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Tichnor-Wagner, Ariel; Harrison, Christopher; Cohen-Vogel, Lora – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2016
Purpose: Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Dziuban, Charles D.; Moskal, Patsy D.; Cassisi, Jeffrey; Fawcett, Alexis – Online Learning, 2016
This paper presents the results of a pilot study investigating the use of the Realizeit adaptive learning platform to deliver a fully online General Psychology course across two semesters. Through mutual cooperation, UCF and vendor (CCKF) researchers examined students' affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions to the system. Student survey…
Descriptors: Psychology, Online Courses, Affective Behavior, Student Surveys
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Zaragoza, Julien M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated differences between field-study classrooms and traditional science classrooms in terms of the learning environment and students' attitudes to science, as well as the differential effectiveness of field-study classrooms for students differing in sex and English proficiency. A modified version of selected scales from the What Is…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Field Studies
Askren, Joe – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how students described the curriculum in the Introduction to Food Production class and how they perceived the curriculum prepared them for their future in the hospitality industry. The exploratory questions that guided the study were how do students describe the experiential learning curriculum in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Hospitality Occupations, Curriculum, Guidelines
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Conner, Nathan W.; Rubenstein, Eric D.; DiBenedetto, Cathy A.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
To meet the needs of the 21st century student, college instructors have been challenged to transform their classrooms from passive to active, "minds-on" learning environments. This qualitative study examined an active learning approach known as a flipped classroom and sought to explore student perceptions of flipping a teaching methods…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Student Attitudes
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Clark, Renee; Kaw, Autar; Lou, Yingyan; Scott, Andrew; Besterfield-Sacre, Mary – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
With the literature calling for comparisons among technology-enhanced or active-learning pedagogies, a blended versus flipped instructional comparison was made for numerical methods coursework using three engineering schools with diverse student demographics. This study contributes to needed comparisons of enhanced instructional approaches in STEM…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Engineering Education
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Lima, Jonathan M.; Ivy, Sarah E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2017
This article describes and evaluates a technological approach to support a preservice teacher of visually impaired students with extremely low vision to conduct essential assessments for a learner with multiple disabilities and visual impairment with limited distraction to the child and classroom. The selected technology discussed here was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Specialists, Visual Impairments, Observation
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Oh, Hyunjoo; Polidan, Mary – Journal of Marketing Education, 2018
The retail industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Factors such as technological advancement and evolving consumer demands have forced companies to rethink their traditional approaches to retail. Retailers have since embraced data-driven strategies with real-time implementation to stay relevant in this complex, ever-changing industry.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Critical Thinking
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Chopra, I.; O'Connor, J.; Pancho, R.; Chrzanowski, M.; Sandi-Urena, S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the experience of a cohort of students exposed consecutively to two substantially different environments in their General Chemistry Laboratory programme. To this end, the first semester in a traditional expository programme was followed by a semester in a cooperative, problem-based, multi-week format. The focus…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, College Students, Chemistry
Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
De Witt, Randall Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The specific problem addressed by this study was to understand those experiences well-prepared students undertake to become career ready as they position themselves for post-graduation employment. The majority of college students experience post-graduation employment challenges. The exception are those better prepared graduates with co-curricular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Career Readiness, Case Studies
Nelson, Clovis Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore how a group of at-risk youth in a South Florida alternative high school experienced a freehand visual arts drawing lesson as a learning portal to the teaching of the basic principles of geometry. These young people were completely devoid of interest in and failed to understand basic geometrical concepts.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Art Education
Dou, Remy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This collected papers dissertation explores students' academic interactions in an active learning, introductory physics settings as they relate to the development of physics self-efficacy and interest. The motivation for this work extends from the national call to increase participation of students in the pursuit of science, technology,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physics, Science Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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Adamski, Aurora; Fraser, Barry J.; Peiro, Maria M. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
We investigated relationships between students' perceptions of parental involvement in schooling, their Spanish classroom environment and student outcomes (attitudes and achievement). Modified Spanish versions of the What Is Happening In this Class?, Test of Spanish-Related Attitudes-L[subscript 1], a parental involvement questionnaire and a…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Correlation
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Chini, Jacquelyn J.; Straub, Carrie L.; Thomas, Kevin H. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
Undergraduate students are increasingly being used to support course transformations that incorporate research-based instructional strategies. While such students are typically selected based on strong content knowledge and possible interest in teaching, they often do not have previous pedagogical training. The current training models make use of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Physics, Science Process Skills
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