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Berman, Jeanette; Smyth, Robyn – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper contributes to consideration of the role of conceptual frameworks in the doctoral research process. Through reflection on the two authors' own conceptual frameworks for their doctoral studies, a pedagogical model has been developed. The model posits the development of a conceptual framework as a core element of the doctoral…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Guidelines, Research Methodology, Models
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Meyer, Kevin R.; Hunt, Stephen K. – Communication Education, 2017
As this forum's call for papers notes, lecture represents one of the more "controversial forms of instructional communication," yet remains a predominant instructional method in academia. Ironically, instructors face increasing pressure to abandon lecture at a time when these classes are popular and students readily enroll in lecture…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Listening, Notetaking
Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2016
This paper is a commentary on how the student population of Canadian universities has changed with the arrival of international students. It discusses some of the issues that instructors have when teaching and interacting with their international students such as overcoming the language barrier, and being aware and respectful of cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics
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Giles, Dwight E., Jr. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
The theme of both "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement" volume 12 issues 1 and 2 collectively, is "Faculty Motivation for Engagement in Public Scholarship." Herein Dwight Giles, Jr. touches upon each article in issue 2, specifically, noting the variability of the central terminology that is used across authors…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Vocabulary, Service Learning, Standards
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Stearns, Susan – Communication Education, 2017
The author of this brief forum article argues that it is time to encourage faculty members to rethink student learning: encourage the scholarship of teaching and expose faculty to key research articles about student learning. Then, building on this knowledge, the academy needs to offer assistance to faculty in designing student-centered…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Active Learning
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Thomas, P. L.; Goering, Christian Z. – National Education Policy Center, 2016
As part of an ongoing series of reports by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), "Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know" makes broad claims about teacher education based on a limited analysis of textbooks and syllabi. The report argues that teacher education materials, specifically educational psychology…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Research Reports, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lashley, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
It is well documented in the literature that relationships influence the lives of young children (birth to second grade). Consequently, it is essential that young children's caregivers and teachers build professional relationships with children's parents, because these relationships influence the children's present and later learning environments…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Educators
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Borthwick, Arlene; Hansen, Randall; Gray, Lucy; Ziemann, Irina – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2008
The editorial by Bull et al. (2008) on connections between informal and formal learning made explicit one element of solving what Koehler and Mishra (2008) termed a "wicked problem." This wicked (complex, ill-structured) problem involves working with teachers for effective integration of technology in support of student learning. The…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Conventional Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Kirschenbaum, Matthew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The author advocates that humanities scholars should seek and study programming languages. He believes that, increasingly, an appreciation of how complex ideas can be imagined and expressed as a set of formal procedures--rules, models, algorithms--in the virtual space of a computer will be an essential element of a humanities education. Students…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Student Motivation, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Mediated Communication
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Abi-Raad, Maurice – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
The higher education experience is a challenge for first-year students. One of the challenges facing a generation of youth is attaining professional skills, academic experience and occupational training. In order to have a clear picture of the challenges involved in first-year experiences it is important to examine elements impacting first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Student Centered Learning
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Alonzo, Alicia C. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2011
Black, Wilson, and Yao (this issue) lay out a comprehensive vision for the way that learning progressions (or other "road maps") might be used to inform and coordinate formative and summative purposes of assessment. As Black, Wilson, and others have been arguing for over a decade, the effective use of formative assessment has great potential to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Classroom Techniques
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Ryan, Mary – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
The importance of reflection in higher education, and across disciplinary fields is widely recognised. It is generally embedded in university graduate attributes, professional standards and course objectives. Furthermore, reflection is commonly included in assessment requirements in higher education subjects, often without necessary scaffolding or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nightingale, Barbra – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
This article provides a student's viewpoint in response to Larry Andrews' article, "The Humanities Are Dead! Long Live the Humanities!," which addresses and solidifies the notion that, at least from the standpoint of academicians, the humanities are alive and well. The author believes that a broader base of learning, an increased…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Humanities, Reader Response, Global Education
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Bentley, Kelvin – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Russ Poulin is director of policy and analysis for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Cooperative for Educational Technologies. He has been an outspoken advocate of treating distance education fairly in state and federal regulations. In recent years, he has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Educational History
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Pinnegar, Stefinee; Murphy, M. Shaun – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
Role theory is based in a conception of a social world wherein various roles are either available or made available and those participating in such worlds shape their identity according to the roles that are made available to them. In positioning theory, Haare and van Langenhove (1998) suggest that teachers are always in the process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Change Agents, Teacher Educators, Role Theory
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