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Shaw, Lindsay; Brown, Kristin; Ellis, Donna; Wolf, Peter; Dawson, Debra; Goff, Lori; Kustra, Erika – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Teaching culture is the product of a dynamic interplay among the embedded patterns, behaviours, values, beliefs and ideologies about teaching and learning within and across the many microcultures that make up a university. Educational researchers from across Canada developed a set of Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Surveys (ITCPS) to…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Concussion is a functional brain injury that can produce physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms. Return to learn protocols designed to help students recovering from concussion recommend a gradual, symptom-governed, increase in cognitive activity before a return to full-time school attendance and participation. Return to learn in…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Educational Strategies, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Processes
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Sproule, Robert; Drewery, David; Pretti, T. Judene – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Lifelong learning has emerged as an important learning outcome across the Canadian post-secondary education system. However, assessments of lifelong learning have been limited to students' self-reports, particularly questionnaires. In programs that offer work-integrated learning experiences, students' reflections may provide a window to further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Lifelong Learning, Work Experience Programs
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Hanley-Dafoe, Robyne; Bruce, Cathy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
How can universities ensure that the first-year learning experiences are purposeful, personal, and transformative? This study explores challenges post-secondary institutions face in the ever-changing landscape of first-year teaching and learning. It spanned 18 months and included surveys, reflections, and an environmental scan of 92 first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Surveys, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Concussion is a functional brain injury that can produce physical, cognitive, emotional and sleep-related symptoms that impede student learning. The Return-to-Learn protocol is effective for elementary and high school-aged students, but it is difficult to implement in a postsecondary setting as it requires a level of monitoring not generally…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, College Students, Postsecondary Education
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Chen, Victoria – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Course instructors often rely on student participation to increase interaction and learning in the classroom. However, while verbalizing thoughts can help students learn, students in this study felt that frequency of contributions was often rewarded over quality. They called this "verbal diarrhea" and explained how prominent it was in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Participation, Interaction, College Students
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Mengel, Thomas; Tantawy, Maha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study at a small Canadian university describes the student-centered re-design of a course about social entrepreneurship. The project was aimed at improving students' engagement and satisfaction. Our data suggests that the course redesign improved students' learning experience, clarity of course requirements, and students' self-directed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Student Centered Learning
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Visser, Rebecca; Flynn, Alison B. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Organic chemistry has its own representational language and as with any language, any barrier with the language makes understanding the message difficult. In this article, we describe the design of an open education resource that empowers students to master this language. We also describe the structure and findings of a pilot study designed to…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Resource Units, Technology Uses in Education, Vocabulary
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Pierre, Danielle – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Oppression and marginalization of people who identify as LGBTQ+ persist on university campuses despite their right to be free of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In an attempt to highlight the real and detrimental impacts of normative heterosexual and cisgender ideologies on Ontarian students the Ontario Undergraduate Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Kanevsky, Lannie; Xin, Cindy; Ram, Ilana – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In this paper, we describe and investigate small group discussions of assigned readings in an online version of a "triple-entry activity" in a blended course used an annotation tool, "Marginalia". We wondered if students would interact in this structured, critical, reflective reading activity as effectively online as they had…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In our service-learning courses, students work with real people and record and reflect on these experiences, to learn appropriate professional behavior, how to think creatively, and how to respond to changing circumstances. Many of our students are strategic learners, characterized by alertness to assessment and intention to achieve the highest…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Learning Processes
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Shiell, Ralph C.; Slepkov, Aaron D. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Integrated testlets are a new assessment tool that encompass the procedural benefits of multiple-choice testing, the pedagogical advantages of free-response-based tests, and the collaborative aspects of a viva voce or defence examination format. The result is a robust assessment tool that provides a significant formative aspect for students.…
Descriptors: Test Format, Science Tests, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Bates, Catherine Marie Fraser – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
During the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference 2014, a workshop was held three consecutive times as part of the Pedagogical Speed Dating sessions to introduce experienced college/university faculty and instructional designers to an approach to instructional design that is based on increasing motivation. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings), Instructional Design
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Carroll, Heather; Chandrashekhar, Shwetha; Huang, Danny; Kim, David; Liu, Peter – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In light of the enormous changes unfolding in the higher education landscape, we don't have to look too far to recognize evidence of the transformation and redefinition of the construct of both teaching and learning in the information age. With a growing focus on teaching and learning at all levels of post-secondary institutions, innovation is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education
Flanagan, Tara; Benson, Fiona J.; Fovet, Frederic – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In light of the innumerable changes in post-secondary environments that reflect a movement toward inclusive education and a reliance on real-world evaluations in the form of field placements, we report on our findings from a collaborative research project that examines field placement experiences from a variety of perspectives. Our research…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Student Placement, Barriers
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