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Daniel, Sarah R.; Jordan, Michelle E. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Working in collaborative groups has been shown to have beneficial outcomes; however, these benefits are linked to the quality of group member interactions. "Heedful interrelating," which entails interacting with sensitivity to the task at hand while paying attention to how one's actions affect overall team functioning, is theorized to be…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Mixed Methods Research, Metacognition
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Nguyen, Lap Trung; Ikeda, Mitsuru – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Self-regulated learners are aware of their knowledge and skills and proactive in learning. They view learning as a controllable process and accept more responsibility for the results of this process. The research described in this article proposes, implements, and evaluates an ePortfolio-based self-regulated learning model. An ePortfolio system…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Independent Study, Models
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Stolk, Jonathan; Harari, Janie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
It is well established that active learning helps students engage in high-level thinking strategies and develop improved cognitive skills. Motivation and self-regulated learning research, however, illustrates that cognitive engagement is an effortful process that is related to students' valuing of the learning tasks, adoption of internalized goal…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Thinking Skills
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Stefanou, Candice; Stolk, Jonathan D.; Prince, Michael; Chen, John C.; Lord, Susan M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Investigations of the relationships between contexts in which learning occurs and students' behaviours, cognitions and motivations may further our understanding of how instruction is related to students' development as self-regulated learners. In this study, student self-regulated learning strategies in problem-based learning and project-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Based Learning, Personal Autonomy, Instructional Design
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Hancock, Dawson R. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2007
This study explored the impact of performance assessment versus traditional paper-and-pencil assessment on graduate students' achievement and motivation to learn while enrolled in a 16-lesson course on program evaluation methods. Students in two sections of the course were exposed to the same content and instructional methods, with one exception:…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Program Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests