|A Comparison of the Motivations and Learning Strategies Employed by Adult Learners in Industrial Training Programs
||Using the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, and McKeachie, 1991) and supported by interviews with the participants, this study compared the learning strategies and motivations used by engineering students parti...
|Bridging the Distance: How Social Interaction, Presence, Social Presence, and Sense of Community Influence Student Learning Experiences in an Online Virtual Environment
||Online instruction has become part of the core of higher education and a voluminous literature has developed establishing that online instruction is just as effective as face-to-face learning. Simultaneously, however, pervasive reports of isolation a...
|The Impact of an Interdisciplinary Seminar on First-Year University Students' Development of Personal Epistemology and Motivational and Strategic Components of Self-Regulated Learning
||The study first sought to determine if students' self-reported scores on measures of personal epistemology and motivational and strategic components of self-regulated learning (a) changed over time and (b) were impacted by enrollment in an interdisci...
|An Exploration of Elementary Preservice Teachers' Performance and Beliefs When Negotiating Reform-Based Mathematics Education
||The purpose of this qualitative research study was to investigate the relationship between eight preservice teachers' participation and beliefs about their role as teachers in a reform-based mathematics methods course and the ways they performed, bel...
|The effects of self determination theory on learning and motivation of repeating students in a high school Earth Science classroom
||"This study proposed that student motivation and learning in Earth Science can be enhanced if students are given the opportunity to experience autonomy, competency, and relatedness in the classroom. The study addressed the following research question...
|An Exploration of Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching with Purposefully Selected Middle Grades Language Arts Teachers
||This study of Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching (TAT) was a replication of earlier research; variations explored the association of middle grade level TAT with reading comprehension with purposefully sampled Board Certified (BC) and non-BC teachers. It ...
|Parental involvement of families with limited financial resources: bridging home and school to positively impact academic achievement of struggling elementary readers
||This two-phase mixed methods case study investigated the school based parental involvement of families with limited financial resources who have early grade children struggling with reading. Phase I details how the existing research on school-based p...
|Two teachers' thoughtful adaptations during Planning and instruction and the relationship to student agency & teacher visioning
||Despite the appealing and intuitive nature of the writings about thoughtfully adaptive teaching, no one has systematically collected empirical evidence to support such claims (Duffy, Miller, Kear, Parsons, Davis, & Williams, 2008). In response to thi...
|Teachers' adaptations during planning and instruction, their vision for teaching, and their students' understanding of reading comprehension
||Thoughtfully adaptive teaching has long been thought to be an important component of teacher effectiveness, as well as being a logical and intuitively appealing idea (Anders et al., 2000; Hoffman & Pearson, 2000; Gambrell, Malloy, & Mazzoni, 2007; Sn...
|An investigation of middle school teachers' thinking about motivation
||Motivation is an important topic of concern for teachers. A review of motivation research, though, revealed that students have been the focus of motivation research. When teachers have been included in studies, researchers have asked teachers to eval...
|Examining the beliefs and practices of successful teachers in a high poverty school
||The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the beliefs and practices of successful teachers in a high poverty school. Specifically, this study examined the role of teacher beliefs and how these beliefs were enacted in the classroom. This mu...