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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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Goldacre, Lisa; Bolt, Susan; Lambiris, Michael – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
This paper presents a case study in which the principles of scholarship were applied to designing an approach to learning suitable for large classes. While this case study describes an Australian first year Business Law unit, the findings presented in this paper would be relevant to a wide range of teachers faced with large enrollments in first…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Introductory Courses, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education
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Corkern, Sheree M.; Morgan, Mark I. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This paper informs business instructors and educators about XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) so that they can introduce it to their students and expand their students' understanding of how it relates to the accounting profession. Even though the financial community has entered a new age with this standardized reporting language, many…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Introductory Courses, Accounting, Programming Languages
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Rall, James D.; Abdul-Razzaq, Wathiq – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
An introductory physics experiment has been developed to address the issues seen in conventional physics lab classes including assumption verification, technological dependencies, and real world motivation for the experiment. The experiment has little technology dependence and compares the acceleration due to gravity by using position versus time…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments
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Findlay, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The author discusses several issues that instructors of introductory macroeconomics courses should consider when introducing imports in the Keynesian expenditure model. The analysis suggests that the specification of the import function should partially, if not completely, be the result of a simple discussion about the spending and import…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Macroeconomics, Expenditures, Models
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Cruz, Emerson; O'Shea, Brian; Schaffenberger, Werner; Wolf, Steven; Kortemeyer, Gerd – Physics Teacher, 2010
In an introductory physics sequence with a large enrollment of premedical students, traditional recitation sessions were replaced by "Tutorials in Introductory Physics," developed by the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington. Initially, summative test scores (as well as FCI scores) dramatically increased, but so did…
Descriptors: Premedical Students, Physics, Introductory Courses, Universities
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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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Miller, Scott T.; Redman, Stephen L. – Astronomy Education Review, 2010
We created a series of videos for an online introductory astronomy course at the Pennsylvania State University in part to address the lack of personal presence in online courses. Based on surveys administered to the students during the semester, we found that these videos were effective in creating an instructor presence within the online course.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Introductory Courses, Astronomy, Science Instruction
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Weinberg, Aaron; Wiesner, Emilie; Pfaff, Thomas J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
Inferential reasoning is a central component of statistics. Researchers have suggested that students should develop an informal understanding of the ideas that underlie inference before learning the concepts formally. This paper presents a hands-on activity that is designed to help students in an introductory statistics course draw informal…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Inferences, Concept Formation
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Sims, Linda; Walsh, Daniel – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This article examines a 2-year process of integrating Lesson Study--a form of teacher-led professional development--into an introductory course on the principles of teaching for students majoring in early childhood education. The course is taught in conjunction with beginning practicum work in area schools. We describe obstacles, modifications,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Introductory Courses, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development
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Ronsheim, Margaret L.; Pregnall, A. Marshall; Schwarz, Jodi; Schlessman, Mark A.; Raley-Susman, Kathleen M. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
We describe a new approach to teaching introductory biology. Our introductory experience for undergraduates is a laboratory course that is entirely inquiry and discovery based. We introduce our students to fundamental concepts in biology in the framework of three multi-week laboratory modules, each of which is an open-ended investigation of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction
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Feldt, Ronald C.; Hensley, Robert – Education, 2009
We analyzed descriptions found in 12 introductory psychology textbooks on the recommended use of SQ3R for improving reading in order to determine whether such descriptions reflect issues and concerns found in the SQ3R literature. We classified sample questions to determine the types of questions that are suggested to guide use of SQ3R. A majority…
Descriptors: Psychology, Learning Strategies, Introductory Courses, Textbook Research
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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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Baltzis, Konstantinos B.; Koukias, Konstantinos D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Laboratory-based courses play a significant role in engineering education. Given the role of electronics in engineering and technology, laboratory experiments and circuit simulation IT tools are used in their teaching in several academic institutions. This paper discusses the characteristics and benefits of both methods. The content and structure…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Study, Electronics, Laboratory Experiments
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Francom, Greg; Bybee, David; Wolfersberger, Mark; Mendenhall, Anne; Merrill, M. David – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
Many new instructional theories advocate centering instruction around a set of authentic tasks to improve application and transfer of knowledge and help students take more responsibility for their own learning. At BYU-Hawaii, a general education biology course was redesigned to follow this task-centered approach and then taught to two groups of…
Descriptors: Biology, Introductory Courses, College Science, Science Instruction
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