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Bornn, Luke; Mortensen, Jacob; Ahrensmeier, Daria – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
This paper presents a novel design for an upper-level undergraduate statistics course structured around data rather than methods. The course is designed around curated datasets to reflect real-world data science practice and engages students in experiential and peer learning using the data science competition platform Kaggle. Peer learning is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Cooperative Learning, Peer Influence, Undergraduate Students
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Kelly, Katharine – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
This paper provides insights from students and the author's experiences of the move to online course delivery in the current pandemic. Key issues students identified as impacting success include: student stress/distress related to the pandemic, challenges with Wi-Fi and connectivity, students' and instructors' technical skills, and issues related…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, School Closing
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Kotsopoulos, Donna – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
There are growing concerns about the affordability and accessibility of post-secondary education. This has resulted in increased attention to the inclusion of open educational resources (OERs) as course materials rather than commercial course resources. OERs are mostly cost-neutral for students. In this research, an elective course for business…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Open Educational Resources
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Anderson, Laura; Neil-Sztramko, Sarah E.; Alvarez, Elizabeth; Jack, Susan M.; Thabane, Lehana; Scott, Fran; Apatu, Emma – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Training in research methods is important for improvement of healthcare delivery and population outcomes. Graduate programs of public health play a critical role in offering such education to current and future healthcare professionals as well as entry level learners with no experience in the field. A key skill across all fields of research…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Research Methodology, Courses
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Justus, Brandon J.; Rusticus, Shayna A.; Stobbe, Brittney L. P. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Self-directed learning is a process by which students take the lead, with or without the help of others, in determining their learning needs and managing their learning strategies and outcomes. Relatedly, self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) looks at the attitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics necessary for self-directed learning.…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Readiness, Prediction, Undergraduate Students
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Drewery, David W.; Westlund Stewart, Nicole; Wilson, A. Wade – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between greater engagement (i.e., number of times participated) in mindfulness exercises administered in large university lectures and students' writing self-efficacy. For eight weeks, a breathing exercise was administered to students in one lecture section, and a progressive muscle…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Metacognition, Class Activities, Large Group Instruction
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Rohr, Linda; Squires, Laura; Peters, Adrienne – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Student engagement promotes communication and knowledge acquisition, a concept that is challenged in the online environment as few opportunities exist to physically connect instructors and learners. Limited research suggests that social media is a tool that can positively impact student engagement in the online classroom, which is especially…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Social Media, Virtual Classrooms, COVID-19
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Han, Brenna; Rideout, Candice – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
In order to effectively support students' learning and development at university, we need a better understanding of what helps undergraduate students thrive in the university environment. In this study, we surveyed 204 senior undergraduate students at a large research-intensive university in western Canada to explore factors related to thriving as…
Descriptors: Student Development, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Foreign Countries
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Hills, Melissa; Overend, Alissa; Hildebrandt, Shawn – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies aim to reduce learning barriers in the classroom for all students and remove the need for students with disabilities to advocate on their own behalf. Leadership in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning has a role to play in advancing inclusive learning cultures in higher education. At the frontline of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Access to Education, Affordances
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Hall, Wendy; Liva, Sarah – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Theory about how mentorship is supposed to work, its goals, and what "makes it work" is abundant. It is rarer to encounter empirical information about processes and implications when mentoring is a problem. Graduate students experience significant psychological, physical, financial, and relational challenges and likely have expectations…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Experience, Mentors, Student Attitudes
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Fu, Hong; Hopper, Tim; Sanford, Kathy; Monk, David – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
This study focuses on how the use of digital portfolios in teacher education can support teacher candidates to shift their understanding of assessment as they form their assessment identity. The study was in the context of changing curriculum and assessment practices promoted in British Columbia. We draw on data from a cohort of teacher candidates…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Sivia, Awneet; MacMath, Sheryl; Britton, Vandy – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
This paper documents research regarding the roles, practices, and identities of three faculty members who mentor teacher candidates during practicums. Using a collaborative self-study (Hamilton, 1995), the authors examine the implications of implementing "particulars of practice seminars" (POPS) where practice issues are surfaced by…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums
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Reniers, Jennifer; Mathany, Clarke; Farkas, Megan; Pollock, Heather; Husband, Brian C. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2022
Curriculum mapping is the process of creating a visual representation of the teaching and assessment of learning outcomes in a degree, program or major. Best practice recommendations about curriculum mapping typically focus on mapping individual programs. Therefore, many recommendations, such as meeting individually with faculty as they map their…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Majors (Students)
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Bingham, Bailey E.; Coulter, Claire; Cottenie, Karl; Jacobs, Shoshanah R. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2021
Metacognition--the processes whereby learners assess and monitor their progress in learning (metacognitive monitoring, MM) and use these judgements of learning to make choices about what to study in the future (metacognitive control, MC)--has been shown to be beneficial to learning. However, effective learning also relies on metacognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness
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Flournoy, Ellen L.; Bauman, Lauren C. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2021
As program-level assessment increasingly becomes an integral part of the higher-education landscape, so does the debate regarding the efficacy of current assessment methods. Traditionally, students do not participate in assessment--neither of their own learning nor of institutional or program efficacy. Our assessment process presents an…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students, Program Evaluation, College Programs
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