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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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Shannon, David; Salisbury-Glennon, Jill; Shores, Melanie – Journal of Research in Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning strategies used by ethnically diverse learners and to investigate the relationships among the constructs of classroom goal structure, achievement goal orientation, motivation and self-regulated learning in an ethnically diverse population of fourth and fifth grade learners (n = 396). Goal…
Descriptors: Correlation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Metacognition
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Estepp, Christopher M.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Recent reports have indicated that many undergraduate students have become unmotivated and unengaged in the learning process. As a result, calls have been made for instructors in higher education to implement classroom interventions to help better engage students in the learning process. Research has shown that creating a hospitable learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Expectation
Forjan, Nadya Enamorado – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Academic achievement and the constructs that have been recently proposed as relevant to help students organize their study habits independently and effectively when taking online courses is important in the evaluation of the quality of student performance in higher education. Evaluating learner differences and how these differences affect…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Psychology
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Vásquez-Colina, María D.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Furner, Joseph M. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
This paper reports findings of a pilot study examining the feasibility of a research design to investigate how achievement goals relate to the construct of math anxiety. In addition, we also consider how other important achievement-related behaviors, like self-efficacy, help-seeking, and self-regulation, might also relate to students' math…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Help Seeking