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Kuvac, Meltem; Koc, Isil – Educational Studies, 2019
This study attempted to investigate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on the environmental attitudes of preservice science teachers. In the study, an experimental design was used with a pre-test and post-test control group. In all, 51 junior preservice science teachers participated in the study. The study was carried out over 10 weeks…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Environmental Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Shen, Jianping; Ma, Xin; Gao, Xingyuan; Bierlien Palmer, Louann; Poppink, Sue; Burt, Walter; Leneway, Robert; McCrumb, Dennis; Pearson, Charles; Rainey, Mark; Reeves, Patricia; Wegenke, Gary – Educational Studies, 2019
In this study, we developed and validated an instrument that researchers can use to measure the collective effort of principals and teachers who excise their own unique leadership to generate (integrated) school leadership. Based on 644 teachers, we found sound psychometric properties of the scales of the instrument and the instrument as a whole.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Evens, Marie; Tielemans, Kelly; Elen, Jan; Depaepe, Fien – Educational Studies, 2019
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an important predictor of educational quality. PCK develops from various sources, such as teaching experience. Studies investigating the effects of teaching experience on PCK development mainly focus on the question whether experienced teachers differ from novices in the amount of PCK. In a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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van Blankenstein, Floris M.; Saab, Nadira; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Danel, Marleen S.; Bakker-van den Berg, Aaltje S.; van den Broek, Paul W. – Educational Studies, 2019
Research skills are important for university graduates, but little is known about undergraduates' motivation for research. In this study, self-efficacy beliefs and intrinsic motivation for several research activities were measured three times during an undergraduate research project (N = 147 students). In order to promote self-efficacy for writing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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To, W. M.; Tang, Margaret N. F. – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored the antecedents of students' intention to participate in computer-based course evaluation. The study proposed an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that integrated subjective norm and perceived relevance into TAM. Based on the responses from 149 business school students in Macao, the study identified the direct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Computer Attitudes
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Poom-Valickis, Katrin; Löfström, Erika – Educational Studies, 2019
The aim of the study was to understand the development of professional identity of prospective teachers, their ideals and experiences during interactions with their surrounding learning environment, including university studies and pedagogical placement during their 5-year studies. We also aimed at understanding how students with different…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Student Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Role
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Berger, Jean-Louis; Lê Van, Kim – Educational Studies, 2019
Research on teachers' professional identity integrates many constructs that are treated independently in most cases. This study described the associations between components of teacher professional identity and their association with teachers' general pedagogical beliefs. Secondary teachers (n = 236) completed a survey about several components of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Teacher Motivation
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Bennett, Daniel L.; Edwards, Elyssa; Ngai, Courtney – Educational Studies, 2019
We study the effects of homeschool background and time use on academic performance among students at Patrick Henry College, a private religious institution with a 63-credit core classical liberal arts curriculum. Using ordinary least squares regression analysis, we examine four research questions: (1) Does time use influence academic performance?…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Home Schooling, Private Colleges, Parent Background
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Atasoy, Volkan; Cakiroglu, Jale – Educational Studies, 2019
This study investigated how preservice teachers develop collective efficacy when preparing lesson plans for a science methods course, and how this collective efficacy changed over time. The data were collected from four preservice science teachers working in a group to fulfil the requirements of the course. Findings revealed that four factors,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Tarrasch, Ricardo – Educational Studies, 2019
Students in special education teaching and counselling are exposed to relatively high levels of stress during their studies and their professional career, which are commonly manifested in high occupational burnout. Professional development programmes normally do not address this issue. A practicum course was developed to provide theoretical…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Mental Health, Teacher Burnout, Preservice Teachers
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Kuvac, Meltem; Koc, Isil – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on the metacognitive awareness of pre-service science teachers. In the study, an experimental design with pre-test/post-test control group was used. A total of 51 junior pre-service science teachers participated in the study. The study was carried out over 10…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Comparative Analysis, Metacognition
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Esteban Bara, Francisco; Mellén Vinagre, Teodor – Educational Studies, 2019
What makes a good teacher and what motivates a person to want to teach are timeless questions that concern us all. This study focuses on those who are currently training to become teachers, more specifically undergraduates studying a degree in Primary Education in the universities of Catalonia. It adopts a quantitative methodology based on a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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