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Perry, Justin C.; Fisher, Alexandra L.; Caemmerer, Jacqueline M.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Poklar, Ashley E. – Youth & Society, 2018
Self-regulation is a well-known construct in educational and psychological research, as it is often related to academic success and well-being. Drawing from criticisms of a lack of context applied to the investigation of this construct, the current study examined the multi-dimensional role of social support (teachers, parents, peers) and coping…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Coping, Self Management, Independent Study
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Nadeau, Line; Oslejskova, Eva; Tessier, Réjean – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
A number of studies report that from the first years of life, preterm children have more difficulty self-regulating and communicating in their social group. If these children show signs of difficulty adjusting socially, the question then is whether or not these problems continue and persist over time. The objective is to observe the combined…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Social Adjustment, Social Isolation, Aggression
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Geukes, Katharina; van Zalk, Maarten; Back, Mitja D. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
While personality is relatively stable over time, it is also subject to change across the entire lifespan. On a macro-analytical level, empirical research has identified patterns of normative and differential development that are affected by biological and environmental factors, specific life events, and social role investments. On a…
Descriptors: Personality Development, Models, Individual Differences, Objectives
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Avogadro, Paolo; Calegari, Silvia; Dominoni, Matteo Alessandro – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: A social learning management system (social LMS) is a tool which favors social interactions and allows scholastic institutions to supervise and guide the learning process. The inclusion of the social feature to a "normal" LMS leads to the creation of educational social networks (EduSN), where the students interact and learn. The…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Learning Processes, Socialization, Classification
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Bokel Reis, Cláudia Maria; Dos Santos, William Soares – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
In times of several criticisms of free public schooling and resistance to social and authorial transformation of teacher and teaching education, a dialogical and critical perspective towards teacher education has become of paramount relevance. By looking at student-teacher memoirs of formation, the researchers examine transformative movements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Apprenticeships, Student Teachers
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Grady, Rebecca K.; La Touche, Rachel; Oslawski-Lopez, Jamie; Powers, Alyssa; Simacek, Kristina – Teaching Sociology, 2014
Graduate students occupy social positions within institutions of higher education that are rife with role strain and, relative to broader power relations within these institutions, are marginalized. In this study, we inquire how the social positions and concomitant roles of graduate students shape their mental health experiences, investigating…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Stress Variables, Power Structure, Social Status
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Herman, Chaya; Meki Kombe, Charity L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
International doctoral students' sojourn encompasses three transitional processes: to the new country, to the university and to a new academic identity as a researcher in a specific discipline. This article examines the role of social networks in facilitating these transitions for international doctoral students at one South African university. It…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Identity, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk; Whitelock, Denise – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
As universities worldwide rapidly internationalise, higher education classrooms have become unique spaces for collaboration between students from different countries. One common way to encourage collaboration between diverse peers is through group work. However, previous research has highlighted that cross-cultural group work can be challenging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Ke, Fengfeng; Moon, Jewoong – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Using OpenSimulator, we constructed a 3D virtual playground that affords competition-themed social gaming, role-play gaming and design-themed architectural gaming among high-functioning autistic (HFA) children. A mixed-method, multi-case study was conducted to examine the association between the game task and setting features, learners'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Computer Simulation, Role Playing, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dugas, Daryl – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Differentiated instruction is a set of strategies to help teachers meet each child where he or she is in order to improve students' engagement, lead them to do their best work, and maximize their success. This article describes a differentiated classroom management approach based in group dynamics which focuses on the development of group norms…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Individualized Instruction
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Muzika, Keaton C.; Hudyma, Aaron; Garriott, Patton O.; Santiago, Dana; Morse, Jessica – Journal of Career Development, 2019
The present study examined the role of social class in the career decision-making of undergraduate students attending a private university. Grounded theory was used to describe the process of social class and undergraduates' career interests and plans. Interviews with undergraduate students (N = 21) resulted in four categories and 13 axial codes.…
Descriptors: Social Class, Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making
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Plater, William M. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Higher education serves as an agent of social change that plays a significant role in the development of socially conscious and engaged students. The duty higher education has toward society, the role for-profit educational institutions play in enhancing the public good, and the prospect of making social change an element of these providers'…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civics, Higher Education, Private Colleges
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Chuang, Szu-Fang – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This study was designed to explore and define key factors that deter women from participating in continuing professional development (CPD) in the workplace. Four dimensions of deterrents that are caused by women's social roles, gender inequality and gender dimensions are discussed: family and time constraints, cost and work constraints, lack of…
Descriptors: Females, Barriers, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development
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Zorza, Juan P.; Marino, Julián; Acosta Mesas, Alberto – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2019
In this study, we explored the predictive role of behavioral measures of Executive Functions (EFs) and a self-report measure of Effortful Control (EC) on the academic performance of early adolescents. We also analyzed the mediating role of self-reported empathy and social behavior rated by peers (i.e., prosocial behavior and social preference) and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Executive Function, Measurement Techniques, Social Behavior
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Hecking, Tobias; Chounta, Irene-Angelica; Hoppe, H. Ulrich – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2017
To further develop rich and expressive ways of modelling roles of contributors in discussion forums of online courses, particularly in MOOCs, networks of forum users are analyzed based on the relations of information-giving and information-seeking. Specific connection patterns that appear in the information exchange networks of forum users are…
Descriptors: Role Models, Group Discussion, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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