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Gorvine, Benjamin J.; Smith, H. David – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
This study describes the use of a collaborative learning approach in a psychological statistics course and examines the factors that predict which students benefit most from such an approach in terms of learning outcomes. In a course format with a substantial group work component, 166 students were surveyed on their preference for individual…
Descriptors: Prediction, Predictive Measurement, Success, Psychology
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Smith, David H. – Qualitative Report, 2008
This single case study examined a Deaf teacher's behaviors and beliefs that reflect her expectations of her deaf students. Primary modes of communication used were American Sign Language and written English. Data were collected via videotaped observations and interviews. Analysis was done by coding utterances of the participants using a deductive…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Case Studies, Deafness, Teacher Attitudes
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Birol, Gulnur; Liu, Shu Q.; Smith, H. David; Hirsch, Penny – Bioscience Education e-Journal, 2006
This paper describes an educational package for use in tertiary level tissue engineering education. Current learning science principles and theory were employed in the design process of these educational tools. Each module started with a challenge statement designed to motivate students and consisted of laboratory exercises centered on the "How…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Laboratories, Engineering, Experiments
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Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Larry; Swarat, Su – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
Minority student attrition and underachievement is a long-standing and widespread concern in higher education. It is especially acute in introductory science courses which are prerequisites for students planning to pursue science-related careers. Poor performance in these courses often results in attrition of minorities from the science fields.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Higher Education, Student Attrition, Underachievement
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Swarat, Su; Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Lawrence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
The Gateway Science Workshop is a peer-facilitated, problem-focused program designed to improve student retention in the sciences. This article discusses its development, implementation, and efficacy, which is demonstrated by higher retention of workshop students in the course sequences. Evidence suggests that the program has particular benefits…
Descriptors: Workshops, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Faraldos, Juan A.; Giner, Jos-Luis; Smith, David H.; Wilson, Mark; Ronhovde, Kyla; Wilson, Erin; Clevette, David; Holmes, Andrea E.; Rouhier, Kerry – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
This organic laboratory experiment introduces students to stereoselective enzyme reactions, resolution of enantiomers, and NMR analysis of diastereomers. The reaction between racemic 1-phenylethanol and vinyl acetate in hexane to form an ester is catalyzed by acylase I. The unreacted alcohol is then treated with a chiral acid and the resulting…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Haar, Jean; Hall, Gretchen; Schoepp, Paul; Smith, David H. – Clearing House, 2002
Reports on findings from a case study in which eight excellent K-12 public school teachers were interviewed and observed. Discusses how teachers talk about their students' different learning styles; how teachers respond to their students' different learning styles; and why teachers respond to their students' different learning styles. Notes four…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Smith, David H. – Speech Journal, 1969
Businessmen who are concerned about their own communication effectiveness and the general communication practices of their organizations must first realize that attempts to improve communication take hard work and involve frequent failure. Although most businessmen believe communication to be ordinary and simple, they are concerned by the fact…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Group Dynamics
Smith, David H. – 1973
Oral communication is the primary mode used by members of organizational groups to build and intercommunicate shared cultural myths and values. Verbal communication within organizational groups--businesses, church congregations, nursing teams, and the like--is the foundation of the reality shared by members of the groups. Finding the master…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Context, Group Dynamics, Organizational Climate
Smith, David H. – Speech Monographs, 1972
To implement the contemporary notion of process,'' ideas of methodological rigor based on causal determinism must be substituted by notions of carefulness based on acknowledgement of the observer's involvement in his own observations.'' (Author)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Definitions, Philosophy, Research Methodology
Smith, David H., Ed. – 1973
A committee was formed to explore ways of helping school districts develop more effective programs for disruptive students. Committee findings revealed the need for the development of local guidelines to satisfy each school district's needs and for reliable feedback. Therefore, this report reflects efforts to sample various local approaches to the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavioral Objectives, Board of Education Policy, Case Studies
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Smith, David H. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 1988
Examines the institution of health from the communication perspective. Discusses the new emphasis on preventing illness through individuals'"proper" behavior. Advocates a communication-based approach to values in health care: a person-centered value base including both reason and emotion, contrary to the principle-based, rational mode of…
Descriptors: Bioethics, Communication Research, Health, Interpersonal Communication
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Smith, David H. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 1985
Draws from the work of A. Jonson to discuss ways ethics and communication occur together in health care and the communication aspects in the interaction of doctor and patient. (VLC)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Skills, Ethics, Health Education
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Smith, David H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1986
The Nebraska Instrument Sharing Consortium (NISC) is a group of small colleges that have banded together to provide modern instrumentation to their students at an affordable price. Consortium activities are described, including how the instruments are moved between campuses. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
Smith, David H.; And Others – 1985
The course content of a laboratory session on patient interviewing taught to medical students taking a course on physical diagnosis is discussed in this paper. The first part of the paper describes the basic course content covered in the lectures: the bio-psycho-social model, the communication process, and the skills necessary for effective…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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