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Cross, K. Patricia – 2002
According to Kasulis, a class discussion has three dimensions: content, process, and people. Though content is an obvious element that is usually thoroughly researched, process can be problematic for many teachers. Some students tend to dominate, while others disengage, and the discussion often wanders. These problems can be alleviated with…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design
Cross, K. Patricia – 1973
This paper examines the rapidly developing trends of cooperative education and nontraditional study. The author sees these trends as an attempt to end the self-imposed isolation of higher education. The first, cooperative education, brings students out of the more traditionally cloistered classroom setting into the world of work. The second,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
Cross, K. Patricia – 2003
This guide offers suggestions for implementing active learning techniques in the community college classroom. The author argues that, although much of the literature on active learning emphasizes collaboration and small-group learning, active learning does not always involve interaction. It must also involve reflection and self-monitoring of both…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Activity Units, Class Activities, College Faculty
Cross, K. Patricia – College Board Review, 1974
Campus-expansiveness, decentralization, cooperative movements in education and nontraditional study all have changed the national picture of education as one to embrace everyone in the new learning society. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Experimental Programs
Cross, K. Patricia – 1986
Although experts overwhelmingly support the idea of using assessment to improve college instruction, most testing programs call for summative evaluation or accountability rather than formative evaluation. In using assessment to improve instruction it is essential to examine what decisions should be made in order to improve instruction.…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Assessment
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Cross, K. Patricia – Community College Review, 1983
Examines the impact of new student populations on community colleges. Notes the proliferation of remedial programs, individualized instruction, and diagnostic testing and placement services in response to student learning problems and the expansion of noncredit offerings, experiential learning credit, and cooperative education programs responding…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Basic Skills, College Programs, Community Colleges
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Angelo, Thomas A.; Cross, K. Patricia – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1989
The potential contribution of classroom research as a tool in the training of teaching assistants is explored. By collecting data on what students are learning in their classrooms, teachers can assess the effectiveness of their own teaching. (MLW)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Instruction, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality
Cross, K. Patricia – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2005
The instruction that we provide, the intellectual climate that we create, and the policy decisions that we make should all start with the question, "But will it improve students' learning?" Basic to any answer is the state of our knowledge about learning. A spate of recent research has resulted in comprehensive and lengthy reviews of surveys of…
Descriptors: Investigations, Lifelong Learning, Educational Environment, Active Learning
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Cross, K. Patricia – American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 1996
Discusses the role of classroom research in scholarship concerning learning and teaching at the college level. Identifies a shift from assessment for accountability to assessment for improvement to attention to roles of college faculty. Shows how use of classroom assessment techniques as part of a classroom research program can immediately improve…
Descriptors: Accountability, Classroom Research, College Instruction, Educational Trends
Cross, K. Patricia – 1998
This paper suggests that students and their learning should become the focus of everything that college faculty do, examining what is currently known about student learning and where this knowledge comes from. Two large volumes have been published on what is known about student learning in college. A distillation of what is known can be extracted…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cognitive Style, College Students, Cooperative Learning
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Cross, K. Patricia – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1998
Classroom research addresses the why and how of learning, encouraging teachers to use their classrooms as laboratories for the study of learning. At its best it involves students as collaborators rather than as subjects. Classroom research has the potential for creating teaching and learning communities with the shared goal of understanding…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Faculty, College Instruction, Formative Evaluation
Cross, K. Patricia – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2005
A survey of 2800 teachers from 33 two- and four-year colleges shows markedly different perceptions of teaching goals and roles. The most significant differences occurred across fields of study. For example, whereas 55 percent of the science teachers said they were primarily concerned about teaching students the facts and principles of their…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Science Teachers, English Teachers, College Faculty
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Cross, K. Patricia – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
While research has a great deal to tell educators about how college students learn, the educational community is becoming dependent on research and ignoring what can be learned from the principles of good practice in the classroom. Research should be the beginning, not the conclusion, of the investigation into student learning processes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Instruction, College Students, Cooperative Learning
Cross, K. Patricia – 1979
The future of higher education, especially that of the community college, is discussed. The role of the community college in advancing new concepts--such as open admissions, equal opportunity, and community involvement--is recounted. The development of higher education in the United States is traced, and problems created by the recently instituted…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
Cross, K. Patricia – 1990
The mission, curricula, students, and faculty of community colleges make them ideal laboratories for the study of teaching and learning at the college level. To accomplish this goal, community college faculty members should take on the role of classroom researchers, conducting careful, systematic, and patient studies of their students in the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Research, College Faculty, College Role
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