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Hajra, Sayonita Ghosh; Kofman, Victoria – Education, 2018
We describe three activities that help undergraduates (pre-service teachers) to develop scientific vocabulary on measurable attributes and units of measurement. Measurable attributes are important features in understanding a word problem and solving the problem. These activities help students comprehend word problems better by identifying…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Vocabulary Development
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Lin, Chun-Wen – Education, 2018
Some of the key issues in pedagogy are the way of students' peer learning, collaboration, and team work at school. Friendship quality is essential for academic achievement by peer learning and team work. In line with that, the aim of the present study is to examine the associations between variables that are positive perception, deliberative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Structural Equation Models, Friendship, Positive Attitudes
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Marade, Angelo A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M. – Education, 2018
Very little research examines how students and faculty members view the appropriateness of a variety of reasons for changing majors. In this study, we surveyed 260 students and faculty members from a large, public US university about their perceptions and beliefs about the appropriateness of changing an academic major for a wide range of reasons.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Tolliver, David V., III; Miller, Michael T. – Education, 2018
African American men have not historically participated in higher education at the same levels or with the same success as others. And, as colleges and universities have sought to diversify their student populations, the rapidly increasing enrollment of Asian American and Hispanic students has illustrated the difficulty in trying to increase the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Attitudes, Graduation
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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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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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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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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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Haralson, Michele; Hoaglund, Amy; Birkenfeld, Karen; Rogers, Betsy – Education, 2016
After first introduced in 1995 by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, webquests have inundated the K-12 classroom. (Dodge, 1995) WebQuests are designed to support students' critical thinking particularly at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Recently, studies have emerged focusing on the use of webquests in teacher education (Hassanien…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Critical Thinking
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2016
Attending an undergraduate institution in the United States is one of the most exciting and unique experiences in college students' lives. Although students have only spent several years in college, it has strong impacts that may last a lifetime. Strong institutional commitment, through its investment and allocation of various resources, is a…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Educational Experience, Undergraduate Students, Literature Reviews
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