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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Each of us have our own way of writing. We all put words together differently, use different syntax, different vocabulary, and express our thoughts differently. This is our writing footprint. It is important that we empower our student writers to develop and expand their own writing footprint. Our students come to us with their writing footprints…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Empowerment, Language Usage, Student Characteristics
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
This report explores the benefits of having guest speakers, who also teach academic writing to undergraduate students, discuss the writing journey they take when they write. The purpose of the exercise was to continue to explore ways to enrich students' experiences in the writing classroom. When students were asked for their thoughts on whether…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Story Telling, Team Teaching
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Anderson, Bill; Narum, Ashley; Wolf, Jennifer Lynn – Educational Forum, 2019
Dysconscious racism is generally defined as the unquestioned acceptance of culturally dominant norms and privileges, with three categories used to describe college students' reasoning for enduring racial inequity. These range from the historical determinism of slavery to racially exploitive standards inherent in American society. However, few…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Slavery, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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McDonald, Kelly K.; Martin, Allison R.; Watters, Cody P.; Landerholm, Thomas E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
Many studies illustrate the positive influences of undergraduate research experiences on student learning, attitudes, and retention in the sciences. At our institution, over 90% of the biology majors surveyed reported a desire to participate in undergraduate research, but only 3% per year have the opportunity to work in a traditional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Research, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu; Duyen, Nguyen Thi My – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Developed as an integral component of many higher education programs, internships provide a multitude of benefits for participating students. However, there is a lack of tools designed to measure internship-related learning outcomes. Therefore, this article will present the process of constructing and validating a scale that can be used to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internship Programs, Construct Validity, Outcomes of Education
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Mullikin, Trey C.; Shahi, Varun; Grbic, Douglas; Pawlina, Wojciech; Hafferty, Frederic W. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
This article explores the assessment of professionalism within a cohort of medical students during a sequential 13-week medical school histology and anatomy course. Across seven data points, students were asked to identify a professionalism role model from amongst their peers and to score Likert-structured rationales for their decision. Based on…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Anatomy, Role Models, Professional Identity
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Solomon, Suzanne; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Middle School Journal, 2019
Providing authentic college experiences for students in the middle grades through a partnership with a local college can improve college readiness skills and leave students with a positive view of post-secondary possibilities and opportunities. This article describes a college immersion program--a weeklong college experience provided to all…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning
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Bain, Steve F.; Yaklin, Lauren E. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Students who participate in a study abroad experience report it as a life-changing event or an experience that will have long-term effects on both students and faculty. But what exactly does that mean? Is this simply a natural result of such a trip or is it more involved? By looking at the research and informal evaluations of the participants, it…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Educational Experience, College Students
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Barneva, Reneta P.; Brimkov, Valentin E.; Gelsomini, Federico; Kanev, Kamen; Walters, Lisa – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials with an open license so that they can be freely copied, modified, and reused. While the rising cost of textbooks is a concern in higher education, over 50% of the surveyed educators stated that they are unaware of the OER and how they could replace the traditional textbooks. In addition,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Educational Resources
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Kearns, Kevin – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh provides an extra-curricular leadership development experience called the Leadership Portfolio Program. The Leadership Portfolio Program uses both classroom and community-based experiences to develop and refine leadership skills in graduate students who are preparing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Leadership Training, Public Affairs Education, Student Attitudes
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Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
When educators develop and introduce new learning approaches or resources, they usually have specific didactic goals in mind that they want to achieve. However, these goals may not always match the needs of their students, who often confound such plans by finding new and different uses for the educational tools that are offered to them.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Graduate Students, Dentistry, Anatomy
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Versypt, Ashlee N. Ford – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
Self-reflection assignments were used and assessed in an undergraduate kinetics course. The assignments involved essays where students were prompted to evaluate their proficiency in professional, non-technical skills guided by a self-evaluation rubric, which includes a rating scheme for 10 non-technical skills. The students set goals and tracked…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Goal Orientation, Student Attitudes
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Lewkowich, David – English in Education, 2019
This paper details a multimodal practice of response and transmediation, called a Thought Chronicle, which I employ in my undergraduate work with preservice teachers. I position this intervention in relation to the theoretical discourses of multimodality, social semiotics, and psychoanalytic ideas of dreaming and play.
Descriptors: Semiotics, Play, Psychiatry, Undergraduate Students
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Lee, Jackie F. K. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
This report introduces a way of engaging preservice teachers in experiential learning activities to enrich their pedagogical content knowledge and skills. The framework suggested can be applied to instruction in a wide range of disciplines in different contexts. It calls on teacher educators to work on similar experiential learning initiatives to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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