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Hanshaw, Larry G. – College Student Journal, 2012
This study sought to determine how students would describe their group-only cooperative testing experiences in terms of key elements of cooperative learning often cited in the literature. Written comments of 159 graduate students were analyzed and 26 related categories of comments were derived from 495 statements of students enrolled in two…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Abdulahi, Mohammed Mussa; Hashim, Hakim; Kawo, Mohammed – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The purpose of this action research is to improve the achievement of students in general and, to examine the perception of students and teachers about cooperative learning, to identify major factors affecting the implementation of cooperative learning and to identify the possible strategies used to improve cooperative learning in Madawalabu…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Natural Resources, Cooperative Learning, Achievement Gains
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Donnelly, Julie; Hernández, Florencio E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Physical chemistry students often have negative perceptions and low expectations for success in physical chemistry, attitudes that likely affect their performance in the course. Despite the results of several studies indicating increased positive perception of physical chemistry when active learning strategies are used, a recent survey of faculty…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes
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Rangvid, Beatrice Schindler – Education Economics, 2018
Using large scale survey data, I document substantial differences in behavioural engagement (defined as involvement in academic and social activities, cooperative participation in learning, and motivation and effort) and emotional engagement levels (defined as a sense of belonging and well-being at school) between students with and without special…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Student Surveys
Alubthne, Fawzia O. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning has been steadily growing and become an essential part of the higher educational systems in Saudi Arabia (Al-Shehri, 2010). The main purpose of this study is to explore students' perspectives about the quality elements required for online courses developed by Saudi Electronic University (SEU)--the first university in Saudi Arabia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori Ann; Alvarez, Adam J.; Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we focus on connections between and among teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, classroom management practices, and the cradle to prison pipeline. Drawing from Bandura's (1986) theorization of self-efficacy, we discuss how teachers' beliefs shape their classroom management practices and how these beliefs and practices can be essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Influences
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Laumann, Daniel – Physics Teacher, 2017
Magnetism and its various applications are essential for our daily life and for many technological developments. The term "magnetism" is almost always used as a synonym for ferromagnetism. However, the magnetic properties of the elements of the periodic table indicate that the vast majority of elements are not ferromagnetic, but rather,…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Magnets, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016
The "FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality, New Mexico's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS)," provides early childhood program personnel with the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their program. These quality improvements focus on children's growth, development, and learning--so that each…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, State Aid, Educational Improvement
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Duran Gisbert, David; Corcelles Seuba, Mariona; Flores Coll, Marta – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Despite its relevance and evidence support, Cooperative Learning (CL) is a challenge for all educational systems due to the difficulties in its implementation. The objective of this study is to identify the effect of Primary Education initial teacher training in the prediction of future CL use. Two groups of 44 and 45 students were conceptually…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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Magana, Alejandra J.; Seah, Ying Ying; Thomas, Paul – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Agile methods such as Scrum that emphasize technical, communication, and teamwork skills have been practiced by IT professionals to effectively deliver software products of good quality. The same methods combined with pedagogies of engagement can potentially be used in the setting of higher education to promote effective group learning in software…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Class Activities, Design, Teaching Methods
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Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter focuses on the process of learning in health professions education (HPE) in terms of key issues that shape HPE learning and essential strategies for promoting and facilitating learning among professionals.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Health Education, Medical Education, Skill Development
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Fautch, Jessica M.; Foresman, James B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Introductory science courses serve a population of students in the major (i.e., chemistry) as well as those students outside the discipline (i.e., premed, biology, engineering). In an effort to help this diverse population of students connect personally with the content of the course, we sought ways to include student-centered activities, provide…
Descriptors: College Science, Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Student Centered Learning
Yagcioglu, Ozlem – Online Submission, 2016
In the EFL, ESL, ESP and in the ELT classes, students are taught their courses with different kinds of methods and approaches. Cognitive learning styles are the most essential styles in foreign language education. In this paper, the positive effects of cognitive learning styles will be handled. The benefits of these styles will be highlighted.…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Educational Games
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Towaf, Siti Malikhah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Learning can be observed from three-dimensions called: effectiveness, efficiency, and attractiveness of learning. Careful study carried out by analyzing the learning elements of the system are: input, process, and output. Lesson study is an activity designed and implemented as an effort to improve learning in a variety of dimensions. "Lesson…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, History Instruction, Educational Research
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