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Spedding, Jason; Hawkes, Amy J.; Burgess, Matthew – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The initial year of university is often a sensitive period for new students. Commencing students may lack the necessary skills and resources to adapt to unfamiliar learning environments. One intervention demonstrating academic benefits is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS is a structured peer led study group where students collectively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attendance, Self Efficacy, Student Adjustment
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Pardo, Abelardo; Han, Feifei; Ellis, Robert A. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Self-regulated learning theories are used to understand the reasons for different levels of university student academic performance. Similarly, learning analytics research proposes the combination of detailed data traces derived from technology-mediated tasks with a variety of algorithms to predict student academic performance. The former approach…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Theories, College Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Jou, Min; Lin, Yen-Ting; Wu, Din-Wu – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
With the development of information technology and popularization of web applications, students nowadays have grown used to skimming through information provided through the Internet. This reading habit led them to be incapable of analyzing or integrating information they have received. Hence, knowledge management and critical thinking (CT) have,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
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Sadi, Özlem – Higher Education Studies, 2013
Biochemistry courses have an important place as a common subject in faculties of medicine, food engineering, biology and chemistry. MSLQ, Metacognitive Awareness Inventory and Learning Approach Questionnaire were used. The study also involves repeated observations of the same instructor in a biochemistry class over eight weeks to describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Biochemistry, Science Achievement
Begotka, James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many two-year colleges throughout the nation are intentionally redesigning developmental education programming and practices directed at improving student preparedness and success. Theoretical works from Bloom and Knowles have established that the affective domain is significant to learner preparedness and eventual success, specifically for adult…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alignment (Education), Developmental Studies Programs
Campagna, Grace – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of the study was to develop a multifactorial model tracing paths from housing affordances to academic outcomes in higher education. The study sought to connect two areas of psychological research: on one side, the adverse effects of environmental stressors and inadequate self-regulation upon life course prospects and, on the other, the…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Case Studies, Student Surveys
Krov, Kathleen Nadler – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There is a need to increase the number of baccalaureate prepared registered nurses to safely meet the complex healthcare needs of citizens of the United States. Since there is no research on the characteristics of registered nurse students persisting in baccalaureate education, this quantitative descriptive case study was designed to identify the…
Descriptors: Nurses, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Adult Education