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Murphy, Margueritte S.; Flowers, Kathleen S. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This article describes the development of the Community-Based Learning (CBL) Scorecard by a grant-funded consortium of liberal arts institutions. The aim of the scorecard was to promote assessment that improves student learning with an instrument that employs a quantitative scale, allowing for benchmarking across institutions. Extensive interviews…
Descriptors: Consortia, Community Education, Statistical Analysis, Benchmarking
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Avgousti, Charalambos – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The study discovered why teachers around the world choose the Teaching profession and the factors affecting their choices. The study is meaningful to teacher education curriculum developers and teacher recruiters, for revealing the effects of teachers' perceptions on their career planning and professional growth. The findings from inferential…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Performance Factors, Teacher Attitudes
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Houser, Marian L.; Waldbuesser, Caroline – College Teaching, 2017
Teachers appreciate nonverbally responsive students, but what is missing is an understanding of the direct influence of teachers' self-perceptions on their perceptions of how engaged their students are in class. Using the emotional contagion theory as a lens, this study examines the premise that satisfied instructors expect students to mirror…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Emotional Response, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teacher Education
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Samuels-Peretz, Debbie; Dvorkin Camiel, Lana; Teeley, Karen; Banerjee, Gouri – College Teaching, 2017
In this study, students from a variety of disciplines, who were enrolled in six courses that incorporate the use of social media, were surveyed to evaluate their perception of how the integration of social-media tools supports deep approaches to learning. Students reported that social media supports deep learning both directly and indirectly,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes
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Hashim, Khairuddin; Kutbi, Ibrahim – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Significant changes are driving the wheels of progress. In the context of higher education, developments in technology and globalization have made a profound impact. There is need for universities to take stock of developments to plan with realistic goals so as not to be left behind in a highly competitive globalized environment. With rapid…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Success, Universities
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss the results of a study of the perceptions of a national sample of economics faculty members from various institutions regarding the use of social media as a teaching tool in and out of the economics classroom. In the past few years, social media has become globally popular, and its use is ubiquitous among…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Fontana, Fabio; Furtado, Ovande, Jr.; Mazzardo, Oldemar, Jr.; Hong, Deockki; de Campos, Wagner – European Physical Education Review, 2017
Anti-fat bias by professors in physical education departments may interfere with the training provided to pre-service teachers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitudes of professors in physical education departments toward obese individuals. Professors from randomly selected institutions across all four US regions participated in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sack, Carl M.; Roth, Robert E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Recent shifts in web map technology away from proprietary software and toward development on the Open Web Platform have increased the number and complexity of technical skills needed to do cartography on the Web. Web-based cartography curricula likewise must be adapted to prepare geography, cartography, and GIS students with the skills needed to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Open Source Technology, Internet, Geography
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Üstünlüoglu, Evrim – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Despite a growing number of studies on the effectiveness of teaching and quality in higher education, reports indicate that more work is needed regarding meeting expectations in teaching quality, in particular, in investigating lecturers' application of pedagogical knowledge when transferring discipline-specific knowledge. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Alyaz, Yunus; Isigicok, Erkan; Gursoy, Esim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study examines the environmental attitudes of Turkish pre-service teachers of German as a foreign language using the German version of The Revised New Ecological Paradigm Scale (RNEP) and aims to compare New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) level of participants before and after a larger research project that uses documentary movies as a language…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Preservice Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Environmental Education
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Dede, Hulya; Yilmaz, Zeynel Abidin; Ilhan, Nail – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
One of the factors influencing teachers' and pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs is the use of innovations and research in education (scientific articles, thesis, and new teaching materials). This study aims to examine to what extent pre-service science teachers follow the innovations in the field of education and use these innovations in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Pereira, Audrey Smith; Wahi, Monika Maya – Online Learning, 2017
Although course management systems (CMSs) provide technology platforms that help faculty members adopt better techniques for teaching and learning, and training contributes to faculty information technology (IT) use, many higher education faculty members do not complete CMS training programs, resulting in underuse of CMSs. Therefore, the overall…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Integrated Learning Systems, Teaching Styles
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Hamilton, Diane – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Due to the growth of interest in soft skills and personality traits in education, the perceptions of the value online instructors place on emotional intelligence (EI), warrants scholarly attention. Organizations have embraced the value of emotional intelligence in employees. If online professors are instrumental in preparing students to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Surveys
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Yangin Ersanli, Ceylan; Çakir, Abdulvahit – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
Humour is a universal phenomenon and has been studied in many fields of research such as literature, linguistics, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Humour is often expressed through language and it is little wonder that failure to understand humorous language causes breakdowns in communication. What is humorous might be culturally defined, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kulavuz-Önal, Derya; Tatar, Sibel – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
Over the past decades, teacher burnout has attracted teacher education scholars worldwide as regards to its causes, effects, and amelioration. Although the burnout phenomenon is not new, the research on teacher burnout in Turkey is still relatively recent. Providing a perspective from Turkey, in this study, we investigated burnout and…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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