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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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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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Shi, Hong – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study examined English Learners' (ELs) self-efficacy beliefs in a U.S. university setting by using a survey, interviews, and focus group discussions. The results identified that ELs from different disciplines had positive self-efficacy beliefs about their overall English learning, and self efficacy was related to ELs' age, years of English…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English Language Learners, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Mandeville, David; Perks, Lisa; Benes, Sarah; Poloskey, Leah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop a concise composite measure of mindset and intellectual development in order to inform pedagogical strategies to support students' intellectual growth. A development sample of undergraduate students (n = 295) completed the 37-item pilot Mindset and Intellectual Development Scale (MINDS). The dataset was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Intellectual Development, Student Attitudes
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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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Vann, Linda S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Instructional designers are tasked with making instructional strategy decisions to facilitate achievement of learning outcomes as part of their professional responsibilities. While the instructional design process includes learner analysis, that analysis alone does not embody opportunities to assist instructional designers with demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Empathy, Phenomenology, Instructional Design, Educational Strategies
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McEwan, Michael P. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The interplay between student and teacher expectations about the requirements for successful learning in higher education (HE) can impact on successful student outcomes. This study aims to identify and understand the expectations that first year university students have towards essay production during their acculturation to HE. By examining the…
Descriptors: Essays, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education
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Hyun, Jung; Ediger, Ruth; Lee, Donghun – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Studies have shown Active Learning Classrooms [ALCs] help increase student engagement and improve student performance. However, remodeling all traditional classrooms to ALCs entails substantial financial burdens. Thus, an imperative question for institutions of higher education is whether active learning pedagogies can improve learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Learning Processes, Active Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Camp, Heather – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article explores goal setting as a teacher development practice in higher education. It reports on a study of college teacher goal setting informed by goal setting theory. Analysis of study participants' goal setting practices and their experiences with goal pursuit offers a framework for thinking about the kinds of goals teachers might set…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Higher Education
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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Wood, Claire A.; Perlman, Daniel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports a multifaceted course assignment involving the development of information literacy skills, speed partnering, a brief team VoiceThread presentation, and peer evaluations of the presentations. The assignment was rooted in Chickering and Gamson's (1989) highly regarded principles of good educational practice, as well as the…
Descriptors: College Students, Assignments, Information Literacy, Skill Development
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Matthews, Wendy; Johnson, Daniel C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this inter-university project was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions of collaboration and use of online technology. Twenty-two undergraduate music education majors from two separate universities participated in an eleven-week collaborative project to develop, teach, and self-assess general music lesson plans via a variety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Legal Problems, Barriers
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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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Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
How a student conceives the nature of a subject they study affects the approach they take to that study and ultimately their learning outcome. This conception is shaped by prior experience with the subject and has a lasting impact on the student's learning. For subsequent education to be effective, an instructor must link the current topic to the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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