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Muwonge, Charles Magoba; Schiefele, Ulrich; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Kibedi, Henry – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2017
Grounded in the expectancy-value and hope theories, the present study was conducted to examine the extent to which self-efficacy, task value, and academic hope predict persistence among science teacher-trainees in Uganda. The sample consisted of 278 undergraduate science teacher-trainees selected from a large public university in northern Uganda.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Trainees, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan J. – Grantee Submission, 2017
This is an extended conference proceedings report [Long Paper] based on a shorter contributed report at the same conference. A variety of computerized learning platforms exist. In mathematics, most include sets of problems to complete. Feedback to users ranges from a single word like "Correct!" to offers of hints and partially- to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Community Colleges, College Mathematics
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Buckner, Ellen; Shores, Melanie; Sloane, Michael; Dantzler, John; Shields, Catherine; Shader, Karen; Newcomer, Bradley – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2016
The purpose of this study was to apply several measures of learning and engagement to a comparable cohort of honors and non-honors students in order to generate a preliminary model of student engagement. Specific purposes were the following: (1) to determine the feasibility for use of several measures of student characteristics that may affect…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Kim, Hye Jeong; Park, Ji Hyeon; Yoo, Sungae; Kim, Hyeoncheol – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
This article aims to examine the effects of an instructional model that leverages innovative technologies in the classroom to cultivate collaboration that improves students' comprehension, fosters their creativity, and enables them to better express and communicate their ideas through drawing. This discussion focuses on classroom interaction…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Creativity, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Holmes, Vicki-Lynn; Hwang, Yooyeun – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This mixed-method, longitudinal study investigated the benefits of project-based learning (PBL) on secondary-mathematics students' academic skill development and motivated strategies for learning (i.e., cognitive, social, and motivational). The focus of this study was academic skill development (algebra- and geometry-assessment scores) and other…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Yang, Yan; Taylor, Jeff; Cao, Li – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2016
This study investigates the utility of the new 3 × 2 achievement goal model in predicting online student test anxiety and help-seeking. Achievement goals refer to students' general aims for participating in learning and the standard by which they judge their achievement (Pintrich, 2000). According to Elliot and his colleagues (2011), there are six…
Descriptors: Prediction, Online Courses, Test Anxiety, Help Seeking
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Kikas, Eve; Jõgi, Anna-Liisa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
Two types of assessment instruments were developed to assess middle school students' learning strategies, and their effectiveness in predicting various learning outcomes was examined. The participants were 565 middle school students. Three subscales (rehearsal, organization, elaboration) from the "Motivated Strategies for Learning…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Measurement Techniques, Middle School Students
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Chan, Julia Y. K.; Bauer, Christopher F. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Students in general chemistry were partitioned into three groups by cluster analysis of six affective characteristics (emotional satisfaction, intellectual accessibility, chemistry self-concept, math self-concept, self-efficacy, and test anxiety). The at-home study strategies for exam preparation and in-class learning strategies differed among the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Chemistry, Affective Behavior
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Simper, Natalie; Kaupp, James; Frank, Brian; Scott, Jill – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This study encapsulates the development and testing of the Transferable Learning Orientations (TLO) tool. It is a triangulated measure built on select scales from the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ), together with multiple-choice items adapted from the lifelong learning VALUE rubric, and an open-ended response for each…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Test Construction, Metacognition
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Boz, Yezdan; Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Aydemir, Nurdane; Aydemir, Murat – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Investigating factors contributing to chemistry achievement is important since it enables us to make more concrete instructional decisions related to improving students' chemistry achievement. Purpose: This study aimed to investigate how students' perceptions of learning environment, self-efficacy and gender are related to chemistry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen; Beeth, Michael Edward – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study aimed to develop the Metaconceptual Awareness and Regulation Scale (MARS) -- a self-report instrument for measuring the extent to which students realise, monitor, and evaluate their ideas. MARS consists of 10 items scored on a six-point Likert scale for two factors: metaconceptual awareness and metaconceptual regulation. A pilot study…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Attitude Measures
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Tetteh, Godson Ayertei – Journal of International Education in Business, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to clarify the relationship between the student's study time and the learning process in the higher education system by adapting the total quality management (TQM) principles-process approach. Contrary to Deming's (1982) constancy of purpose to improve the learning process, some students in higher education postpone their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools
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Yagci, Mustafa – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
High-level thinking and problem solving skill is one requirement of computer programming that most of the students experience problems with. Individual differences such as motivation, attitude towards programming, thinking style of the student, and complexity of the programming language have influence on students' success on programming. Thus,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Programming Languages, Success, Student Motivation
Long, Janna B. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies and student academic performance. Academic performance was measured by final grade (out of 100 points) in courses that were part of the study, and self-regulated learning strategies were assessed by the Motivated Strategies for Learning…
Descriptors: Self Control, Self Management, Academic Achievement, Blended Learning
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Lin, Guan-Yu – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This study has two central purposes: First, it examines not only the roles of gender and persistence in undergraduate computing majors' learning self-efficacy, computer self-efficacy, and programming self-efficacy but also Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy; second, it examines the influence of sources of efficacy on the three…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Persistence, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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