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Liversage, Lindi; Naudé, Luzelle; Botha, Anja – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
In this study, black South African first-generation students' experiences related to identity development during their first year at a higher education institution were explored. Chickering and Reisser's [1993. "Education and Identity." 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass] seven-vector identity development theory served as overarching…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Reflection, College Freshmen, African American Students
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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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Zilvinskis, John; Louis Rocconi – Review of Higher Education, 2018
College rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education. However, the criteria used to rank institutions often have nothing to do with the quality of education students receive. A decade ago, Pike (2004) demonstrated that institutional rank had little association with student involvement in educational activities.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Learner Engagement, National Surveys
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Neill, Maureen – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
At a time when the faith-based identity of schools is facing serious challenges, the researchers undertook a longitudinal study of the relevant opinions, beliefs and values of student-teachers at a Catholic university campus in Australia. The focus of the current paper is on the responses of first-year students to a survey regarding their choice…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Mutch, Allyson; Young, Charlotte; Davey, Tamzyn; Fitzgerald, Lisa – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Meeting students' expectations associated with the provision of feedback is a perennial challenge for tertiary education. Efforts to provide comprehensive, timely feedback within our own first year undergraduate public health courses have not always met students' expectations. In response, we sought to develop peer feedback activities to support…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Freshmen, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Chen, Jing-Hua; Chen, Yi-Chou – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Objectives: To explore differentiated instruction within a calculus curriculum. For college students to learn concentration, motivation and the impact of academic achievement; explore the attitudes and ideas of students on differentiated instruction within a calculus curriculum; build up the diversity of mathematics education within varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Gibson, Ann-Marie; Shaw, Johanna; Hewitt, Allan; Easton, Chris; Robertson, Sarah; Gibson, Neil – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
During the transition from school to higher education, young adults experience a substantial amount of change where they progress from the highly controlled setting of school to the autonomous and self-motivated environment of university. Time spent at university is considered a critical period during which young adults establish a clear sense of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Behavior, Health Behavior, College Freshmen
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Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita; Koul, Ravinder; Poondej, Chanut – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Disengagement and a lack of motivation have been found to be the major reasons for student drop out from higher education. In order to broaden our understanding of institutional and personal factors associated with intention to complete a college degree, this investigation examined the relationship between students' perceptions of classroom…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Organizational Objectives, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Öhrstedt, Maria; Lindfors, Petra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Previous research indicates that higher educational students' perceptions of stress are in part related to the teaching and learning context, and influence academic outcomes. This study intends to deepen our understanding of these processes by examining the linkages between approaches to learning, perceived stress and expected and actual academic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Dunn, Michelle; Loch, Birgit; Scott, Wendy – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
First-year engineering students often struggle to see the relevance of theoretical mathematical concepts for their future studies and professional careers. This is an issue, as students who do not see relevance in fundamental parts of their studies may disengage from these parts and focus their efforts on other subjects they think will be more…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mathematics, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Amber N.; Gibbons, Melinda M. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the career development of underprepared college students using relational career theory. Specifically, the constructs of family influence, locus of control, and career decision-making self-efficacy were explored as they relate to perceived success in college. Significant correlations between external locus…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Students, Locus of Control, Career Choice
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Knight, William; Wessel, Roger D.; Markle, Larry – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
The study sought to determine whether students with disabilities are disadvantaged because of state and institutional performance-based policies providing incentives for 4-year graduation. In a longitudinal study of 32,187 students at a Midwestern Research University, the retention and graduation rates, and mean years to graduation, of students…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Disadvantaged, State Policy
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Ndum, Edwin; Allen, Jeff; Way, Jason; Casillas, Alex – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
We examined the role of six psychosocial factors (PSFs) in explaining gender gaps in English Composition (n = 8,633) and College Algebra (n = 2,261) using data of first-year female (55%) and male students from 42 colleges. Using a multilevel model and controlling for prior achievement, we found that PSFs mediated between 3% and 41% of the gender…
Descriptors: College English, College Mathematics, Algebra, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Arantes do Amaral, João Alberto; Lino dos Santos, Rebeca Júlia Rodrigues – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
In this article, we present our findings regarding the course "Research Methodology," offered to 22 first-year undergraduate students studying Administration at the Federal University of São Paulo, Osasco, Brazil. The course, which combined community-based research and project-based learning, was developed during the second semester of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries
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Shabani, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present study was designed to test a group-based format of dynamic assessment (G-DA) in the context of writing over a time span of twelve weeks of instruction. A cohort of 60 students took a homogeneity test and based on the results, 44 students were selected to participate forming the two groups of experimental (N = 22) and control (N = 22).…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Cohort Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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