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Taylor, Kari B.; Baker, Amanda R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars and practitioners alike often assume that discomfort is a necessary and productive aspect of the college experience. We used a range of theories grounded in the concept of dissonance to question these assumptions and critically analyze the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development for today's diverse college student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Psychological Patterns, Role
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Pinochet, Jorge – Physics Education, 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Misconceptions, Physics, Secondary School Science
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Adhikari, Soni – Journal of International Students, 2018
With the rapid increase in the number of international students from different academic backgrounds around the world, college and university teachers in the West find it harder to understand the many and complex reasons when these students plagiarize or use sources ineffectively. Reviewing relevant literature, I first make a pedagogical analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Plagiarism, Cultural Differences, College Faculty
Hilliard, Tom; Bushway, Deb; Krauss, Stephanie; Anderson, Nate – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, College Preparation
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Horey, Dell; Fortune, Tracy; Nicolacopoulos, Toula; Kashima, Emiko; Mathisen, Bernice – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Student attainment of capabilities associated with global citizenship remains a priority for higher education institutions. We report on a scoping review of empirical studies to explore how global citizenship is understood and enacted in higher education. The 29 included studies span the arts, psychology and social sciences, professional degrees,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Higher Education, College Students
Totterman, Henrik – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
International higher education is facing increasing competition and pressure from new market entrants, who are introducing disruptive models of delivering more affordable education on scale. Higher education is definitely more than ever at a crossroads in terms of securing its future existence, which is why it becomes essential for academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Benchmarking, Educational Strategies, Sustainability
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Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2018
Right-to-work (RTW) laws neither provide opportunity for gainful employment nor a higher standard of living. In truth, by ending a union's ability to charge administrative fees to employees who benefit from their collectively bargained contract, these laws aim to weaken unions and silence workers. They are designed to help employers, not workers.…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Labor Legislation, Court Litigation
Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods
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Reynolds, Heather L.; Kearns, Katherine Dowell – College Teaching, 2017
Backward course design is a compelling strategy for achieving results-based, student-centered learning. The backward course-design approach is first to identify student-learning outcomes, then the means of assessing the outcomes, and lastly the classroom activities that would support the learning outcomes. With demonstrated success at improving…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Performance Based Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Beaudin, Laura; Berdiev, Aziz N.; Kaminaga, Allison Shwachman; Mirmirani, Sam; Tebaldi, Edinaldo – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors describe a unique approach to enhancing student learning at the introductory economics level that utilizes a multi-section, team-based competition. The competition is structured to supplement learning throughout the entire introductory course. Student teams are presented with current economic issues, trends, or events, and use economic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Competition, Group Activities
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Zarzosa, Jennifer; Fischbach, Sarah – Marketing Education Review, 2017
Sponsored content, in-feed ads, and advertorials are innovative ways to promote brands. However, there are limited resources on how to use these advertising techniques. The Native Advertising project and debate helps students (a) gain knowledge and experience with current advertising practices and (b) engage in deliberation regarding a promotional…
Descriptors: Advertising, Ethics, Debate, Student Projects
OECD Publishing, 2017
Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study. In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done. "OECD Reviews of Integrity in Education: Ukraine 2017" aims to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrity, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Mosley Wetzel, Melissa; Maloch, Beth; Hoffman, James V. – Reading Teacher, 2017
Teachers may need tools to use video for reflection toward ongoing toward education and teacher leadership. Based on Goodman's (1996) notion of retrospective miscue analysis, a method of reading instruction that revalues the reader and his or her strategies, retrospective video analysis guides teachers in appreciating and understanding their own…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teacher Leadership, Miscue Analysis, Literacy Education
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Michaelson, Christopher – Management Teaching Review, 2017
The use of stories in business ethics education is arguably as old as business ethics education. Recent advances in the psychology of stories show us how stories promote consideration of the human impact of business activity. While several books, journal articles, and other sources provide resource lists of novels and dramas for business ethics…
Descriptors: Novels, Ethical Instruction, Business Administration Education, Reading Materials
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Warren-Riley, Sarah; Hurley, Elise Verzosa – Composition Forum, 2017
With the proliferation of digital media and other forms of technologically mediated communication, this article argues that critical multimodal pedagogical approaches to public writing--particularly through interrogating mundane, everyday texts--have the potential to engage students with advocacy and its role in shaping public discourse. In this…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods, Collaborative Writing, Educational Technology
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