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British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
This report examines transfer student pathways and performance from British Columbia (BC) Transfer System institutions into BC's public research-intensive universities: Royal Roads University (RRU), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Thompson Rivers University (TRU), University of British Columbia (UBC), University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, College Credits
Lambert-Maberly, Ashley – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2010
This newsletter summarizes the results from five reports commissioned by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) that profiled the academic experiences and demographics of BC college transfer students: those students who transferred from a BC college, university college, or institute to a BC university during the period…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Foreign Countries, Grade Point Average, College Admission
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Griffiths, Vivienne; Thompson, Simon; Hryniewicz, Liz – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
This paper focuses on the professional and academic development of mid-career teacher educators from two universities in England. The objectives of the study were to analyse and compare the career experiences of teacher educators; in particular, to identify stages of development, landmark events and contextual factors affecting professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Professional Identity
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Thompson, Christine; Gabriel, Florence; Leonard, Simon – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2020
The authors explore how collaborative assessment design is an often overlooked but valid opportunity for professional learning. The article examines how student feedback and a well-designed assessment can reveal potential improvements to the teaching and learning of fractions.
Descriptors: Teacher Made Tests, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Mathematics Tests
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Valentine, Jeffrey C.; Thompson, Simon G. – Research Synthesis Methods, 2013
Background: Confounding caused by selection bias is often a key difference between non-randomized studies (NRS) and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions. Key methodological issues: In this third paper of the series, we consider issues relating to the inclusion of NRS in systematic reviews on the effects of interventions. We discuss…
Descriptors: Research Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Intervention, Bias
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Griffiths, Vivienne; Thompson, Simon; Hryniewicz, Liz – Professional Development in Education, 2010
With ongoing research assessment in higher education and the introduction of master's-level work in initial teacher education, the growing need for teacher educators to develop research identities is discussed in relation to mentoring and support in two universities. Twelve interviews--with three teacher educators and three research mentors from…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Educators, Barriers, Career Change
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Shaw, Liz; Nunns, Michael; Briscoe, Simon; Anderson, Rob; Thompson Coon, Jo – Research Synthesis Methods, 2021
The short time frame associated with rapid reviews can be challenging for researchers conducting qualitative evidence synthesis. In these circumstances a Best-Fit Framework Synthesis, drawing upon existing theory and/or research, may be conducted to rapidly make sense of qualitative evidence. This article discusses a "Rapid Best-Fit"…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Qualitative Research, Evidence, Literature Reviews
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Griffin, Darren K.; Mitchell, David; Thompson, Simon J. – Computers & Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of audio-visual synchrony in podcasting and its possible pedagogical benefits. "Synchrony" in this study refers to the simultaneous playback of audio and video data streams, so that the transitions between presentation slides occur at "lecturer chosen" points in the audio commentary.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Classification, Learning Experience, Lecture Method
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Pennycook, Gordon; Trippas, Dries; Handley, Simon J.; Thompson, Valerie A. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2014
Base-rate neglect refers to the tendency for people to underweight base-rate probabilities in favor of diagnostic information. It is commonly held that base-rate neglect occurs because effortful (Type 2) reasoning is required to process base-rate information, whereas diagnostic information is accessible to fast, intuitive (Type 1) processing…
Descriptors: Probability, Intuition, Cognitive Processes, Physicians
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Thompson, James; Houston, Don; Dansie, Kathryn; Rayner, Timothy; Pointon, Timothy; Pope, Simon; Cayetano, Anthea; Mitchell, Brad; Grantham, Hugh – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
The mistakes made when attempting tasks often prove to be some of the most invaluable learning experiences. Despite this, outcome and results driven assessment formats largely penalise student performance errors or reward students who succeed by chance. The consequences of this paradigm are visible effects on student relationships with assessment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Bachelors Degrees, Medical Students
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Schultz, Madeleine; Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Bailey, Chantal H.; Bedford, Simon B.; Dargaville, Tim R.; O'Brien, Glennys; Tasker, Roy; Thompson, Christopher D.; Williams, Mark; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
A multi-institution collaborative team of Australian chemistry education researchers, teaching a total of over 3000 first year chemistry students annually, has explored a tool for diagnosing students' prior conceptions as they enter tertiary chemistry courses. Five core topics were selected and clusters of diagnostic items were assembled linking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Chemistry, Diagnostic Tests
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Morsanyi, Kinga; Handley, Simon J. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2012
When people evaluate syllogisms, their judgments of validity are often biased by the believability of the conclusions of the problems. Thus, it has been suggested that syllogistic reasoning performance is based on an interplay between a conscious and effortful evaluation of logicality and an intuitive appreciation of the believability of the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Intuition, Evaluation, Validity
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Wilksch, Simon M.; Wade, Tracey D. – Psychological Assessment, 2012
Thin-ideal (or media) internalization is an important eating disorder risk factor that has become a central target of many prevention programs. However, evidence for its valid assessment in young, mixed-gender, adolescent samples is limited, and the current study is the first to explore the psychometric properties of the 30-item Sociocultural…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Grade 8
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Isman, Aytekin; Dabaj, Fahme – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2003
Technology shows a fast development thus affecting our social life in management, banking, education and so forth. Therefore, educators should respect scientific and technological developments. Taking into consideration the fact that most education reform leaders recognized that technology is just a sideshow and that education is an eternal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses
Simon, Jennifer L.; Thompson, Rachel H. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2006
There is a growing trend toward later toilet training of typically developing children. This trend is a problem for caregivers and professionals who work with young children, because it is associated with a number of costs and health risks in child-care settings. Results of a recent study (Tarbox, Williams, & Friman, 2004) suggest that wearing…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Toilet Training, Child Caregivers, Child Development
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