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Frith, Hannah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The dissertation is a highly valued form of teaching and learning in higher education, yet the practice of undergraduate supervision is understudied and under-theorised. Effective supervision is regarded as essential to student success -- by students and supervisors alike, although training, resources and support for supervisors is limited.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Reports, Supervision
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Korbmacher, Max; Wright, Lynn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Undergraduate dissertation students' cognitive appraisal, coping styles and perceived stress were examined at three time points during their undergraduate dissertation projects (UDP), observing whether cognitive appraisal and coping styles predicted perceived stress and their temporal changes. Sixty-four dissertation students completed the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Coping, Student Attitudes, Theses
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Elbulok-Charcape, Milushka; Grandoit, Evan; Berman, Lorin; Fogel, Joshua; Fink, Lauren; Rabin, Laura – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Peer tutoring is an effective method of improving undergraduate students' academic performance, especially for those at-risk for poor grades. Peer tutoring has seldom been explored in undergraduate statistics, a difficult but required course for many college majors. The current study investigated the benefits of peer tutoring for 180…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Peer Teaching
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Kerkhoff, Denise – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The Etherpad is an open source online editor providing the possibility for collaborative writing and discussions in real-time via a shared link. Previous research has shown that the use of technology in higher education can be effective and that online editors can facilitate collaborative learning. This article outlines the use of the Etherpad in…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Collaborative Writing, Editing, Technology Uses in Education
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Mawtus, Bridget; Rodriguez-Cuadrado, Sara; Ludke, Karen M.; Nicolson, Roderick I. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
It is becoming clear that in the 21st century, a focus on skill development in education is necessary to complement the curriculum, particularly with regards to creative problem solving. The emerging Pedagogy of Play seems to provide a framework to facilitate this but is not easily applicable in the mainstream UK due to difficulties in empowering…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Adolescents
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Miles, Paula J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Interactive teaching environments help students transition from a 'consumer' of information to a generator of knowledge and help to create an educational setting that inspires and supports student engagement, while developing high-order skills and a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. To develop an interactive teaching condition, the…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Styles, Educational Change
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Sheriston, Lee; Holliman, Andrew J.; Payne, Alice – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Adaptability refers to an individual's cognitive, behavioural, and emotional adjustment in the face of novel, changing, or uncertain situations. A growing literature has demonstrated the influence of adaptability on students' academic outcomes at primary, secondary level, and more recently, tertiary levels; however, its influence on students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment, Psychology, Outcomes of Education
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Becker, Sue; Johnson, Darren; Britton, Paul – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
This paper presents a model of the challenges facing undergraduates transitioning to taught postgraduate studies developed from a grounded theory analysis of interviews with current and prospective taught postgraduates from a range of psychology programmes. The model reveals the importance of the visibility of current and recently taught…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Graduate Study, Psychology, Decision Making
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Curson, Sally; Wilson-Smith, Kevin; Holliman, Andrew J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school has long been recognised as one of the most challenging in a child's education. Whilst most children ultimately make this transition successfully, it can nevertheless be an anxious time for the majority of children. For a minority, this may lead to high levels of anxiety that can have long-term…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Student Adjustment, Family Role