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Keith, Shelley; Stives, Kristen L.; Kerr, Laura Jean; Kastner, Stacy – Educational Studies, 2020
This study uses a quasi-experimental design to assess how the incorporation of an embedded writing centre tutor in the experimental class affects student achievement in comparison with the control class which had limited involvement with The Writing Centre. Data were collected from 43 students enrolled in two classes who completed a total of 158…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Academic Achievement, Criminology
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu; Phuong, Phan Thanh Ngoc; Huong, Tran Le Kim – Educational Studies, 2020
This paper reports a case study examining how the leadership and management practices of a Vietnamese university influenced teacher engagement with the implementation of the student-centred teaching approach. The analysis of 30 semi-structured interviews with academics and academic leaders revealed that existing leadership and management practices…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, College Faculty, Universities
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Medaille, Ann; Usinger, Janet – Educational Studies, 2020
Collaborative learning (CL) has become increasingly prevalent throughout all disciplines in higher education, but these types of situations may prove challenging for quiet students who may prefer more independent learning. This study used a series of interviews with and reflections from 10 quiet students while they were undergoing CL to better…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Characteristics, Emotional Response, Social Influences
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Moussa-Inaty, Jase; Causapin, Mark; Groombridge, Timothy – Educational Studies, 2020
In a bilingual educational setting, even when mathematical word problems are presented in one's first language, students may still perform poorly if cognitive constraints such as working memory limitations are not taken into consideration. The purpose of this study was to investigate the conditions under which learners are better able to solve…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes
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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Canrinus, Esther T.; Wong, Kung Teck – Educational Studies, 2020
While different countries have inherited different methods of teacher preparation, all countries aim for coherent programs, i.e. university-based courses are aligned with classroom practice. Yet, most published empirical research is based on data from western countries and focuses on a single feature of coherence (e.g., coherence between campus…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Denton, David W.; Heiney-Smith, Jill – Educational Studies, 2020
Teacher education programs require effective development for mentors of preservice teachers to increase the likelihood student teaching is reliable and that it produces preferred outcomes. There are few studies, however, that describe development programs for mentors. This study identified characteristics of an effective program for mentors of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Preservice Teachers
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Mitchell, Tania D.; Rost-Banik, Colleen – Educational Studies, 2020
Examining alumni perspectives from three multi-term service-learning programs, this study highlights the dimensions of the cohort experience that alumni credit as critical to their learning and development, namely building relationships among diverse perspectives, teaching and learning from one another, and sharing a commitment to social justice.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Alumni, Communities of Practice, Interpersonal Relationship
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Kuvac, Meltem; Koc, Isil – Educational Studies, 2019
This study attempted to investigate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on the environmental attitudes of preservice science teachers. In the study, an experimental design was used with a pre-test and post-test control group. In all, 51 junior preservice science teachers participated in the study. The study was carried out over 10 weeks…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Shen, Jianping; Ma, Xin; Gao, Xingyuan; Bierlien Palmer, Louann; Poppink, Sue; Burt, Walter; Leneway, Robert; McCrumb, Dennis; Pearson, Charles; Rainey, Mark; Reeves, Patricia; Wegenke, Gary – Educational Studies, 2019
In this study, we developed and validated an instrument that researchers can use to measure the collective effort of principals and teachers who excise their own unique leadership to generate (integrated) school leadership. Based on 644 teachers, we found sound psychometric properties of the scales of the instrument and the instrument as a whole.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Evens, Marie; Tielemans, Kelly; Elen, Jan; Depaepe, Fien – Educational Studies, 2019
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an important predictor of educational quality. PCK develops from various sources, such as teaching experience. Studies investigating the effects of teaching experience on PCK development mainly focus on the question whether experienced teachers differ from novices in the amount of PCK. In a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Saab, Nadira; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Danel, Marleen S.; Bakker-van den Berg, Aaltje S.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Educational Studies, 2019
Research skills are important for university graduates, but little is known about undergraduates' motivation for research. In this study, self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation for several research activities were measured three times during an undergraduate research project (N = 147 students). In order to promote self-efficacy for writing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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