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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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Kiste, Alan L.; Scott, Gregory E.; Bukenberger, Jesse; Markmann, Miles; Moore, Jennifer – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Twenty years ago, a major curriculum revision at a large, comprehensive university in the Western United States led to the implementation of an integrated lecture/laboratory (studio) experience for our engineering students taking general chemistry. Based on these twenty years of experience, construction of four purpose-built studio classrooms to…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
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Cheung, K. Y. F.; Stupple, E. J. N.; Elander, J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
One approach to plagiarism prevention focuses on improving students' authorial identity, but work in this area depends on robust measures. This paper presents the development of a psychometrically robust measure of authorial identity--the Student Attitudes and Beliefs about Authorship Scale. In the item generation phase, a pool of items was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Plagiarism, Academic Discourse, Psychometrics
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Koys, Daniel J. – Journal of Management Education, 2017
The Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network can help students prepare for their careers because it contains information on over 900 occupations. Occupational Information Network includes a tool called My Next Move that is designed to help people learn about those occupations. This research uses a pretest/posttest design with a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Occupational Information, Networks, Public Agencies
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Liu, Yujuan; Ferrell, Brent; Barbera, Jack; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Fundamentally concerned with motivation, self-determination theory (SDT) represents a framework of several mini-theories to explore how social context interacts with people's motivational types categorized by degree of regulation internalization. This paper aims to modify an existing theory-based instrument (Academic Motivation Scale, or AMS) and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Science Education, Self Determination, Test Validity
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Gilbert, Kristen A. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2017
Aim/Purpose: Improving public schools is a focus of federal legislation in the United States with much of the burden placed on principals. However, preparing principals for this task has proven elusive despite many changes in programming by institutions of higher learning. Emerging technologies that rely on augmented and virtual realities are…
Descriptors: Simulation, Self Efficacy, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Woodall, Denise – Teaching Sociology, 2017
A self-report questionnaire about past criminal behavior is presented here as a useful pedagogical tool to demonstrate the invalidity of crime rates, challenge stereotypes about criminals, exemplify policy problems, and personalize the ways in which race, gender, and class operate to disadvantage and advantage people in the administration of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Crime, Teaching Methods, Stereotypes
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Cisneros, Jesus; Cadenas, German – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
DREAMzone is an educational intervention designed to increase higher education professionals' competency and self-efficacy for working with undocumented students. Grounded in social learning theory, we developed the DREAMer-ally instrument to investigate the effects of DREAMzone on DREAMer-ally competency and self-efficacy. Findings support the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Staff Development, Self Efficacy, Competency Based Education
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Cudney, Elizabeth A.; Ezzell, Julie M. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
Educational institutions are consistently looking for ways to prepare students for the competitive workforce. Various methods have been utilized to interpret human differences, such as learning preferences and motivation, in order to make the curriculum more valuable. The objective of this research was to determine the impact of new teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Silva, Elise; Galbraith, Quinn; Groesbeck, Michael – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This study explores how time and experience affect an academic librarian's perception of tenure. Researchers surveyed 846 librarians at ARL institutions, reporting on institutions that offer both tenure and faculty status for their academic librarians or neither. The survey reported how librarians rated tenure's benefit to patrons, its effect in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Attitude Measures, Tenure
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Reddan, Gregory – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
The notion of employability is gaining importance as an essential outcome of many degrees in institutions of higher education throughout Australia. This paper aims to determine the effects of an Exercise Science course, which includes elements of both career development learning and work-integrated learning, on six dimensions of employability -…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Exercise
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Sebesta, Amanda J.; Speth, Elena Bray – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
In college introductory science courses, students are challenged with mastering large amounts of disciplinary content while developing as autonomous and effective learners. Self-regulated learning (SRL) is the process of setting learning goals, monitoring progress toward them, and applying appropriate study strategies. SRL characterizes…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Learning Strategies, Science Achievement
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Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie; Ashley, Seth; Miller, Dean – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
A survey of college students showed those who had taken a news literacy course had significantly higher levels of news media literacy, greater knowledge of current events, and higher motivation to consume news, compared with students who had not taken the course. The effect of taking the course did not diminish over time. Results validate the News…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, News Media, Usability, Outcome Measures
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Sun, Yu-Chih – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
The study aims to explore university-level foreign language learners' perceptions of the content-based flipped classroom approach and factors influencing their perceptions. The research questions guiding the study are three-fold. (a) What attitudes and perceptions do students have about language and knowledge acquisition in the content-based…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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