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Kolmos, Anette; Holgaard, Jette Egelund; Clausen, Nicolaj Riise – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2021
Problem- and project-based learning (PBL) has been seen as one of the pedagogical models to bridge the knowledge gab between education and work. This article reports a study of students' preparedness from a systemic PBL university to enter work life. Theoretically, a conceptual understanding of a systemic PBL is presented including four elements:…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Roschmann, Sarina; Witmer, Sara E.; Volker, Martin A. – International Journal of Testing, 2021
Accommodations are commonly provided to address language-related barriers students may experience during testing. Research on the validity of scores from accommodated test administrations remains somewhat inconclusive. The current study investigated item response patterns to understand whether accommodations, as used in practice among English…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Scores, Item Response Theory
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Paniagua, Carmen; Moreno, Carmen; Román, Maite; Palacios, Jesús; Grotevant, Harold D.; Rivera, Francisco – Youth & Society, 2020
This study compares a sample of 223 adopted adolescents with a nonadopted reference group representative of the Spanish adolescent population from the "Spanish Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study." Variables related to the family context, peers, school context, and emotional well-being are compared. Adoptees are not…
Descriptors: Adoption, Well Being, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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Hendrickx, Marloes M. H. G.; Mainhard, Tim; Oudman, Sophie; Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Brekelmans, Mieke – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
According to social referencing theory, cues peers take from positive and negative teacher behavior toward a student affect the student's peer liking and disliking status. The present study was the first to test the hypothesized mediation model connecting teacher behavior with peer liking and disliking status, via peer perceptions of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Student Relationship, Longitudinal Studies
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Rothenbusch, Sandra; Zettler, Ingo; Voss, Thamar; Lösch, Thomas; Trautwein, Ulrich – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Teachers are often asked to nominate students for enrichment programs for gifted children, and studies have repeatedly indicated that students' intelligence is related to their likelihood of being nominated as gifted. However, it is unknown whether class-average levels of intelligence influence teachers' nominations as suggested by theory--and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities, Intelligence, Teacher Attitudes
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Moore, Tim; Noble-Carr, Debbie; McArthur, Morag – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
The use of reference groups made up of members of the population being researched has been encouraged within the qualitative research literature. This paper describes the use of reference groups made up of children and young people and promotes them as a space within which co-reflexive activities can help researchers reconsider their research…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Social Science Research, Qualitative Research, Children
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McClain, Lucy R.; Zimmerman, Heather Toomey – Science Education, 2014
Using families as the analytical focus, this study informs the field of informal science education with a focus on the role of prior experiences in family science conversations during nature walks at an outdoor-based nature center. Through video-based research, the team analyzed 16 families during walks at a nature center. Each family's prior…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Informal Education, Outdoor Education
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Flapper, Boudien C. T.; Schoemaker, Marina M. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
Co-morbidity of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) in children with specific language impairment (SLI) and the impact of DCD on quality-of-life (QOL) was investigated in 65 5-8 year old children with SLI (43 boys, age 6.8 [plus or minus] 0.8; 22 girls, age 6.6 [plus or minus] 0.8). The prevalence of DCD was assessed using DSM-IV-TR criteria…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Language Impairments, Incidence
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Cartledge, Mark J. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2013
This study explores benevolent action among Pentecostals in the USA using a congregational questionnaire survey of worshippers among the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) (N = 1522). The influence of religiosity and the socialization of a perceived relationship of love with God (Godly Love) are explored, while controlling for background variables. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Socialization, Reference Groups, Religion
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Wahlqvist, Moa; Moller, Claes; Moller, Kerstin; Danermark, Berth – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: The objectives of the study reported here were to describe the physical and psychological health of persons with Usher syndrome Type II (USH2) and to explore any differences in terms of gender. Methods: The participants were recruited from the Swedish Usher database. In the first step, 122 persons received the questionnaire by mail,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Well Being, Measures (Individuals), Identification (Psychology)
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Dias, Diana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Students face significant pressures in their decision about their career plan. These pressures are simultaneously internal and external, personal and social, individual and from the reference group. The present paper aims at understanding the reasons driving students' choices, perceived needs, and aspirations. Moreover, it discusses the major…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Background, Self Esteem, Content Analysis
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Tikhonova, E. V. – Russian Education and Society, 2013
Research on students studying business management shows that there is a series of changes they go through during their education, during which students become more concerned with the practical application of what they are learning and how it will fit into their future careers. (Contains 7 tables, 2 figures, and 4 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Socialization, College Students
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Liu, Chunhui; Xin, Ziqiang; Lin, Chongde; Thompson, Clarissa A. – Educational Psychology, 2013
Researchers debate whether one represents the magnitude of a fraction according to its real numerical value or just the discrete numerosity of its numerator or denominator. The present study examined three effects based on the notion that people possess a mental number line to explore how children represent fractions when they compare fractions…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Arithmetic, Grade 6
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Andersson, Kjell – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2013
The article describes the founding principles, work program, and accomplishments of a Reference Group with both expert and layperson stakeholders for the corrosion of copper canisters in a proposed deep repository in Sweden for spent nuclear fuel. The article sets the Reference Group as a participatory effort within a broader context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facilities, Nuclear Energy, Hazardous Materials
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Hummer, Justin F.; LaBrie, Joseph W.; Pedersen, Eric R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2012
This study examined incoming first-year students' normative perceptions of alcohol use and alcohol-related attitudes of other students of the same gender living on their residence hall floor. Male and female residents overestimated the alcohol use behavior and related attitudes among their floormates. Results also showed that perceived norms were…
Descriptors: Drinking, Feedback (Response), Dormitories, Reference Groups
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