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Smith, Kasee L.; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Understanding methods for effectively instructing STEM education concepts is essential in the current climate of education (Freeman, Marginson, & Tyler 2014). Kolb's experiential learning theory (ELT) outlines four specific modes of learning, based on preferences for grasping and transforming information. This quasi-experimental study was…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, STEM Education
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Harvey, Kristin Emilia; Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Jackson, Karen Moran – Journal of Experimental Education, 2016
The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of discrepancies between teachers' perceptions of students' motivation and students' reports of their motivation on math and English grades and to identify possible gender and ethnic differences. Participants included 215 low-income, ethnic-minority students and their teachers in academically…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Urban Schools
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this study, the authors employed a quasi-experimental research design to examine the efficacy of a cooperative learning pedagogy (i.e., think-pair-share exercises) integrated into sections of microeconomic principles. Materials, exercises, and assessment instruments for all study sections are identical except for the nature of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Microeconomics, Educational Principles
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Cranmore, Jeff; Tunks, Jeanne – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
While there is little doubt that engaging in musical or mathematical activities stimulates brain activity at high levels and that increased student involvement fosters a greater learning environment, questions remain about whether musical ability and mathematics performance are related. This study took a qualitative approach that allowed 24 high…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Music Activities, Multiple Intelligences
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Ho, Sarah P.; Odom, Summer F. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Students (N = 313) in undergraduate leadership degree programs at Texas A&M University were surveyed to determine their leadership mindset using hierarchical and systemic thinking preferences. Significant differences in thinking were found between gender and academic classification. Male leadership students scored greater in hierarchical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Leadership Training, Academic Degrees
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Beale, Elmus G.; Tarwater, Patrick M.; Lee, Vaughan H. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014
Embryology is integrated into the Clinically Oriented Anatomy course at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Before 2008, the same instructor presented embryology in 13 face-to-face lectures distributed by organ systems throughout the course. For the 2008 and 2009 offerings of the course, a hybrid embryology…
Descriptors: Embryology, Anatomy, Medical Education, Online Courses
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Orange, Carolyn; Ramalho, Elizabeth Murakami – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2013
Introduction: Postsecondary remedial education is a major problem for Higher Education affecting retention rates, degree completion rates and cost of enrollment. Identification of students who are underprepared for managing the rigors of college and who would benefit from early intervention is necessary to reduce the need for postsecondary…
Descriptors: African American Students, Remedial Instruction, Identification, College Preparation
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Radcliffe, Rich A.; Bos, Beth – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Trends among adolescents continue to be discouraging in terms of career and college readiness based on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement reports and high school graduation rate data. In response, this article presents five goals and eight strategies we have engaged in during a seven-year research study focused on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Preparation, Career Development
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Miller, Scott T.; James, C. Renee – Astronomy Education Review, 2011
We present results of a two-semester study to determine whether the inclusion of basic animation techniques in PowerPoint presentations provides an additional learning aid, inhibits learning, or has no effect on student learning for students in an introductory astronomy course. We found that (1) students perceive that animated slides are…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Introductory Courses, College Science, Science Instruction