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How Do Millennials Learn? An Investigation Of The Learning Styles, Strategies, And Perceived Academic Success Among College-Aged Millennials, Lalar Hannans, Jolie Johnson, Brittany Litton, Ivana Torres Jul 2019

How Do Millennials Learn? An Investigation Of The Learning Styles, Strategies, And Perceived Academic Success Among College-Aged Millennials, Lalar Hannans, Jolie Johnson, Brittany Litton, Ivana Torres

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Purpose: Research shows Millennials learn better by actively doing things than listening to lectures. However, there is little research on millennials and how they learn or what drives them towards success. The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferred learning styles of undergraduate college students and their perception of academic success.

Methods: Data collection included quantitative and qualitative measures that were used to collect data from a convenience sample of 344 undergraduate college students in a rural southeast regional university. Study was IRB approved prior to data collection. Data were analyzed using appropriate descriptive statistics, cross-tabulations, and coding ...


Metacognitive Learning And The First-Year Student, Janelle Mangrum May 2019

Metacognitive Learning And The First-Year Student, Janelle Mangrum

Masters of Science in First-Year Studies

Students who are making the transition from high school to college do so with many hopes, fears, and expectations. Some of these students come to college with an unrealistic idea of what will work for them academically and what they will actually need to do to success (Upcraft, Gardner, Barefoot, & Associates, 2005). When thinking about how to help students to succeed academically metacognition receives attention as a way to assist students in their learning. Metacognition means the action of thinking about thinking and covers several learning skills that are related to thinking and learning (Sengul & Katranci, 2012). Metacognition and metacognitive ...


Mind Hacks: Using Psychology To Enhance Your Abilities And Succeed In College, Sarah Grison Feb 2019

Mind Hacks: Using Psychology To Enhance Your Abilities And Succeed In College, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This slide presentation aims to help students develop a growth mindset, use psychology life hacks to improve memory and reading skills, and ways to enhance learning during class time and improve test-taking. Concludes with eight steps to succeed in college.


Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation In The Classroom, Trent J. Martin, Stuart Campbell, Marion Shields Aug 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury: Informed Accommodation In The Classroom, Trent J. Martin, Stuart Campbell, Marion Shields

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

This paper discusses traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the symptoms that affect a student emotionally, cognitively and socially after experiencing a TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s ability to learn at school and interact with peers in social situations. Recent research shows how TBI affects brain function and the impacts that this can have on education. However, research also suggests effective strategies that teachers can use in their classroom when teaching a student who has experienced a TBI.


Promoting Visible Learning Through Using Graphic Organisers, Sarah Hanley Aug 2018

Promoting Visible Learning Through Using Graphic Organisers, Sarah Hanley

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

“Your life as a teacher begins the day you realise

that you are always a learner”

Robert John Meeham

This quote has provoked much thought throughout

my eight years in the teaching profession. It has

stimulated my curiosity to try new initiatives in the

classroom and has challenged the way I view my

role as an educator. As a teacher at Gilson College,

I have been given the opportunity to participate

and reflect upon my teaching practices through

annual Action Research projects.


Learning Strategies Employed By College Aged Students With Disabilities: The Link Between Metacognition, Motivation, And Working Memory, Michael Rodriguez Jan 2018

Learning Strategies Employed By College Aged Students With Disabilities: The Link Between Metacognition, Motivation, And Working Memory, Michael Rodriguez

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The aim of this study is two-fold. First, we want to understand the levels of metacognitive awareness of learning strategies in undergraduates with learning disabilities. Previous research states that recall is the most effective method of studying, but most students prefer to reread their notes or textbook which is ineffective. Second, we want to explore the link between Working Memory and metacognitive awareness of learning strategies in undergraduates with learning disabilities. The learning strategies that college students with and without disabilities is examined, we found that students in both groups preferred the usage of the same strategies equally. The most ...


Motivation, Learning Strategies, And Language Competency In A Technology Facilitated Chinese As A Second Language Classroom, Xiongyi Liu, Lih-Ching Chen Wang Dec 2017

Motivation, Learning Strategies, And Language Competency In A Technology Facilitated Chinese As A Second Language Classroom, Xiongyi Liu, Lih-Ching Chen Wang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The present study examines the effectiveness of a game-based mobile technology application Kahoot on the motivation and language competency of high school student learning Chinese as a second language, and the relationship among student motivation, learning strategy use, and language competency in such a technology-facilitated classroom. Data was collected using pre and post surveys from a class of 18 students taught by a teacher candidate in a Chinese teaching licensure program at a state university. The results indicate significant student improvements in two areas of Chinese language learning: reading and speaking, though no significant difference was found in the areas ...


Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones Mar 2017

Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation defines what it means to have a growth mindset, the idea that learning comes from failure, explains why the approach is beneficial to students (and everyone), and identifies concrete ways to cultivate a growth mindset.


Exploring Self-Regulated Learning (Srl) And Listening Strategy Instruction In A Chinese L2 Classroom, Yue Li Jan 2017

Exploring Self-Regulated Learning (Srl) And Listening Strategy Instruction In A Chinese L2 Classroom, Yue Li

Doctoral Dissertations

This interpretive case study explored the effectiveness of listening strategy instruction that promoted self-regulated learning and gained insights into students’ and instructors’ perceptions of strategy-integrated listening instruction among second semester learners of Chinese as a second language at a military college in Northern California. Most of previous studies investigated listening strategy use and the relationship between listening strategy use and listening achievement. Few studies investigated the effectiveness of listening strategy instruction. Thus, this study addressed the gaps in research by examining the effectiveness of integrating listening strategies into regular curriculum and explored students’ and instructors’ perceptions of listening strategy instruction ...


Establishing Goals For A Personal Learning Strategy: Coaching Learning, John Lewis Nov 2016

Establishing Goals For A Personal Learning Strategy: Coaching Learning, John Lewis

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

No abstract provided.


Teaching For Transformation: A Tool For Christian Teachers, Rachel Vanden Hull Apr 2016

Teaching For Transformation: A Tool For Christian Teachers, Rachel Vanden Hull

Master of Education Program Theses

This qualitative research study examined the Teaching for Transformation framework and looked at whether Teaching for Transformation strategies equip teachers to be prepared in nurturing students’ faith and their role in the Kingdom story. Previous literature has shown a need for more emphasis on faith in the curriculum in Christian schools. Literature also shows the need for a framework that will equip teachers in empowering students to become responsive disciples. Teachers were interviewed and surveyed to gather information for this study. Teachers were able to give examples of student work by using the Teaching for Transformation framework, and they were ...


Cooperative Groups And Student Engagement: Exploring Cooperative Learning Groups In Mathematics, Trisha Reszel Apr 2016

Cooperative Groups And Student Engagement: Exploring Cooperative Learning Groups In Mathematics, Trisha Reszel

Master of Education Program Theses

This action research project explores using cooperative learning strategies, specifically five of the structures designed by Dr. Spencer Kagan within a third grade mathematics classroom for six weeks. There were twenty-three participants in the third grade classroom, ages 8 to 9 years old. Students were given a survey of their opinion of math before the unit started, as well as after for comparison. During the unit, students participated in five different structures (or strategies based on KAGAN’s research) multiple times within each mathematics lesson. To determine if the action research was successful or not, unit scores from the current ...


The Effects Of Encoding Strategy Training On Foreign Language Learning, Olla Najah Al-Shalchi Jul 2015

The Effects Of Encoding Strategy Training On Foreign Language Learning, Olla Najah Al-Shalchi

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

Vocabulary of a language makes up approximately 75% of comprehension (Nagy & Scott), and researchers agree that learning vocabulary is more effective when learners are given strategies to learn the vocabulary (Cheng, 2011; Lee, Lim, & Grabowski, 2010; Liu, 2010; Teow, Ismail, & Kabilan, 2010). Research will allow instructional designers to determine what strategies work best for different groups of learners while taking into consideration the amount perceived workload to ensure that it is not too much or too little.

The purpose of this study was to compare the keyword and context strategies with learners enrolled in various undergraduate Arabic courses (Arabic 1, Arabic 2, and Arabic 3) to determine their impact on vocabulary learning and perceived workload during instruction. Three research questions guided this study ...


The Effects Of Clarification Strategy Instruction On Vocabulary Acquisition, Noura Shabak Alrwele Mar 2015

The Effects Of Clarification Strategy Instruction On Vocabulary Acquisition, Noura Shabak Alrwele

SoTL Commons Conference

The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of clarification strategy intervention on developing vocabulary acquisition of preparatory year female students learning English as a foreign language .A quasi experimental design was used. 64 students Participated in the study. Participants were divided into two groups: the control group which is taught by traditional method and the experimental group that received clarification strategy training. A training program of 21 sessions was designed and implemented. Data were collected using an investigator developed vocabulary test.Findings revealed that students in the experimental group had higher scores in vocabulary posttest and there ...


Gender, Instructional Method, And Graduate Social Science Students' Motivation And Learning Strategies, Mae Lynn Spahr Jan 2015

Gender, Instructional Method, And Graduate Social Science Students' Motivation And Learning Strategies, Mae Lynn Spahr

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The purpose of the current study was to learn how gender and learning method affect motivation and learning strategies in psychology, counseling, and social work graduate students. The variables of gender, learning method, motivation, and learning strategies are used by the self-regulation model to learning and the theory of independent learning to measure a student's academic success. Increasing the knowledge of these variables will be of interest to academic institutions and to the field of educational psychology because little is known about their interaction. The study's design was factorial quasi-experimental; it used a cross sectional survey consisting of ...


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli May 2014

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Lisa De Bortoli

This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in reading literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Reading Framework, Australia's results in the PISA 2009 international assessment , examples of responses and marking guides, and the context behind achievement, e.g. enjoyment of reading, how often they read and high-level strategies for learning.


Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers’ Self-Perceived Language Proficiency Levels, Anxieties, And Learning Strategies, Hiromi Takahashi Mar 2014

Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers’ Self-Perceived Language Proficiency Levels, Anxieties, And Learning Strategies, Hiromi Takahashi

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching

Research suggests that nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) suffer anxiety because of their self-perceived inadequate language ability. This paper reports on an online survey of 63 NNESTs and teacher trainees in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) settings that investigated the participants’ perceived language abilities and their approaches to anxiety and language learning. The results reveal that more than half of the participants were content with their overall language abilities although their levels of contentment varied with distinct skills. The survey results also indicate a complex relationship between NNESTs’ perceived language proficiency levels and ...


Effective Learning Strategies For College Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Jamie Susanne Gilbert Jan 2014

Effective Learning Strategies For College Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Jamie Susanne Gilbert

All Master's Theses

More and more students with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) are being accepted into college without having the proper foundation in place to successfully graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. Students with AS need support systems in place to properly prepare them to face the challenges of college. The purpose of this study is to discuss the current research in regards to effective learning strategies that lead to academic success for college students with AS and to further discuss how to implement the learning strategies in higher education institutions. A single-subject study, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, was performed. It ...


The Effects Of Self-Explanation And Reading Questions And Answers On Learning Computer Programming Language, Nancy Lee Dec 2013

The Effects Of Self-Explanation And Reading Questions And Answers On Learning Computer Programming Language, Nancy Lee

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The current study explored the differential effects of two learning strategies, self-explanation and reading questions and answers, on students' test performance in the computer programming language JavaScript. Students' perceptions toward the two strategies as to their effectiveness in learning JavaScript was also explored by examining students' preferred strategy and the reasons for their choice. An online interactive tutorial instruction that implemented worked-examples and multimedia learning principles was developed for this study. A total of 147 high school students (ages ranging from 14 to 17) who were taking a Computer Introduction course participated in this study. The course was offered in ...


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Sep 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Kylie Hillman

This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in reading literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Reading Framework, Australia's results in the PISA 2009 international assessment , examples of responses and marking guides, and the context behind achievement, e.g. enjoyment of reading, how often they read and high-level strategies for learning.


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Sep 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

Dr Sue Thomson

This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in reading literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Reading Framework, Australia's results in the PISA 2009 international assessment , examples of responses and marking guides, and the context behind achievement, e.g. enjoyment of reading, how often they read and high-level strategies for learning.


Assessing Curriculum For College Success, Oscar T. Mcknight, Rod Lake, Mark Fortner, David Silverberg, Eugene Linton Sep 2013

Assessing Curriculum For College Success, Oscar T. Mcknight, Rod Lake, Mark Fortner, David Silverberg, Eugene Linton

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

Massillon City Schools and Ashland University assessed a project designed to strengthen the curriculum and improve student learning potential. Results suggest that assessing student learning potential can predict standardized testing outcomes (i.e., ACT/SAT scores) and college success (Entrance/Graduation). Incorporated are suggestions for implementing a standards-based curriculum and how-to predicting student outcomes using the Student Success Survey. The Student Success Survey can be found online at: http://scientificlegalservices.com/survey_update/index.php


A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli Aug 2013

A Teacher's Guide To Pisa Reading Literacy, Sue Thomson, Kylie Hillman, Lisa De Bortoli

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA Australia)

This report focuses on Australian students' performance on the PISA items that have been released in reading literacy. It includes an overview of the PISA Reading Framework, Australia's results in the PISA 2009 international assessment , examples of responses and marking guides, and the context behind achievement, e.g. enjoyment of reading, how often they read and high-level strategies for learning.


Multimedia Instructional Tools And Student Learning In Computer Applications Courses, Debra Laier Chapman Aug 2013

Multimedia Instructional Tools And Student Learning In Computer Applications Courses, Debra Laier Chapman

Dissertations

Advances in technology and changes in educational strategies have resulted in the integration of technology into the classroom. Multimedia instructional tools (MMIT) have been identified as a way to provide student-centered active-learning instructional material to students. MMITs are common in introductory computer applications courses based on the theory that this type of educational tool should be effective in increasing student knowledge and result in positive changes to motivation and the learning strategies used in the course.

The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the MMIT in an introductory computer applications course to determine if there was ...


Exploring Word And Strategy Knowledge Of High School Students In A German Classroom, Kristin Kuchenbecker May 2013

Exploring Word And Strategy Knowledge Of High School Students In A German Classroom, Kristin Kuchenbecker

Theses and Dissertations

Vocabulary learning strategies and word knowledge are two central factors in learning a foreign language. Researchers have acknowledged the vital role of vocabulary in second language acquisition. This particular study is trying to fill a void by looking at high-school aged learners, by looking at beginning learners of German and by looking at the expression of word knowledge and strategy use qualitatively.

The research methodology for this study is qualitative and exploratory in nature. The participants of this study are 29 high-school students, who participated in a vocabulary review game and filled out exit slips following the game. Of these ...


Strategy Use Of Russian Pre-Service Tefl University Students: Using A Strategy Inventory For Program Effectiveness Evaluation, Alla Zareva, Anna Fomina Jan 2013

Strategy Use Of Russian Pre-Service Tefl University Students: Using A Strategy Inventory For Program Effectiveness Evaluation, Alla Zareva, Anna Fomina

English Faculty Publications

The focus of the present study is on identifying categories of learning strategies that are mostly used by Russian university students in an English Linguistics Program with a TEFL concentration. The more specific goal of the study is to offer a model of evaluation of the effectiveness of TEFL-oriented programs in terms of the language learning strategies their students use and recognize as pedagogically applicable to their EFL environment. To this end, two groups of students were compared on their self-reported frequency of strategy use -- 1st year students (n = 23), who had just entered the program, and 4th year students ...


The Use Of Non-Cognitives And Learning Strategies As A Predictor For Completion Of Developmental Mathematics At A Community College, Megan Healy Apr 2012

The Use Of Non-Cognitives And Learning Strategies As A Predictor For Completion Of Developmental Mathematics At A Community College, Megan Healy

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

With a large global, national, state, and local drive for post-secondary credentials, higher education institutes are exploring new retention and graduation strategies to meet the needs of the employers and employees. Many students who are unprepared for college level work will enter a community college to take developmental courses. Developmental mathematics has been a large barrier to completion and success in community college.

The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of non-cognitive traits to predict persistence in completion of a developmental math sequence at a community college. Non-cognitive traits were identified from the three components of strategic ...


Best Instructional Practices In Developmental Education: Faculty Perspectives, Calisa A. Pierce Jan 2012

Best Instructional Practices In Developmental Education: Faculty Perspectives, Calisa A. Pierce

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This descriptive study employed a survey to examine the perspectives of developmental education faculty members at public community colleges regarding instructional practices that have been identified in the literature as effective for developmental education. The study focused on two major areas related to the instructional practices surveyed: the degree to which faculty members perceive the practices to be effective and the degree to which they report they employ the practices. The entire population of West Virginia full-time faculty members teaching developmental education regularly in public community and technical colleges was surveyed with an 89.6% response rate. In addition, demographic ...


Exploring Social Media As A Means Of Fostering Student Engagement, Rosie Hand Jan 2012

Exploring Social Media As A Means Of Fostering Student Engagement, Rosie Hand

Teaching Fellowships

p>The overall of this project was to explore the emerging potential of social media as a tool to engage students and enhance their learning. The specific objectives were: to assess the potential uses of social media as a means to foster student engagement: to explore creative methods of leveraging existing and new social media technologies to enhance the overall student experience: to assist programme directors and lecturers in identifying opportunities where social media may be utilised to enhance module and programme delivery. Google+ was identified as an appropriate social media platform to engage with students for formal teaching purposes ...


The Vvt Project: A Web-Based Platform For Strategy Instruction And Research Into Self-Regulated Learning Of L2 Vocabulary, James M. Ranalli Jan 2012

The Vvt Project: A Web-Based Platform For Strategy Instruction And Research Into Self-Regulated Learning Of L2 Vocabulary, James M. Ranalli

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The focus of this dissertation is a web-based, second language (L2) instructional resource called VVT (Virtual Vocabulary Trainer) designed to teach integrated vocabulary depth of knowledge and dictionary referencing skills to tertiary-level learners of English as a Second Language (ESL). In addition to evaluating the potential of online resources to address long-standing challenges in the field of L2 strategy instruction, the project also targeted research objectives in other related areas. The work is described in four separate articles aimed at peer-reviewed journals in the fields of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), applied linguistics, and teaching English as a Second Language. The ...