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Hennessey, Beth A. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2015
With the exception of research examining the productivity of teams, the empirical study of creativity was until recently almost exclusively focused at the level of the individual creator. Investigators and theorists typically chose to decontextualize the creative process and failed to include a consideration of anyone or anything beyond the person…
Descriptors: Creativity, Models, Systems Approach, Cultural Context
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Bi, Xuefei – Learning Environments Research, 2015
This study involved whether psychosocial aspects of English classroom environments had associations with the English learning motivation types of Chinese tertiary-level English majors based on a case study of approximate 1,000 English majors in their first 2 years at one of the key universities located in South China. Canonical correlation…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Lessard, Valérie; Larose, Simon; Duchesne, Stéphane – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine how mathematics tracking in high school (i.e., the practice of grouping students into basic or advanced sequences of courses) shapes students' perceived competence and their perception of the usefulness of their math courses. We hypothesized that the socioeducational environment of the math classroom (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Track System (Education), High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Cicuto, Camila Aparecida Tolentino; Torres, Bayardo Baptista – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
The Biochemistry: Biomolecules Structure and Metabolism course's goal is to promote meaningful learning through an active learning environment. Thus, study periods (SP) and discussion groups (DG) are used as a substitute for lecture classes. The goal of this study was to evaluate how this learning environment influences students' motivation (n =…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Environment, Biochemistry, Student Motivation
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Özhan, Seyma Çaglar; Kocadere, Selay Arkün – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2020
This study aimed to examine the factors that explain academic success in a gamified online learning environment considering flow, emotional engagement, and motivation. The gamified online learning environment was used by 40 undergraduate students, and the data gathered from them. A hypothetical path model showing the interaction of variables with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Games, Video Games, Psychological Patterns
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Dutta, Deborah; Chandrasekharan, Sanjay – Environmental Education Research, 2018
A key mandate of environment education (EE) is to motivate people to engage in environmentally responsible actions. However, school-based EE has not been successful in nurturing environmentally responsible actions in students. This is partly because of the information-oriented structure of current EE, which assumes that symbol-based knowledge…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Areas, Agricultural Occupations, Community Involvement
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Boudadi, Nadia Azzouz; Gutiérrez-Colón, Mar – The EUROCALL Review, 2020
This paper focuses on a fairly new motivational technique, the so-called Gamification, which consists of introducing game mechanics in non-game environments to promote motivation and engagement. By the turn of the 21rst century, Gamification took off in the business field and soon after became an attractive concept for researchers and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Databases, Meta Analysis
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Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Fatemi, Azar Hosseini; Choi, Charles W. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2016
This study examined willingness to communicate (WTC) in English among Iranian EFL learners in the classroom context. For this purpose, a second language willingness to communicate (L2WTC) model based on WTC theory (MacIntyre, Clément, Dörnyei, and Noels, 1998) and empirical studies was proposed and tested using structural equation modeling (SEM).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Vázquez, Juan Antonio Valdivia; Ramirez-Montoya, Maria Soledad; Gónzalez, Jaime Ricardo Valenzuela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Understanding factors promoting or preventing participants' completion of a massive open online course (MOOC) is an important research topic, as attrition rates remain high for this environment. Motivation and digital skills have been identified as aspects promoting student engagement in a MOOC, and they are considered necessary for success.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Energy Conservation, Sustainability
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Meriläinen, Matti – Quality in Higher Education, 2014
This study of a large sample (n = 3035) examined relationships between study-related burnout and components of the teaching-learning environment, achievement motivation and the perceived meaning of life. The overall model, tested with structural equation modelling, revealed that the factor of the teaching-learning environment correlated with both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Burnout, Educational Environment, Correlation
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Ullah, Raza; Iftikhar, Ifra; Yasmeen, Bushra – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2014
This study investigated the students? perceptions of the educational environment, approaches to learning, academic motivation and learning preferences at two universities in Lahore. Multistage random sampling procedure was used to draw samples from the two universities. The total sample consisted of 912 students; 570 students from one university…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Universities
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Crane, Bret D. – Management Teaching Review, 2017
Evidence suggests that student engagement in the classroom leads to improved learning outcomes. As a result, teachers of management have promoted ways to involve students through Socratic teaching methods, case-based pedagogy, and class discussion. These approaches to learning emphasize the use of questions to stimulate student engagement.…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teacher Attitudes
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Muola, J. M. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic achievement motivation and home environment among standard eight pupils. The study was carried out on 235 standard eight Kenyan pupils from six urban and rural primary schools randomly selected from Machakos district. Their age ranged between 13 and 17 years. Two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Family Environment, Questionnaires
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Maralani, Farnaz Mehdipour – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
This study investigated the mediation role of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in the relationship between creative educational environment and metacognitive self-regulation. Participants were 300 girls, selected randomly from the girl hostel in university of Tehran. Participants completed Akoal's creative educational environment questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Educational Environment, Metacognition
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Ozonur, Mesut; Yanpar-Yelken, Tugba; Sancar-Tokmak, Hatice – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study aims to compare the social presence and motivation of students taking a database II course using either the virtual world Second Life (SL) or the Enocta learning management system (LMS)/Adobe Connect. The study group consisted of 60 undergraduate sophomore students enrolled in a fully online computer programming program. Students were…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Programming, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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