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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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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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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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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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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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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Subjects were undergraduate online learners (Hispanic females) who responded to and requested to participate in mentoring at the University of Texas at El Paso, a border university located within two blocks of Mexico. Many requests for help came from the pre-service teachers who lacked confidence, were fearful, feeling isolated and stressed taking…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Females, Hispanic American Students
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Lin, Yii-nii – Education, 2017
This study described the subjective well-being (SWB) experiences of Taiwanese undergraduate students. Thirty senior students from three different styles of universities participated in this study. Their ages ranged from 20 to 25 years old with an average of 21.65. A phenomenological methodology with in-depth interviews was employed. Five themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Well Being
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Aljaad, Nawal Hamad Mohmad – Education, 2017
This research aims at finding out the educational usages of "Whatsapp" by the Saudi female students who are involved in the College of Education at King Saud University. To achieve the goal of this study, the researcher uses a simple sample of (122) female students from the Education College of King Saud University, which is chosen…
Descriptors: Females, Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Curriculum Development
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Golightly, Amy F.; Nottis, Katharyn E. K. – Education, 2017
Many undergraduates in privileged positions mistakenly feel that we live in a post-racial society (e.g. Goodman, 1995; Osborne, Kriese, & Davis, 2013). Their prior knowledge about diversity can be limited and they can be unaware of what they do not know about cultural competence and intercultural sensitivity (e.g., Osborne et al., 2013;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Cultural Pluralism, Concept Mapping
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Singh, Delar K. – Education, 2017
The Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (CAEP) has established five standards to measure the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs. Clinical partnerships and practice represent "Standard 2." The CAEP requires that teacher education programs design high quality clinical practice that is central to preparation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Clinical Experience
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Flynn, Deborah M.; Chow, Peter – Education, 2017
One of the most stressful periods of life has been reported to be the time spent in the post secondary education system (Hales, 2009). As a result, researchers are interested in determining the various correlates associated with the successful coping during this time. It has been well established that self-esteem and self-worth are both factors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Anxiety, College Students
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Looney, Lisa; Perry, David; Steck, Andy – Education, 2017
Teachers' beliefs about mathematics can play a role in their teaching effectiveness (Bandura, 1993). Negative attitudes toward math (e.g., math anxiety) or low self-efficacy beliefs for teaching math can act as barriers to the teaching process, impacting the achievement and math beliefs of students (Beilock, Gunderson, Ramirez, & Levine, 2010;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Luke, Chad; Diambra, Joel F. – Education, 2017
This expository article explores the challenges college sophomores face in making academic decisions and choosing a major. We conduct a literature review and discuss the findings from previously conducted empirical studies as a foundation for this exploration and identify implications for college counselors serving this student population. We also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Counseling, Decision Making, Majors (Students)
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Ainsa, Trisha – Education, 2017
Research, reflection, and evaluation of online classes indicated a need for graduated scaffolding for first time students experiencing distance learning. In order to promote student engagement in the online learning process, I designed SOS for beginning online students. Sixty-three online students were offered an opportunity to participate in a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Distance Education, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Killlon, Jessica B.; Torres, Aurora – Education, 2017
The Connor Davidson Resilience Scale was developed to measure resiliency, an individual's ability to positively adapt to stressful or adverse situations. Resilient individuals have close and secure relationships, have a strong sense of purpose, know when to turn to others for help, and find humor in situations. The focus of this study was on the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Humor, Resilience (Psychology), Adjustment (to Environment)
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