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Munn, Maureen; Knuth, Randy; Van Horne, Katie; Shouse, Andrew W.; Levias, Sheldon – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
This study examines how two kinds of authentic research experiences related to smoking behavior--genotyping human DNA (wet lab) and using a database to test hypotheses about factors that affect smoking behavior (dry lab)--influence students' perceptions and understanding of scientific research and related science concepts. The study used pre and…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Smoking, Genetics, Hypothesis Testing
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Siko, Jason Paul – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2014
In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was examined, and the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) was administered to predict…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Barnett, Lisa; Cliff, Ken; Morgan, Philip; van Beurden, Eric – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Movement skill competence is important to organised youth physical activity participation, but it is unclear how adolescents view this relationship. The primary aim of this study was to explore adolescents' perception of the relationship between movement skills, physical activity and sport, and whether their perceptions differed according to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes
Torabi, Mohammad R.; Jun, Mi Kyung; Nowicke, Carole; de Martinez, Barbara Seitz; Gassman, Ruth – American Journal of Health Education, 2010
For the four leading causes of death in the United States (heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease), tobacco use is a common risk factor. Tobacco use is responsible for almost 450,000 deaths per year and impacts the health of every member of our society. Tobacco is a gateway drug for substance abuse. That role is critical to…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Smoking, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior