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Kelley, Michelle J.; Wenzel, Taylar – SRATE Journal, 2019
This article describes the collaborative journey of two elementary education instructors at a large metropolitan university in the Southeast Region of the United States as they transformed and developed an innovative, engaging, and meaningful assignment utilizing adult avatars in TeachLivE™ to simulate parent-teacher reading conferences. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
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Rourke, Kerry E.; Halsey, Robert F.; Sokuvitz, Sydel; Wilson, Peter R. – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
The authors describe a component of Babson College's master of science in accounting program that links a technical analysis course with writing and oral communication courses to provide students with skills necessary to efficiently manage group-centered projects and effectively communicate technical information. Initial quantitative and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Communication, Masters Programs, Program Descriptions
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Hudson, Don Michael; Roberts, Andy M. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Institutions of faith can no longer assume students of faith, and institutions of faith can no longer assume that a survey of the Old and New Testaments in today's college curriculum will provide the necessary elements to develop, sustain, and nurture biblical literacy in students. Nor can it be assumed that this antiquated model will equip…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, World Views, Teaching Methods
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Hoke, Kathy; Keough, Lauren; Wares, Joanna – PRIMUS, 2019
In the calculus classroom, integrating applications with the theoretical and procedural conveys the relevance of the material. Since Newton and Leibniz developed calculus in the context of physics and astronomy, applications in these fields tend to predominate. To engage and excite our students, pedagogical considerations must include broader…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Calculus
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Branson, Mark – PRIMUS, 2019
Mathematics has a unique and powerful role to play in the teaching of social justice issues. There is substantial quantitative evidence for social injustice, but many citizens lack the quantitative skills to understand that evidence. A course in quantitative literacy is a unique opportunity to provide this quantitative understanding to a wide…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Social Problems, Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach
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O'Donovan, Barbara; Geary, Krisan – PRIMUS, 2019
Income inequality is a central social justice concern, and hence excellent motivation for real-world applications in mathematics classrooms at every level. We describe the "Mathematics for Social Justice" course at Saint Michael's College, giving a specific example of one of the typical social justice projects for the course, and showing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Calculus
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Cohen, Rosetta Marantz; Mule, Lucy – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2019
This article describes a co-taught course that mobilized a Design Thinking approach in the service of creating a prototype for an actual girls' boarding school in Kenya. The goal of the class was to allow students to engage collaboratively with faculty, with their peers, and with experts "on the ground" to develop the various parts of…
Descriptors: Design, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Higher Education