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Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper presents the observations and reflections of four faculty members who developed experiential online learning pathways for students in diverse professional programs. In relation to programmatic expectations of Nursing, Education and Business, the challenges and opportunities for experiential online learning design are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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Hull, Kerry; Lawford, Heather; Hood, Suzanne; Oliveira, Vanessa; Murray, Michele; Trempe, Maxime; Crooks, Jamie; Jensen, Murray – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
The increased prevalence and severity of academic-related distress is of significant concern on college campuses. Of particular relevance to instructors is the anxiety relating to classroom teaching and evaluation practices. Sources of evaluation anxiety include student uncertainty about the nature of the expected demands as well as their ability…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Test Anxiety, Student Evaluation
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Ezezika, Obidimma – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Experiential learning has the potential to enhance students' success and prepare them for the job market, including through class experiences that mirror experiences in the workforce. In this article, I lay out the process of incorporating experiential learning in a global health course. I have derived three key lessons from the design and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Education Work Relationship, Global Approach, Public Health
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Shaw, Jenessa Louise; Cramer, Kenneth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Peer reviews offer a unique assessment of post-secondary students' writing, wherein students grade fellow students' (or peers') essay submissions according to a provided rubric. Previous research found that students' personality dimensions were related to the grades that students both gave and received through peer assessment. The present study…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality, Grades (Scholastic), Grading
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Reid, Robin Elizabeth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Changing demographics at post-secondary institutions in Canada provide opportunities for intercultural learning. Curricular design that engages domestic and international students can result in new ways of knowing, seeing, and understanding multiple perspectives of and connections to place. This paper draws on students' reflections to highlight…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Tourism, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Coletta, Giulia; Kamran, Rakshan; Khan, Ayesha; Dej, Kim; Pritchard, Janet M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Community service learning (CSL) activities in undergraduate programs are associated with improvements in self-efficacy (confidence related to performing a specific task) and academic achievement. This study aimed to understand the impact of a CSL assignment on self-efficacy related to teaching community members about evidence-based nutrition and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Service Learning, Nutrition Instruction
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Haave, Neil; Keus, Kelly; Simpson, Tonya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study analyzed the effect of a learning philosophy assignment on students' intellectual development and mastery of first-year biology and second-year biochemistry course content. We used pre- and post-surveys to assess students' cognitive complexity, and compared students' midterm and final exam marks to assess mastery of course content. The…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Philosophy, Assignments, Intellectual Development
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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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Cramer, Ken; Pschibul, Rebecca – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The present study investigated the time usage and levels of perceived stress, academic workload, and recreation time for 177 students at the University of Windsor before, during, and after Fall Reading Week (FRW). Over a three-week span (at various times of the day), students received a message to their smartphone to complete a 20-second survey…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Recreational Activities, Reading Habits
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Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha; Agnew, Michael – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
More and more Canadian post-secondary institutions are introducing a fall break into their term calendars. In 2015, a full week fall break was introduced at our university in order to enhance academic performance and improve mental health amongst students. Our interdisciplinary team surveyed undergraduate students at our university about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; Boyd, Cleo; Cahn, Joel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a self-directed learning strategy where students work collaboratively in small groups to investigate open-ended relatable case scenarios. Students develop transferable skills that can be applied across disciplines, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Despite extensive research on…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Anthropology
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Sharen, Colleen; Feltham, Mark; Braecker, Michelle – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
This essay describes an undergraduate research project involving collaboration among two professors and a student. The result, a business case about the student's workplace, was ultimately presented at an academic conference and is now under consideration for publication. We describe the circumstances that led to the project, its outcomes, and our…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Assignments, Class Activities, Case Studies
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Chen, Victoria; Leger, Andy; Riel, Annie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper examines the effect of the architectural layout of two classrooms (one flexible and one less-flexible) on Teaching Assistants' (TAs) movement and interactions with students. Four TAs from a first-year undergraduate introductory course were chosen for the two studies. In study 1, the TAs taught the same lesson twice to two groups of…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Classrooms, Undergraduate Students, Classroom Design
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Manarin, Karen; McGrath, April; Carey, Miriam – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This article describes a model for supporting undergraduate research that can be adapted for very different classroom contexts; we implemented this model in a first-year general education composition class, a second-year Psychology class and a fourth-year English literature seminar. We examine student work created for each class as well as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Cassidy, Alice; Fu, Guopeng; Valley, Will; Lomas, Cyprien; Jovel, Eduardo; Riseman, Andrew – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Flexible Learning (FL) is a pedagogical approach allowing for flexibility of time, place, and audience, including but not solely focused on the use of technologies. We describe Flexible Learning as a pedagogical approach in four courses framed by three key themes: 1) objectives and aspects of course design, 2) evaluation and assessment, and 3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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