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Guertin, Elizabeth – Journal of General Education, 2015
Most students embrace the incorporation of diverse disciplines into their educational plan when advisers and faculty members help them understand the added value of these courses in achieving their unique goals and how adding breadth can enhance their education and preparation. Individual advising is key to students gaining this perspective on…
Descriptors: General Education, Academic Advising, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education
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Lowenstein, Marc – Journal of General Education, 2015
Students' level of engagement with general education and their grasp of its goals are a problem at many institutions. Academic advising, which is often viewed as having the "signpost" function of directing students to the completion of their course requirements, has the potential instead to be a place where students learn to approach…
Descriptors: General Education, College Students, Higher Education, Academic Advising
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Malott, Krista M.; Hall, K. Hridaya; Sheely-Moore, Angela; Krell, Megan M.; Cardaciotto, LeeAnn – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2014
The authors examined best practices in university-level teaching, as premised on the evidence-based teaching (EBT) literature found in fields external to counselor education. Findings were reported in relation to 3 areas: developing an effective learning environment, structuring intentional learning experiences, and assessing teaching…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training, Best Practices
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Fiedler, Sebastian; Valjataga, Terje – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2010
From 2005 to 2008 the international research and development project iCamp carried out a series of targeted educational interventions into existing teaching and studying practices within a cluster of European universities. These interventions were meant to establish educational experiences that would correspond with key features of international,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Intervention, Educational Research
Blackshields, Daniel – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009
This research develops a narrative of incidents of intentional learning by students studying undergraduate economics as represented in their written reflective journals. The deliberate integration of learner reflection, reflective practice and reflective writing into the pedagogy may facilitate transfer learning (Sousa, 2006). Transfer has been…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Intentional Learning, Associative Learning
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Bourner, Tom – Higher Education Review, 2009
This article is about student learning, specifically the problem of what a university can do to develop its students' powers of learning. The broad approach is to discover what we can learn from the university's long experience with developing students' critical faculties and then apply the lessons to developing students' powers of learning. The…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Development, Student Development, Cognitive Processes
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Richland, Lindsey E.; Kornell, Nate; Kao, Liche Sean – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2009
Testing previously studied information enhances long-term memory, particularly when the information is successfully retrieved from memory. The authors examined the effect of unsuccessful retrieval attempts on learning. Participants in 5 experiments read an essay about vision. In the test condition, they were asked about embedded concepts before…
Descriptors: Testing, Long Term Memory, Positive Reinforcement, Experiments
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Valjataga, Terje; Fiedler, Sebastian – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
In order to be able to cope with many authentic challenges in increasingly networked and technologically mediated life we need to construct opportunities for participants in higher educational settings to practice the advancement of self-directing intentional learning projects. In addition to teaching general strategies for carrying out these…
Descriptors: Intentional Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students
Laff, Ned Scott – Liberal Education, 2006
Many faculty members generally assume that their students understand the purposes of college learning and that they are aware of the assumptions about liberal education embedded in the program configurations designed to advance it. In fact, it may very well be that, as Jerry Graff (2003) has suggested, our students are "clueless" about how to…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Outcomes of Education
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Knight, Peter; Tait, Jo; Yorke, Mantz – Studies in Higher Education, 2006
Educational professional development is a global concern. It is often characterised by event-delivery methods, though there are signs that other approaches are gaining favour. The authors stress the significance of non-formal learning, and the ways in which it can be promoted and enhanced within the activity systems within which teachers in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Higher Education, Faculty Development
Huber, Mary Taylor; Hutchings, Pat – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2004
One of the great challenges in higher education is to help students integrate their learning. The capacity to make connections is essential to the conduct of personal, professional, and civic life, and is at the very heart of liberal education. It is also, arguably, more important than ever, and more difficult to achieve, as students transfer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum
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Baker, Jason D.; Woods, Robert H. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
This article highlights instructional communication and distance education research with an emphasis on the social dynamics of the online learning experience and their impact on the learning experience. Literature related to the twin concepts of immediacy and group cohesiveness--central constructs related to building an effective classroom social…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Intentional Learning, Group Unity
Doughty, Catherine J., Ed.; Long, Michael H., Ed. – 2003
This handbook provides an integrated discussion of key issues in second language acquisition (SLA). The 24 chapters include the following: (1) "The Scope of Inquiry and the Goals of SLA" (Catherine J. Doughty and Michael H. Long); (2) "On the Nature of Interlanguage Representation: Universal Grammar in the Second Language"…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar
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Corno, Lyn – International Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Describes this special double issue, which presents work on the topic of volition related to education. "Volition" entails plans to sustain motivation and implement goals, along with strategic regulation of cognition and affect in the completion of tasks. The first issue presents a theoretical overview of volition, and the second…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Kuhl, Julius – International Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Discusses the volitional basis of Personality Systems Interaction Theory (PSI) and applies it to the improvement of conditions for learning and psychological treatment. The theory explains motivational and volitional phenomena, including concentration, coping with failure, identification and intrinsic commitment to personal goals, persistence, and…
Descriptors: Coping, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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