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Natoli, Riccardo; Jackling, Beverley; Siddique, Salina – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
Efforts to address attrition rates at universities have been driven by Tinto's (1975) model of student engagement with its focus on student: (a) pre entry attributes; (b) academic engagement; and (c) social engagement. Using an ethnographic approach, the study involves interviews with business students to explore the links between these aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Vaughan, Michelle – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
With a classroom full of millennial learners, it is essential that teacher educators adjust their pedagogy to meet their students' needs. This study explores the use of a flipped classroom model to engage preservice teachers in an Introduction to the Teaching Profession course. In addition, it explores the need for teacher education…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jarvis, Wade; Halvorson, Wade; Sadeque, Saalem; Johnston, Shannon – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Ensuring that university graduates are ready for their professional futures is a complex undertaking that includes, but is not limited to, the development of their professional knowledge and skills, and the provision of empowering learning experiences established through their own contributions. One way to draw these complex processes together for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Bassett, Meighan M.; Martinez, James; Martin, Ellice P. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
The effects of student-directed activity-based learning (SDABL) were examined in two high school chemistry classes. Students in the SDABL class were given pretest results, a list of standards to be mastered, and a chart of learning activities categorized by difficulty level. They selected activities to meet their needs and preferences.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Learner Engagement
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Liu, Shuang; Breit, Rhonda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2013
The capacity to conduct research is essential for university graduates to survive and thrive in their future career. However, research methods courses have often been considered by students as "abstract", "uninteresting", and "hard". Thus, motivating students to engage in the process of learning research methods has become a crucial challenge for…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Yee, Lim Siew; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Numerous researchers have pointed to the potential benefits of providing students with a relevant historical context when introducing new mathematics concepts. This paper discusses the ways in which this approach may be applied to enhance student learning and attitudes in Singapore mathematics classrooms. While evidence on the efficacy of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History, Learning Activities
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
This paper describes a community service learning (CSL) project that helped sixteen Latino/a teacher trainees in the areas of caring, social justice, bias reduction, teaching experience, personal growth, joy, and collaboration. The project was significant because the participants and the children they tutored were all Latinos who had shared…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Hispanic Americans, Gardening, Tutors
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Laura, Ron; Chapman, Amy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
If there is a salient defining condition of the modern age, it must surely be our tenacious belief in technology. Here it is argued that our insatiable infatuation with the computer or what is termed "compuphilia", represents a serious and growing threat to the mental health of school children. Computers may make communication easier,…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being, Technology Uses in Education