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Kilmer, Nelson; Krehbiel, Joel D. – Physics Teacher, 2019
Gay-Lussac's law states that the pressure of an ideal gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature if the volume is constant. Students observe this relationship by taking measurements on the pressure of gas in a flask or metal sphere at different temperatures and then extrapolate the data to estimate absolute zero. In our college…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Teaching Methods
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DiLisi, Greg – Physics Teacher, 2019
The author, Greg DeLisi, a professor at John Carroll University, is always looking for ways to bring current events into his introductory physics classroom or laboratory. He is especially interested in finding examples where basic principles of physics can be used to cast skepticism on assertions made by celebrities, politicians, or professional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, College Students
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Coletta, Vincent P.; Bernardin, Josh; Pascoe, Daniel; Hoemke, Anatol – Physics Teacher, 2019
Physics instructors recognize the value of kinesthetic experience in learning fundamental physics concepts. We describe a kinesthetic experiment appropriate for both college and high school physics students. The experiment helps students achieve an intuitive understanding of Newton's second law in a way they find quite enjoyable. It was devised by…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
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McCloskey, Donna; Crowne, Kerri Anne – Management Teaching Review, 2019
This article explains an activity that can be conducted to form teams in university business classes. It allows students to actively participate in the team selection process and learn valuable human resource management skills. Students are placed in the role of hiring managers. They have to identify the skills and characteristics needed to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Selection, Personnel Selection, Teamwork
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Bain, Steve F.; Yaklin, Lauren E. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Students who participate in a study abroad experience report it as a life-changing event or an experience that will have long-term effects on both students and faculty. But what exactly does that mean? Is this simply a natural result of such a trip or is it more involved? By looking at the research and informal evaluations of the participants, it…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Educational Experience, College Students
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Brody, Nicholas; Caldwell, Lesley – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Any course that examines mediated and/or online communication, including but not limited to--Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication, and Organizational Communication. Objectives: In this single-class activity, students apply their knowledge of mediated…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communications, Educational Games
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Mercado, Antonieta – Communication Teacher, 2019
This activity highlights the concept of cultural hegemony, illustrating it by a reflection on the images of success and successful people portrayed in the media. The purpose of the exercise is to introduce students to this concept, and for them to examine how hegemonic views of others and the self affect the way they conceptualize success and…
Descriptors: Success, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Influences, Gender Differences
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Waldbuesser, Caroline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Fundamentals of Human Communication, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. Objectives: After completing this single-class activity, students will be able to (1) describe how meaning is created through symbolic interaction, (2) explain how the self is created through symbolic…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Communications, Interaction
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Thompson, Marie – Communication Teacher, 2019
Drawing on coursework associated with listening strategies in health communication, students will be guided through a process of reflection, contemplation and articulation as they map their health experience. As visual narrative, maps help to suspend preconceived notions and/or expectations about health; participants increase the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Health, College Students, Communication Strategies
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Hanasono, Lisa K.; Gorsevski, Ellen W. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: This semester-long assignment can be featured in undergraduate or graduate communication courses that include a major writing assignment such as research methods, capstone classes, senior thesis sections, or advanced courses on topics such as interpersonal, intercultural, and interracial communication. This assignment is suitable for…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Assignments, Writing for Publication, Research Papers (Students)
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Volinsky, Allyson C.; Sangalang, Angeline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Introduction to Communication Behavior, Health Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Persuasion, Public Relations. Objectives: Students gain practice determining various components of a health communication campaign (e.g. selecting appropriate target population(s), media channels), while noting the need for synergy across key…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Public Health, Health Promotion, Mass Media
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Gray, Gregory C.; Borkenhagen, Laura K.; Sung, Nancy S.; Tang, Shenglan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
China now tops the list of countries with the largest annual number of scientific publications. At the same time, China also leads the list of countries with the highest proportion of scientific publication retractions. The rise in this academic misconduct in China has given Chinese researchers a bad reputation and likely led to lower manuscript…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Universities, Foreign Countries, Cheating
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
Getting students to ask questions in class, about the content, can be a difficult undertaking especially once students get to university. The nature of the lecture format makes it problematic for students as they often feel like they can't ask questions. When children are small they ask questions all the time. Sometimes we get tired of them asking…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Lecture Method, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Engledowl, Christopher – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
Heat maps have become ubiquitous in the media, yet students are rarely exposed to them and their inherent limitations and potential for misleading consumers. This article makes a case for exposing students to them in statistics instruction at the secondary and tertiary level.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Statistics, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Dewsbury, Bryan; Brame, Cynthia J. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2019
Over the past two decades, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty have been striving to make their teaching practices more inclusive and welcoming to the variety of students who enter college. However, many STEM faculty, even those at teaching-focused institutions, have been educated in a traditional environment that…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inclusion, College Students, College Faculty
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