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ERIC Number: EJ1011410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6605
The Impact of First-Year Seminars on College Students' Life-Long Learning Orientations
Padgett, Ryan D.; Keup, Jennifer R.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v50 n2 p133-151 May 2013
Using longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, this study measured the impact of first-year seminars on college students' life-long learning orientations. The findings suggest that first-year seminars enhance students' life-long learning orientations and that the effect of first-year seminars is mediated through vetted good practices. These findings provide empirical evidence that first-year seminars can positively impact complex learning in ways that were previously untested. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; National Survey of Student Engagement; Need for Cognition Scale