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Soricone, Lisa; Endel, Barbara – Jobs for the Future, 2019
The purpose of this implementation report is to help community college leaders, foundations, and public education policymakers understand the impact that nudges have on student success, especially for students from populations that typically have low rates of college completion. The promising results of the NTSS [Nudging to STEM Success]…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Effectiveness
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Sinha, Tanmay; Kapur, Manu; West, Robert; Catasta, Michele; Hauswirth, Matthias; Trninic, Dragan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Unscaffolded problem-solving before receiving instruction can give students opportunities to entertain their exploratory hypotheses at the expense of experiencing initial failures. Prior literature has argued for the efficacy of such preparatory activities in preparing students to learn from instruction. Despite growing understanding of the…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving, Failure, Success
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Fantuzzo, John P.; Dixon, Mark – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Teacher candidates are being educated in a political and economic context that calls the value of their professional preparation into question. What is more, a rising generation of teacher candidates has only experienced education during the Era of Corporate School Reform, meaning, the political aims of public education were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foundations of Education, Educational Theories
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Sherr, Goldie; Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The intensive nature of gateway biology courses often results in poor student performance. This issue can be resolved with the usage of the flipped classroom method. Our application of this model to a human anatomy and physiology course increased the retention and passing rates. However, the beneficial effects of flipping a classroom can be…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Biology, Homework
O'Hara, Ross E. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The majority of college students were largely disappointed by remote learning this past spring, with many reporting a strong preference for in-person instruction. Bearing in mind the low expectations that many students carried into online courses this fall, what advice can be given to help them succeed in this final month? As colleges across New…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education, Student Attitudes
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Monaghan, David B.; Hawkins, Jamie; Hernandez, Anthony – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Prior research has discussed high school counselors' role in students' experience, but counselors' understandings of their work and of students has received little commentary. We interviewed counselors in a high-poverty, low-performing urban school district in which two structural elements shape how counselors make sense of their work. First,…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty
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Inkelaar, Tom; Simpson, Ormond – Open Learning, 2015
Graduation rates in distance higher education are low compared with full-time higher education--often less than 20% compared with full-time UK rates of around 80%--the "distance education deficit". In the University of London International Programmes, the difference between the face-to-face graduation rate of 61.5% and the distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Higher Education, Graduation Rate
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Henke, Linda – Educational Leadership, 2011
In Maplewood Richmond Height, Missouri, the Teacher Home Visit Program has become a crucial component of the district's success. At the end of the first semester of the 2010-11 school year, discipline referrals were down 45 percent, and parent attendance at each school's first open house was up by almost 20 percent. Attendance is nudging up as…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Home Visits, Training, Family School Relationship
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Nist, Sherrie L.; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
Theories of epistemological beliefs focus on individuals' perceptions about what knowledge is and where knowledge comes from. These beliefs are part of, and may in fact direct, the cognitive processes involved in learning. Research stemming from these theories offers varied explanations as to how beliefs relate to student learning and academic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Cognitive Processes, Learning Strategies