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Author Lingard, R. ♦ Timmerman, B. ♦ Berry, E.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Computer science ♦ Instruments ♦ Educational programs ♦ Registers ♦ Education ♦ Student retention ♦ Active Learning ♦ Conation
Abstract Recent studies at California State University, Northridge using the Kolbe Atrade index have shown differences in conative profiles between computer science students near graduation and those just entering the program. Since conation, or a person's inherent talent or natural way of doing things, relates to how a student approaches learning, it may provide clues as to why some students quit the program prior to graduation. The Kolbe instrument used in this study is a tool for measuring conative talents. It has been widely used in industry to aid in management activities and assist in the formation of effective teams. Its use in education has been limited, but it has potential for providing insight regarding differences in student learning and in understanding issues related to student retention. For example, one recent study showed a significantly higher implementor conative instinct among entering students than existed among graduating students. This suggests that some students with strong implementor talents may have dropped out of the program, possibly because they were not given sufficient opportunity to engage in "hands on" activities. It may be that some students are discouraged from continuing in the major because they find the learning environment incompatible with the natural ways they approach learning
Description Author affiliation: California State Univ., Northridge, CA (Lingard, R.; Timmerman, B.; Berry, E.)
ISBN 0780390776
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-10-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 197.99 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library