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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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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
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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
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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
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Lee, Amy; Poch, Robert; Shaw, Marta; Williams, Rhiannon D. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2012
This monograph attempts to bring insights of diverse branches of educational theory to bear on the practical question of how faculty can leverage the diversity students bring to class in ways that support their intercultural learning outcomes. The authors aim to demonstrate the breadth of research establishing a supportive relationship between the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Pineteh, Ernest A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper examines the use of virtual interactions in a Communication class at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-South Africa. It demonstrates how synthesising virtual and other computer-assisted exercises as well as traditional classroom-based activities can enhance the teaching and learning of communication concepts. The paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Diversity, Learning Processes
Beineke, John A. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
"Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance" is an exploration of research, ideas, trends, and practices for educators who teach American history to adolescents from the middle grades through high school. Higher education faculty in history and professional education will also find the book germane to their work. Topics within the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, United States History, Textbooks, Adolescents
Singh, Delar K. – Online Submission, 2011
This paper focuses on college students with psychiatric disabilities. It defines and discusses various psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It concludes with accommodations that a college professor can make to help these students succeed in higher education. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Personality Problems, College Students, Eating Disorders
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Perez, William; Cortes, Richard D.; Ramos, Karina; Coronado, Heidi – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
This chapter examines the socioemotional experiences and characteristics of undocumented Latina and Latino college students. The authors look at how these students' socioemotional experiences compare to those of their undocumented peers in relation to their academic and mental health outcomes. In addition, they highlight how undocumented students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Administration, Undocumented Immigrants
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Lei, Simon A.; Rhinehart, Patricia J.; Howard, Holly A.; Cho, Jonathan K. – Reading Improvement, 2010
Comprehension in textbooks, scholarly books, and research journal articles, along with identification of important information can be problematic for college students. Reading is fundamental in all academic disciplines. Many college instructors do not see that teaching students reading skills as part of their job, and that reading required…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, College Students, Reading Materials, Reading Skills
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Farias, Gerard; Farias, Christine M.; Fairfield, Kent D. – Journal of Education for Business, 2010
Students are socialized to value grades, sometimes more than learning. Although many teachers are devoted to a learning-centered approach, others signal by their actions a deep-set interest in grading. The authors used a 2 x 2 matrix to analyze potential matches and mismatches between teacher orientation and student orientation. The implications…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Grades (Scholastic), Learning, Orientation
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Fencl, Heidi S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Students in a general education science course made significant gains in scientific reasoning skills when they were taught using carefully designed hands-on activities and writing assignments. The activities required students to make use of scientific skills such as graphing, predicting outcomes under changing conditions, or designing experiments,…
Descriptors: College Students, General Education, Science Curriculum, Thinking Skills
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Foster, Gigi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2010
Tertiary education is now accessible even to those who appear unlikely "ex ante" to succeed in jobs requiring post-high school education. Institutions that have broadened access to their programs must rely on two things to protect the quality of the degrees they award: selection mechanisms operating during students' tenure, and effective…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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