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Zhu, Mona J. H.; Risko, Evan F. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2021
Although we are constantly making spatial decisions about where to place our objects and ourselves, few studies in psychology have investigated this phenomenon in-depth. In the current study, we examined how spatial decisions are made over time by tracking students' seating choices in classrooms over the course of a semester (i.e., 12 weeks). We…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Habit Formation, Decision Making, Semester System
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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Sibthorp, Jim – Journal of Transformative Education, 2021
This study examines semester schools, which have elements associated with transformative learning, and an adolescent population, where transformative learning has less commonly been studied. We administered the Learning Activities Survey pre/post semester (n = 173) and followed the survey with semistructured interviews (n = 30) to assess whether…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, High School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
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Harland, Tony; Wald, Navé – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2021
In this paper we examine the history and development of internal assessment practices at a university in New Zealand. The work re-visits the 'assessment arms race' study and builds upon the key arguments presented so far. It was discovered that student demand in the early 1970s triggered the introduction of internal assessment and workloads…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Evaluation, Educational History
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Andoh, Raphael P. K.; Appiah, Robert; Agyei, Paul M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2020
The study explored perceptions of postgraduate distance education students of University of Cape Coast (UCC). Specifically, associations between UCC postgraduate distance students' characteristics and satisfaction, as well as students' perceptions of physical facilities, staff-students relationship, facilitator quality, and student support…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Satisfaction
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Kennerly, William W.; Frederick, Kimberley A.; Sheppard, Kelly – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
We have successfully developed a one-semester general chemistry course that meets the primary learning goals of the traditional two-semester sequence. It is appropriate for physical, life, and earth science majors. Since implementation, 88% of students who start general chemistry complete it, an increase from 72% in our prior traditional…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Majors (Students), Semester System
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the 2019/20 report, see ED610817.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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Medora, Nilufer; Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Brown, Tiffany L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020
As globalization increases and the international community moves toward greater interdependence, international learning experiences have become a core educational value for many American universities. Although there are various approaches to study abroad programming, the Semester at Sea (SAS) voyage is an understudied global education program.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Global Approach, Study Abroad
RP Group, 2020
The term "throughput" refers to the percentage of a student cohort who complete a course sequence within a set period after having begun that sequence at the same point in time. Under AB 705 the set period for observing throughput rates is described in law as "one year". While that time frame seems intuitive enough, the…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Quarter System, Semester System
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Sugiharto, Bowo; Corebima, Aloysius Duran; Susilo, Herawati; Ibrohim – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This research aims at investigating the readiness level of pre-service biology teacher to follow Blended Collaborative Problem Based Learning (BCPBL) model class. This research also aims at investigating the differences in the readiness level of pre-service biology teachers in the BCPBL class due to the semesters differences. The participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Whittington, Brandon L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
Although cell phones are often discussed as a problem in higher education research, the literature focuses largely on disciplinary tactics or integration of phones into the curriculum. The present study provides further support for the use of positive reinforcement to minimize the negative effects of cell phones in the classroom. A…
Descriptors: Psychology, Classroom Environment, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Edo, Beshir; Tadesse, Tefera; Mulugeta, Eyerusalem – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Flexibility in course scheduling is an integral part of institutional strategies used to increase student engagement and success, yet little research exists that examines scheduling as a key factor that determines students' experiences and educational outcomes. This study explored the undergraduate sport science students and their teachers at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Courses
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LaShure, Faith; Randall, Stacey; Hinkle, Henry – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2019
This article follows a small piece of one community college's SEM [strategic enrollment management] journey in using its student retention data to identify opportunities to deploy re-enrollment strategies. The re-enrollment rates of new students who did not return following their first semester served as the starting point of the investigation;…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Enrollment Management, School Holding Power
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Showell, Joseph L.; Brown, Casey Graham – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2019
The participants of this phenomenological study were employed at a school that previously was not performing on assessments at a level equal to schools in the state comparison group. Due to low student achievement, school leaders explored pathways to improve instruction and changed the school schedule from a semester schedule to a trimester…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Schedules, Semester System, Trimester System
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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
The academic calendar contains national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries. [For the 2018/19 report, see ED593872.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
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