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Stillman, Jamy; Ahmed, Kathryn Struthers; Beltramo, John Luciano; Catañeda-Flores, Erika; Garza, Veronica G.; Pyo, Michelle – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This article offers findings from a qualitative study of the development of novice, asset-oriented teacher educators in the U.S. who, over three years, engaged monthly in an informal learning space inspired by Freirean Culture Circles and Boalian Theatre of the Oppressed. The article outlines the dynamic knowledges, perspectives, and tools that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Theater Arts, Disadvantaged, Power Structure
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Eiselein, Gregory – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
Effective faculty development programs are essential to improving student success and achieving institutional goals. Yet designing and implementing successful faculty development within FYE programs remain a challenge. We examine these challenges and discuss how a redesigned on-campus faculty development effort, connected to an online course on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, First Year Seminars, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Akhtar, Rana Naeem; Hussain, Nasreen – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2019
Effective communication skills demonstrate the capacity and efficacy of any business graduate; however, the business industries have continuously raised their concerns on the lack of effective business communication (BC) skills, to serve the requirements of rapidly growing communication within and outside the organizations. Among many factors,…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Learning Strategies, Oral Language, Written Language
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Santos, Michael R.; Richman, Vincent; Jiang, Jinglin – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2019
Online teaching is growing in popularity. This paper presents a case study for an online business course investigating student exam scores obtained from non-randomized and randomized exams. We find that the non-randomized exam scores of the students are suspicious because there are statistically significant disparities from the randomized exam…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Scores, Case Studies
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Taczak, Kara; Karas, Jennifer – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In 2012, Randy Bass challenged educators to "disrupt" themselves expanding the notion of teaching to include multiple high-impact practices (HIP). First-year seminars are a HIP that, when done successfully, encourages retention and persistence in students. On our campus they function similarly, but they also create opportunities for…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
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Korstange, Ryan; Rust, Dianna Z.; Brinthaupt, Tom – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The success of the first-year experience (FYE) course hangs on the effectiveness of the individual faculty members who are given the task of educating first-year students in a particularly important developmental period. This article applies a flipped classroom strategy for kickstarting meaningful classroom discussion in Mathematics Education to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Program Effectiveness, First Year Seminars
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Nielsen, Kathryn; Franco, Jimmy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The paper presents findings from a study that assessed the impact of a faculty development approach designed to improve technology integration specific to a comprehensive FYE program. Partnering with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and informed by data gathered annually from faculty and student mentors, FYE leaders created a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Technology Integration, Mentors
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Manning-Ouellette, Amber; Beatty, Cameron C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The profile of students entering higher education is ever-changing, deeming it critical to understand the impact on institutions and teaching methods that foster student learning across perspectives. This article will highlight the need for advancing first-year student curriculum through teaching socially just seminars. Specifically, the article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, First Year Seminars, Course Content
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Serrano, Dolores R.; Dea-Ayuela, Maria Auxiliadora; Gonzalez-Burgos, Elena; Serrano-Gil, Alfonso; Lalatsa, Aikaterini – European Journal of Education, 2019
Blended learning has risen in popularity in the last two decades as it has been shown to be an effective approach for accommodating an increasingly diverse student population in higher education and enriching the learning environment by incorporating online teaching resources. Blending significant elements of the learning environment such as…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Online Courses
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Perin, Dolores; Holschuh, Jodi Patrick – Review of Research in Education, 2019
Only 25% to 38% of secondary education graduates in the United States are proficient readers or writers but many continue to postsecondary education, where they take developmental education courses designed to help them improve their basic academic skills. However, outcomes are poor for this population, and one problem may be that approaches to…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Preparation, Student Improvement, Literacy
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Tømte, Cathrine Edelhard; Fossland, Trine; Aamodt, Per Olaf; Degn, Lise – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the digitalisation of teaching and learning understood as external processes, influenced by government and international trends and as internal processes within the institutions, in Denmark and Norway. These are countries with similarities regarding digitalisation and educational systems. In the internal processes, there was…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Nguyen, Buu Huan; Haworth, Penny; Hansen, Sally – Teacher Development, 2019
This article provides insights into how participating in an action research study challenged traditional beliefs about teaching practices and led to more active learning strategies being included in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Science classes at a Vietnamese university. Recent reforms in higher education teaching and learning by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Gámiz-Sánchez, V.; Gutiérrez-Santiuste, E.; Hinojosa-Pareja, E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study analyzes the use of e-portfolios in Higher Education, specifically, participants' opinion concerning various aspects of the experience and the teaching methods used. Its main purpose is to determine the influence of professors in student satisfaction in this virtual environment, through a descriptive study performed using a mixed focus…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, College Faculty, Student Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students
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Hsiao, Feilin; Burgstahler, Sheryl; Johnson, Terri; Nuss, Daniel; Doherty, Michael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
Faculty members' positive attitudes, active engagement, and receptiveness to inclusive instructional practices may contribute to the retention and success of students with disabilities (SWDs). However, most faculty members are not adequately prepared to effectively implement inclusive instruction, and many remain uninformed regarding the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Students with Disabilities, Faculty Development, Access to Education
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Darner, Rebekka – Educational Researcher, 2019
An unwillingness to consider empirical evidence that contradicts one's desired conclusion, or science denial, is an enormous barrier to producing an informed citizenry. This essay explores literature on conceptual change and motivation to put forth fresh ideas on how curricula can foster science acceptance, or the willingness to engage in critical…
Descriptors: Defense Mechanisms, Evaluative Thinking, Evidence, Negative Attitudes
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