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Art Education, 2019
Howard Gardner is a superstar among many art educators. He has written dozens of books, translated into 32 languages, that explore the mind, ethics, education, and the arts. His revolutionary theory of multiple intelligences is still a major influential force today. Gardner grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of parents who left wartime…
Descriptors: Art Education, Music, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Flores Carmona, Judith – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
I am an assistant professor at New Mexico State University; however, the path to getting to this position has been about crossing borders, about learning in and from the borderlands. The borderlands that my body has had to cross, physically and figuratively, have left many "heridas abiertas" (open wounds) but have also provided me with…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Epistemology, Stranger Reactions
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Moore-Russo, Deborah; Wiss, Andrew; Grabowski, Jeremiah – College Teaching, 2018
In this article, we provide a commentary on the current state of gamification in higher education by reviewing the research literature, noting a lack of research focused on the design of gamified postsecondary courses. To address this issue, we discuss four potential pitfalls instructors may encounter when designing gamified learning activities.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learning Activities
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Slayter, Erik; Higgins, Lindsey M. – College Teaching, 2018
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Decision Making
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Sleeter, Christine – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Christine Sleeter wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Herbeck, Dale A. – Communication Education, 2018
Heated battles over free speech have erupted on college campuses across the United States in recent months. Some of the most prominent incidents involve efforts by students to prevent public appearances by speakers espousing controversial viewpoints. Efforts to silence offensive speakers on college campuses are not new; in these endeavors, one can…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, School Policy, Social Bias, Social Attitudes
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Gillett-Swan, Jenna – Journal of Learning Design, 2017
Higher education providers are becoming increasingly aware of the diversity of their current and potential learners and are moving to provide a range of options for their engagement. The increasingly flexible delivery modes available for university students provide multiple pathways and opportunities for those seeking further education. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Educational Technology
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Weimer, Maryellen – Communication Education, 2017
College instructors use lecture and its current counterpoint--active learning--widely and often rely on both strategies, but the question of which best promotes student learning has become a debate that ignores the fact that learning can result from both. Students still listen to and learn from lectures. They pass exams, obtain degrees, and…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Correa, Elaine; Wilkinson, Colleen – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2017
Purpose: Even as sites for higher education work to transform curricula and strive for greater diversity among students and faculties, little is done to create safe, inviting environments for people to openly discuss the contradictions and challenges in teaching about differences. The authors' purpose is to examine multiple and intersecting…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Individual Differences, Racial Differences, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Hartley, James – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
In this article, Hartley notes the difficulties of using questionnaires to assess the efficiency of new instructional methods and highlights nine issues that researchers must consider. Hartley continues the discussion about the use of questionnaires and suggests that psychology teachers can help improve the teaching of psychology by drawing…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Minnix, Christopher – Composition Forum, 2017
In this interview, Paula Mathieu explores the rhetorical tactics and contemplative practices necessary to cultivate hope in a period of political tumult. Drawing on her scholarship on the "public turn" in Composition Studies, a term she gave us in her vital "Tactics of Hope: The Public Turn in English Composition," Mathieu…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Bulfin, Michael – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
A university commitment to the liberal arts can take many forms, but more often than not it attempts to ensure that all students, regardless of direction or professed major, become educated in some form about the defining events of Western Civilization. There are many specialized History and Global Studies courses that educate students about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Western Civilization, History Instruction
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Franz, Nancy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
In this commentary, author Nancy Franz reflects on her 2009 " Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement" article "A Holistic Model of Engaged Scholarship: Telling the Story across Higher Education's Missions" (EJ905411) reprinted in this 20th anniversary issue of "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Learner Engagement, Higher Education, Community Involvement
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Hitchcock, Jennifer – Community Literacy Journal, 2016
Jennifer Hitchcock interviews community activist and director of Syracuse University's Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral program, Steve Parks. They discuss Parks's working-class background, career path, influences, and activism. Parks also considers the direction of the field of composition and rhetoric and expresses optimism for the…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Career Development, Influences, Achievement Need
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Hayes, David – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2015
Critical thinking pedagogy is misguided. Ostensibly a cure for narrowness of thought, by using the emotions appropriate to conflict, it names only one mode of relation to material among many others. Ostensibly a cure for fallacies, critical thinking tends to dishonesty in practice because it habitually leaps to premature ideas of what the object…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Beliefs, Misconceptions
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