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Bardach, Lisa; Lüftenegger, Marko; Oczlon, Sophie; Spiel, Christiane; Schober, Barbara – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study investigates the effects of contextual and motivational factors as well as, crucially, their interaction in predicting university students' dropout intentions. We focus on context-related problems in students' degree program as contextual factors and students' personal best goals (PB goals) as motivational factors. The sample of this…
Descriptors: Potential Dropouts, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Graduate Students
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De Castella, Krista; Byrne, Donald – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
The belief that intelligence is malleable has important consequences for achievement and motivation (Blackwell et al. "Child Development," v78, p246-263. 2007; Dweck, 1999; Robins & Pals, "Self and Identity," v1, p313-336, 2002). However, believing that it is possible to improve intelligence does not necessarily mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Self Esteem, Intelligence Tests
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Bradley, Graham L. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
Teacher-educators need ways of assessing the adequacy of university curriculum and the extent to which student-teachers meet learning objectives. One potentially useful tool is Anderson and Krathwohl's (Addison Wesley Longman, New York, 2001) theoretical framework, which can be applied to assess student-teachers' knowledge types and their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
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Forlin, Chris – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
While many states and territories in Australia were initially a little slow to develop a strong momentum towards inclusive educational practices, this has been addressed quite dramatically in the past ten years. Acknowledging that each jurisdiction in Australia has its own department of education and determines its own educational directions this…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Needs Students
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Deppeler, Joanne – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2006
This paper describes a model of professional development that guided a two-year university-school partnership in Melbourne, Australia. The project was aimed at enhancing teachers' capacity to respond to diversity through collaboration and active involvement in evidence-based inquiry in their schools. The project involved eight schools and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College School Cooperation, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Prosser, Michael; Trigwell, Keith; Hazel, Elizabeth; Waterhouse, Fiona – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2000
Reports in detail on the results of a study indicating that physics students' prior understandings of key concepts are systematically related to the way they approach their studies, their perceptions of learning context, and the quality of the outcomes of their studies. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Students, Concept Mapping, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Lowe, Richard K. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1996
Shows that the construction of mental representations that capture a situation based on the comprehension of a diagram are mediated by the possession of appropriate background knowledge. Indicates that background knowledge deficiencies may make it difficult for beginning students of a domain to construct suitable mental representations from…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Concept Mapping, Diagrams
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Reports research that examined the relationship between students' views of family and school and the students' academic ability and achievement. Explains that 516 Australian children were studied at ages 11 and 16. Identifies a correlation between student perceptions and their school-related outcomes. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Elementary Secondary Education