Driving Academic Performance: Aligning Scorecards, Systems and Strategy

Venue: Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Date: 20 - 24, November, 2017.

Fee: $4,500.00


Conference Objective

The purpose of this conference is to examine the importance of critical thinking for academic performance of students. Critical thinking skills and academic self-efficacy are significantly related to how students performed at the end of an introductory psychology course. Critical thinking skills along with high school GPA were the best predictors of student learning at the end of the course. Critical thinking was not predictive of overall academic performance as measured by cumulative GPA at the end of the semester. Instead, high school GPA emerged as the sole predictor of cumulative GPA, accounting for 22% of the variance. Results indicated no significant difference in critical thinking, academic self-efficacy, or final exam performance at the end of the semester for students enrolled in psychology courses taught using two different methods; Team-Based Learning vs. a traditional lecture format. The implications for these findings as they relate to academic performance and overall student learning in higher education are discussed.


ACCOMMODATION: This Conference is non-residential. Participants are to lodge in hotels of their choice near the conference centre. A list of these Hotels will be provided on request.