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Plump, Carolyn M.; Meisel, Steven I. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
A constant challenge for faculty is to gain and to hold student interest so that substantive learning can occur. One way to achieve this is through the use of games. This article describes an escape room activity for the classroom that is modeled after commercial escape rooms. This fun, single-session team dynamics exercise can be used in an…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Learner Engagement, Retention (Psychology), College Students
McTighe, Jay; Willis, Judy – ASCD, 2019
How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas? Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience answers these questions by merging…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain, Instructional Design, Cognitive Processes
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VanderMolen, Julia; Spivey, Christy – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss and describe the implementation of and lessons learned from a course project centered on the creation of an infographic in a health economics course and an introduction to health research course. Students were asked to create a simple infographic about a particular topic, after researching and gathering data on…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Visual Aids, Learner Engagement, Communication Skills
Mastascusa, Edward J.; Snyder, William J.; Hoyt, Brian S. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This groundbreaking book offers information on the most effective ways that students process material, store it in their long-term memories, and how that effects learning for long-term retention. It reveals how achieving different levels is important for "transfer" which refers to the learner's ability to use what is learned in different…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Retention (Psychology)
James, Abigail Norfleet; Allison, Sandra Boyd; McKenzie, Caitlin Zimmerman – Corwin, 2011
If you're tired of repeating yourself to students who aren't listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors follow the best-selling "Teaching the Male Brain and Teaching the Female Brain" with this ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Lesson Plans
Meltzer, Lynn – Guilford Publications, 2010
Accessible and practical, this book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes--such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking--into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K-12 students learn by improving how they learn. Noted authority Lynn Meltzer and her research…
Descriptors: Reprography, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies, Instructional Materials
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King, Gail Hoover; McConnell, Cheryl – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2010
Teaching introductory accounting courses can be both challenging and rewarding. In introductory financial and managerial accounting, students struggle with the unfamiliar terminology and concepts. However, managerial accounting offers distinct challenges in that managerial accounting reports used for decision-making are not publically available,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Schultz, Emeric – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2005
Learning the wealth of information in metabolic pathways is both challenging and overwhelming for students. A step-by-step guided discovery approach to the learning of the chemical steps in gluconeogenesis and the citric acid cycle is described. This approach starts from concepts the student already knows, develops these further in a logical…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Memory, Technology Uses in Education, Internet
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Walsh, Foster – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2003
In this article, the author compares teaching and learning to the maintenance of an old car that leaks oil and must constantly be "topped up." Learning is a complex process of taking in and leaking out. The retention of new information is constantly under assault by an array of personal and contextual factors, such as a lack of interest, fatigue,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Attention Control, Learning Motivation
Brod, Shirley – 1999
The guide provides adult literacy teachers with background information in adult learning and the performance-based approach to literacy education. The first section reviews theory and research on adult learning, including the factors affecting learning (language background, expectations, gender, learning styles and modes, age and health,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences, Classroom Techniques
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. – 1992
This document offers materials for a 16-hour course on reading and writing tasks performed by front-line hospital supervisors who have a high school education. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners. The document begins with an explanation of the project, a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Basic Skills
Stickels, Leslie; Schwartz, Marsha – 1987
Memory-assisting devices used in high school Spanish instruction are described, including strategies in many forms: visuals, sounds, rhythms, rhymes, and actions. Mnemonics for subjunctives include: a suffix-"switching" procedure; a word ("dishes") to remind them of the six verbs not using the first person to form the present subjunctive; a…
Descriptors: Adjectives, Classroom Techniques, High Schools, Mnemonics
Training Ideas, 1984
This document contains three issues of "Training Ideas," a bimonthly publication of instructional materials and articles dealing with human resource development. The premiere issue (1984) includes the following articles: "Information Retrieval: Finding That Lost Article" by Patrick Suessmuth; "Increasing Learning in Printed Materials through the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
Pennock, Clifford, Ed. – 1979
Focusing on reading comprehension instruction at the word, sentence, paragraph, and larger unit levels, the articles in this volume were drawn from a variety of sources. The three articles in the first section deal with theoretical bases and conceptual concerns. Specific topics covered include the argument for a discourse analysis model, the…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Content Area Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Discourse Analysis
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Shimamura, Arthur P. – Teaching of Psychology, 1984
Cognitive and educational psychology have much to offer in developing strategies for efficient learning and memory. How mnemonic skills were taught in continuing education and in introductory college-level cognitive psychology courses is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Higher Education
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