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Semerci, Çetin; Batdi, Veli – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This study attempts to answer the question "Does a Constructivist Learning Approach have any effect on learners' academic achievement, retention and attitude scores?" As a result of a systematic investigation of experimental studies carried out between 2002 and 2015 in national and international area, 324 (218 articles, 106 theses)…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Sami, Fary – MathAMATYC Educator, 2012
During the last 20 years, there has been an increasing awareness that the U.S. is falling behind in its mathematics education of primary and secondary school students. For those who teach mathematics at the community college level, the deficiencies in mathematics education are painfully evident by the number of students requiring remedial math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Star, Jon R.; Durkin, Kelley – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: A key learning outcome in problem-solving domains is the development of procedural flexibility, where learners know multiple procedures and use them appropriately to solve a range of problems (e.g., Verschaffel, Luwel, Torbeyns, & Van Dooren, 2009). However, students often fail to become flexible problem solvers in mathematics. To…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education
Specht, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
After an examination of the current issues related to the shortages of nurses and nursing faculty in the United States, the importance of facilitating the transition of interested nurse clinicians into their roles as nurse educators in order to address the decreased number of nurses and nursing faculty became apparent. Mentoring in nursing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, Role Conflict, Figurative Language
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Gallard, Alejandro J.; Albritton, Frank; Morgan, Mark W. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2010
Colleges are facing an increasing population of students who begin their college experience in developmental education classes in reading, math, and/or English. Many of these students are unsuccessful in attaining a degree, sometimes because they are deterred by their lack of preparation and the delay of two or more semesters before they begin…
Descriptors: Intervention, Developmental Studies Programs, School Holding Power, Tutoring
Reynolds, Jennifer L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Cross country investigations have repeatedly demonstrated the disappointing math performance of students in the United States (Beatty, 1997; Ferrini-Mundy & Schmidt, 2005). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000) listed failure to rapidly recall basic facts as a common problem associated with disabilities in mathematics and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Research Design, Investigations, Intervention
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Elliott, Don; Lawton, Rachele – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Portal: Your Door to World Languages and Cultures was a series of public cultural events, in a variety of formats, created through a new partnership between the credit and continuing education (noncredit) foreign language programs at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). Portal was designed to cultivate interest in foreign languages…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Continuing Education, Second Language Instruction
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Roediger, Henry L., III; Agarwal, Pooja K.; McDaniel, Mark A.; McDermott, Kathleen B. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2011
Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received grades.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Achievement, Multiple Choice Tests, Tests
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Braund, Martin – British Educational Research Journal, 2007
Science in English primary schools has been judged a success, yet few pupils make the progress in secondary schools that their performance at the end of primary school suggested. Projects where pupils start science work at the end of the primary school and complete it at the start of secondary school--known as bridging units--have been suggested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
Berry, Colin – 1986
The results of research on the amount of information retained by television viewers from weather broadcasts suggest that audiences retain little information on weather conditions even though they are interested in it, and that more information is retained when the report is presented via the spoken word than with extensive use of visuals. An…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Intermode Differences
Hagman, Joseph D. – 1979
Retention and relearning of straight-copy typewriting skill among thirty-eight administrative specialists, 71L Military Occupational Speciality, were examined after the no-practice retention interval between Advanced Individual Training (AIT) graduation and unit duty. Over this interval, average typing speed decreased and errors increased. As a…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Military Training, Research Reports, Retention (Psychology)
Griffith, Douglas; Actkinson, Tomme R. – 1978
The drivers in a battalion about to be deployed to Germany were taught the meanings of international road signs using one of the following techniques: Sign Only, in which the road signs were presented via a slide projector and the names of the slides provided orally by the instructor; Sign Elaboration, which was identical to the Sign Only…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Armed Forces, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis
Barlow, Esther M., Comp. – 1978
This annotated bibliography presents a listing of technical reports (1976) dealing with personnel and training research conducted by the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, an institution charged with the planning and execution of United States Air Force exploratory and advanced development programs for selection, motivation, training,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administration, Annotated Bibliographies, Aptitude
Prophet, Wallace W. – 1976
This is a survey of the state of behavioral science knowledge related to long-term retention of flying skills completed for the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The report contains a survey of selected agencies and knowledgeable individuals as well as a literature review. (A list of libraries, agencies, and individuals consulted is appended, but a complete…
Descriptors: Aircraft Pilots, Armed Forces, Behavioral Science Research, Flight Training
Vineberg, Robert – 1975
As part of the Army's emphasis on performance-based instruction in Basic Combat Training, a study was conducted to provide the Army with data on the retention of skill and knowledge in basic training at Fort Ord, California during March-June, 1974. Selected tests from the Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT) battery were administered to 200…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competency Based Education, Educational Research, Military Personnel
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