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Butler, Allison G.; Lenore, Sandra; Nunez, Jenifer – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2018
An innovative learning partnership took place between undergraduates in an educational psychology course and fifth graders at a local elementary school. The goals for the partnership were: (a) to use videoconferencing to provide educational psychology students with a window into a live classroom, thus allowing opportunities to see theories and…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Educational Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Grade 5
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Soicher, Raechel N.; Gurung, Regan A. R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
Previous research has indicated that an intervention called "exam wrappers" can improve students' metacognition when they are using wrappers in more than one course per academic term. In this study, we tested if exam wrappers would improve students' metacognition and academic performance when used in only one course per academic term. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Metacognition, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement
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McConnell, Bridget L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper summarizes a pilot study of an experiential learning technique that was designed to give undergraduate students a greater understanding of the principles and theories of learning and behavior, which is traditionally taught only in a lecture-based format. Students were assigned the role of a dog trainer, and they were responsible for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Animals, Teaching Methods, Trainers
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Powers, Kasey L.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Galazyn, Magdalena; Donnelly, Seamus – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Online course-packs are marketed as improving grades in introductory-level coursework, yet it is unknown whether these course-packs can effectively replace, as opposed to supplement, in-class instruction. This study compared learning outcomes for Introductory Psychology students in hybrid and traditional sections, with hybrid sections replacing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Jones, Janelle M. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Higher student enrolment at North American tertiary institutions over the last decade has led to a greater reliance on lecturing in large classes (i.e., 50 students or more). The efficiency of lecturing as a method of instruction can sometimes come at the cost of student interaction, engagement, critical thinking and satisfaction. Implementing…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Group Discussion, Self Concept, Social Theories
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Cook, Kathleen E.; Murowchick, Elise – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Creating literature reviews encompasses skills that are central to psychology students' academic and professional lives, yet writing them consistently challenges students. Research shows that instruction leads to improvement in students' literature reviews within courses (Boscolo, ArfĂ©, & Quarisa, 2007; Granello, 2001), but little work…
Descriptors: Psychology, Transfer of Training, Statistics, Research Methodology
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Kobayashi, Futoshi – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
Japanese college students (N = 18) aspiring to become English teachers in junior or senior high schools studied several examples of educational games and created their own English games as an assignment during the last two weeks of an educational psychology course. Results indicated (1) a significant increase between pre- and post-…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers