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Williams, Gwendolyn M.; Case, Rod E.; Reinhart, Erik D. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article describes a narrative study exploring the challenges that international teaching assistants (ITAs) encounter when using humor in North American university classrooms. Twenty participants were recruited from twelve teaching fields. Each ITA participated in two interviews and a videotaped teaching observation. The participants talked…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Higher Education, Interviews
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deLuse, Stephanie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Every class has a first day, yet many professors only read the syllabus to students rather than more intentionally leveraging the day to set up understandings that enhance learning and classroom management. Logic, experience, and research indicate that it is not just content expertise that matters to student experience and learning: it is also the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Experience, Learning Experience, Classroom Environment
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Smith, Erika E.; Kanuka, Heather – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This research provides an analysis of disciplines and disciplinary differences regarding the pedagogical value and content of post-graduate teaching certificates in higher education. Findings and recommendations are based upon a survey (N = 450) of department heads and doctoral students at Canadian research-focused universities. Participants were…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods
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Xia, Belle Selene – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Education research in computer science has emphasized the research of web-based learning environments as a result of the latest technological advancement in higher education. Our research aim is to offer new insights on the different teaching strategies in programming education both from a theoretical and empirical point of view as a response to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Computer Science Education, Web Based Instruction
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Scott, Sally; McGuire, Joan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Universal Design applied to college instruction has evolved and rapidly spread on an international scale. Diffusion of Innovation theory is described and used to identify patterns of change in this trend. Implications and strategies are discussed for promoting this inclusive approach to teaching in higher education.
Descriptors: College Instruction, Access to Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Simonds, Jennifer; Behrens, Ellen; Holzbauer, Jessica – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper presents a case study of a Competency-Based Education Introduction to Psychology course conducted in a small, private, traditional university in the western United States. Two competency-graded sections were offered, one online and one in the classroom. Eleven undergraduate students completed the online section, and 24 students…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Coffman, Karie; Putman, Paul; Adkisson, Anthony; Kriner, Bridget; Monaghan, Catherine – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study examined the identity of doctoral students in their quest to become scholars. The research question asked: What impact did a Community of Practice have on the doctoral students? The findings illustrated that on the journey the participants struggled to integrate multiple identities and roles. They also refined their…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Expertise
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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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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Taira, Kazufumi; Trevorrow, Tracy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Engagement is related to important student outcomes such as persistence, retention, and grades. It is key to all students' learning, but it may be particularly important for culturally diverse students who may have fewer models and other resources for keeping themselves engaged. As the institutions of higher education become increasingly…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Standards, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Timmerman, John E.; Morris, R. Franklin, Jr. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Team-based learning (TBL) is an approach that builds on both the case method and problem-based learning and has been widely adopted in the sciences and healthcare disciplines. In recent years business disciplines have also discovered the value of this approach. One of the key characteristics of the team-based learning approach consists of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Abeysekera, Indra – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Student preferences among instructional methods are largely unexplored across the accounting curriculum. The algorithmic rigor of courses and the societal culture can influence these preferences. This study explored students' preferences of instructional methods for learning in six courses of the accounting curriculum that differ in algorithmic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Accounting
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Sandell, Elizabeth J.; Tupy, Samantha J. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Teacher preparation programs and accreditation organizations have acknowledged need for educators to demonstrate intercultural knowledge, skills, and abilities. Teacher educators are responding to emphasis in higher education to assure that graduates achieve intercultural competence (NCATE, 2008). This study compared the cultural competency of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education
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Lopes-Murphy, Solange A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Cultural intelligence is among the top essential learning outcomes for college graduates. Despite the emphasis on internationalizing higher education and the increased culturally focused initiatives across campuses, fewer than seven percent of college-level students meet even basic standards for cultural intelligence by the time they graduate with…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, International Education, Higher Education, Standards
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Phan, Huy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Quality learning in higher education is an impetus and major objective for educators and researchers. The student approaches to learning (SAL) framework, arising from the seminal work of Marton and Säljö (1976), has been researched extensively and used to predict and explain students' positive (e.g., critical reflection) and maladaptive…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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