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Zaritsky, Joyce; Toce, Andi – Online Submission, 2013
This manual consists of an introduction to our Academic Peer Instruction (API) program at LaGuardia Community College, a compilation of the materials we have developed and use for training of our tutors (with answers), and a bibliography. API is based on an internationally recognized peer tutoring program, Supplemental Instruction. (Contains 6…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Guides
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Jesiek, Brent K.; Haller, Yating; Thompson, Julia – Advances in Engineering Education, 2014
Responding to globalization trends, many engineering schools are internationalizing their courses and curricula to prepare graduates for careers that involve working across countries and cultures. As a result, both students and staff are looking beyond study abroad to international work, research, and service learning opportunities as alternate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Mahler, Joni D. – Online Submission, 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s…
Descriptors: Memorization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2011
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills. Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Inferences
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Parent, Beth A.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Swanson, Karen V.; Smith, Ann C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2010
Scientific literature was used to give a research oriented context to our immunology lab course. Immunology lab, a senior level course (60 students/year) was formerly taught in a traditional mode, with exercises aimed at learning lab protocols. To engage students in understanding we connected the protocols to their use as reported in research…
Descriptors: Research Design, Learning Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Enos, Marcella F. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
This article summarizes a dissertation study designed to determine the effectiveness of instructional interventions that focus on proofreading and editing skills of first-year college students enrolled in business communication courses. The study used a pretest-posttest quasiexperimental control group design and collected data from 56 participants…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Proofreading, Business Communication
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Akerson, Valarie; Donnelly, Lisa A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study explored the influence of a Saturday Science program that used explicit reflective instruction through contextualized and decontextualized guided and authentic inquiry on K-2 students' views of nature of science (NOS). The six-week program ran for 2.5 hours weekly and emphasized NOS in a variety of science content areas, culminating in…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ball, Douglas E. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
Two professors of reading redesigned, merged, and co-taught their respective methods courses (one elementary, one special education) to foster "literacy for all" through interdisciplinary content and collaboration. The characteristic needs of students with learning disabilities and the instructional strategies that promote their literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Lisa F.; Montani, Teresa Oettinger – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
The benefits of multisensory instruction for teaching mathematics to students in resource rooms were explored. Participants were third and fourth graders (n = 12) in 3 resource rooms for replacement mathematics in a middle-class school district in New Jersey. The students received weekly instruction for several months, using manipulatives and word…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Grade 4
Mounts, Deborah S.; Street, Steven C. – 1983
The primary purpose of a Sacramento, California, summer school project for 200 migrant children (K-8) was to determine whether significant change in teacher and student behaviors would result from combining right brain and left brain learning activities for 34 school days. Objectives were to increase affective and social skills and academic growth…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavior Change, Behavioral Objectives, Change Strategies
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Harding, Lori; And Others – Social Studies Journal, 1991
Discusses a comparative study of two fourth grade social studies teaching programs based upon study units concerning flight. Concludes that both Hilda Taba's Teaching Strategies Program and the published simulation program "Flight" were exciting alternative methods of teaching map reading to fourth graders. Reports that students using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation