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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Suhre, Cor; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cooperative learning may improve students' motivation, understanding of course concepts, and academic performance. This study therefore enhanced a cooperative, group-project learning technique with technology resources to determine whether doing so improved students' deep learning and performance. A sample of 118 engineering students, randomly…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Hsieh, Pei-Hsun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study combined the gamification element and an interactive response system (IRS) in the development of a gamified IRS, and examined its effects on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, engagement, and attention of junior high school students when learning English. The quasi-experimental research method comprised the scales for measuring…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Audience Response Systems, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Belge Can, Hatice; Boz, Yezdan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigates the effect of structuring cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach on grade 9 students' understanding the concepts of mixtures and their motivation, compared with traditional instruction. Among six classes of a high school, two of them were randomly assigned to cooperative learning group where students were…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Motivation, Grade 9, Comparative Analysis
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Song, Donglei; Ju, Ping; Xu, Hao – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Many gamification designs in education do effectively mobilize students to some extent. Yet, there is still very little research to account for the specific influence on each student. It is essential to determine whether the students can be engaged by gamification in terms of various psychological factors. In this paper, the game element point was…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Games, Games, Learner Engagement
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Seo, Hyojeong; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Palmer, Susan B.; Little, Todd D. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2015
Given the emphasis on promoting self-determination in the field of special education and the corresponding use of scales to measure self-determination in research and practice, it is important to examine whether widely used self-determination assessments measure the same constructs among and between students from different disability categories.…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Determination, Special Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Zhang, Qin – Communication Teacher, 2014
Enthusiasm is widely regarded as one of the most essential and desirable qualities and characteristics of effective teachers. This study is designed to assess the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student classroom engagement, learning goal orientation, and academic self-efficacy. Participants include 165 college students enrolled in basic…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Learner Engagement, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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Vrieling, Emmy; Stijnen, Sjef; Bastiaens, Theo – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Many recent studies have stressed the importance of teacher candidates' (TCs) self-regulated learning (SRL) skills for successful learning. Because of the promising consequences of SRL for academic performance, teacher educators (TEs) are encouraged to increase TCs' SRL opportunities in educational programs. Because of the difficulty and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Yong, Darryl; Levy, Rachel; Lape, Nancy – PRIMUS, 2015
Flipped classrooms have the potential to improve student learning and metacognitive skills as a result of increased time for active learning and group work and student control over pacing, when compared with traditional lecture-based courses. We are currently running a 4-year controlled study to examine the impact of flipping an Introductory…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Zeichner, Orit – Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This paper deals with the field of "feedback intervention" in a distance learning environment. The study examines the influences of two types of feedback: cognitive content-oriented feedback designed to meet the student's cognitive needs relating to the curriculum, and non-cognitive feedback that refers to motivational-affective aspects…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Student Motivation
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Yilmaz, Ramazan; Yurdugül, Halil – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to find out the level of cyberloafing behaviors of the students in information technologies (IT) classrooms; and to examine the relationship between cyberloafing behaviors and the psycho-social perceptions, attitudes and motivation for the courses and learning strategies. Correlational method was utilized; and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Behavior, Correlation
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Suárez, José Manuel; Fernández, Ana Patricia; Zamora, Ángela – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: The debate over the education of immigrant pupils relative to native Spanish students is currently a hot topic, but very little research has been undertaken in this area in Spain. The objective of this study was to detect certain possible differences in motivation and strategies between immigrant and Spanish pupils, and also between…
Descriptors: Immigration, Motivation, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation
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Hatami, Ali – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
In this study, the effects of teacher assistants' collaborative learning and learners' self-assessment on self-regulation and academic achievement at high levels have been investigated. Collaborative learning teaching method (Jigsaw and teacher assistant) is used for one group and the other group had also the same as well as learners'…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Metacognition, Geometry, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Yamada, Masanori; Goda, Yoshiko; Matsuda, Takeshi; Kato, Hiroshi; Miyagawa, Hiroyuki – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This research aims to investigate the relationship among the awareness of self-regulated learning (SRL), procrastination, and learning behaviors in blended learning environment. One hundred seventy nine freshmen participated in this research, conducted in the blended learning style class using learning management system. Data collection was…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Learning Strategies, Time Management, Student Behavior
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Agbaria, Qutaiba Ali – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the link between learning motivation among teaching trainees and self-efficacy and the rate of participation in choosing the profession of teaching. The main assumptions: There will be a clear positive link between the rate of self-efficacy of students and academic motivation, with its various elements.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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