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Gilley, Daryl V. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2005
Whereas questions about meaning and purpose are appropriate and perhaps essential in the classroom, teachers should integrate them with caution.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Higher Education, Spiritual Development, College Instruction
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Werder, Carmen; Garcia, Joseph; Bush, Jamie; Dallstream, Caroline – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
Four different perspectives--from the director of a scholarship of teaching and learning dialogue forum, the director of a leadership institute, and two undergraduate students--join together to discuss a collaboration in optimizing leadership education at Western Washington University.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Cooperative Planning
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watts, margit misangyi – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
In this first chapter, the editor explains why she feels this volume's topic is important and timely, and describes some of her own epiphanies regarding what is needed to make learning meaningful for students.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Opinions
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Lunceford, Brett – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2011
The author argues that first-generation college students (FGS) have compounded challenges when they pursue graduate education. As a first-generation college student, he was not able to gather advice from family or his job supervisor, who had no experience with graduate school. Drawing from his experience and the existing FGS-related research, the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, First Generation College Students, Graduate Study, Student Experience
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Hughes, Julia Christensen – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
It has been suggested that growing interest in curriculum assessment and development in higher education is the result of a number of external and internal factors. External factors include increasing government interest in quality assurance, accessibility, and degree completion rates; growing recognition of the important role university graduates…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Harris, Tina M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
This chapter explores identity negotiation by women of color in academe at a predominantly white institution. The author discusses use of the title "doctor" as a form of address to manage interactions with graduate students in the college classroom, and the difficulties associated with negotiating and balancing these diverse and complex identities…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Sexual Identity, Racial Identification
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Hebbani, Aparna G. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
Race matters in the classroom when you are a minority female faculty member. This chapter discusses the emergence of the adaptive female academic of color who, while teaching in several countries, balances a happy work and family life. (Contains 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Family Life, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Hsu, Chia-Fang – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter argues that the most important thing for a nonnative English-speaking teacher is to have an open and positive attitude toward students. A teacher's willingness to work out problems with individual students, coupled with openness to students' ideas and criticism, should help improve students' negative attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Teacher Background, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Evaluation
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Allen, Deborah E.; And Others – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1996
In its use of complex, real-world problems to introduce concepts and motivate learning in an active and cooperative learning environment, problem-based learning is a powerful alternative to the passive lecture in introductory college science. Use of technology and multimedia instruction, focus on large classes, and use of interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Science
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Garth, Russell Y. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1999
An author of the 14th issue of this journal, which was devoted to group-based pedagogical approaches to college instruction, traces the continuing development of collaborative or cooperative learning. Notes influence of the original volume on guidelines of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the Collaboration in…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education, Research and Development
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Coburn, Thomas B. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
This chapter argues that today's dominant forms of education are insufficient for today's world because they ignore the vast and conventionally untapped resource that lies in the disciplined inwardness that is contemplative life. It then surveys a range of transformative examples that are emerging in the educational movement known as…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Methods, Transformative Learning, Educational Philosophy
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Nutter, Norma – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1986
Educational and practical experience are both essential to teacher education, and prospective teachers require a carefully planned curriculum integrating realistic practice in all the activities of teaching with theory and research in pedagogy. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Internship Programs
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Watts, Margit Misangyi – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2003
Using the example of an online service learning course, makes a case for the inclusion of service learning in higher education and the ability to do so seamlessly by using new communication technologies. (EV)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change
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Maylath, Bruce – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1997
Looks at the influence students' native languages have on comprehension of Anglo-Saxon and Greco-Latinate elements of English vocabulary. Suggests use of a dictionary with etymologies, dictionary of English idioms, small group work involving both non-native and English speakers, etymological reference book, pre-med courses in Greek and Latin…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Etymology
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Ortiz, Anna M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2000
Discusses the development of cultural identity in college students and links it to development of critical thinking and intercultural competence. Suggests effective strategies for dealing with difference in the college classroom based on the dynamics of cultural identity development. (DB)
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)
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