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Pittenger, David J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Briefly reviews the research literature concerning the overjustification effect. The effect describes the situation where positive reinforcement reduces one's intrinsic motivation for a behavior, thereby decreasing the probability that the behavior will be repeated. Notes the limitations of this explanation and recommends a broader representation…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Behavior Theories, Cognitive Processes
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Bednarz, Sarah W., Comp.; Ludwig, Gail S., Comp. – Journal of Geography, 1995
Presents the results of a survey of books that every preservice (and inservice) geography teacher should read as recommended by leading geographic educators. Maintains that the diversity of responses mirrors the eclectic nature of geographic educators and the richness of the field. Includes brief bibliographical reviews of five recommended books.…
Descriptors: Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography
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Barnard, Ian – Feminist Teacher, 1993
Describes reactions by college students to an antihomophobic classroom pedagogy. Asserts that homosexual and bisexual students need to see themselves represented in the classroom. Presents a 30-item selected bibliography addressing this issue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Lesbianism
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Phillips, Martin – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1994
Maintains that philosophy has become an integral part of geography education at the university level. Considers the value of textbooks in teaching and learning about philosophy in geography. Reviews textbook treatment of the topic and provides a list of 25 textbooks that explore geographic philosophy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Rileigh, Kathryn K. – Teaching of Psychology, 1993
Asserts that supplementary reading materials may be used successfully in undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Reviews research into books used frequently to supplement required textbooks in college-level courses. Provides five criteria for selecting books and describes procedures for using them. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Psychology
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Lowry, Bullitt – Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 1995
Contends that fiction can help students understand historical periods and events. Presents and discusses four criteria for selecting novels to be used in college courses on World War I and World War II. Includes a bibliographic essay on recommended novels for each war. (CFR)
Descriptors: Books, Content Area Reading, Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Porter, Robert H. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Presents an bibliographic essay of recent empirical research in industrial organization. Examines topics such as the econometrics of markets with imperfect competition, technology and industry structure, industry evolution, and industry studies of regulation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Federal Regulation
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Bel, Bernard; Vecchione, Bernard – Computers and the Humanities, 1993
Asserts that a revolution has been occurring in musicology since the 1970s. Contends that music has change from being only a source of emotion to appearing more open to science and techniques based on computer technology. Describes recent research and other writings about the topic and provides an extensive bibliography. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brown, Ronald A. – School Science and Mathematics, 1991
A nonmajors course entitled Ideas and Concepts in Physics that surveys the conception and development of ideas in classical and modern physics is described. Details of the syllabus and suggestions for incorporating an historical approach into the physics curriculum on both the precollege and college levels are provided. A bibliography of materials…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
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Groce, Stephen B. – Teaching Sociology, 1992
Discusses the use of feature films for courses on popular culture and the sociology of popular music. Suggests that films can illustrate topics such as culture, social groups, deviant behavior, racism, and sexism. Lists a selection of Hollywood feature films with accompanying readings and students' evaluations. (DK)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Filmographies, Films, Group Dynamics
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Henderson, Rodger C. – Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1989
Reports on a role-playing activity concerning the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Explains how the program evolved through discussion, planning, organization, research, rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance. Identifies ensuring that people read and understand the Constitution's contents and origins as the major reason for the activity.…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Overholser, James C. – Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the value of the Socratic method in classroom teaching. Defines the three primary components of the Socratic method as systematic questioning, inductive reasoning, and universal definitions. Suggests that such a teaching method can use thought content to change thought processes and encourage active participation and critical and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Definitions
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Carter, Susanne – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Contends that war fiction published by U.S. women has evolved as a genre of its own in the twentieth century. Asserts that the common element that unites this otherwise diverse body of literature is the constant reminder that women as well as men are participants and victims in war. (CFR)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Females, Fiction, Higher Education
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Rosenzweig, Roy – Journal of American History, 1995
Asserts that electronic media will transform how historians conduct research, teach, and present the past. Maintains that CD-ROM technology offers exciting possibilities for historical research. Provides a bibliographic essay on 16 history-oriented CD-ROM products. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Touwen, L. Jeroen – Computers and the Humanities, 1992
Illustrates the use of computer data banks in history by examining the Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (MEMDB) located at Rutgers University. States the database contains an expanding collection of historical monetary and price/wage data. Includes instructions, examples of search strategies, and an annotated bibliography. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Database Management Systems, Databases