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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert – Research in Higher Education, 2012
Women, on average, outnumber men and are more successful in higher education. A literature overview showed that these differences may be explained by gender differences in learner characteristics, by external factors and by institutional factors. This study aims to explain gender differences in higher education in more detail by focusing on one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Gender Differences, Role
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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert; Blom, Sarah – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2006
Study careers of minority students in Dutch higher education are still less successful compared with the careers of majority students. Minority students still seem to experience more difficulties than majority students. Vincent Tinto's twin concepts of academic and social integration are used here to explore the experiences of minority and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, Social Integration, Engineering
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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert – Higher Education, 1998
Two theories of learning (Vermunt's learning conceptions and Baxter Magolda's ways of knowing and patterns of reasoning) are compared using a general perspective and a gender perspective, with the aim of combining and extending them. Comparison suggests a number of relationships between theories on a conceptual level, but these could not be…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes, Epistemology
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Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert – Educational Psychology, 1997
Summarizes the results of a study of 432 adult secondary students. The study examined the relationship between learning style, gender identity of the student, the subject taught, and the gender of the teacher. Multivariate techniques reveal gender identity to be the most significant factor in learning style differences. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Restructuring, Cognitive Style