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Keller, Rachel; Johnson, Estrella – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Investigations into attrition of STEM-intending students indicate that poor experiences in introductory courses are at least partly to blame, specifically the students' frustration with lecture-driven teaching methods. In this research, hierarchical linear modeling is used to identify the individual and situational characteristics of instructors…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Environmental Influences
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Johnson, Estrella; Keller, Rachel; Peterson, Valerie; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: In the US, there is significant interest from policy boards and funding agencies to change students' experiences in undergraduate mathematics classes. Even with these reform initiatives, researchers continue to document that lecture remains the dominant mode of instruction in US undergraduate mathematics courses. However, we have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Faculty
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Johnson, Estrella; Keller, Rachel; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2018
In the United States, there is significant interest from policy boards and funding agencies to change students' experiences in undergraduate mathematics classes. Abstract algebra, an upper division undergraduate course typically required for mathematics majors, has been the subject of reform initiatives since at least the 1960s; yet there is…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction