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Laninga-Wijnen, Lydia; Gremmen, Mariola C.; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Harakeh, Zeena – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the role of academic status norms in friendship selection and influence processes related to academic achievement across the 2nd year of secondary school (SNARE project; N = 1,549 students from 70 classes; Mage = 13.69 years). Academic status norms were operationalized as the class-level correlation between academic achievement…
Descriptors: Role, Friendship, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Katsara, Ourania; De Witte, Kristof – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article discusses the teachers' role in self-directed learning (SDL) -- a central concept in adult education. We explore the use of Socratic questioning to develop critical thinking, which is the outcome of SDL in problem-based learning (PBL). In particular, we analyse 11 adult learners' reflective journals in relation to a Socratic seminar.…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning, Independent Study
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van de Pol, Janneke; Mercer, Neil; Volman, Monique – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Providing contingent or adaptive support (i.e., scaffolding) is effective. Yet it is unclear how it promotes students' learning. In this mixed-methods study, we investigated to what extent the effect of contingent support for students' learning is mediated by the extent to which students take up teachers' support in subsequent small-group work. We…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Small Group Instruction, Group Dynamics
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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Faber, Janke M.; Glas, Cees A. W.; Visscher, Adrie J. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
In this study, the relationship between differentiated instruction, as an element of data-based decision making, and student achievement was examined. Classroom observations (n = 144) were used to measure teachers' differentiated instruction practices and to predict the mathematical achievement of 2nd- and 5th-grade students (n = 953). The…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Hoogland, Kees; Pepin, Birgit; de Koning, Jaap; Bakker, Arthur; Gravemeijer, Koeno – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
This article reports on a "post hoc" study using a randomised controlled trial with 31,842 students in the Netherlands and an instrument consisting of 21 paired problems. The trial showed a variability in the differences of students' results in solving contextual mathematical problems with either a descriptive or a depictive…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Fokkens-Bruinsma, Marjon; Vermue, Carlien Elske; Deinum, Jan Folkert – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
Our study focused on describing first-year university students' motivational profiles and examining differences in academic achievement based on these profiles. Data on academic motivation of 755 students in the field of mathematics and natural sciences were collected before the start of their bachelor's degree program; data on GPA were collected…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Profiles
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de Visser, Marieke; Fluit, Cornelia; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke; Laan, Roland – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2018
In medical school selection, non-cognitive performance in particular correlates with performance in clinical practice. It is arguable, therefore, that selection should focus on non-cognitive aspects despite the predictive value of prior cognitive performance for early medical school performance. The aim of this study at Radboud University Medical…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Clinical Experience
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
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Neroni, Joyce; Meijs, Celeste; Leontjevas, Ruslan; Kirschner, Paul A.; de Groot, Renate H. M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Research has shown the importance of goal orientation in predicting academic performance for children, adolescents, and college students in traditional educational settings. Studies on this relationship within adult distance education, however, are lacking. To fill this gap, the present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Adult Education
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Bijsmans, Patrick; Schakel, Arjan H. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
The literature on first-year study success has identified a host of factors that may affect a student's chances of succeeding, ranging from personal circumstances to educational environment. One of the factors that often emerges in this context is (non-)attendance of classes, lectures and tutorials. Intuitively, one would expect this to be all the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Problem Based Learning
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Kester, Liesbeth; Janssen, Caressa; de Jonge, Mario; Louws, Monika; Post, Lysanne; Lockhorst, Ditte – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Personalizing learning with technology in secondary schools might be a way to diffuse innovations in both technology and education at the same time. In the current study, personalizing learning with technology is studied from three perspectives: teacher, learner and technology. Data about the implementation and evaluation of the interventions in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary Education
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Baum, Donald R. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
I estimate achievement effects of education public-private partnerships (PPPs) in 17 countries on the 2009 PISA assessment. Enrollment in PPP schools is tied to student wealth and prior academic ability. PPP students outperform their public peers on half of all outcomes. After accounting for selection, the PPP performance advantage remains on…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Whitelock, Denise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As universities worldwide rapidly internationalise, higher education classrooms have become unique spaces for collaboration between students from different countries. One common way to encourage collaboration between diverse peers is through group work. However, previous research has highlighted that cross-cultural group work can be challenging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Bezcioglu-Goktolga, Irem; Yagmur, Kutlay – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This study investigated the family language policy of second-generation Turkish immigrant families in the Netherlands by exploring their language ideologies, practices, and management strategies. Using an ethnographic approach, data were collected through a set of observations and interviews with 20 families. Transcriptions of interviews and memos…
Descriptors: Turkish, Immigrants, Family Environment, Language Usage
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