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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Garett, Renee; Young, Sean D. – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
Internet users are searching for healthcare-related information at unprecedented rates. However, health researchers and providers have only just begun to utilize new technologies to deliver medical education online and through smartphone-based applications. Gamification, an increasingly popular method to produce positive behavioral change, has…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Health Education, Educational Games
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Lanning, Beth A.; Baier, Margaret E. Matyastik; Ivey-Hatz, Julie; Krenek, Nancy; Tubbs, Jack D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Quality of life assessments were used in this study to determine the behavioral changes of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who participated in equine assisted activities. Behavioral changes of children with ASD participating in 9 weeks of equines assisted activities (EAA) (N = 10) were compared to behavioral changes of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children
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Briskin-Luchinsky, Valeria; Tam, Shlomit; Shabbat, Schlomit; Hurwitz, Itay; Susswein, Abraham J. – Learning & Memory, 2018
A learning experience may lead to changes in behavior during the experience, and also to memory expressed at a later time. Are signals causing changes in behavior during the learning experience related to the formation and expression of memory? We examined this question, using learning that food is inedible in "Aplysia." Treatment of an…
Descriptors: Memory, Behavior Change, Animals, Food
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McLaughlin, Robin Gregory – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Shadow work may result in increased awareness and emotional and behavioral changes that influence the quality of life in the adult student. Using a semi-clinical, semi-structured, qualitative interview with 20 adult learners, this study investigated the role of shadow work following Kegan and Lahey's (2009) Immunity to Change (ITC) process in…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Development, Self Concept
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Koleros, Andrew; Mulkerne, Sean; Oldenbeuving, Mark; Stein, Danielle – American Journal of Evaluation, 2020
Despite a wide body of literature on the importance of program theory and the need to tackle complexity to improve international development programming, the use of program theory to underpin interventions aimed at facilitating change in complex systems remains a challenge for many program practitioners. The actor-based change framework offers a…
Descriptors: Theories, Intervention, Systems Approach, Change
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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Sermboonsang, Renus; Tansuhaj, Patriya Silpakit; Silpakit, Chatchawan; Chaisuwan, Chirawan – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
The authors focus on applying mindfulness-related concepts to business education by relying on transformational learning techniques for reducing impulse buying in a six-week Smart Consumer university class. A transformational learning program was designed including activities in the classroom as well as outside activities. They incorporated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Transformative Learning, Consumer Economics, Self Control
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Hosek, Angela M.; Waldbuesser, Caroline; Mishne, Eric; Frisby, Brandi N. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
The present study used qualitative analysis of 259 students' positive and negative experiences in the basic course and the ways in which they responded to these events. Students described four negative experiences: poor academic performance, time management, communication apprehension, and teacher driven challenges and four positive experiences:…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Student Experience, Communication (Thought Transfer), Student Reaction
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Gomez-Lavin, Javier; Prinz, Jesse – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
Recent studies demonstrate a moral self effect: continuity in moral values is crucial to ascriptions of identity in and over time. Since Locke, personal identity has been referred to as a 'forensic' concept, meaning that it plays a role in attributions of moral responsibility. If moral values are crucial to identity over time, then perceived…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Self Concept, Crime, Attribution Theory
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Hurwitz, Sarah; Ryan, Tybytha; Kennedy, Daniel P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Adolescents with autism often experience pronounced difficulties with social communication, and novel interventions designed to improve core abilities are greatly needed. This study examines if providing immediate video feedback, an extension of video self-modeling, can aid adolescents with autism to self-identify strengths and irregularities from…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Technology
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Ruggieri, Dominique G.; Bass, Sarah Bauerle; Alhajji, Mohammed; Gordon, Thomas F. – Journal of School Nursing, 2020
Half of U.S. states measure students' body mass index (BMI), with many communicating that information to parents through a "BMI report card" or notification letter. School nurses are usually responsible for implementing these programs and communicating results to parents. The purpose of this study was to understand parents' perceptions…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Body Composition, Screening Tests, School Nurses
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Gawlik-Kobylinska, Malgorzata; Walkowiak, Wladyslaw; Maciejewski, Pawel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
This article aims to analyze the potential of new technologies in the area of green chemistry didactics. When viewed through the lens of systems thinking, the use of these ubiquitous tools can be a driving force for the development of a sustainable world because of their global use and reach. The authors concentrate on flat e-learning platforms,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Conservation (Environment)
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Maupin, Angela N.; Roginiel, Aliya C.; Rutherford, Helena J. V.; Mayes, Linda C. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
The transition to parenthood marks a significant developmental period for the mother. Clinical and preclinical studies evidence neural and hormonal changes that support maternal behavior that is critical to infant survival and development. These changes suggest marked plasticity as a result of reproduction in the mother. Furthermore, multiple…
Descriptors: Child Care, Neuropsychology, Family Size, Mothers
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Schaffer, Eugene; Stringfield, Samuel; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta – Journal of Classroom Interaction, 2017
Two years after participating in a replication of the Stallings Effective Use of Time (EUOT) Program, ten teachers were re-observed and interviewed to determine the extent to which they had maintained the measured changes in their behavior patterns. Subjects were selected for the follow-up from a 27 EUOT teacher sample based on having exhibited…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Teacher Behavior, Followup Studies, Inservice Teacher Education
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