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Derado, Josip; Garner, Mary L.; Tran, Thu-Hang – PRIMUS, 2016
Students' abilities and interests vary dramatically in the college mathematics classroom. How do we teach all of these students effectively? In this paper, we present the Point Reward System (PRS), a new method of assessment that addresses this problem. We designed the PRS with three main goals in mind: to increase the retention rates; to keep all…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Student Diversity, Academic Ability
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Oxley, Laura – Psychology of Education Review, 2018
Managing behaviour in schools is a key consideration for senior school leaders. It is a topic that often draws attention in the media and is a major cause of stress for teaching staff. The case study reported in this article forms the pilot study for a larger piece of PhD research which includes interviews with senior school leaders from around…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Masukume, Gwinyai – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Do academics, both directly and indirectly involved with healthcare, have a moral mandate to ensure that Wikipedia has the most accurate, up-to-date and understandable information? From the perspective of a physician who is also a long-time Wikipedia editor, the ethical, moral, and power dynamics of the medical community's interaction with…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Peer Evaluation, Periodicals, Financial Support
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Ganster, Daniel C.; Kiersch, Christa E.; Marsh, Rachel E.; Bowen, Angela – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2011
Even though reward systems play a central role in the management of organizations, their impact on stress and the well-being of workers is not well understood. We review the literature linking performance-based reward systems to various indicators of employee stress and well-being. Well-controlled experiments in field settings suggest that certain…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Rewards, Experiments, Well Being
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Peters, Scott J. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The number of economically vulnerable students in the United States is large and growing. In this article, we examine income-based excellence gaps and describe recent controversies in the definition and measurement of poverty, with an eye toward their application to gifted education and meeting the needs of talented, economically vulnerable…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Family Income, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
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Steel, Piers; MacDonnell, Rhiannon – Performance Improvement, 2012
At the heart of most performance management systems is a reward program. However, even when we are doing everything else right, rewards can go wrong. Here, we explore five ways that external incentives can damage performance, from destroying altruistic behavior to distracting people from the task. Fortunately, most of these downfalls are…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Personnel Management, Management Systems, Labor Force Development
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Miller, Kristine A. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2019
With roots in the Latin "curious", meaning "full of care or pains, careful, assiduous, inquisitive," the word "curiosity," like this forum on "Current Challenges to Honors Education," grows out of both the pain and promise of critical inquiry. This essay takes up the challenge of moving honors from the…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Universities, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Azman, Norzaini; Sirat, Morshidi; Pang, Vincent; Lai, Yew Meng; Govindasamy, Anantha Raman; Din, Wardatul Akmam – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
University-Industry Collaboration (UIC) has been identified as an essential item on Malaysia's agenda for transforming itself into knowledge and innovation-based economy. However, despite the efforts, most initiatives have had limited results. This paper reports on an explorative study that sought to understand the contemporary realities of UIC in…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Alshaikh, Abdulaziz M.; Bond, John B. – International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 2019
Self-efficacy and organizational citizenship behaviors in schools are critical to understanding interactions between principals and teachers. The main purpose of this research is to look for the relationship between principals' self-efficacy (PSE) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) of teachers. Theoretically, self-efficacy is rooted in…
Descriptors: Principals, Self Efficacy, Teacher Behavior, Correlation
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Payne, Ruth – Educational Review, 2015
The use of systems of rewards and sanctions within behaviour policies has now been adopted formally in UK schools. Such systems potentially represent competing theoretical ideas when considered alongside current approaches to teaching and learning. There is also opportunity for inconsistent use of rewards and sanctions resulting from the absence…
Descriptors: Rewards, Sanctions, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior
Chen, Peayton; Kuo, Rita; Chang, Maiga; Heh, Jia-Sheng – Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2017
The research team has developed a web-based multiplayer trading card game to allow teachers choosing cards as rewards for students who actively participate in discussions and classroom activities as well as perform well in terms of doing assignments and writing exams or quizzes. In order to verify the effectiveness of the use of in-game cards as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Games, Computer Simulation
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Bennett, Jessica Chalk; Neihaus, Elizabeth – Review of Higher Education, 2016
Early career faculty bring many expectations to the door-steps of their new academic homes. Yet such expectations are often left unsaid. Unfortunately, what is left unsaid can be a major factor in faculty departure. This study makes a distinct contribution to the departure literature by examining the psychological contracts and work expectations…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Expectation, Employment, Teaching (Occupation)
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Marshall, Andrew T.; Ostlund, Sean B. – Learning & Memory, 2018
Drug-paired cues acquire powerful motivational properties, but only lead to active drug-seeking behavior if they are potent enough to overwhelm the cognitive control processes that serve to suppress such urges. Studies using the Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer (PIT) task have shown that rats pretreated with cocaine or amphetamine exhibit…
Descriptors: Cues, Drug Use, Animals, Delay of Gratification
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Higgins, Ashleigh K.; Sluder, J. Brandon; Richards, Jessica M.; Buchanan, Alice M. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing disorder that is rarely addressed in the physical education setting. Through strategies of organization, offering a structured environment, and delivering a reward system to all students, students with ADHD can be provided a more familiar and comforting environment to avoid the side…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Physical Education, Student Needs, Educational Environment
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Moon, Man-Ki; Jahng, Surng-Gahb; Kim, Tae-Yong – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
The aim of this research was to construct a motivational model which would stimulate voluntary and proactive learning using digital game methods offering players more freedom and control. The theoretical framework of this research lays the foundation for a pedagogical learning model based on digital games. We analyzed the game reward system, which…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning, Models, Games
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