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Lange, Alissa; Lodien, Lynn; Lowe, Anna – Science and Children, 2019
In this article, a class of preschool children completed a week of lessons on worms in preparation for a visit by real worms. Prior to the real worm visit, the students learned about the bodies of worms. They also learned vocabulary words such as "segments." They documented thoughts and predictions about worms using drawings. Preparing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This paper raises the possibility of enhancing prospective and practicing teachers' awareness of example use in classrooms by using theories to analyze an authentic case. The study was carried out in the context of a university course where participants analyzed an excerpt from a tenth-grade geometry class. A qualitative analysis of participants'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Bathgate, Meghan E.; Aragón, Oriana R.; Cavanagh, Andrew J.; Waterhouse, Jonathan K.; Frederick, Jennifer; Graham, Mark J. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Evidence-based teaching, such as active learning, is associated with increases in student learning and engagement. Although many faculty are beginning to adopt innovative practices, traditional lecture-based teaching tends to dominate college science education. What are the factors associated with faculty's decision to incorporate…
Descriptors: College Science, STEM Education, Science Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Zimmerer, Mary; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Chuppa-Cornell, Kim; Sindel-Arrington, Tricia – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Skill and drill remediation in developmental reading courses do not prepare students for reading tasks in future college-level courses. When a skill and drill model is replaced with a model that utilizes contextualization, students engage in relevant activities with authentic texts to prepare students for college-level activities. The reading…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Senyshyn, Roxanna M.; Smith, Paula – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article examines a faculty professional development program aimed at engaging faculty in an ongoing discussion about global awareness and the practices surrounding teaching and learning in a linguistically and culturally diverse classroom. The program is modeled on two key components: the engagement of undergraduate students and faculty in a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning
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Grogan, Paul – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The potential benefits of meditation exercises to promote more focused student attention and engagement have only rarely been quantitatively investigated at the college/university level. Here, I report student perceptions on the impacts of regular short mind-calming exercises at the beginning of every class in second, third, and fourth-year…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attention Control
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Morgan, Shona D.; Stewart, Alice C. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The most recent recipient of the JME Lasting Impact Award, "Lessons from the Best and Worst Student Team Experiences: How a Teacher can make the Difference," by Bacon, Stewart, and Silver (1999) is an elegantly presented examination of how the set of decisions made by instructors regarding team assignments affect student experience. An…
Descriptors: Management Development, Teacher Role, Decision Making, Peer Evaluation
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Arteaga Sánchez, Rocío; Cortijo, Virginia; Javed, Uzma – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
Social network sites in general, and Facebook in particular, allow users with common interests to meet, share ideas, and collaborate, creating new forms of informal learning. In order to understand and eventually take advantage of the many benefits that Facebook can bring to the academic world, we need to study its adoption process. The objective…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Informal Education, Educational Benefits
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Stickney, Lisa T.; Bento, Regina F.; Aggarwal, Anil; Adlakha, Veena – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The nature and antecedents of faculty satisfaction in online higher education have not received much scholarly attention yet, despite the growing literature that indicates the relevance of faculty satisfaction for outcomes such as the success of e-learning programs, student learning, and student satisfaction. This exploratory study surveyed 171…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Job Satisfaction
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MacPhail, Ann; Ulvik, Marit; Guberman, Ainat; Czerniawski, Gerry; Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma; Bain, Yvonne – Professional Development in Education, 2019
Current literature suggests that while teacher educators perform a multitude of complex roles, they receive minimal preparation or possibilities for professional development to fulfil these roles. As a result, they need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills after taking on the position of teacher educators. Therefore, it is important to learn…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
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Del Pino, Miguel; Ferrada, Donatila – Educational Action Research, 2019
This paper reports the development of a Mapuche education programme in the context of indigenous demands and claims in relation to education, specifically the Bafkehce Mapuche community who live in the Araucanía Region of Chile. The central objective defined was to systematise, jointly with the indigenous community, the components defined as…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Iqbal, Tanveer; Saeed, Amna; Akhter, Mumtaz – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2019
Teachers' approaches to teaching at undergraduate level in universities have long been considered very significant for students' learning. Teachers can develop critical thinking skills in students at this stage which in turn aid problem solving, that is essential to the social and economic development of a nation. This study aims to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Universities
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McLean, Neil; Price, Linda – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study reports findings from an in-depth, longitudinal investigation of the formation of 13 novice tutors' professional identities as academic teachers. The study spanned tutors' first two years in-service, while they were also participating in a teacher development course. Discourse was analysed across 65 time-series coursework texts,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Longitudinal Studies, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
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Sin, Cristina; Tavares, Orlanda; Amaral, Alberto – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study explores Portuguese academics' acceptance of employability as a purpose for higher education further to the Bologna reforms, focusing on their understandings of employability and their teaching practices. The data were gathered through focus groups in which participated around 70 academics from 3 disciplinary areas, belonging to…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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West, Mckay Steven; Martin, Matthew M. – Communication Education, 2019
Instructors use humor in the classroom in numerous ways, including behaving stupidly, offering impersonations, manipulating their nonverbals, telling a story, joke, or pun, and using a costume or prop. How students decode their instructors' use of humor impacts their feelings about the course and their instructors. In this study, we investigated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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