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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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Hunt, Jared; Tompkins, Patrick – Inquiry, 2014
The plagiarism detection programs SafeAssign and Turnitin are commonly used at the collegiate level to detect improper use of outside sources. In order to determine whether either program is superior, this study evaluated the programs using four standards: (1) the ability to detect legitimate plagiarism, (2) the ability to avoid false positives,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Plagiarism, Computational Linguistics
McIlrath, Lorraine, Ed.; Lyons, Ann, Ed.; Munck, Ronaldo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Higher Education and Civic Engagement provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education. It explores teaching and learning, research, and service in a range of international contexts. This book is essential reading for higher education leaders, faculty, administrators, and members of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Organizational Culture, Service Learning
Shaklee, Beverly D., Ed.; Baily, Supriya, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012
As countries become increasingly interdependent, student populations in the United States are becoming more culturally diverse. These students' transnational perspectives present significant challenges to teachers, but a disconnect exists between the skills teachers need and those provided to them by colleges of education. As teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Global Approach, Teacher Educators
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Falk, Hedda; Yarden, Anat – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
Different genres of scientific articles have begun to diffuse into science curricula. Among them, adapted primary literature (APL) retains the characteristics of scientific research articles, while adapting their contents to the knowledge level of students in the 11th to 12th grades. We present three models for the teaching and learning of the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Knowledge Level, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Shin Y.; Connelly, Robin K.; Hartel, Richard W. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
The current generation of students coming into food science and engineering programs is very visually oriented from their early experiences. To increase their interest in learning, new and visually appealing teaching materials need to be developed. Two diverse groups of students may be identified based on their math skills. Food science students…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Focus Groups
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Nottingham, Sara; Verscheure, Susan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Active learning is a teaching methodology with a focus on student-centered learning that engages students in the educational process. This study implemented active learning techniques in an orthopedic assessment laboratory, and the effects of these teaching techniques. Mean scores from written exams, practical exams, and final course evaluations…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Anatomy, Physiology
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Perrett, Jamis J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
A course disk in either CD or DVD format can be very beneficial to online, hybrid, or distance courses in statistics as well as traditional on-campus courses, augmenting existing technologies like course management systems. A typical course disk may include the syllabus and course outline, calendar, instructions, lecture notes and lecture…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Peripherals, Instructional Materials
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Pray, Lisa; Marx, Sherry – Teacher Educator, 2010
In this article, we compared teacher attitudes and beliefs about culturally appropriate language teaching resulting from an examination of two groups of preservice teachers. One group of preservice teachers enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) study abroad program in Mexico; the other enrolled in a traditional on-campus ESL program.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2009
Recent findings from a Mathematica study comparing the performance of teachers prepared via alternative and traditional routes have been interpreted to suggest that policymakers and practitioners should expand the use of fast-entry alternative routes and seek teachers trained through such programs, as they presumably perform as well in the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Traditional Schools, Educational Opportunities, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Cacciatore, Kristen L.; Sevian, Hannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
Many institutions are responding to current research about how students learn science by transforming their general chemistry laboratory curricula to be inquiry-oriented. We present a comparison study of student performance after completing either a traditional or an inquiry stoichiometry experiment. This single laboratory experience was the only…
Descriptors: Stoichiometry, Prior Learning, Chemistry, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bingham, Shawn Chandler; Hernandez, Alexander A. – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Much of the sociological curriculum often represents society as tragedy. This article explores the incorporation of a society as comedy component in introductory courses at two institutions using the sociological insight and social critique of comedians. A general discussion of parallels between the comedic eye and the sociological imagination is…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Questionnaires, Course Content, Sociology
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Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Psychology, Tests, College Students
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Greenhow, Christine; Walker, J. D.; Donnelly, Dan; Cohen, Brad – Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 2008
Christine Greenhow, J. D. Walker, Dan Donnelly, and Brad Cohen describe the implementation and evaluation of the University of Minnesota's Fair Use Analysis (FUA) tool, an interactive online application intended to educate users and foster defensible fair use practice in accordance with copyright law by guiding users through a robust,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Higher Education, Copyrights
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Wright, J. Michael – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2008
Using a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental control group design, a learning environment study was conducted to evaluate the environmental literacy of postsecondary, nonscience majors. Data were collected from 183 students taking an introductory environmental science class--a 41-question Environmental Literacy Instrument (ELI) prompted students…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Majors (Students), Control Groups, Environmental Education
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