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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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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2016
The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between preservice teachers' time and study environment management, effort regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, control of learning beliefs and metacognitive self-regulation. This study also investigates the direct and indirect effects of metacognitive self-regulation on time and study…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Control
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Saribas, Deniz; Mugaloglu, Ebru Z.; Bayram, Hale – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
This study investigated the influence of metacognitive guidance on pre-service science teachers' scientific knowledge, science process skills, and views about the nature of science. The sample included 48 pre-service science teachers taking a first-year chemistry laboratory course in a public university in Turkey. During the 11-week course, the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Zhang, Qin; Zhang, Jibiao – Communication Education, 2013
In this study, we used the broaden-and-build theory and emotional response theory as the framework to examine the effects of instructors' positive emotions on student engagement and critical thinking in U.S. and Chinese classrooms, as well as the mediating role of students' positive emotions in their relationships. MANOVA results revealed no…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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Pacharn, Parunchana; Bay, Darlene; Felton, Sandra – Accounting Education, 2013
We examine a flexible assessment system that allows students to determine the weights allocated to each course component and to re-allocate the weights in response to achieved scores. The flexibility is intended to encourage students' participation in the learning process, thereby promoting self-regulated learning skills. We compare this…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Evaluation, Scores, Student Participation
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Arend, Bridget – Journal of Educators Online, 2009
Critical thinking is a highly desirable goal of online higher education courses. This article presents qualitative data from a mixed-method study that explores how asynchronous discussions within online courses influence critical thinking among students. In this study, online discussions were related to higher levels of critical thinking, but…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Teacher Role, Community Colleges