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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 Vliet, E. A.; Winnips, J. C.; Brouwer, N. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
In flipped-class pedagogy, students prepare themselves at home before lectures, often by watching short video clips of the course contents. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of flipped classes on motivation and learning strategies in higher education using a controlled, pre- and posttest approach. The same students were followed…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Homework, Teaching Methods
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Trujillo, Gloriana; Tanner, Kimberly D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
Conceptual learning is a uniquely human behavior that engages all aspects of individuals: cognitive, metacognitive, and affective. The affective domain is key in learning. In this paper, that authors have explored three affective constructs that may be important for understanding biology student learning: self-efficacy--the set of beliefs that one…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Biology