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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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Manduca, Cathryn A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education is in need of improved teaching methods to increase learning for all students. Faculty professional development programs are a widespread strategy for fostering this improvement. Studies of faculty development programs have focused on program design and the impact of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Research Design, Research Needs
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Robert, Jenay; Lewis, Scott E.; Oueini, Razanne; Mapugay, Andrea – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
The research-based pedagogical strategy of flipped classes has been shown to be effective for increasing student achievement and retention in postsecondary chemistry classes. The purpose of flipped classes is to move content delivery (e.g., lecture) outside of the classroom, freeing more face-to-face time for active learning strategies. The…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Science Education, Chemistry, College Freshmen
Frenette, Alexandre – Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, 2016
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is a comprehensive survey administered online to the arts alumni of participating institutions. Completion time for the survey is generally 20 to 30 minutes. Founded in 2008, SNAAP is based at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research of the School of Education and administered in…
Descriptors: Alumni, Graduate Surveys, Art Education, College Graduates
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de la Vega-Herna´ndez, Karen; Antuch, Manuel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A vectorial representation of the full sequence of events occurring during the 2D-NMR heteronuclear single-quantum correlation (HSQC) experiment is presented. The proposed vectorial representation conveys an understanding of the magnetization evolution during the HSQC pulse sequence for those who have little or no quantum mechanical background.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Quantum Mechanics, Science Experiments, Magnets
Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Austin, Kim; Bugler, Daniel; Finkelstein, Neal – WestEd, 2015
When students first enroll in college, they are required to demonstrate readiness for college-level work. Course placement depends on standardized assessments, and students who do not attain a satisfactory score are typically assigned to developmental (e.g. remedial) education courses. The theory behind this approach has been that remedial…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, College Readiness, Student Placement
Bernardes DaSilva, Edmar; Kvasnak, Robert Neil – Geography Teacher, 2015
The regional divisions termed as "Latin America" versus "Anglo-America" used by many geographers do not fully reflect the cultural and political trends in the world today. "Latin" is a term that was coined by the French Emperor Napoleon the III in order to justify Mexico's being ruled by Maximillian, and later picked…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Spanish, Portuguese, Political Influences
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Dukewich, Kristie R.; Vossen, Deborah P. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Writing-to-learn involves the use of low-stakes informal writing activities intended to help students reflect on concepts or ideas presented in a course. Writing-to-learn can be a flexible and effective tool to help students understand and engage with course concepts, and past research has shown that writing-to-learn activities can substantially…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition), Reflection, Journal Writing
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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Bers, Trudy; Chun, Marc; Daly, William T.; Harrington, Christine; Tobolowsky, Barbara F. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2015
"Foundations for Critical Thinking" explores the landscape of critical-thinking skill development and pedagogy through foundational chapters and institutional case studies involving a range of students in diverse settings. By establishing a link between active learning and improved critical thinking, this resource encourages all higher…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2015
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
Carnahan, Laura; Pankratz, Mary Jo; Alberts, Heike – Geography Teacher, 2014
While many college physical geography instructors already use a wide variety of creative teaching approaches in their classes, others have not yet been exposed to teaching with toys, household items, or food. The goal in this article is to present some ideas for teaching college-level physical geography (weather/climate and geomorphology) for…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Physical Geography, College Instruction, Toys
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Plush, Sally E.; Kehrwald, Benjamin A. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Despite the perceived advantages of student centred learning (SCL) in higher education, novice teaching academics' attempts to implement such approaches may be thwarted by a lack of experience with teaching in general and with SCL in particular, difficulties locating suitable practical advice on SCL, and the demands of early career academic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Schinske, Jeffrey; Tanner, Kimberly – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
This article explores a brief history of grading in higher education in the United States. Authors, Schinske and Tanner then follow up with considerations of the potential purposes of grading and insights from research literature that has explored the influence of grading on teaching and learning. Schinske and Tanner then ask: Does grading provide…
Descriptors: Grading, Higher Education, Educational History, Feedback (Response)
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Payne, Ellen K.; Berry, David C. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2014
Successful completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) examination verifies that an athletic trainer has the knowledge and skills associated with the entry-level practice of athletic training, but earning a terminal degree ''does not mean that the person holding this degree necessarily understands how to design, implement, assess, or even…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Athletic Coaches, Physical Education Teachers, Trainers
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