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Böhn, Svenja; Deutscher, Viola Katharina – Vocations and Learning, 2021
Despite the importance of dual VET for economic growth and stability, internationally, systems struggle with quality assurance and quality improvement. In recent years, numerous research efforts have been made to identify and describe quality aspects in dual VET, especially with regard to in-company training conditions as perceived by apprentices.…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Vocational Education
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Klein, P.; Ivanjek, L.; Dahlkemper, M. N.; Jelicic, K.; Geyer, M.-A.; Küchemann, S.; Susac, A. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the education system worldwide, which was forced to respond with a sudden shift to distance learning. While successful distance teaching requires careful thinking, planning, and the development of technological and human resources, there was no time for preparation in the current situation. Various…
Descriptors: Physics, College Science, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Roski, Marvin; Walkowiak, Malte; Nehring, Andreas – Education Sciences, 2021
An experimental study investigated the effects of applying principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Focusing on epistemic beliefs (EBs) in inclusive science classes, we compared four groups who worked with learning environments based more or less on UDL principles and filled out an original version of a widely used EBs questionnaire…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Epistemology, Beliefs, Inclusion
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Stamov Roßnagel, Christian; Fitzallen, Noleine; Lo Baido, Katrin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
The constructive alignment (CA) of university teaching has received considerable attention from a policy-making perspective, but much less so from a student perspective. Against this background, we explored the relationships between CA and student motivation, and between CA and perceived learning demands. Fifty-six students from two second-year…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Difficulty Level
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Stark, Tobias H.; Silber, Henning; Krosnick, Jon A.; Blom, Annelies G.; Aoyagi, Midori; Belchior, Ana; Bosnjak, Michael; Clement, Sanne Lund; John, Melvin; Jónsdóttir, Guðbjörg Andrea; Lawson, Karen; Lynn, Peter; Martinsson, Johan; Shamshiri-Petersen, Ditte; Tvinnereim, Endre; Yu, Ruoh-rong – Sociological Methods & Research, 2020
Questionnaire design is routinely guided by classic experiments on question form, wording, and context conducted decades ago. This article explores whether two question order effects (one due to the norm of evenhandedness and the other due to subtraction or perceptual contrast) appear in surveys of probability samples in the United States and 11…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Format, Generalization, Foreign Countries
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Wirth, Astrid; Ehmig, Simone C.; Drescher, Nadja; Guffler, Sabrina; Niklas, Frank – Early Education and Development, 2020
Research findings: Developing adequate socioemotional competencies is of great relevance for later health and academic outcomes. Shared book reading creates valuable social situations that provide opportunities to talk about characters' emotions and social interactions with children and thus might contribute to children's socioemotional…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Emergent Literacy, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Cohen, Franziska; Anders, Yvonne – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2020
Cooperation between preschools and parents is one key dimension of pedagogical quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC). We examined the structural characteristics of ECEC that predict preschool cooperation activities and how they are associated with children's language and social-emotional skills at the age of 3. The results are based…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lang, Jessica; Schmitz, Bernhard – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2020
The research in the field of positive psychology is alive for children and adolescents, and especially the effects of intervention studies are promising. While a large number of instruments exist for adults, there is a need for greater attention to basic measurement work of constructs for children. The Satisfaction With Life Scale is one of the…
Descriptors: German, Translation, Life Satisfaction, Questionnaires
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Opelt, Felicitas; Schwinger, Malte – AERA Open, 2020
Based on Boekaerts' dual-processing self-regulation model, our study seeks to examine to what extent narrow personality traits are associated with different aspects of self-regulated learning. We approach this research question by examining the relationships of the narrow personality traits mindfulness, contingent self-esteem (domain academic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Self Management, Learning Strategies
Fraillon, Julian, Ed.; Ainley, John, Ed.; Schulz, Wolfram, Ed.; Friedman, Tim, Ed.; Duckworth, Daniel, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2020
IEA's International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2018 investigated how well students are prepared for study, work, and life in a digital world. ICILS 2018 measured international differences in students' computer and information literacy (CIL): their ability to use computers to investigate, create, participate, and communicate at…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Computer Literacy, Information Literacy, Computer Assisted Testing
Mikheeva, Ekaterina, Ed.; Meyer, Sebastian, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2020
IEA's International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2018 is designed to assess how well students are prepared for study, work, and life in a digital world. The study measures international differences in students' computer and information literacy (CIL): their ability to use computers to investigate, create, participate, and…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Computer Literacy, Information Literacy, Computer Assisted Testing
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Linberg, Anja; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David; Weinert, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
International study results point to potential negative associations of time spent in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres in the first 3 years of a child's life and socio-emotional outcomes. However, the transferability of international results to the German ECEC system and the impact of characteristics of the home learning…
Descriptors: Program Length, Time Factors (Learning), Emotional Development, Social Development
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Herzing, Jessica M. E. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
This study aims to address the questionnaire design challenges in cases wherein questions involve a large number of response options. Traditionally, these long-list questions are asked in open-ended or closed-ended formats. However, alternative interface design options are emerging in computer-assisted surveys that combine both interface designs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Test Format
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Höhne, Jan Karem – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
In social research, the use of agree/disagree (A/D) questions is a popular method for measuring attitudes. Research has shown that A/D questions require complex cognitive processing and are susceptible to response bias. Thus, some researchers recommend the use of item-specific (IS) questions. This study examines the processing of A/D and IS…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Online Surveys
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Tarazona, Mareike; Rosenbusch, Christoph – Tertiary Education and Management, 2019
A variety of studies have shown that social and academic integration are important indicators of future student success and satisfaction. They are therefore an important field of action for higher education development programmes. However, specifications of the theoretical models and empirical representations vary widely between researchers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Student College Relationship, College Students
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