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Pratt, Andrea Spacone – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Binge eating disorder is defined as eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period while experiencing a loss of control over one's eating behavior. Research and theory on eating disorders frequently identifies sociocultural factors such as body image as a main factor in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Correlation, Self Concept, Human Body
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Jonasson, Mikael – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to use an ethnographic method in order to map where understandings of teaching and learning practices (TaLP) are being discussed in three schools. The questions posed are: what are the relations between thick places, meaning, affect, and TaLP? This study uses an ethnographic method outside the classroom and in between…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Scullin, Michael K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Many students and educators know that sleep is important to learning, yet there exists a gap between their knowledge and behavior. For example, fewer than 10% of students sleep 8 hr before final exams. In the context of two undergraduate courses on sleep (N = 34), students could earn extra credit if they averaged =8.0 hr of sleep during final…
Descriptors: Sleep, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Course Descriptions
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Richmond, Aaron S.; Morgan, Robin K.; Slattery, Jeanne M.; Mitchell, Nathanael G.; Cooper, Anna Grace – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Recent research suggests that designing a syllabus using learner-centered principles may increase students' perceptions of their instructor on the characteristics of rapport, caring, helpfulness, willingness to seek help from the instructor, and student motivation. Typically, a learner-centered syllabus is one that presents a positive tone at the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Centered Learning, Student Attitudes, Caring
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Shaw, Ruey-Shiang – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study focused on the relationships between knowledge mapping construction methods and learning performance. The different knowledge mapping methods (by experts vs. by self-learners) were assumed to achieve different learning performance levels. The results of this study show that neither different knowledge map construction methods nor…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Programming Languages, Correlation, Cognitive Mapping
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Bingöl, Tugba Yilmaz; Batik, Meryem Vural – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Psychological well-being which is an important concept for individual mental health involves maintaining meaningful aims in life, developing quality relationships with others and struggling with life to ensure personal development. Based on the importance of the concept of psychological well-being, in this study, it is aimed to determine the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Path Analysis
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Aldridge, David – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This article explores the close association between higher education and reading. I draw on the resources of literary studies to illuminate the phenomenon of educational 'engagement'. I explore the accounts of reading offered in the phenomenological literary theory of Rita Felski and Marielle Macé and extend their 'stylistics of existence' into…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Correlation, Higher Education
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Horn, Aaron S.; Horner, Olena G.; Lee, Giljae – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Researchers in higher education frequently evaluate institutional effectiveness as the difference between an actual and predicted graduation rate, but little is known about whether such a method is reliable or valid. This study examines the measurement properties of effectiveness scores derived from regression residuals for community colleges in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Raw Scores
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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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Ehret, Katharina; Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt – Second Language Research, 2019
We present a proof-of-concept study that sketches the use of compression algorithms to assess Kolmogorov complexity, which is a text-based, quantitative, holistic, and global measure of structural surface redundancy. Kolmogorov complexity has been used to explore cross-linguistic complexity variation in linguistic typology research, but we are the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Difficulty Level, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Research
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Versteeg, Marjolein; Wijnen-Meijer, Marjo; Steendijk, Paul – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Misconceptions about physiology are a major threat to accurate scientific and clinical reasoning in medical education. Awareness is often mentioned as a prerequisite to achieve conceptual understanding; however, students are frequently unaware of their incorrect understanding. We explored the multitier approach as a tool to obtain insight into…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Metabolism, Heart Disorders, Student Attitudes
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Beigman Klebanov, Beata; Ramineni, Chaitanya; Kaufer, David; Yeoh, Paul; Ishizaki, Suguru – Language Testing, 2019
Essay writing is a common type of constructed-response task used frequently in standardized writing assessments. However, the impromptu timed nature of the essay writing tests has drawn increasing criticism for the lack of authenticity for real-world writing in classroom and workplace settings. The goal of this paper is to contribute evidence to a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Writing Tests, Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Language Testing, 2019
This study aimed to examine the sources of variability in the second-language (L2) writing scores of test-takers who repeated an English language proficiency test, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, multiple times. Examining repeaters' test scores can provide important information concerning factors contributing to "changes" in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, Scores, English (Second Language)
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