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Mullins, Mary H. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Active learning approaches have shown to improve student learning outcomes and improve the experience of students in the classroom. This article compares a Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning style approach to a more traditional teaching method in an undergraduate research methods course. Moving from a more traditional learning environment to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Perks, Tom; Orr, Doug; Alomari, Elham – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
This case study examines the physical aspects of a particular university classroom, and what affect specific changes to the classroom had on the perceptions of students, instructors and observers regarding the room as an effective learning space. We compare survey and focus group data collected from students taking courses in the classroom prior…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Virtanen, Jaana; Rasi, Päivi – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
In this article we present and discuss the process of developing and implementing a PBL-based course entitled Moving Images in Teaching and Learning that was held at the University of Lapland, Finland. In the course of the project, this fairly traditional face-to-face course was redesigned into a blended PBL course by integrating Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Web 2.0 Technologies, Conventional Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Sebastianelli, Rose; Swift, Caroline; Tamimi, Nabil – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
The authors examined how six factors related to content and interaction affect students' perceptions of learning, satisfaction, and quality in online master of business administration (MBA) courses. They developed three scale items to measure each factor. Using survey data from MBA students at a private university, the authors estimated structural…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Business Administration Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
DeVol, Dave – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
When the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was founded in 1985, the state of Illinois charged IMSA with two mandates: (1) "The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science." (2) "The Academy shall also carry a responsibility…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, High School Students
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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