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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
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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Levy, Denise L.; Byrd, Daniel C. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
Listening to music is an emotional and educational experience that has the potential to shape an individual's values, actions, and worldview. Widely used in elementary education, music can also be a fresh, innovative teaching tool in higher education. Although it can be applied to virtually any subject area, critical reflection and discussion of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music, Educational Strategies, College Instruction
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Li, Suxia; Wu, Haizhen; Zhao, Jian; Ou, Ling; Zhang, Yuanxing – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2010
In an effort to achieve high success in knowledge and technique acquisition as a whole, a biochemistry and molecular biology experiment was established for high-grade biotechnology specialty students after they had studied essential theory and received proper technique training. The experiment was based on cloning and expression of alkaline…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
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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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van Eeden-Moorefield, Brad; Walsh, Christine – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Those who teach research methods courses may struggle to engage students who are anxious or apprehensive about taking the course. Thus, it becomes the obligation of the instructor to develop innovative approaches so that students overcome their apprehension, learn the material, and, it is hoped, develop a passion for research. The authors present…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Courses, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Chevalier, Cary D.; Ashley, David C.; Rushin, John W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess some of the effects of a nontraditional, experimental learning approach designed to improve rapid acquisition and long-term retention of quantitative communication skills (QCS) such as descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis formulation, experimental design, data characteristics, and data…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Statistics, Nontraditional Education, Hypothesis Testing
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Waring, Scott M.; Torrez, Cheryl A. Franklin – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2010
This article focuses on the use of digital primary sources to teach historical perspective to preservice teachers. Discussed here are the experiences of 90 elementary education majors during their inquiry-based elementary social studies methods course. A variety of digital primary sources were used to teach historical perspective and to model…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Majors, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses
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Hyvarinen, Marja-Leena; Tanskanen, Paavo; Katajavuori, Nina; Isotalus, Pekka – Communication Education, 2010
Studies consistently confirm that there is an extensive need for new theoretical and practical directions for communication in disciplines (CID) programmes. The CID pedagogy calls for more specialized training with more specialized methods in particular professions. This study presents a method developed for practical training studies in pharmacy…
Descriptors: Mentors, Pharmacy, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods
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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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Guisasola, Jenaro; Zubimendi, Jose L.; Zuza, Kristina – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2010
We examine the pedagogical suitability of introducing a teaching sequence for the concept of electrical capacitance within the context of charging a body. This short sequence targets first year university students and was designed following students' common conceptions on this topic. The evaluation is made by comparing the results with a control…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Physics, Science Instruction, Energy
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Smith, Deborah N.; Roebuck, Deborah B. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
Leadership educators use various tools to enable their students to learn about leadership. This article describes the assignment "Interview with a Leader" which the authors have incorporated into several different leadership courses. Grounded in constructivist and social learning theories, the authors have found this assignment to be…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Leadership, Assignments, Interviews
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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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Seung, Eulsun; Bryan, Lynn A.; Butler, Malcolm B. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in preservice teachers' understanding of the nature of science (NOS) as a result of four activity-based interventions that represent three instructional approaches used in a middle grades science methods course. Ten participants' understanding of NOS and their perceptions about the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers
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