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Marini, Zopito; Polihronis, Christine; Blackwell, Wendy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
While it has important implications for the success of students as well as for institutions, academic in/civility is not an issue that is readily engaged by many professors. However, the creation of a civil learning community should be a high priority for everyone in the academe for it has the potential to benefit both individuals and…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Educational Practices, Learning Processes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Carter, Irene; Leslie, Donald; Moore, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
First-year university students are a diverse group of individuals with various abilities and needs. Failure of the university and its teaching faculty to meet the needs of first-year students may result in abandonment of the pursuit of a degree. This project informs instructors about the practices that strengthen a learning-centred approach and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Coyle, James P. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
The ability to write well is often critical for effective work performance. Although basic writing courses provide a foundation for college and university students, discipline-specific writing tasks and methods are frequently learned indirectly. Incorporating occupational writing skills in course curriculum better prepares students for future…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Employment, Content Area Writing
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Mengel, Thomas – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper makes the case for a shift of undergraduate education towards the development of meaningful life skills that are of value to the graduates as well as to the communities they live in. First, relevant connections between student learning, meaning, and wisdom will be made. Second, the article will explore how undergraduate education can…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Daily Living Skills, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives
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Wright, W. Alan; Monette, Marie-Jeanne; Hamilton, Beverley – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
Nearly twenty college and university voyageurs hailing from Atlantic Canada to the Pacific Coast and points in between, as well as intrepid pedagogues from institutions of higher education from Asia and Australia rendezvous at the Small Craft Aquatic Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on the shores of the St. John River. The sun shines brightly…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Faculty Development, Outdoor Education, Workshops
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Hannon, Natasha Patrito; Taraban-Gordon, Svitlana – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
Graduate students aspiring to become faculty members should be provided with meaningful opportunities to explore the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and to formulate questions about student learning and effective teaching. To this end, teaching and learning centres should incorporate SoTL-oriented components within the framework of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Models, Educational Development
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Guiney Yallop, John J.; Naylor, Kathleen; Sharif, Shamimara; Taylor, Nancy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
One of the challenges we face in higher education is knowing who we are as individuals and as communities. Poetic inquiry (Prendergast, Leggo, & Sameshima, 2009) is a way into that knowing, a way of exploring our own identities and our relationships with each other. Poetic inquiry creates a space for evocative knowing. This research project,…
Descriptors: Poetry, Reading Aloud to Others, Writing Processes, Process Approach (Writing)
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Brien, Ken – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
One of the "tidal dilemmas" addressed by the 2009 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference concerned physical vs. virtual learning environments. Videoconference teaching is an alternative to traditional classroom instruction and a subset of the broader field of distance education. Based on my recent experiences…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Interactive Video, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
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Rowinsky-Geurts, Mercedes – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
The purpose of the conference presentation upon which this paper is inspired was to present an innovative approach to motivate students to write in a second language during a first-year Spanish class. Usually, students comply with writing exercises that convey basic thoughts, due to constrained vocabulary and limited knowledge of grammatical…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises
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Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper looks at how a series of conversations contributed to the development of a newly formed role at the University of Victoria--Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs). TACs act as departmental mentors for teaching assistants (TAs) in their respective departments, charged with providing support in the form of discipline-specific workshops…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Departments, Teacher Workshops
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper examines information portrayed on Canadian educational development (ED) centre websites and, in particular, whether information that corresponds to questions compiled from a literature search of ED centre practices is readily available from centre websites. This study phase is part of a larger national study of Canadian educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Web Sites, Educational Practices
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Pidduck, Anne Banks – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper explores the relationship between electronic social networks, teaching, and learning. Previous studies have shown a strong positive correlation between student engagement and learning. By extending this work to engage instructors and add an electronic component, our study shows possible teaching improvement as well. In particular,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Correlation
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Taylor, Josiah; Plaice, Evie; Perley, Imelda – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
In this paper, we share phenomena experienced by a multi-cultural research team working collaboratively with Wolastoq (Maliseet) First Nations Elders to document rapidly disappearing Wolastoq language, culture, and knowledge. This knowledge will ultimately be stored in databanks for future educational, community, and heritage use. Embedded within…
Descriptors: Ethics, Canada Natives, Educational Research, American Indians
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Yeo, Michelle; Bennett, Deb; Merkley, Cari; McNichol, Jane; Osakwe, Carlton; Pada, Carolyn – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This research project studies the induction and socialization of new faculty at Mount Royal University, recently transitioned from college to undergraduate university status. There is extensive documentation in the literature on issues faced by new faculty in post-secondary institutions; however, very little is published on how a culture in flux…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Orientation, Socialization
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Carter, Irene; Quaglia, Christine; Leslie, Donald – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper recommends that faculties of Social Work incorporate Disability Studies in their curriculum by embracing its interdisciplinary deconstructionist perspective. Disability Studies encourages Social Work to move beyond person-in--the-environment and anti-oppressive approaches to find more effective ways of removing barriers for persons with…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Curriculum
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