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Buskirk-Cohen, Allison A.; Plants, Aria – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Retention in higher education has become an important area of focus in recent years; however, much of the research has been conducted on large, research-intensive universities, leading to questions of whether these findings apply to institutions with different characteristics. In the current study, forty four students at a small, teaching-focused…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Achen, Rebecca M.; Warren, Clint; Fazzari, Amanda; Jorich, Hannah; Thorne, Kenneth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Out-of-class experiences provide important learning opportunities for students; however, limited research has explored the value of these experiences to graduate students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate graduate sport management students' professional field trip experiences to determine if they met student expectations and achieved trip…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Field Trips, Student Experience, Academic Achievement
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Grimes, Matthew W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The case study approach is one form of problem-based learning (PBL) that results in deeper understanding of content, and it involves pushing students to think beyond the answers appropriate for class (Hmelo-Silver, 2004; Nilson, 2010, 2013). Case studies prompt students to consider the realistic implications of how they use course content in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Course Content, Problem Based Learning
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Lin, Xi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As the number of enrolled international ESL students in the US institutions increases rapidly, it is important to understand these students' goal orientations and learning strategies in order to help them achieve the academic goals. Therefore, this study examines the relationship between achievement goal orientations and self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kunnari, Irma; Ilomäki, Liisa; Toom, Auli – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Teachers' competence in launching and managing pedagogical change collaboratively is crucial for the continuous development of their work as well as for meaningful student learning. However, research on how teachers can thrive in their profession in the changing higher education environment is limited. This study investigated the experiences of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Self Efficacy, Resilience (Psychology)
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Hill, David; Brunvan, Stein – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The use of gamified learning has increased within the educational community over the last decade in an attempt to enhance student learning in multiple ways. In particular, researchers have started to examine gamified learning and its impact on student motivation and engagement within educational settings. However, few have examined the…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, College Students, Educational Games, Academic Achievement
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Grange, Christina; Miller, Antoinette – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper demonstrates how partnering with digital storytelling initiatives, like the StoryCorps project, can yield fruitful service-learning opportunities, while also supporting innovative approaches for teaching students from a range of disciplines who are enrolled in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101). While various pedagogical tools for…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Academic Achievement, Story Telling
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Wang, Isobel Kai-Hui – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The global population of students pursuing studies abroad continues to grow, and consequently their intercultural experiences are receiving greater research attention. However, research into long-term student sojourners' academic development and personal growth is still in its infancy. A parallel mixed method study was designed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Helker, Kerstin; Wosnitza, Marold; Mansfield, Caroline; Eugster, Balthasar – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
University teachers work in a highly complex environment, meeting the multiple and sometimes competing demands of striving for high quality teaching and research. While a growing body of research focuses on the relevance of schoolteachers' sense of responsibility and its outcomes for teaching and student learning, teacher responsibility has been…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals)
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Karagiannopoulou, Evangelia; Milienos, Fotios – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study examines the structure of the inventory, the second part of the Experiences of Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (ETLQ). Three hundred and sixty-four students participated in the study. To strengthen the validation of the ETL, the short version of Approaches to Learning included in the ETLQ was substituted by its widely-used,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learning, Measures (Individuals), Undergraduate Students
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Pilotti, Maura; Anderson, Stephanie; Hardy, Pamela; Murphy, Pamela; Vincent, Pamela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationships among measures of student engagement, instructor engagement, student performance, and properties of the online classroom. The authors assessed behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement of students and instructors in asynchronous discussion forums and collected measures of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Class Size, Correlation
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Bickerstaff, Susan; Barragan, Melissa; Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Confidence and related constructs such as self-efficacy have been previously identified as important to college student persistence and performance (e.g., Cox, 2009; Wood & Turner, 2011), but existing research gives little indication of how confidence is shaped by students' day-to-day interactions in class and on campus. Using data from nearly…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Attitude Change
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Choy, S. Chee; Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Sedhu, Daljeet Singh – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The development of the 21-item Learner Awareness Levels Questionnaire (LALQ) was carried out using data from three separate studies. The LALQ is a self-reporting questionnaire assessing how and why students learn. Study 1 refined the initial pool of items to 21 using exploratory factor analysis. In Study 2, the analysis showed evidence for a…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Higher Education, College Students, Factor Analysis
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Steiner, Hillary H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Success in college requires the development of self-regulated learning strategies that move beyond high school skills. First-year students of all ability levels benefit when given instruction in how to use these strategies in an authentic context. This paper presents an instructional method that requires deliberate practice of self-regulated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Power, Nicola – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Academic content common to health science programs is often taught to a mixed group of students; however, content assessment may be consistent for each discipline. This study used a retrospective cluster analysis on such a group, first to identify high and low achieving students, and second, to determine the distribution of students within…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Anatomy, Physiology, Health Sciences
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