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Karatjas, Andrew; Webb, Jeffrey – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The Kruger-Dunning effect was studied as it related to performance in chemistry courses based on student differences in academic background. Student major was chosen as the classification to look at the effect of students with different interests/specializations. Chemistry majors tended to predict lower performance than biology majors, while…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Grades (Scholastic), Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Dowling, Carey Bernini – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
This study set out to replicate and extend research on students' reading compliance and examine the impact of daily quizzing methodology on students' reading compliance and retention. 98 students in two sections of Abnormal Psychology participated (mean age = 21.5, SD = 3.35; 72.4% Caucasian). Using a multiple baseline quasi-experimental design…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychopathology, Evaluation Methods, Testing
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Trafimow, David; Ruckel, Lindsay M.; Stovall, Shelly; Raut, Yogesh J. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Teachers who offer undergraduate courses agree widely on the importance of writing assignments to further undergraduate education. And yet, there is a great deal of variance among teachers in their writing assignments; some teachers assign no writing whatsoever. To determine the variables that influence the decisions of teachers about whether to…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Intention, Teacher Attitudes, Prediction
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Eskine, Katherine E.; Hammer, Elizabeth Yost – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Research has shown that first-day practices affect students' motivation, grades, and end of the semester ratings of the professors. However, research on student preferences of first day practices has been conducted at public, predominantly white institutions and has not investigated if first day preferences differ at a private or historically…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, Private Colleges, Black Colleges
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Flasch, Paulina; Taylor, Dalena; Clauber, Rikke Nynne; Robinson, Edward, III – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The current study utilized a single-group pretest-posttest design to evaluate students' self-perceived competence and comfort of using a variety of play therapy techniques and interventions with a range of client populations as a result of taking a one-week intensive course in Play Therapy. In an effort to conduct course evaluation and explore…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Counselor Training, Self Efficacy, Competence
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Ludy, Mary-Jon; Brackenbury, Tim; Folkins, John Wm; Peet, Susan H.; Langendorfer, Stephen J.; Beining, Kari – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study compared student impressions of a text-rich contractual syllabus to a graphic-rich engaging syllabus. Students enrolled in sections of an undergraduate introductory nutrition course viewed either a contractual or engaging syllabus and completed a survey regarding their perceptions of the course and instructor. Students perceived both…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Course Organization, Undergraduate Students
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Iwai, Yuko – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study focuses on preservice teachers' metacognitive reading strategies, in particular their awareness of such strategies as a reader and future teacher in three different stages (initial, middle, and final stages) of the teacher education program. The study had two research questions: (1) Are there any significant differences between…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Scores, Preservice Teachers
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Svinicki, Marilla D.; Williams, Kyle; Rackley, Kadie; Sanders, Anke J. Z.; Pine, Lisa; Stewart, Julie – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Much is being said in education about the value of adopting data-based or analytics approaches to instructional improvement. One important group of stakeholders in this effort is the faculty. "In many cases, the key constituency group is faculty, whose powerful voice and genuine participation often determine the success or failure of…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Performance Factors, Student Records, Information Utilization
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Burns, Heather L. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study used action research methodology to examine the development of sustainability leadership in a graduate leadership course. The research investigated the impact of this leadership course, which was designed using transformative learning theory with attention to integrating thematic content, multiple and nondominant perspectives, a…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Sustainability, Action Research, Graduate Students
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Lewine, Rich; Sommers, Alison A. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Although the ability to evaluate one's own knowledge and performance is critical to learning, the correlation between students' self-evaluation and actual performance measures is modest at best. In this study we examine the effect of offering extra credit for students' accurate prediction (self-accuracy) of their performance on four exams in two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns
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Lewine, Rich; Sommers, Alison; Waford, Rachel; Robertson, Catherine – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Most current efforts to enhance critical thinking focus on skills practice and training. The empirical research from the fields of cognition and affect sciences suggest that positive mood, even when transiently induced, can have beneficial effects on cognitive flexibility and problem solving. We undertook this study to test this hypothesis in a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Psychological Patterns, Hypothesis Testing
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Sohr-Preston, Sara – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Non-parent college students enrolled in a lifespan developmental psychology course were assessed at two time points (beginning of the semester and shortly after midterm) on knowledge and attitudes that would likely to be useful for the transition to parenthood. Students reported perceived change in knowledge and attitudes, and repeated measures…
Descriptors: College Students, Developmental Psychology, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
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Guy, G. Michael; Cornick, Jonathan; Beckford, Ian – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Students at a large urban community college enrolled in fourteen sections of a developmental algebra class. While cognitive variables are often used to place students, affective characteristics may also influence their success. To explore the impact of affective variables, students took ACT's Engage survey measuring motivation, academic-related…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Maurer, Trent W.; Longfield, Judith – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
This study compared students' daily in-class reading quiz scores in an introductory Child Development course across five conditions: control, reading guide only, reading guide and on-line practice quiz, reading guide and on-line graded quiz, and reading guide and both types of on-line quizzes. At the beginning of class, students completed a 5-item…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Child Development, Study Guides
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Gettman, Hilary J.; Cortijo, Virginia – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
Facebook is by far the most ubiquitous social network in the world. While it has been studied extensively in its native social context, only recently has its use for academic purposes begun to be examined in earnest. In this study we utilize both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in multiple sections of required freshmen and senior…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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