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Orozco, Guadalupe – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Students with Learning Disabilities (LDs) have less extensive vocabularies than their typically developing peers (Simmons & Kameenui, 1990). This is a critical problem, as the importance of vocabulary knowledge in relation to reading comprehension is widely documented in the literature (Pearson & Gallagher, 1983; Stahl, 1983) and has been…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Students with Disabilities
Oueini, Simela – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding for a problem of practice in the mathematics educators' classroom of low retention of information thus leading to poor mathematics achievement. The identification of the problem of practice led to a development of a research focus examining the effects of using intelligent tutoring software…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
Jones, Paketrice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As a scholar practitioner, the goal is to use the most effective teaching strategies available to help eighth-grade social studies students retain the vocabulary from each unit of study and increase both their short- and long-term memories. The problem identified for this action research was that the current use of the word wall (WW) vocabulary…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, United States History, History Instruction
McKeown, Jessica M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Achieving scientific literacy is an essential outcome of science education and is comprised of knowledge of scientific content, the process of scientific inquiry, and understanding the Nature of Science (NOS; National Research Council, 1996). NOS refers to the characteristics of scientific knowledge that are derived from the results of the process…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Retention (Psychology), Comprehension, Elementary School Students
Lawyer, David J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research is an examination of the success rates of students in different course modalities (face-to-face, online only, and hybrid) to understand if there is a correlation between the type of interaction (synchronous or asynchronous) and student success in college composition courses. For the purpose of this study, student success is measured…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, College English, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement
Loomis, Ann Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Debriefing offers an opportunity to ensure that students can master critical components of nursing that they might not otherwise learn and to remove epistemological roadblocks to knowledge acquisition. Within this study, Debriefing for Meaningful Learning (DML), a theoretically-derived, evidence based and structured debriefing method, was used to…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Instructional Effectiveness, Nursing Students, Pretests Posttests
Canaday, Lynn Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Accounting students are under-performing at learning foundational principles from traditional instructional pedagogy. The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study is to provide a better scholarly understanding of the effectiveness of cognitive load theory as applied to the accounting classroom by examining the relationship between the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Accounting, Business Administration Education
Quay, Mandi Eggenberger – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Dramatic rises in levels of anxiety, stress, and depression in college students have been observed over the past decade and is so pervasive that it has been deemed the College Student Mental Health Crisis (CSMHC). A number of experts have argued that much of this crisis can be attributed to students' overall lack of basic knowledge of emotions and…
Descriptors: College Students, Relaxation Training, Workshops, Stress Management
Bahadorani, Homeira – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language instructors play a decisive role in adult language learners' learning and retention of vocabulary through planning, selection, and teaching of vocabulary and strategies. However, some professional language schools lack extensive teacher-training programs that prepare instructors with the skills required to select and teach vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Guidelines
Schnoebelen, Carly Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In response to both nationwide calls for reform and a perception that the existing chemistry curriculum was not meeting the needs of life science students, faculty in the department of chemistry at Purdue created a redesigned chemistry course sequence specifically aimed at preparing biology majors. The new sequence, called the 1-2-1 curriculum,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
Bailey, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The flipped classroom has been implemented within the nursing curricula to promote increased student classroom satisfaction, student engagement in the classroom, and improve retention of complex nursing concepts. This research study evaluated how the implementation of the flipped classroom contributed to the overall perception of a new…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Nursing Students, Nursing Education
Johnston, Renie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed-methods research study was to determine if the chosen format, online or traditional, of anatomy and physiology courses impacted the retention of the anatomy and physiology knowledge base in the Associate Degree Nursing program at a large-sized, urban community college within the North Carolina Community College System.…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Anatomy, Physiology, Two Year College Students
Bilen, Banu Rukiye – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Nurses need a solid understanding of anatomy knowledge to perform nursing skills, to understand how diseases affect the body, to understand treatment for the patient and help them for documentation. While past research has focused on using virtual learning environments to teach anatomical structures of the human body, there has been limited…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Nursing, Diseases
Kasay, Theresa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare and evaluate two types of vocabulary interventions using grade 9 physics vocabulary terms using two lists of 10 words. A quasi-experimental crossover research design was used to compare the two interventions, presented during two separate sessions, 1) active, multimedia that includes the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Middle School Students, Physics, Intervention
McNamara, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Special education administrators oversee students with disabilities' education, which includes physical education (PE). However, it has been well-reported that special education administrators have a dearth of knowledge with regard to PE for students with disabilities (Gray, 2016; Stewart, 2010). The ability of traditional professional development…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Special Education, Administrators, Physical Education
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