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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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Finn, Stephen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
In this paper, the author argues that a professor's academic freedom should be limited when choosing teaching methods. Currently, many professors choose teaching methods without serious consideration of whether such methods are effective at achieving the course's learning outcomes. As a matter of professional responsibility, however, professors…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility
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Walkup, John R.; Key, Roger A.; Duncan, Sean Patrick; Sheldon, Avery E.; Walkup, Michael A. – Physics Education, 2020
Error analysis consumes much of the focus in introductory physics labs. Catastrophic cancellation is a spike in error that occurs when subtracting two measurements of roughly equal magnitude. Often termed "loss of significance" or "subtractive cancellation," this effect can easily relegate experimental results to utter…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Teaching Methods
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Ozkale, Abdullah; Koc, Mustafa – International Journal of Technology in Education and Science, 2020
This phenomenological study examines academicians' beliefs and lived experiences of using tablet PC based on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). Participants included 15 academic staff working in a university in Turkey. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured interviews and subjected to content…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2020
The paper considers the relation between society, science and institutionally-embodied higher education reform in nineteenth-century Ireland. Institutional reform is measured in terms of governance, curriculum, access and teaching practice. Superiorisation, subversion and fusion are identified as characteristics of reformed institutions. Mobile…
Descriptors: Educational History, Advantaged, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Beaumont, John – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Community college teaching is a complex endeavor requiring not only the mastery of disciplinary knowledge but also the pedagogical skills needed to serve this diverse population of students. While many community college faculties are hired with advanced academic degrees, professional experience or both, many often have not had formal pedagogical…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Gabalán-Coello, Jesús; Vásquez-Rizo, Fredy-Eduardo – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2020
This article presents a proposal to analyze student perceptions, through a mathematical model, using a previously designed and validated questionnaire. This approach attempts to describe and explain the different positions and interpretations which inhabit students regarding the notion of professorial quality. For this, a question that sums up the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro; Cepeda, Cesarina – Online Submission, 2020
In this investigation the reader is expected to see our singular approach on the topic selected, that is to say, how we personally feel and learned on the phenomena under our scrutiny: Distractors as a handicap for English foreign language learning in the middle level of our educational public system, we as in-service EFL teachers and professors,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Peseta, Tai; Bell, Amani – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Students as Partners (SAP) initiatives are often framed as opportunities to reanimate university education so that students become active participants in their learning, and change agents capable of transforming their institutions. Embedded in these framings is a view that students are also the primary 'experts' of their learning experiences. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Shelton, Jama; Dodd, S. J. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Social work educators are responsible for ensuring their students are equipped to rise against social injustice. Therefore, the marginalization of transgender, genderqueer, and nonbinary people and communities must be addressed in the social work classroom. Contextualizing the social work classroom within cisnormativity, this article reports on…
Descriptors: Social Work, College Faculty, Social Bias, Social Justice
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Al-Mahmood, Reem; Papalia, Gerardo; Barry, Sinead; Nguyet Nguyen, Minh; Roemhild, Juliane; Meehan-Andrews, Terri; Julien, Brianna; Holt, Colleen; Bester, Lucas; Bruce, Chris; Miles, Rebecca; Neilson, Cheryl; Louie, Judy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
There has been significant interest in developing academics through Teaching Scholar Development Programs across the USA, Canada, the UK, and more recently in Australia. At their core, such programs develop academics across teaching scholarship, leadership, promotion, and award opportunities, where universities reap the benefits of developing such…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Program Descriptions, Universities
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Lerner, Justin E. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Over the past 50 years, the United States has experienced the disappearance of moderate politics replaced by a more divisive political ideology. As the country has become more polarized, universities, schools of social work, and professors have increasingly leaned left. In this era of extreme political polarization, social work educators have a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Political Attitudes, Counselor Educators
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Dukhan, Shalini – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Formal education was used by the apartheid government to prepare black South Africans for manual labour, thus there was little curricular focus on the development of higher-order cognitive skills. With the abolition of apartheid in 1994, the education system was re-valued and re-evaluated to provide wider access to quality education; the focus of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Blacks
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Petersen, Brian; Barnes, Jessica R. – Journal of Geography, 2020
We renew a call for action and build on work by geographers and others who have detailed how hopelessness emerges and the consequences this has for teaching and learning about the environment in universities. Scholars have written about a sense of hopelessness in students and faculty, anecdotal evidence supports it, and a survey we distributed in…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Psychological Patterns
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Alsharif, Khalid M.; Alamri, Naem M. – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
Teaching Practice Inventory (TPI) was developed and used by Carl Wieman and hence named as Carl Wieman, evaluation model (Wieman & Gilbert, 2014) to assess the effectiveness of teaching practices of courses by faculty instructors. In TPI high scoring courses means that teaching practices may support students' learning. It is also a response…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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