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Neumann, David L. – College Student Journal, 2010
A surprising number of students in psychology, behavioral science, and related social science classes fail to appreciate the importance of biological mechanisms to understanding behavior. To help teachers promote this understanding, this paper outlines six sources of evidence. These are (a) phylogenetic, (b) genetic/developmental, (c) clinical,…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Brain, Psychology, Biology
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Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio; Alexander, Ralph; Stewart, Megan – College Student Journal, 2009
The current study is an extension of a previous investigation dealing with teacher greetings to students. The present investigation used teacher greetings with college students and academic performance (test scores). We report data using university students and in-class test performance. Students in introductory psychology who received teachers'…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychology, Teacher Student Relationship, Scores
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Uhumuavbi, P. O.; Mamudu, J. A. – College Student Journal, 2009
This study compared the effects of Programmed Instruction and Demonstration methods on students academic performance in science in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. A sampling technique (balloting) was used in selecting two schools in Esan West local government area for the study. Two intact classes of fifty (50) students each from the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design, Intermode Differences, Foreign Countries
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Phillips, Antoinette S.; Phillips, Carl R. – College Student Journal, 2008
Professors strive constantly to find ways for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom, thereby reinforcing principles being taught and increasing student interest and involvement in the learning process. Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the Gulf Coast had wide-ranging consequences. As a result, many individuals…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Student Reaction
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Kavas, Aysel; Kavas, Alican – College Student Journal, 2008
The findings of an exploratory survey related to students' perceptions of factors, including accent and pronunciation, influencing their learning were presented. Data were collected from students through a self-administered questionnaire at one Southeastern University. A big majority (82.4%) of the respondents indicated that instructors'…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pronunciation, Foreign Nationals, College Faculty
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Dykstra, De Vee E. – College Student Journal, 2008
Employers seek job candidates with critically thinking abilities, great written and oral communication skills, and honesty, among other characteristics. Research supports the need to develop those qualities and business faculty are charged with the task of developing and improving them. As a result faculty are continually searching for new and…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Speech Communication, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
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Bakar, Abd. Rahim; Konting, Mohd. Majid; Jamian, Rashid; Lyndon, Novel – College Student Journal, 2008
The objective of the study was to access teaching efficacy of Universiti Putra Malaysia Science student teachers. The specific objectives were to determine teaching efficacy of Science student teachers in terms of student engagement; instructional strategies; classroom management and teaching with computers in classroom; their satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Teachers
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Quarterman, Jerome – College Student Journal, 2008
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative investigation was to: a) describe the barriers of recruitment and retention of diverse graduate student population at one of the predominantly white universities (PWUs) in the Midwestern US as perceived by the program coordinators and directors and b) identify successful strategies for improving the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power, Barriers
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Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – College Student Journal, 2007
The current study reports on a study examining the safety concerns of male and female staff members on a small university campus. A 160-item questionnaire was distributed to 231 staff employees (49 males and 182 females), which asked individuals questions pertaining to socio-demographic information, daily routines and campus activities, awareness…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Gender Differences, Safety
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Magableh, Atef Yusuf; Hawamdeh, Basim Ali – College Student Journal, 2007
This study aimed at identification of the undesired student's behaviors, which are investigated, by teachers and the strategies followed by beginning teachers in classroom discipline at the schools of Jarash government-Jordan. To achieve the aim of the study, both researchers used the organized interviews; size of the sample was 50 male and female…
Descriptors: Identification, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Beginning Teachers
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Wright, Robert E. – College Student Journal, 2006
Student evaluations of instruction have long been used to evaluate the teaching performance of instructors. However, despite the widespread use of data from student evaluations for the purpose of determining faculty teaching effectiveness, a review of the literature in the area indicates that issues concerning the validity and usefulness of such…
Descriptors: Validity, College Students, College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Ediger, Marlow – College Student Journal, 2005
Reading, as one learning activity in science lessons and units of study, needs to be assessed to notice needs of pupils. The science teacher needs to be thoroughly grounded in science content and methodology and yet also needs to be an instructor of reading. For pupils to do well in reading science subject matter, there needs to be continuous…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Payne, Denise A.; Johnson, Julie M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The purpose of this project was to provide a resource for distance education graduate students or their instructors to help students excel in their online programs. The researchers interviewed 15 people, consisting of current students and recent graduates. Participants provided information about the nature of online courses, why these courses were…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Distance Education
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Austin, Len – College Student Journal, 2004
This article establishes the need and appropriateness for teacher educators to address the intrapersonal readiness of pre-service teachers for the rigors of teaching.It gives details of five major areas in which teacher educators can facilitate student change during a semester using a constructivist growth prospective
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Decision Making, Coping, Interpersonal Relationship
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Petress, Ken – College Student Journal, 2004
New instructors and students frequently are unfamiliar with examination types and rationales. This article surveys exam types and the motives for employing each of these testing methods.
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Students, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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