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Fjelkner, Annika; Hakansson, Andreas; Rosander, Pia – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
What do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depends on many factors, and student personality traits constitute one factor that has received less attention in the engagement and teaching literature. The aim of the present study is to add to discussions on teaching in higher education by…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Majors (Students), Preschool Teachers
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Fong, Shirley S. M.; Chu, Samuel K. W.; Lau, Wilfred W.F.; Doherty, Iain; Hew, K. F. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of incorporating wiki technology in an undergraduate biostatistics course for improving university students' collaborative learning, approaches to learning, and course performance. Methodology: During a three year longitudinal study, twenty-one and twenty-four undergraduate students were recruited by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Study, Statistics
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Deichert, Nathan T.; Maxwell, Shannon J.; Klotz, Joseph – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The current study is a quasi-experimental examination of the effects of traditional and accelerated course formats on learning retention. The study analyzed data on an end-of-course exam collected from 132 students enrolled in introductory psychology courses across 3 course formats: a traditional 16-week format, a 5-week accelerated format, and an…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Introductory Courses, Psychology, Acceleration (Education)
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Yew, Tee Meng; Dawood, Fauziah K. P.; a/p S. Narayansany, Kannaki; a/p Palaniappa Manickam, M. Kamala; Jen, Leong Siok; Hoay, Kuan Chin – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
When students and teachers behave in ways that reinforce learning as a spectator sport, the result can often be a classroom and overall learning environment that is mostly limited to transmission of information and rote learning rather than deep approaches towards meaningful construction and application of knowledge. A group of college instructors…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Action Research, Active Learning
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Kulak, V.; Newton, G. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The use of case-based learning (CBL) provides students with diverse experiences in the classroom, including problem-solving, knowledge co-construction, communication, and group collaboration. Through these activities, students can explore and develop new knowledge, and acquire relevant skills that have application both in the classroom and beyond.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biochemistry, Science Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Dündar, Sahin – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study aimed to contribute to the growing literature on learning approaches and teacher self-efficacy beliefs by examining associations between prospective elementary school teachers' learning approaches in a social studies teaching methods course and their social studies teaching efficacy beliefs. One hundred ninety-two prospective elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
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Golightly, Aubrey; Raath, Schalk – Journal of Geography, 2015
In South Africa, geography education students' approach to deep learning has received little attention. Therefore the purpose of this one-shot experimental case study was to evaluate the extent to which first-year geography education students used deep or surface learning in an embedded problem-based learning (PBL) format. The researchers measured…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Westhues, Anne; Barsen, Chia; Freymond, Nancy; Train, Patricia – Journal of Social Work Education, 2014
In this article, we report the findings from a study exploring the effects of a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to teaching and learning on learning outcomes for master's of social work (MSW) students. Students who participated in a PBL pilot project were compared with students who did not participate in 5 outcome areas: social work…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Masters Programs, Social Work, Teaching Methods
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Bati, Tesfaye Bayu; Gelderblom, Helene; van Biljon, Judy – Computer Science Education, 2014
The challenge of teaching programming in higher education is complicated by problems associated with large class teaching, a prevalent situation in many developing countries. This paper reports on an investigation into the use of a blended learning approach to teaching and learning of programming in a class of more than 200 students. A course and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Ellis, Robert A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Evaluating the quality of inquiry using technology in blended contexts at university is a complex phenomenon as there are many variables which could account for qualitative variation in the experience. This study looks at reasons for qualitative variation in the university student experience of inquiry using technologies. It considers approaches…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Blended Learning, College Students, Educational Quality
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Kaye, Linda K.; Brewer, Gayle – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
The current study examined approaches to teaching in a postgraduate psychology sample. This included considering teaching-focused (information transfer) and student-focused (conceptual changes in understanding) approaches to teaching. Postgraduate teachers of psychology (N = 113) completed a questionnaire measuring their use of a teacher- or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Psychology, Graduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Herrmann, Kim J. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
With an increasing awareness that many undergraduates are passive during teaching sessions, calls for instructional methods that allow students to become actively engaged have increased. Cooperative learning has long been popular at the primary and secondary level and, within recent years, higher education. However, empirical evidence of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learner Engagement, Intervention, Quasiexperimental Design
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Conrad, Nicole; Patry, Marc W. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012
Previous research has established that a relationship exists between the personality trait of conscientiousness and academic achievement. The current study extends prior research by using a path analysis model to explore various proximal traits that may mediate this relationship in a sample of two hundred and twenty three undergraduate university…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Personality Traits, Path Analysis, Undergraduate Students