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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Mentoring sixty-three undergraduate students online yielded information through distance learning discussion to provide changes by improving the delivery and learning acquisition of new skills in online education. Responses from mentors and mentees having used and experienced various mentoring techniques were analyzed and results further indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Wang, Jiawen; Selby, Karen L. – Education, 2017
In the spirit of scholarship in teaching and learning at the college level, we suggested and experimented with reading quizzes in combination with error analysis as one way not only to get students better prepared for class but also to provide opportunities for reflection under frameworks of mastery learning and mind growth. Our mixed-method…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Student Motivation
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Helm, David Jay – Education, 2017
This study examines the background information and the components of N.L.P., being eye movements, use of predicates, and posturing, as they apply to improving rapport and empathy between track/cross country coaches and their significant others in the arena of competition to help alleviate the inherent stressors.
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, Track and Field, Athletic Coaches, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kanuni, Muge – Education, 2017
This article deals with giving a perspective of mathematics to students whose majors are not related to mathematics. A course named "Mathematical View" was specifically designed and implemented for this purpose. The course was given to students majoring in the Turkish Language and Literature Department at Duzce University who opted to…
Descriptors: Literature, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Aptitude, Nonmajors
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Fenner, Christopher J.; Pitrowski, Chris – Education, 2017
Since the advent of Facebook, researchers across academic disciplines have examined the nature and scope of scholarship regarding this SNS. Based on a content analysis approach, Piotrowski (2012) reported that many popular issues in the media on the topic of Facebook are largely ignored by research investigators. Due to the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Content Analysis, Educational Research, Journal Articles
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Lester, Robin Rawlings; Allanson, Patricia Bolton; Notar, Charles E. – Education, 2017
Classroom management is the key to learning. Routines are the foundation of classroom management. Students require structure in their lives. Routines provide that in all of their life from the time they awake until the time they go to bed. Routines in a school and in the classroom provide the environment for learning to take place. The paper is…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Patterns, Repetition, Classroom Environment
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Akcay, Hakan – Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide an example of using real world issues as tools for science teaching and learning. Using real world issues provides students with experiences in learning in problem-based environments and encourages them to apply their content knowledge to solving current and local problems.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Science Instruction, Relevance (Education), Problem Based Learning
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Wagetti, Rebecca J.; Johnston, Patricia; Jones, Leslie B. – Education, 2017
Educators have realized the importance of engaging students in learning. Teachers often see participatory behaviors like "hand raising" as evidence of students being engaged in an activity. These indications of engagement do not capture motivational factors behind true engagement. A research team developed a five item scale to easily…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Learner Engagement, Check Lists, Secondary School Mathematics
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Baloglu, Mustafa; Abbassi, Amir; Kesici, Sahin – Education, 2017
In general, anxiety has been found to be associated with motivational beliefs and the current study investigated multivariate relationships between statistics anxiety and motivational beliefs among 305 college students (60.0% women). The Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale, the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, and a set of demographic…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Mathematics Anxiety, Statistics, Student Attitudes
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House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A. – Education, 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4
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Alexis, Frank; Casco, M.; Martin, J.; Zhang, G. – Education, 2017
The goal of study abroad programs is to educate and train future global leaders. This article examines the effectiveness of Clemson University's Singapore Study Abroad program in meeting this goal by exposing students to global perspectives of science technology, engineering and math (STEM) research and learning through an international summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Study Abroad
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Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Daugherty, Timothy K. – Education, 2017
Employing an existing database of African American and biracial children entering metropolitan Detroit schools, we examined children of caregivers with and without reported stressful police contact. As anticipated, young children of caregivers with recent stressful police contact appear to suffer cognitive performance decrements on a nonverbal…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, African American Students, Multiracial Persons, Urban Schools
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Fälth, Linda; Gustafson, S.; Svensson, I. – Education, 2017
In a longitudinal intervention study, the effects of phonological training with articulation for children in a preschool class were analyzed. In total, 69 students participated, divided into an experimental group of 39 and a comparison group of 30 students. The intervention consisted of phonological training with articulation and lasted throughout…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Preschool Education, Prereading Experience, Intervention
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Harris, Charles M.; Zha, Shenghua – Education, 2017
Many college students are not progressing in the development of their critical thinking skills. Concept mapping is a technique for facilitating validation of one's critical thinking by graphically depicting the structure of complex concepts. Each of our three studies of concept mapping involved approximately 240 students enrolled in four sections…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Critical Thinking, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Ediger, Marlow – Education, 2017
Care must be given to align curricular goal and instructional methods, materials, and assessments. Student effort, student interest in science and pupil perseverance are key factors that impact the learning process. Educators must be aware of the interactions among these critical concepts to assist students in attaining desired outcomes.
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Alignment (Education)
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