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Promoting intellectual development during the freshman year

Author(s): Wright, S.

Citation: Wright, S. (1992). Promoting intellectual development during the freshman year. Journal of The Freshman Year Experience, 4(1), 23-39.



Wright examines the relationship between intellectual development in the first year of college and interdisciplinary general education courses that were designed to promote active learning at the University of Hartford. Results of the study indicate a significant relationship between intellectual growth and the number of general education courses that students were enrolled in.


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