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Pyburn, Daniel T.; Pazicni, Samuel; Benassi, Victor A.; Tappin, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Past work has demonstrated that language comprehension ability correlates with general chemistry course performance with medium effect sizes. We demonstrate here that language comprehension's strong cognitive grounding can be used to inform effective and equitable pedagogies, namely, instructional interventions that differentially aid low-skilled…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Intervention, Limited English Speaking, Instructional Design
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Research in Higher Education, 2006
To what extent do students and teachers hold similar beliefs about excellent teaching? Do differences in beliefs have practical implications (e.g., how students rate their teachers on end-of-semester evaluation forms)? In Study 1, undergraduate students (N=414) and faculty members (N=128) responded to questionnaires assessing their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Lecture Method
Benassi, Victor A.; Larson, Kathryn M. – 1974
The behavior modification literature dealing with parent-child interaction has focused on training parents to modify their children's behavior. However, there is ample data which demonstrates that in ongoing social interactions between parents and children, children and parents control the behavior of one another. The viewpoint is offered that a…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Change Agents, Child Role
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
Study profiled excellent lecturers and discussion leaders from the perspective of 30 undergraduate students. As predicted, level of instructor interpersonal skills, focus on student personal/professional growth and on encouraging independent thinking/research were rated highly and considered more characteristic of excellent discussion leaders than…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Communication Skills
Benassi, Victor A.; Benassi, Barbara J. – Rehabilitation Literature, 1973
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Operant Conditioning
Knoth, Russell L.; Benassi, Victor A. – 1987
The purpose of the study was to determine whether students had knowledge of the extension rule (the conjunction of two or more events cannot be greater than the probability of any one of those events) and understanding of conjunction by giving a test of multiplicative probabilities. Involved were 598 students enrolled in introductory psychology…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational Research, Error Patterns, Higher Education
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Benassi, Victor A.; Fernald, Peter S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
While most college and university professors spend more time teaching than doing research, most graduate programs emphasize research rather than preparation for teaching. Describes a doctoral program in psychology that prepares students to be both researchers and teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs, Educational Strategies
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Reports on a study of 64 university faculty and 1,706 students on the relationship between teacher self-disclosure and student classroom participation. Finds that teacher self-disclosure is positively associated with students' willingness to participate in class discussions. Calls for further research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation