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Keller, Rachel; Johnson, Estrella – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Investigations into attrition of STEM-intending students indicate that poor experiences in introductory courses are at least partly to blame, specifically the students' frustration with lecture-driven teaching methods. In this research, hierarchical linear modeling is used to identify the individual and situational characteristics of instructors…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Environmental Influences
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Johnson, Estrella; Keller, Rachel; Peterson, Valerie; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: In the US, there is significant interest from policy boards and funding agencies to change students' experiences in undergraduate mathematics classes. Even with these reform initiatives, researchers continue to document that lecture remains the dominant mode of instruction in US undergraduate mathematics courses. However, we have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Faculty
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Kuster, George; Johnson, Estrella; Rupnow, Rachel; Wilhelm, Anne Garrison – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2019
Here we report on the development process of the Inquiry Oriented Instructional Measure (IOIM), an instrument for scoring a lesson along seven inquiry-oriented instructional practices. The development of the IOIM was a multi-phase, iterative process that included reviewing K-16 research literature, analyzing videos of classroom instruction, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects