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Schmidt, Heather; Carocci, Nicole; Gardner, Chris; Serroul, Alicia; Topalovic, Megan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
We explored student motivations for attending university, including how motivations may change over the course of one's postsecondary career, by conducting semi-structured interviews with 8 upper-year undergraduates. Participants were also asked to reflect back on their own experiences and provide advice for new university students. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Student Motivation, College Attendance, Semi Structured Interviews
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Cunningham, Natashia; Knorr, Kris; Lock, Pippa E.; Vajoczki, Susan L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study examined some of the factors that influence students' transition from Ontario high school chemistry to university introductory chemistry. The study was a mixed-methods, multi-phase research study carried out by an undergraduate honours thesis student who had experienced some of these transition issues. Students' transition into…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science
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Wilson, Jay – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The College of Education Technology Group is a pilot program that supports teacher candidates in developing an understanding of the integration of technology. By engaging teacher candidates with local schools the program is enhancing technology-based learning in the classroom for high school students, especially those from First Nations and other…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Rolheiser, Carol; Evans, Mark; Gambhir, Mira; Broad, Kathy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Since 2002 the Initial Teacher Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, has run a series of professional learning partnership projects between university instructors and K-12 educators. The Inquiry Into Practice Series, based on a collaborative inquiry approach, has strengthened the commitment to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Beaubier, Dean M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Student readiness continues to be an issue among the professoriate (Cramer, 2010; Greenberg, 2010; Kelley, 2010). Enrolment growth trends in Canadian universities suggest this concern may remain prevalent for some time (Overall, 2011). At the secondary level, government bodies have developed and implemented policies and standardized assessment…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Standards, College Readiness, Higher Education
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Brooks, Troy; Marini, Zopito; Radue, Jon – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper explores the notion that student behaviour regarding academic integrity and classroom civility are linked, and that intervention methods used to resolve classroom incivility may be used as a response to academic dishonesty. We advance the view that academic integrity and classroom civility refer to a student's willingness to respect the…
Descriptors: Integrity, Ethics, Cheating, Student Attitudes
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Johnston, Ronald – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, the need for education for sustainable development and global citizenship has recently been emphasised. This emphasis has arguably found its major home in the social studies in higher education. Concurrently, there has been a decline in interest in "the sciences" as evidenced by a reduction in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship, Scientific Literacy
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Stone, David C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
In this paper I summarize some key findings from a three-year study of the high school-university transition for students attending a large arts and science faculty, within the context of their first university chemistry course. I then discuss these results within the broader context of research on success in higher education. Final conclusions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Transitional Programs, Chemistry, College Students