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Pampel, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative, multisite case study used Dee Fink's taxonomy of significant learning as a lens through which to examine the curricular structure, academic practices, and graduate outcomes for honors programs at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Special attention was given to the distinctive quality of Ignatian pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Honors Curriculum, Outcomes of Education
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Barnes, Meghan E.; Caprino, Kathryn – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
Reflection is an increasingly essential component of experience-based learning in higher education to encourage students to draw connections between theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences. This qualitative study examines the reflections of undergraduate students in a service-learning course for secondary English teacher candidates.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Reflection, Taxonomy, Experiential Learning
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Doran, Joanna K.; Bagdasaryan, Sofya – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
As social work's fight for social and economic justice returns to its historical attention to finances, faculty are called to infuse financial capability and asset building (FCAB) content into their classes. Given few published models, this study contributes a redesign that infuses FCAB in a community organization course, with additional attention…
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Coordination, Curriculum Enrichment, Capacity Building
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Jenkins, Toby S. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
Through the article, I share the theoretical foundations, structure, knowledge acquisition, and outcomes of a cultural leadership course. The process for course development integrates several theories and research methods into practice: L. Dee Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning, Feminist Theory, Critical Race Theory, and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Theories, Feminism, Critical Theory
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Taylor, Zachary Wayne – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Only 25% of community college students transfer to a 4-year institution within 5 years, and only 17% earn a bachelor's degree within 6 years of transferring (Jenkins & Fink, 2015). In response, community colleges have partnered with 4-year institutions to draft articulation agreements, outlining transfer policies and procedures for specific…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees
Fink, Arlene – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2016
Packed with new topics that reflect today's challenges, the Sixth Edition of the bestselling "How to Conduct Surveys" guides readers through the process of developing their own rigorous surveys and evaluating the credibility and transparency of surveys created by others. Offering practical, step-by-step advice and written in the same…
Descriptors: Surveys, Guides, Research Methodology, Test Construction
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Pampel, Robert J. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018
Over the last few years, I have sat in the opening sessions of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference and felt equal parts concern and conviction. In 2015 and 2016, opening speakers enumerated the challenges and opportunities that confront honors educators in a rapidly changing higher education landscape. I sympathized with their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Rodriguez, Carolina M. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2018
In many schools of architecture worldwide, design studios are frequently isolated from everyday life and tend to focus on theory without experience. In countries with complex social problems, such as Colombia, experiential learning can offer valuable opportunities for architectural education to become an agency for social reconstruction and peace…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Architectural Education, Student Projects, Student Centered Learning
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Engel, Agatha M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This article explores the current literature on student characteristics and performance in an accounting course. When planning to teach or design a course, student characteristics play a role as part of the "situational factors" (Fink, 2003). Research has widely shown that college graduation rates are associated with student…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Smith, Kristen L.; Good, Megan R.; Jankowski, Natasha – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
A long-standing purpose of assessment is to help faculty improve student learning; unfortunately, evidence of improved learning is rare. Learning improvement evidence in its most simple form requires practitioners to assess, intervene, and re-assess a student learning outcome. Of course, achieving evidence of learning improvement is not so simple.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Leaders, Leadership
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Krishnan, Saras – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2015
A major objective of statistics education is to develop students' statistical literacy that enables them to be educated users of data in context. Teaching statistics in today's educational settings is not an easy feat because teachers have a huge task in keeping up with the demands of the new generation of learners. The present day students have…
Descriptors: Statistics, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Kelley, Bruce C. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2009
In his book "Creating Significant Learning Experiences" (2003), Dee Fink challenges professors to create a deep vision for the courses they teach. Educators often have a vision for what their courses could be, but often lack a model for instituting change. Fink's book provides that model. In this article, the author describes how this model helped…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Active Learning, Learning Experience, Teaching Models
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Trudeau, Dan; Kruse, Tina P. – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2014
This article examines two case studies that describe different ways of working with community partners to create civic engagement experiences in undergraduate education. Analysis of the case studies yields guidance about practical decisions involved in planning, designing, and executing pedagogy that uses engagement to generate what Fink calls…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Learning Experience, School Community Relationship
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Coco, Charles M.; Crumbly, Jack; Jackson, Faye Hall – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2014
In this study, students of an undergraduate business course were introduced to industry partners via teleconferencing methods. The students were assigned to groups during the semester and each group had an industry partner that assisted in the learning process. The six dimensions of Fink's integrated course design were examined in order to…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students
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