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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
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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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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