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Alkharusi, Hussain Ali; Al Sulaimani, Humaira; Neisler, Otherine – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Critical thinking is necessary for academic success in higher education. Hence, universities seek various ways to integrate it in the programs to enhance the productivity of their graduates. This study presents the development of a predictive model for critical thinking ability using a combination of background, demographic, and psycho-educational…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Foutz, Timothy L. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Research suggests that a significant reason that a large number of students earn low grades in the fundamental engineering science course Statics is that they may be entering the course with incorrect conceptual knowledge of mathematics and physics. The self-explanation learning approach called collective argumentation helps k-12 students to…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Learning Strategies, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Kyu Tae – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study explores the structural relationship among digital literacy, learning strategies, and core competencies among South Korean college students as well as the group differences between these variables depending on individual characteristics. Data analysis was conducted by correlation analysis, independent sample "t"-testing, and…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Foreign Countries
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Clinton, Virginia – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Both quizzes and reflections have been found to benefit student learning, but have been typically compared to passive or superficial controls. The purpose of this quasi-experiment is to test the relative effectiveness of brief quizzes followed by reflections compared to longer quizzes. Participants (N = 218) were introductory psychology students…
Descriptors: Reflection, Quasiexperimental Design, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; McBeath, Margaret – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This study examined differences in the psychological constructs of motivation, academic self-efficacy, and learning strategies between higher education students who participated in a work-integrated learning (WIL) programme and those who did not. Undergraduate WIL (n = 1048) and non-WIL (n = 656) students in all years of study and from several…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Jackson, Caesar R. – AERA Open, 2018
This study investigated the validity and reliability of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) for minority students enrolled in STEM courses at a historically black college/university (HBCU). Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the third-order factor structure and to respecify the model. An adequate fit to the study…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning Strategies, STEM Education, Black Colleges
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Luttenberger, Silke; Macher, Daniel; Maidl, Verena; Rominger, Christian; Aydin, Nilüfer; Paechter, Manuela – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Lecture podcasts are considered an efficient means for passing on learning contents to students, most notably in lectures with large numbers of students. Here, the lecturer's presentation, combined with lecture slides, is recorded and broadcasted in video form. The present study investigates how students organize learning when they have the choice…
Descriptors: College Students, Lecture Method, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Wang, Chih-hsuan; Harrison, Jamie; Cardullo, Victoria; Lin, Xi – Journal of International Students, 2018
One of the major challenges for international students to pursue academic goals in the United States is English language proficiency, which often negatively affects academic success. Even students with confidence in their English language proficiency encounter challenges using English in class. Previous research indicates self-efficacy positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Self Efficacy
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Kincal, Remzi Y.; Ozan, Ceyhun – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of formative assessment on prospective teachers' academic achievement, attitudes towards educational measurement and self-regulation skills. In the study, quasi-experimental design including non-equivalent pre-test and post-test control group. There are 40 prospective teachers in each one of the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Chen, Ariel Yu-Zhen; Yeh, Katherine Pin-Chen; Cheng, Yu-Ting; Lin, Yu-Yan – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of polling technologies (clickers or tablets) integrated with strategies (individual or group) on students' academic performance, anxiety, and attention. The participants were 34 students enrolled in an educational research methodology course. The anxiety scale, pre- and in-class quizzes,…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Attention
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Onivehu, Adams Ogirima; Adegunju, Adewale Kabir; Ohawuiro, Emilia Onyinyechi; Oyeniran, Juliana Bunmi – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
This study investigated the relationship among Information Communication Technology utilization, self-regulated learning and academic performance of prospective teachers. The ex-post facto design (correlation method) was employed for the study. The research subjects were 580 prospective teachers who were drawn using multi-stage sampling technique…
Descriptors: Correlation, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Academic Achievement
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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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