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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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Mewis, Keith; Dee, Jaclyn; Lam, Vivienne; Obradovich, Shannon; Cassidy, Alice – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
During their time as Teaching Assistants (TAs), graduate students develop a variety of skills, knowledge, and attitudes (SKAs) based on teaching and related facilitation experiences. As TAs move on to future opportunities, their prior experiences form a foundation upon which additional teaching experience builds. Presently, there are few tools to…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Surveys, Graduate Students
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Palkki, Joshua; Caldwell, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article presents data from a large-scale cross-sectional survey of LGBTQ college students (N = 1,123) reflecting on their middle and high school experiences in choral music. The quantitative data indicate that students felt safer in high school than in middle school and that a small majority of high school teachers voiced support for LGBTQ…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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DeLuca, Christopher; Chapman-Chin, Allison E. A.; LaPointe-McEwan, Danielle; Klinger, Don A. – Curriculum Journal, 2018
Assessment for learning (AfL) has become a widespread approach across many educational systems. To date, AfL research has emphasized teachers' knowledge, skills, and practices, with few studies examining students' responses to an AfL pedagogical approach. The purpose of this research was to focus directly on students' perspectives on their use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Konishi, Chiaki; Miyazaki, Yasuo; Hymel, Shelley; Waterhouse, Terry – School Psychology International, 2017
This study examined how student reports of bullying were related to different dimensions of school climate, at both the school and the student levels, using a contextual effects model in a two-level multilevel modeling framework. Participants included 48,874 secondary students (grades 8 to 12; 24,244 girls) from 76 schools in Western Canada.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Cash, Ceilidh Barlow; Letargo, Jessa; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Large class learning is a reality that is not exclusive to the first-year experience at midsized, comprehensive universities; upper-year courses have similarly high enrollment, with many class sizes greater than 200 students. Research into the efficacy and deficiencies of large undergraduate classes has been ongoing for more than 100 years, with…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Class Size, Biology, Teacher Attitudes
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Parkes, Margot W.; Saint-Charles, Johanne; Cole, Donald C.; Gislason, Maya; Hicks, Elisabeth; Le Bourdais, Courtney; McKellar, Kaileah A.; St-Cyr Bouchard, Maude – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
A key capacity for engagement in the emerging field of ecohealth is the ability to work collaboratively. Between 2008 and 2010, the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health collectively designed and delivered three foundational, intensive, field courses. This paper presents findings derived from both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Cooperation
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Lee, Seung Hwan; Sergueeva, Ksenia; Catangui, Mathew; Kandaurova, Maria – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
In the past, researchers have explored virtual reality (VR) as an educational tool primarily for training or therapeutic purposes. In this research, the authors examine the potential for using Google Cardboard VR in business classrooms as a content delivery platform. They specifically investigate how VR (viewing a 3-dimensional, 360° video)…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Business Administration Education, Database Management Systems, Courseware
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Flaherty, Joan; McAdams, Bruce G.; LeBlanc, Joshua E. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Anecdotal evidence suggests that post-secondary institutions in Canada and beyond are experimenting with the practice of substituting conventional, discipline-centred course titles with more creatively phrased, learner-centred titles. However, we could find no scholarly research to affirm, challenge or guide this practice. This study represents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Courses, Student Surveys
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; Boyd, Cleo; Cahn, Joel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a self-directed learning strategy where students work collaboratively in small groups to investigate open-ended relatable case scenarios. Students develop transferable skills that can be applied across disciplines, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Despite extensive research on…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Anthropology
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Dassanayake, Wijaya; Springett, Jane; Shewring, Tania – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
In this paper, we examine the impact of adopting a comprehensive school health (CSH) approach on reducing anxiety and depression of school-age children. We use the data from 245 schools that received government funding support to adopt a CSH approach in order to build health promoting school environments in Alberta. Using a linear multi-level…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Health Promotion, Foreign Countries
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Mattison, Debra; Weaver, Addie; Zebrack, Brad; Fischer, Dan; Dubin, Leslie – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This article introduces a curricular innovation, the Integrated Health Scholars Program (IHSP), developed to prepare master's-level social work students for practice in integrated health care settings, and presents preliminary findings related to students' self-reported program competencies and perceptions. IHSP, implemented in a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Innovation, Health Services, Graduate Students
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Lakman, Yana; Chalmers, Heather; Sexton, Cayleigh – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Young Carers (YCs) provide care for ill, disabled, or addicted family member(s) and may experience risk to their educational success. This study examined 145 YCs in Southern Ontario, aged 8-18, using surveys and found that many YCs considered school important and were doing well academically whereas some YCs' education was negatively impacted.…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Correlation, Children, Adolescents
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Cormier, Lauren; Drewery, David – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
A growing body of literature suggests the need to better understand the subjective well-being (SWB) of students enrolled in cooperative education (co-op) programs. Some co-op students will be unsuccessful in securing employment, yet there is a scarcity of existing quantitative research outlining the impact that this will have on students,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Well Being, Unemployment, Student Surveys
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Christofides, Emily; Wood, Eileen; Benn, Amanda Catherine; Desmarais, Serge; Westfall, Krista – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
Disclosure is a critical element of interpersonal relationships and individuals are often evaluated on what they share with others, whether in personal, professional, or learning contexts. Technology now allows for many different outlets for communicating with other people. We used experimental methods to explore the impact of communication medium…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Research Design, Student Surveys
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