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Evaluating Dental Students’ Preferences Of The Current Assessment Methods Used In Dental Education And Their Impact On Learning Approaches, Hanadi Alenezi Jan 2018

Evaluating Dental Students’ Preferences Of The Current Assessment Methods Used In Dental Education And Their Impact On Learning Approaches, Hanadi Alenezi

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Assessment is a critical component of the educational experience. The purpose of this study was to examine dental students’ assessment preferences and their relation to students’ approaches to learning. The study also investigates the impact of gender, age, GPA and class level on dental students’ assessment preferences. Two hundred sixteen dental students at University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry have completed a self-reported 67-item questionnaire. Open-ended questions requiring long answers were the least preferred assessment method as perceived by the dental students, while multiple-choice questions are the most preferred assessment method. Deep approach to learning was significantly ...


Orlando’S Pulse: Diversity And Inclusion In Higher Education After A Tragedy, Jennifer C. Sands Jan 2018

Orlando’S Pulse: Diversity And Inclusion In Higher Education After A Tragedy, Jennifer C. Sands

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The Pulse Nightclub Tragedy in Orlando shocked the nation, after a gunman who identified as being Muslim walked in to a gay nightclub and gunned down 49 people and injured 53 more. In addition to the LGBTQ+ community being targeted, the Latinx community had been targeted as well, considering it was Latin night. With many of those affected being of traditional college age, local colleges and universities took action to offer support. Focusing on the Pulse shooting, I explored the ways in which higher education institutions offered support after this tragedy occurred, while reviewing other tragedies and the responses by ...


A Meta-Analysis: The Relationship Of Program Content And Operation Factors To Measured Effectiveness Of College Reading-Study Programs, Victoria Hunter Sanders Jan 1979

A Meta-Analysis: The Relationship Of Program Content And Operation Factors To Measured Effectiveness Of College Reading-Study Programs, Victoria Hunter Sanders

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