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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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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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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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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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Javadi, Javad; Mohammadi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This contribution was an attempt to study the impact of critical discourse-based instruction on Iranian English major language learners' in-depth reading. To this target, Fairclough's three-dimensional model of critical discourse analysis [CDA], with an emphasis on the 10-question model was used. To this end, all undergraduate foreign language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Tezer, Murat; Kan, Sebnem Guldal; Bas, Cizem – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate multi-dimensional self-efficacy beliefs of prospective teachers towards creative drama activities in terms of various variables. The study group consists of 288 prospective teachers attending preschool education and classroom teaching degree undergraduate programs of a private university located in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Egilmez, Hatice Onuray; Engür, Doruk; Nalbantoglu, Ertem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The relationship between communication, self-esteem and the attitude towards music teaching, which are all necessary features for a music teaching candidate, has been observed for students in the music teaching program in the TRNC. The data for the communication skills of 66 students studying music teaching in Near East University and Girne…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Communication Skills, Music Teachers
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Shalka, Tricia R. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Research confirms trauma as pervasive in college student populations. Yet, a literature gap exists regarding the intersection of trauma and college student development. The purpose of this constructivist grounded theory study, informed by situational analysis, was to understand how college student identity development is impacted by college…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Grounded Theory, Trauma, College Students
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Uy, Phitsamay S.; Kim, Sue J.; Khuon, Chrisna – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
This study discusses the college and career readiness among full-time Southeast Asian American college students in a 4-year public university in New England. Our study consisted of surveys (n = 58) and focus groups (n = 35), of second-generation (born in the United States) or 1.5-generation (immigrated as a youth) college students. While our…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Asian American Students, Career Development
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Bowers, Janet; Smith, Wendy; Ren, Lixin; Hanna, Robert – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
The need to incorporate active learning (AL) in higher education has become a prominent issue discussed by major leadership organizations such as the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS, 2016). These calls for AL are based on a large and growing body of research documenting the correlation between AL use and reduced failure rates,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Calculus, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Kamal, Anju; Radhakrishnan, Souhreda – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Differences in styles of learning have become important considerations at all levels of education over the last several years. Examining college students' preferred style of learning is useful for course design and effective instructional methods. Using the Felder-Silverman Index of Learning Styles (ILS), and MBTI Inventories we investigate the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Preferences, Electronic Learning
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Tella, Adeyinka – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined determinants of library and information science undergraduate students' first impression with the university library websites. A total enumeration method was used to involve 54 year 4 undergraduate students of Library and Information Science from two selected universities. Undergraduate Students' Determinants of First…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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