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Zaritsky, Joyce; Toce, Andi – Online Submission, 2013
This manual consists of an introduction to our Academic Peer Instruction (API) program at LaGuardia Community College, a compilation of the materials we have developed and use for training of our tutors (with answers), and a bibliography. API is based on an internationally recognized peer tutoring program, Supplemental Instruction. (Contains 6…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Guides
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Jesiek, Brent K.; Haller, Yating; Thompson, Julia – Advances in Engineering Education, 2014
Responding to globalization trends, many engineering schools are internationalizing their courses and curricula to prepare graduates for careers that involve working across countries and cultures. As a result, both students and staff are looking beyond study abroad to international work, research, and service learning opportunities as alternate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Mahler, Joni D. – Online Submission, 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s…
Descriptors: Memorization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2011
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills. Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Inferences
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Parent, Beth A.; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Swanson, Karen V.; Smith, Ann C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2010
Scientific literature was used to give a research oriented context to our immunology lab course. Immunology lab, a senior level course (60 students/year) was formerly taught in a traditional mode, with exercises aimed at learning lab protocols. To engage students in understanding we connected the protocols to their use as reported in research…
Descriptors: Research Design, Learning Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Enos, Marcella F. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
This article summarizes a dissertation study designed to determine the effectiveness of instructional interventions that focus on proofreading and editing skills of first-year college students enrolled in business communication courses. The study used a pretest-posttest quasiexperimental control group design and collected data from 56 participants…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Proofreading, Business Communication
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Akerson, Valarie; Donnelly, Lisa A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study explored the influence of a Saturday Science program that used explicit reflective instruction through contextualized and decontextualized guided and authentic inquiry on K-2 students' views of nature of science (NOS). The six-week program ran for 2.5 hours weekly and emphasized NOS in a variety of science content areas, culminating in…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods