Latest Candice Shoemaker Stories

2011-08-08 12:30:20

A Kansas State University professor is helping students improve their confidence and academic performance by creating a map of learning. Candice Shoemaker, K-State professor of horticulture, has spent more than four years looking at students and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy involves student confidence in understanding topics and is often linked with academic motivation, learning and achievement. Shoemaker's published research appeared in a recent issue of HortTechnology. Shoemaker studied...

2011-04-04 16:56:52

Study finds changes in confidence levels to be indicators of student learning Do those who know more also know that they know more? And does a student's confidence level correlate to academic performance? These questions have long inspired researchers in the fields of decisionmaking and education to study confidence. New research from Kansas State University professor Candice Shoemaker looked at the psychological constructs of "confidence" and "self-efficacy" to evaluate the effectiveness of...

2009-02-04 21:51:35

Gardening has been shown to help older adults stay in shape, but U.S. researchers also found it improves hand strength and self-esteem. Candice Shoemaker, a Kansas State University professor of horticulture, said older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age. Shoemaker and colleagues Mark Haub, an associate professor of human and nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate in horticulture, said the current research comes...

2009-02-03 16:18:43

Researchers at Kansas State University already have shown that gardening can offer enough moderate physical activity to keep older adults in shape.In research to be published in February in the journal HortScience, the researchers discovered that among the other health benefits of gardening is keeping older hands strong and nimble."One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.