Factors Impacting Student Learning and Academic Performance
James M. Culhane, Ph.D. Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Academic Success Programs NTA Certified Academic Coach Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
The factors that impact student learning behaviors and academic success are varied, complicated and interconnected. Having a theoretical model that demonstrates many of these factors and how they interact and influence one another is critical when working with struggling students.
THE BACEIS model, developed by Hartman and Sternberg in the early 1990s considers a wide range of factors that are internal and external to the student that can impact learning behavior and success. The strength of this theoretical framework is that it broadly considers these factors by dividing them into internal and external supersystems with each identifying cognitive and affective components as well as well as academic and nonacademic environmental factors that govern learning behavior. Using this broad perspective staff, faculty and administrators can be more effective in identifying as student’s root causes for academic difficulty and develop effective and targeted interventions. In this module we will be exploring the various factors that can impact student learning and success.
Writing appropriate learning objectives is the foundation on which lessons and courses are built. Well written objectives communicate expectations for students while providing measurable student performance benchmarks. Too often, these objectives are passed down from previous instructors or created without teaching methods, assessments, and student performance outcomes in mind.
Participants of this module will complete an interactive, self-paced learning module that will navigate them through each step of this process, from learning objective creation to completing their part of the mapping process, with a focus on influencing improved student performance outcomes.