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Felege, Christopher J.; Ralph, Steven G. – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
During the 2012-2013 academic year the University of North Dakota (UND) piloted the use of a Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) classroom. "Genetics," a 300 level class for Biology majors, and "Concepts of Biology," an introductory course for non-majors were two of the classes…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Hendek, Abdurrahman – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this country report on Turkey, Abdurrahman Hendek provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date account of religious eduction (RE) in Turkey. A state which seeks to be both 'religious' and 'secular' is a useful corrective to those thinking of the two as opposites and illustrates the Commission on RE's stress on the importance of interrogating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Islam
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Gurbuz, Emine; Hanley, Mary; Riby, Deborah M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The number of university students with autism is increasing, and it is crucial that these students can access adequate support. An online questionnaire was completed by 26 autistic students and 158 non-autistic students enrolled at UK universities to investigate social and academic experiences. Autistic students self-reported significant…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Social Experience, Student Experience
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McKinney, Lyle; Novak, Heather; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Luna-Torres, Maria – Research in Higher Education, 2019
Excessive course dropping is costly to students and institutions. Using longitudinal transcript data, this study investigated course withdrawal patterns among 5900 students at a large, racially/ethnically diverse community college district in Texas. Two-thirds of the students dropped at least one course, and 13.5% of the total course enrollments…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Education), Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Behavior
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Clinton, Virginia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) have been developed to free students from the expense and instructors from the restrictions of commercial materials. There has been a wealth of empirical examination on numerous aspects of OER. The purpose of this narrative review is to synthesize and integrate the findings on OER in psychology to assist…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Costs
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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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Naylor, Ryan; Baik, Chi; Arkoudis, Sophia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Using data collected from a recent national survey of Australian first-year students, this paper defines and validates four scales--belonging, feeling supported, intellectual engagement and workload stress--to measure the student experience of university. These scales provide insights into the university experience for both groups and individual…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, At Risk Students, College Freshmen, National Surveys
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Norton, Paran; Bridges, William; High, Karen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This paper examines the impact of departmental policy changes on the trend in DFW proportions for introductory calculus at a large research university, where DFW denotes the proportion of students receiving a grade of D, F, or withdrawing from the course. We defined three distinct policy periods: Traditional (2002-2005), Active Learning (SCALE-UP)…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Calculus
Nesmith, James A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine school administrators' perspectives regarding grade-level retention in grades kindergarten through third in a New Jersey school district. Furthermore, this study explored how often school administrators reviewed retention literature and whether the literature influenced their overall opinion of retention.…
Descriptors: Grade Repetition, Elementary School Students, Administrator Attitudes, Kindergarten
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Arantes do Amaral, Joao Alberto; Araujo, Cintia Rejane Möller; Lino dos Santos, Rebeca Júlia Rodrigues – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In this article, we describe a project management course developed in a multi-campus, blended learning environment, with the participation of 14 NGOs. There were 70 undergraduate students involved, from three campuses of the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. We discuss how the course was conceptualized, provide an outline of its curriculum…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Bloemer, William; Swan, Karen; Day, Scott; Bogle, Leonard – Online Learning, 2018
Improvement in undergraduate retention and progression is a priority at many US postsecondary institutions. A number of institutions address this issue by identifying gateway courses (foundational courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw) and concentrating on "fixing" them. This paper argues that may not be the best…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
Schnefke, Emilee S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher observed, as an educator, administrator, and graduate student, college student's withdrawal from school due to personal reasons or lack of determination. The study of Emotional and Social Intelligence (ESI) and grit enabled the researcher to learn about the traits or characteristics one must possess to achieve a goal, more…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Social Development, Emotional Development, Instructional Leadership
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Smith, Max O.; Giugliano, Andrew; DeOrio, Andrew – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2018
Contribution: This paper provides evidence for the benefits of pair programming early in the curriculum on student performance later in the curriculum. It also confirms the short term benefits of partnerships at scale. Background: Engineers often work in teams, both in industry and in academia. Previous work has shown that partnered programming…
Descriptors: Programming, Teamwork, Computer Science Education, Grade Point Average
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Black, Trevor S.; Jamieson-Proctor, Romina – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The first year experience of students studying at higher education institutions has been intensively studied over the past forty years (Nelson & Clarke, 2014). Much has been learnt, but institutions are continuing to face unacceptable levels of student withdrawal. Concerns have been raised that the constructs on which previous studies have…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, College Freshmen, Withdrawal (Education)
Maness, Jennifer Scoggins – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Face-to-face, online, and hybrid/blended course delivery methods have become the main methods of instruction in community colleges. This study examined the effects of different course delivery methods (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online) on students' final course grades and course withdrawals in an introductory Biology course. The effects of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Distance Education, Blended Learning
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