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Baloglu, Mustafa; Abbassi, Amir; Kesici, Sahin – Education, 2017
In general, anxiety has been found to be associated with motivational beliefs and the current study investigated multivariate relationships between statistics anxiety and motivational beliefs among 305 college students (60.0% women). The Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale, the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, and a set of demographic…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Mathematics Anxiety, Statistics, Student Attitudes
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Sas, Magdalena; Bendixen, Lisa D.; Crippen, Kent J.; Saddler, Sterling – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Online discussions have become inherent components of both face-to-face and distance education college courses, yet they often fail to provide much benefit to students' learning outcomes. One reason behind this phenomenon is the lack of or inadequate scaffolding or guidance provided to students when participating on asynchronous discussion boards.…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Science Instruction, College Science, Concept Mapping
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Iwamoto, Darren H.; Hargis, Jace; Bordner, Richard; Chandler, Pomaika'inani – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this scholarship of teaching and learning was to define and assess the level of self-regulation skills undergraduate students possess. Participants completed the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). Through the analysis of the MSLQ, students reported having high expectations for themselves. Yet, students were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Higher Education
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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Hervás Torres, Mirian; Fernández Martín, Francisco D.; Arco Tirado, José Luis; Miñaca Laprida, María Isabel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: The low productivity that prevailing in recent years in Higher Education requires urgently institutional responses aimed to improving quality of university education contributing to the development among students of key competences for lifelong learning. In this sense, the aim of this research was to explore the effects of an…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests
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Sletten, Sarah Rae – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
In flipped classrooms, lectures, which are normally delivered in-class, are assigned as homework in the form of videos, and assignments that were traditionally assigned as homework, are done as learning activities in class. It was hypothesized that the effectiveness of the flipped model hinges on a student's desire and ability to adopt a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Everaert, Patricia; Opdecam, Evelien; Maussen, Sophie – Accounting Education, 2017
Previous literature calls for further investigation in terms of precedents and consequences of learning approaches (deep learning and surface learning). Motivation as precedent and time spent and academic performance as consequences are addressed in this paper. The study is administered in a first-year undergraduate course. Results show that the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Learning Motivation
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Marušic, Iris; Jugovic, Ivana; Loncaric, Darko – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The motivation, skills and professional identity of future teachers develop during their initial teacher education. The aim of this research is to assess the differences between first-year and fifth-year student teachers on a number of personality and motivational variables that are indicative of their approaches to learning, using a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Personality Traits, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Bolkan, San; Goodboy, Alan K.; Myers, Scott A. – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined two effective teaching behaviors traditionally considered by instructional communication scholars to associate positively with students' academic experiences: instructor clarity and immediacy. Our study situated these teaching behaviors in a conditional process model that integrated two key assumptions about student learning:…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles, Learner Engagement
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Engin, Gizem; Dikbayir, Ahmet; Genç, Salih Zeki – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2017
The research was carried out with 41 people educated in Ege University, Faculty of Education, Social Studies Teacher Training Department during the fall semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Quasi-experimental design was used in the study. Within the scope of the research, prospective teachers were taught learning strategies lasting for ten weeks.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Help Seeking, Time Management
Massie, DeAnna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
College instructors are content experts but ineffective at creating engaging and productive learning environments. This mixed methods study explored how improvisational theatre techniques affect college instructors' ability to increase student engagement and learning. Theoretical foundations included engagement, active learning, collaboration and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes
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Muenks, Katherine; Wigfield, Allan; Yang, Ji Seung; O'Neal, Colleen R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, and Kelly (2007) defined "grit" as one's passion and perseverance toward long-term goals. They proposed that it consists of 2 components: consistency of interests and perseverance of effort. In a high school and college student sample, we used a multidimensional item response theory approach to examine (a)…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Metacognition, Item Response Theory
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Yamada, Masanori; Oi, Misato; Konomi, Shin'ichi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
This study investigated the relationships between self-regulated learning (SRL) awareness, time-management awareness, learning behaviors (report submission), and learning performance. Psychometric data and learning logs for both in-class and out-of-class activities were collected in the lecture course, and their relationships were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Time Management, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Oh, Youn Joo; Seli, Helena; Jung, Matthew – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivational characteristics and learning behaviors affecting at-risk college students. To explore how motivation and learning behaviors are related to academic achievement, the relationships between (a) self-efficacy; (b) learning and study strategy indicators; and (c) academic outcomes were assessed.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, College Freshmen, Prediction
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There is more need today for school leaders to be up-to-date with technology and its various uses in education. Enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technology is an expected role of educational leadership preparation programmes. This study investigated technological self-efficacy of a group of educators in leadership positions while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Teacher Leadership
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