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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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Bialowas, Anne; Steimel, Sarah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Online courses are becoming more common at institutions of higher education, yet teaching online creates many challenges, including how to foster instructor immediacy in the online learning environment. Student feedback on audio and video teaching techniques were collected in two undergraduate online classes. Students thought that using video in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior, Online Courses
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Tahir, Khazima – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of transformational teaching practices in learning and teaching of English as a second language in Pakistan. The study examined student descriptions about professorial charisma, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration in bachelor English programs, as well as how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Transformative Learning
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Allnock, Debra – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Learning child protection requires more of students than simply understanding 'what to do' in legislative and policy terms. Students must reflect on their implicit belief systems to effectively respond to child protection concerns as future professionals. This is an instructional article describing a scenario-based survey methodology to increase…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Studies, Child Safety, Undergraduate Students
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Culhane, Jennifer; Niewolny, Kim; Clark, Susan; Misyak, Sarah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) called for more interdisciplinary and community-engaged approaches to teaching and learning in the agricultural and life sciences to better respond to the food system challenges of the 21st century. As a result, institutions from across the nation have responded with a number of experiential learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Biological Sciences
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Njoku, Anuli; Wakeel, Fathima; Reger, Michael; Jadhav, Emmanuel; Rowan, Julie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Rural communities, compared with their urban counterparts, have higher rates of disease and adverse health conditions, fueling disparities in health outcomes. This encourages the need for effective curricula to engage students and enable them to address such disparate health outcomes as imminent health professionals. Incorporating learner-centered…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Public Health, College Faculty, Instructional Design
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Cunningham, Summer; Bartesaghi, Mariaelena; Bowman, Jim; Bender, Jennifer – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
How does one create a class where the theoretical concepts emerge through classroom practice and engagement? This is the question that Mariaelena posed to herself when taking over the position of Director of the Interpersonal Communication course at the University of South Florida. In this essay we describe how we worked through a new way of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Processes, Theory Practice Relationship, Classroom Techniques
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Turner, Windi D.; Solis, Oscar J.; Kincade, Doris H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In response to the diverse needs of individual students--their unique abilities, interests, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds--K-12 teachers have been using differentiated instruction, supported by research, for decades. While positive results have been shown in K-12 education, the literature to support differentiated instruction in higher…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Research Universities, Instructional Innovation
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Hoops, Leah D.; Yu, Shirley L.; Wang, Qianqian; Hollyer, Virginia L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Promoting students' self-regulated learning (SRL) is one way to improve postsecondary student success. However, few studies have investigated the instructional practices of postsecondary instructors that may support students' SRL. This study sought to fill this gap. An undergraduate mathematics course was observed to determine instruction utilized…
Descriptors: Motivation, Educational Practices, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Steiner, Hillary H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Success in college requires the development of self-regulated learning strategies that move beyond high school skills. First-year students of all ability levels benefit when given instruction in how to use these strategies in an authentic context. This paper presents an instructional method that requires deliberate practice of self-regulated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Zafonte, Maria; Taylor, Caroline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify areas of APA formatting that college instructors view as most problematic in student writing. Using a Likert-style survey, the greatest areas of reported concern were problems with documentation, specifically, citations, references, and quoting; of lesser concern were various style and formatting errors in…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, College Students, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Navarro, Maria; Foutz, Timothy; Thompson, Sidney; Singer, Kerri Patrick – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a model to help engineering faculty overcome the challenges they face when asked to design and implement interdisciplinary curricula. Researchers at a U.S. University worked with an Interdisciplinary Consultant Team and prepared a steering document with Guiding Principles and Essential Elements for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Curriculum Design, College Faculty
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Boss, Ginny Jones; Linder, Chris – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this study, we explored cogenerative dialogue (cogen) as a tool for learner-centered teaching in graduate education. Cogen consists of small group dialogues among instructors and students for the purposes of improving course processes. We engaged cogen during a semester-long, graduate-level campus environments course. Using the theoretical…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Power Structure, Teaching Methods