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I think Hattie and Biggs meta-analysis is an essential read. It is
critical of most course designs, but makes important positive assertions
as well about course design features.
Best,
Nic

Effects of Learning Skills Interventions on Student Learning: A
Meta-Analysis

REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
                                    	    Summer 1996
                   
                   
                                    vol. 66
                   
                                    no. 2
                   
                                    99-136


http://rer.sagepub.com/content/66/2/99.short
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Dominic (Nic) J. Voge  ||  Associate Director
Undergraduate Learning Program
McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning ||  Princeton University
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On 4/15/15, 1:00 PM, "Laurie Hazard" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Hi Dennis,
>
>Here are some, and I will point out my  "favorites"  at the top of the
>list.  As both a practitioner and researcher, I have been examining the
>efficacy for Study Skills and FYE courses for most of my career. You can
>take a look at my dissertation research which put me on this journey.
>What I know for sure is that study skills instruction is not effective
>unless the course address the attitudinal, motivational, and personality
>variables that mediate student utilization of study skills that have been
>taught to them. In designing a study skills course, the social cognitive
>approach is the way to go, and the research supports this.  Further, the
>two variables that seem to mediate college achievement above others are
>locus of control--particularly for minority students,  and
>self-regulatory behaviors (see  attached article). I have provided you
>with some references, but I would encourage you to look at the most
>recent research in these two areas as well. One more not, it's critical
>that study skills instruction is applied to content courses in which the
>students are enrolled NOT delivered to them prior to taking their courses.
>
>
>Hazard, Laurie. (1997). The Effect of Locus of Control and Attitudes
>Toward Intelligence On Study Habits of College Students. Michigan: UMI.
>
>
>Primary Research Group's Best Practices in Student Retention (2012)
>
>
>Ryan and Glenn (2004) in What Do First-Year Students Need Most: Learning
>Strategies Instruction or Academic Socialization?" report:
>
>	For both more and less academically capable freshman, one year retention
>rates were higher for the strategy-based seminar.  The retention
>advantage of the strategy-based seminar was evident even when the effects
>of academic aptitude, high school class rank, gender, and ethnicity were
>statistically controlled. No evidence was found to support the claim that
>socialization focused, theme-based seminars selectively improved
>retention rates for more able students.  In fact, the
>socialization-focused seminar condition was no more retention effective
>than the no-seminar condition (p. 4).
>
>Here's the longer list  below (but just a snapshot)  We can talk more
>off-line if you think that will help.  Feel free to contact me.
>
>Laurie Hazard
>www.lauriehazard.com
>
>
>Anderson, S.G., & Anderson, C.E. (1992). Study skills made easy. School
>counselor, 39(5), 382-384.
>
>Cone, A.L., & Owens, S.K. (1991). Academic and locus of control
>enhancement in a freshman study skills and college adjustment course.
>Psychological reports, 68, 1211-1217.
>
>Dweck, C.S., & Leggett, E.L. (1988). A Social-cognitive approach to
>motivation and personality. Psychological review, 95(2), 256-273.
>
>Friedman, V.J., & Lipshitz, R. (1992). Teaching people to shift cognitive
>gears: Overcoming resistance on the road to model II. Journal of applied
>behavioral research, 28(1), 118-136.
>
>Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of mind. New York: Basic Books, Inc.,
>Publishers.
>
>Gardner, S., & Fulwiler, T. (1999). The Journal book: For Teachers in
>technical and professional programs. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
>
>Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.
>
>Guild, P. B., & Garger, S. (1986). Marching to different drummers.
>Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
>
>Hadwin, A.F., & Winne, P.H. (1996). Study strategies have meager support.
>Journal of Higher Education, 67(6), 692-715.
>
>Jones, C.H., Slate, J.R., & Marini, I. (1995). Locus of control, social
>interdependence, academic preparation, age, study time, and the study
>skills of college students. Research in the schools, 2(1), p. 55-62.
>
>Jones, C.H., Slate, J.R., Marini, I., & DeWater, B.K. (1993). Academic
>skills and attitudes toward intelligence. Journal of college student
>development, 34, 422-424.
>
>Lefcourt, H.M. (Ed.). (1982). Locus of control: Current trends in theory
>and research. (2nd ed.) New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associate,
>Publishers.
>
>Rabinowitz, F.E. (1987). A Life transition seminar for freshmen college
>students. Journal of college student personnel, 28, 282-283.
>
>Reynolds, J., & Werner, S.C. (1994). An Alternative paradigm for college
>reading and study skills courses. Journal of reading, 37(4), 272-277.
>
>Cone, A.L., & Owens, S.K. (1991) Academic Locus of Control Enhancement in
>a Freshman Study Skills and College Adjustment Course. Psychological
>Reports, 68, 1211-1217
>
>
>Heisserer, D.L. & Parette. P. (2002 March). Advising at-risk students in
>college and university settings.  College Student Journal, 36(1), 69-84.
>Retrieved April 1, 2007 from 				EBSCOhost database.
>
>Lefcourt, H.M. (Ed.). (1984). Research With The Locus of Control
>Construct. New York: 	Academic Press, Inc.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis Congos
>Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:24 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Suggestions?
>
>
>I have been asked to assemble research support for teaching a learning
>skills class at the college level.  Is anyone aware of an annotated
>abstract of research support for teaching learning skills in college?  I
>have a few resources but need more.
>
>'Best wishes to all.......................
>
>Dennis
>
>Dennis H. Congos
>Academic Advisor and Learning Skills Specialist Global UCF
>4217 East Plaza Drive
>University of Central Florida
>Orlando, FL 32816
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