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Woitkowski, David – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
University professors' views of nature of science play an important role when guiding undergraduate students into the culture of practicing physicists. While these topics have a long-standing tradition in U.S. curricula they are not part of German educational standards or curricula. Additionally professors' views--in contrast to those of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Academic Standards
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
One focus of distance learning research is to explore the extent that learner characteristics and skills determine learning outcomes and to elaborate predictive models of performance. Modern approaches can benefit from objective data, such as various time indices and frequencies of learner actions, provided by log systems catching online traces to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Study Habits
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Seyfried, Markus – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Following decades of quality management featuring in higher education settings, questions regarding its implementation, impact and outcomes remain. Indeed, leaving aside anecdotal case studies and value-laden documentaries of best practice, current research still knows very little about the implementation of quality management in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Preferences
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Höhne, Jan Karem; Schlosser, Stephan – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
Participation in web surveys via smartphones increased continuously in recent years. The reasons for this increase are a growing proportion of smartphone owners and an increase in mobile Internet access. However, research has shown that smartphone respondents are frequently distracted and/or multitasking, which might affect completion and response…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Handheld Devices, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Response Style (Tests)
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Brandt, Jan-Ole; Bürgener, Lina; Barth, Matthias; Redman, Aaron – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a holistic approach to assessing student teachers' competence development in education for sustainable development (ESD). This is to provide evidence on which teaching and learning formats help to foster which aspects of ESD-specific professional action competence in teachers. The studied competencies consist of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Sustainable Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs
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Tytus, Agnieszka Ewa – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
A recent surge of findings on bilingual cognitive advantage has attracted attention from both researchers and the media. An advantage has been demonstrated with regard to, inter alia, inhibiting, switching, monitoring and updating. However, Paap et al. argue that the advantage does not exist or is only limited to executive functioning. Both sides…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Questionnaires, German, Language Usage
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Schneider, Sascha; Nebel, Steve; Beege, Maik; Rey, Günter Daniel – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
When people attribute human characteristics to nonhuman objects they are amenable to anthropomorphism. For example, human faces or the insertion of personalized labels are found to trigger anthropomorphism. Two studies examine the effects of these features when included in decorative pictures in multimedia learning materials. In a first…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Materials, College Students
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Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Colucci, Elizabeth; Smidt, Hanne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The increasing number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe places new demands on European education systems. In this context, the role that free digital learning (FDL) could play in fostering inclusion has attracted renewed interest. While the existing literature highlights some general design principles for developing FDL for migrants and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Caspari, I.; Kranz, D.; Graulich, N. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Research in organic chemistry education has revealed that students often rely on rote memorization when learning mechanisms. Not much is known about student productive resources for causal reasoning. To investigate incipient stages of student causal reasoning about single mechanistic steps of organic reactions, we developed a theoretical framework…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking, Scientific Principles
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Leber, Jasmin; Renkl, Alexander; Nückles, Matthias; Wäschle, Kristin – Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
According to the model of constructive alignment, learners adjust their learning strategies to the announced assessment (backwash effect). Hence, when teaching for understanding, the assessment method should be aligned with this teaching goal to ensure that learners engage in corresponding learning strategies. A quasi-experimental field study with…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Testing Problems, Educational Objectives, Learning Motivation
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Lachner, Andreas; Ly, Kim-Tek; Nückles, Matthias – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Learning-by-explaining (to fictitious others) has been shown to be an effective instructional method to support students' generative learning. In this study, we investigated differential effects of the modality of explaining (written versus oral) on students' quality of explanations and learning. Forty-eight students worked on a hypertext about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Writing (Composition), Speech Communication
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Lee, Youngsu; Heinze, Timothy; Donoho, Casey; Fournier, Christophe; Jalal, Ahamed A. F. M.; Cohen, David; Hennebichler, Eike – Journal of Marketing Education, 2018
While international demand for sales positions is growing, negative sales stereotypes, partially fueled by ethical abuses in the sales arena, are prevalent and may dissuade students from pursuing sales careers. To help combat the situation globally, educators must develop and utilize effective sales ethics pedagogies. The first step involves…
Descriptors: Ethics, Gender Differences, Moral Values, Teaching Methods
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Höhne, Jan Karem; Krebs, Dagmar – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
The effect of the response scale direction on response behavior is a well-known phenomenon in survey research. While there are several approaches to explaining how such response order effects occur, the literature reports mixed evidence. Furthermore, different question formats seem to vary in their susceptibility to these effects. We therefore…
Descriptors: Test Items, Response Style (Tests), Questioning Techniques, Questionnaires
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Faber, Günter; Drexler, Heike; Stappert, Alexander; Eichhorn, Joana – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Current instruments for assessing university students' statistics anxiety prevailingly emphasize the affective construct component. In order to unfold the construct in a more exhaustive and differentiated manner, a scale for measuring university students' worry, avoidance, and emotionality cognitions was developed. In two samples of education…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Anxiety, Statistics
Bunescu, Luisa; Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2018
In recent years, the enhancement of learning and teaching has become a priority, not only for higher education institutions, but also for national governments, the European Union and the Bologna Process. This report aims to map the learning and teaching landscape in 28 higher education systems and to provide insight into how teaching enhancement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, National Programs
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