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Hinckley, Robert A.; McGuire, Jack; Danforth, Tara L. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2021
Most undergraduate social science programs require the completion of a capstone experience before graduation. Despite the recognized potential of capstone courses to deepen learning, many students do not perform well. The present study examines several factors that may prepare students for academic success in a fairly typical capstone course for…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Seminars, Required Courses, Political Science
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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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Morrell, Lesley J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
Feedback is critically important to student learning, but the reduced frequency of assignments combined with isolated or stand-alone tasks reduces the opportunity for students to engage with feedback and use it effectively to enhance their learning. Here, I evaluate student attainment during a module consisting of eight iterated tasks where the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Student Improvement
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Laukens, Kris; Eyckmans, Marleen; De Neuter, Nicolas; Naulaerts, Stefan; Meysman, Pieter; Van Ostade, Xaveer – Journal of Biological Education, 2021
While computational biology and bioinformatics became an inherent part of most life science degrees, it remains challenging to encourage students to employ these diverse skills in a practical research context. In this education paper, we present a method to enable students to acquire hands-on skills by the data-driven study of complex biomolecular…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Communicable Diseases, Molecular Biology, Science Instruction
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Valyukevych, Tetyana V.; Zinchenko, Olha Z.; Ishchenko, Yevhenii O.; Artemov, Volodymyr; Nechaiuk, Liudmyla G. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2021
The purpose of the study was to explore how technological advances incorporated into the Philology Studies curriculum could impact the students' research skills and the quality of their research projects and what students' and teachers' impressions of the reshaped research component of the curriculum were. The study used qualitative and…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Curriculum Development, Research Skills, Language Research
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Anwar, Yunita Arian Sani; Muti'ah, Muti'ah – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a case that can be used as a biochemistry learning resource in relation to the topic of viruses. Learning to use cases will be effective if students are assigned to produce reports, articles, or other scientific papers. Self-assessment can be used to assess the competencies that have been learnt…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), COVID-19, Pandemics, Biochemistry
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Warstat, Selina; Proemmel, Andreas – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2020
Scientific statistical working in a team is a special challenge for students in high schools, especially with a civic statistical problem. Ideally, they are following the PPDAC cycle: they formulate a problem together, plan an investigation, collect the data, use software to analyze the data, and formulate results in a seminar paper. This article…
Descriptors: High School Students, Civics, Statistics, Problem Solving
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Pressley, Tim – International Education Studies, 2020
The emphasis of this paper is on the importance of teaching teacher preparation courses, specifically educational psychology, through a study abroad trip to Finland. This experience allowed American preservice teachers to see theories applied in an international setting while also allowing preservice teachers to compare the United States education…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Plakhotnik, Maria S.; Gionti, Lori Ann; Rocco, Tonette S.; Pashkina, Marina V. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2020
Global competition in higher education has facilitated the growth of English-medium instruction universities in countries where English is not a national language. In Europe, for example, the number of such programs at the bachelor's level has grown from only 55 in 2009 to 2900 in 2017. Colleges of business and management at these universities…
Descriptors: Management Development, Russian, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ai, Bin; Kostogriz, Alexander; Wen, Daorong; Wang, Lifei – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
With China's rising role in the global economic market, both local and international employers seek graduates with well-developed communication skills in at least one additional language to complement their specific knowledge and abilities. University graduates are taught English for Specific Purposes (ESP) within their particular disciplines.…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Degree Requirements
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Caviglia-Harris, Jill – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Economists largely agree that writing is fundamental to understanding and communicating economics and can serve as an effective way to teach students to "think like economists." However, only a small percentage of programs include writing-intensive courses, a major research paper, or a senior thesis, and even fewer devote class time to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assignments
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Mulyatiningsih, Endang; Sugiyono – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Research paper writing is an essential factor and one of the challenging tasks for students. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the MIRS (Motivation, Inspiration, Realization, and Solution) approach students' capability to write the research papers. This study employed the quasi-experimental design, specifically using equivalent time…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Research Skills, Student Research, Writing Skills
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Song, Kim; Kim, Sujin; Zhao, Yuyang – TESOL Journal, 2020
This qualitative case study examined how creativity was manifested in a technology-mediated online TESOL practicum course with six in-service teachers in a midwestern U.S. teacher education program. The study defines creativity as ability to explore, adapt, take risks, collaborate, communicate, reflect on, and innovate with novel, unpredictable,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Online Courses, Practicums, Case Studies
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Sorte, Cascade J. B.; Aguilar-Roca, Nancy M.; Henry, Amy K.; Pratt, Jessica D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2020
Science instructors are increasingly incorporating teaching techniques that help students develop core competencies such as critical-thinking and communication skills. These core competencies are pillars of career readiness that prepare undergraduate students to successfully transition to continuing education or the workplace, whatever the field.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation
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Mentzer, Kevin; Frydenberg, Mark; Yates, David J. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2020
This paper presents student projects analyzing or using blockchain technologies, created by students enrolled in courses dedicated to teaching blockchain, at two different universities during the 2018- 2019 academic year. Students explored perceptions related to storing private healthcare information on a blockchain, managing the security of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, College Students, Computer Science Education
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