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Akkermans-Rutgers, Marlot; Doornenbal, Jeannette; Kassenberg, Annelies; Bosker, Roel; Doolaard, Simone – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
In this study, we analyze in-depth interviews conducted with 26 Dutch third-graders as well as interviews with one of each child's parents. The children attended one of six schools, each with a relatively large population of families with a low socioeconomic status, where home-based literacy assignments aimed at increasing children's enjoyment of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Literacy
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Brown-Kramer, Carolyn R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
How can instructors help students adopt effective learning strategies? In this study, students in a large introductory psychology class completed a "learning how to learn" assignment in which they read one of four randomly assigned empirical articles about the utility of a learning strategy (i.e., distributed practice, rereading,…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors, Learning Strategies
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Cao, Loan Thi Thanh; Swada, Jeffrey Gerard – Journal of Food Science Education, 2021
In a Food Processing-Unit Operations course, students learn the basic equipment that comprises unit operations and techniques commonly used in the food industry to prepare, process, and preserve a variety of food products. Due to the complexity of these operations, students frequently struggle with applying food processing principles to predict…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Instructional Effectiveness, Flipped Classroom, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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El Turkey, Houssein; Turki, Salam; Kottegoda, Yasanthi – PRIMUS, 2021
Many active learning practices highly depend on students' advance preparation for the class. However, reading Calculus can be a challenging task to students. We address this concern by assigning targeted pre-class readings in multiple Calculus courses. We report on our implementations, provide students' feedback, and discuss the lessons learned…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Calculus, Flipped Classroom, Mathematics Instruction
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Ávila, JuliAnna – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In this article, the author describes utilizing Instagram as a reading response activity in an undergraduate English course to increase student engagement with challenging texts. Using a shared class account, students created a menu of prompts that they then chose from to create posts after reading fictional, theoretical, and philosophical texts;…
Descriptors: Social Media, Photography, English, Reading Assignments
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Shimray, Yaruingam Phungshok; Intharaksa, Usa; Jaihow, Patson; Sinwongsuwat, Kemtong – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
This paper reports on the effectiveness of Interactive Reading Comprehension Teaching (IRCT) in improving the oral English communication ability of Prince of Songkla University (PSU) undergraduates. It is based on a preand post-test quasi-experimental study employing IRCT, composed of self-study reading assignments and a structured peer-teaching…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Oral English, Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Surtees, Victoria; Yamamoto, Masaru – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
While universities are increasingly implementing programs to support international students' language development, fewer orientation programs have sought to provide explicit guidance on expected academic practices in Canadian institutions. Many such academic norms--including the expectation to complete weekly readings, the use of first names with…
Descriptors: Orientation Materials, Multimedia Materials, Interactive Video, Electronic Learning
Head, Alison J. – Project Information Literacy, 2021
While educators believe reading is an investment in learning and knowing, what many are not considering is what reading analytically means to civic life in the digital age when many of the old gatekeepers of traditional publishing are disappearing. As new voices have emerged, and there is an explosion of reading material, there is also less…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Content Area Reading, Reading Materials
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Bassett, Kaleb; Olbricht, Gayla R.; Shannon, Katie B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2020
The flipped classroom has the potential to improve student performance. Because flipping involves both preclass preparation and problem solving in the classroom, the means by which increased learning occurs and whether the method of delivering content matters is of interest. In a partially flipped cell biology course, students were assigned online…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Homework, Video Technology, Reading Assignments
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Law, James; Barny, David; Poulin, Rachel – Language Learning & Technology, 2020
Although L2 reading is traditionally framed as an individual enterprise, digital annotation tools (DATs) have recently been developed allowing groups of readers to collaborate and provide mutual scaffolding through collective annotation of texts (Blyth, 2014; Thoms, Sung, & Poole, 2017). These tools reframe L2 reading as an interactive process…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Ouyang, Yuxia; Van Hoof, Hubert; Sharma, Amit; Cueva Navas, Ana; Estrella Duran, Mateo; Maldonado, Gabriela; Velez Calvo, Ximena; Gavilanes Valle, Julio – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2020
A study into reading behavior and reading compliance among 2,600 students in five universities in Ecuador found that their reading behavior and reading compliance were better than among students in the United States, despite the challenges that exist in Ecuadorian higher education. Suggestions for future research, in particular with regard to…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes, Compliance (Psychology), Time Management
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Wahleithner, Juliet Michelsen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2020
The transition from high school to college is challenging for many students, especially first-generation college students. College courses require disciplinary specific reading, writing, and thinking skills not often taught in high school, such as reading and analyzing complex texts and constructing original arguments in discipline-specific…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Attitudes, Literacy Education, College Preparation
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Babalola, J. O. – International Journal of Language Education, 2020
The study evaluated reading habit among students in Ekiti State Secondary Schools. The study specifically examined the frequency and time of reading among Junior Secondary School students in Ekiti State, the extent students read, how teachers' attitudes affect their students reading habits, and ways reading habit can be improved. The descriptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Secondary School Students, Incidence
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Harris, Jessica C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
Higher education and student affairs (HESA) faculty members who teach student development theory (SDT) courses are integral to socializing future professionals to SDT and to the organizational culture, or the norms, behaviors, and values, of HESA. Although faculty members are important socializing agents, how they teach SDT courses and the ways…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Workers, College Faculty, Socialization
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Higley, Corrine; Elliott, Kevin C.; Cheruvelil, Jubin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Course readings play a crucial role in many college courses, but students often struggle to comprehend this material. Building on evidence that students benefit from playing the role of an editor when reading each other's writing, this exploratory study investigated whether they benefit from taking the same editorial stance to assigned readings.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Editing, Critical Reading
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