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Jackson Scott, Taya – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the key characteristics of learning communities and how they have impacted student success for academically diverse learners in an undergraduate medical environment. The study was conducted at two minority serving institutions regarded for their social mission and ability to provide a critical mass of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Student Diversity, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education
Areekkuzhiyil, Santhosh – Online Submission, 2019
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) further emphasized the importance of school internship for B Ed students by releasing a frame work and guidelines document for school internship in the year 2016. The total period of field engagement was decided to be 20 weeks, of which 4 weeks were to be in the first year and 16 weeks in the second…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Martins, Maria João; Reis Marques, Tiago; Laíns, Inês; Leal, Inês; Pessanha, Inês; Brochado, Bruno; Oliveira Santos, Manuel; Pinto Teixeira, Pedro; Fernandes, Diogo Hipólito; Silva, João Carlos; Sampaio, Filipa Almeida; Brandão, Mariana; Morais, Inês; Laranjinha, Inês; Teixeira, Nelson; Fernandes, Tiago; Carneiro, Diogo; Calvão, Joana; Pratas, Miguel; Palmela, Carolina; Lima, António; Pires, Guilherme; Reis, Joel; Raimundo, Miguel; Afonso, Raquel Rocha; Costa e Silva, Miguel; Quintas, Catarina; Rodrigues, Tiago M.; Coelho, Nuno Henriques; Ramos, Sónia Afonso; Policiano, Catarina; Rato, Catarina; Faria, Daniel Candeias; Lopes, Alice; Rodrigues, Joana Ramos; Ferreira, Afonso Nunes; Costeira, Filipa de Sousa; Marques, Renata; Cordeiro, Hugo; Richardson, John T. E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The UK National Student Survey (NSS) is a sound and widely used instrument for assessing students' academic experiences. We aimed to translate the NSS for Portuguese students and to validate the instrument in a sample of medical undergraduates. The research team translated and adapted the NSS for Portuguese students (NSS-P). The survey was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Medical Students
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Tomas, Carmen; Jessop, Tansy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In spite of the rising tide of metrics in UK higher education, there has been scant attention paid to assessment loads, when evidence demonstrates that heavy demands lead to surface learning. Our study seeks to redress the situation by defining assessment loads and comparing them across research and teaching intensive universities. We clarify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
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Steen-Utheim, Anna; Hopfenbeck, Therese N. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Feedback is important for student learning; however, research shows that students can have a number of difficulties when attempting to learn from feedback. Based on an in-depth analysis of undergraduate students' self-reported reflection logs, we present findings about students' experiences with oral and written feedback and how they act upon this…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Oral Language
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Howard, Emma; Meehan, Maria; Parnell, Andrew – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
In "Maths for Business," a large first-year mathematics module, the continuous assessment component comprises 10 weekly quizzes which combine to contribute 40% of the final module mark. If students did not receive the full five marks on their weekly quiz, they were provided with the opportunity to resubmit their corrected weekly quiz…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, College Mathematics, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Guasch, Teresa; Espasa, Anna; Martinez-Melo, Montserrat – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Research on feedback has focused more on generating feedback rather than on how students use it and implement it; that is, what type of cognitive, metacognitive or affective activity students engage in once they have received feedback. In order to visualize feedback use and implementation, a quasi-experimental study was carried out. Students were…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments, Collaborative Writing
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Falconer, Heather M. – Written Communication, 2019
Negotiating membership within a disciplinary community is as much an exercise in rhetorical facility as it is content expertise. Where individuals reside in the hierarchy of membership is determined by not only what they talk and write about, but how. Yet, there are many factors that can impact newcomers' acculturation into a disciplinary…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Self Concept, Low Income, STEM Education
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Duan, Wenjie; Bu, He – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: To investigate the efficiency of a single-session character-strength-based cognitive intervention on enhancing freshmen's adaptability. Method: A randomized trial, pretest, posttest, follow-up intervention was employed using repeated-measures analyses to evaluate the effect. This 90-min intervention contained four activities with 52…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students
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Brady, Loretta L. C.; Malik, Melinda – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
This case study illuminates the effectiveness of collaboration between a librarian and psychology faculty as they use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to improve an assignment and frame their conversation on scaffolding students' information literacy skill…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Psychology, College Faculty, Librarians
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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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Carmichael, Cheryl L.; Schwartz, Anna M.; Coyle, Maureen A.; Goldberg, Matthew H. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
In two studies, we demonstrate an engaging classroom activity that facilitates student learning about Kohlberg's theory of moral development by using digital resources to foster active, experiential learning. In addition to hearing a standard lecture about moral development, students watched a video of a morally provocative incident, then worked…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Moral Development, Lecture Method, Scores
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Knapp, Nancy Flanagan – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Social constructivist principles and ideas are among those most cited in both educational and psychological circles today, and many current scholars and reformers ground their work in social constructivist theories. Yet the basic principles of social constructivism are notoriously difficult for students to understand and grapple with. This article…
Descriptors: Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Small Group Instruction
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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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Demir, Meliksah; Burton, Shelby; Dunbar, Nora – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Two robust predictors of student success, rapport, and autonomy support were assessed to determine which had a greater impact on course and student outcomes. Survey responses from undergraduate psychology students (n = 412) were collected. Together, rapport and autonomy support explained substantial variance in professor effectiveness…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy
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