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Aho, Wayne; Wright, Ed; Marvel, Jon – International Journal for Business Education, 2020
Experiential, project-based learning is widely endorsed as an effective pedagogy for enhancing the understanding of theory, increasing critical thinking skills, and preparing students for future roles as contributing employees. Likewise, the use of online classes at universities is becoming popular. A logical evolution of course venues would be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Online Courses
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Gary, Dia; Thomas, Dylan; Miller, Joseph – Journal of Global Education and Research, 2020
Equipping new teachers in today's society is a noble and challenging task. Of late, many additional licensing standards for teachers create additional responsibilities for universities that provide pedagogy, knowledge, and content for teacher candidates. Identification of best practices that support teacher candidates on the Educative Teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Test Preparation
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2020
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Learner Engagement, Academic Advising, Educational Trends
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Dassa, Lori; Nichols, Bryan – Teacher Educator, 2020
This paper describes the development, implementation, and follow up study of a program for undergraduate research in education, student teachers as action researchers (STAR). Students in a new urban education honors program at a large public university were given coursework in action research, developed a research plan in their practicums,…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum
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Nilsen, Ryan; Hutson, Bryant; Blanchard, Lynn; Siems, Monica; Hirt, Laurel; Mitchell, Tania – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2020
This paper presents a comparative case study of the alumni of two multi-term civic learning programs that combine academic service-learning with a series of other student experiences such as the creation of online portfolios and capstone experiences over at least four semesters of an undergraduate education. Findings of this study suggest that…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Alumni, Service Learning
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Harney, Stefano – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
This article considers the role of meritocracy in the ruling ideology of Singapore. It argues that meritocracy, far from being a system for the management of scarce resources, is in fact the imposition of scarcity. It uses the example of the university in Singapore as the prime site for the production of meritocratic ideology and considers the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Universities, Social Systems
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Ruiz, Ana; Warchal, Judith; You, Di – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Teaching ethics to undergraduate psychology students has been the focus of professional organizations for several years. However, the evidence that psychology programs are teaching ethics and its effectiveness is scarce. In this review, we present recent evidence on teaching ethics based on three themes: delivery of ethics in the curriculum,…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Majors (Students)
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Vieregger, Carl; Bryant, Andrew – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
At its best, the undergraduate capstone class in the college of business can both cap the students' learning experience and bridge that experience to their future careers. Recent trends in management education, however, have seen the capstone course evolve to consist primarily of a terminal group project without any focus on professional…
Descriptors: Mentors, Alumni, Capstone Experiences, Business Administration Education
Jagesic, Sanja; Ewing, Maureen; Feng, Jing; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2020
The AP Capstone Diploma ™ program was launched in 2014 to offer high school students an opportunity to learn interdisciplinary critical thinking and collaboration skills and complete college-level academic research by means of two Advanced Placement® (AP® ) courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. In these early years of the AP Capstone program,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Capstone Experiences, High School Students, Student Participation
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Cranwell, Philippa B.; Page, Elizabeth M. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2020
The use of a group-based approach to project working has been shown to provide significant advantage to students in terms of project outcomes, motivation and engagement. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading has recently explored the use of group projects for final year practical work. In this model, students are presented with…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Chemistry, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Gay, Glenda H. E.; Betts, Kristen – Online Learning, 2020
Student engagement and group work are critical to developing competencies, deeper learning, and attributes that align with 21st-century skills. In an increasingly competitive and dynamic workforce, the ability for employees to engage in collaborative workgroups is essential. A new capstone group-work assignment using Online Human Touch (OHT)…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Class Size
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Wray, Barry; Glew, David; Burrus, Robert; Hill, Stephen; Schuhmann, Peter – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
Standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business emphasize the assessment of student learning as an avenue to continuously improve business school curricula. The study reported here, which took place in an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited business school in a mid-sized…
Descriptors: Business Schools, College Outcomes Assessment, Core Curriculum, Student Evaluation
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Clegg, Tamara; Boston, Carol; Preece, Jennifer; Warrick, Elizabeth; Pauw, Daniel; Cameron, Jacqueline – Journal of Environmental Education, 2020
This article examines community-driven adult environmental learning in a volunteer watershed stewards program. We look for evidence of elements that portray steps toward "concientización"--the process of individuals and communities directing their own learning in nonhierarchical ways. Leveraging two theories from the learning sciences…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adult Education, Informal Education, Community Development
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Jaime, Arturo; Olarte, Juan J.; Garcia-Izquierdo, Francisco J.; Dominguez, Cesar – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2020
Contribution: Internships designed to provide training and an initial period of contact with industry, prior to a computer science engineering capstone project, have a very positive impact on both industry and academic capstone projects. Background: Internships and capstone projects are widely used to integrate work-related learning in computer…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Computer Science Education, Engineering, Capstone Experiences
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Blincoe, Sarai; Buchert, Stephanie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The preregistration of research plans and hypotheses may prevent publication bias and questionable research practices. We incorporated a modified version of the preregistration process into an undergraduate capstone research course. Students completed a standard preregistration form during the planning stages of their research projects as well as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Research Problems, Research Design
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