to increase TCs' SRL opportunities in educational programs. Because of the difficulty and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Day, Indira N. Z.; van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Westenberg, P. Michiel; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Individual student success is influenced by the educational environment and student characteristics. One adaptation of the educational environment to improve student success is the introduction of continuous, or in-course, assessment. Previous research already identified several student characteristics that are related to student success as…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Questionnaires
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Foutz, Timothy L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Educators have used argumentation to help students understand mathematical ideas which often appear abstract to the novice learner. A preliminary investigation was conducted to determine if collaborative argumentation is a strategy that can improve the student's conceptual understanding of the topics taught in the engineering course commonly…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Alkis, Nurcan; Temizel, Tugba Taskaya – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study investigates the impact of students' motivation and personality traits on their academic performance in online and blended learning environments. It was conducted with students attending a mandatory introductory information technology course given in a university in Turkey. The Big Five Inventory and Motivated Strategies for Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Hsieh, Pei-Hsun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study combined the gamification element and an interactive response system (IRS) in the development of a gamified IRS, and examined its effects on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, engagement, and attention of junior high school students when learning English. The quasi-experimental research method comprised the scales for measuring…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Audience Response Systems, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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