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Strean, William B. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Lowman (1995) described the relationship between teacher and student and student engagement as the two most important ingredients in learning in higher education. Humour builds teacher-student connection (Berk, 1998) and engages students in the learning process. The bond between student and teacher is essential for learning, satisfaction, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment
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Kemppainen, David; Kopera-Frye, Karen; Woodard, Julie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This essay describes the utility of employing the medicine wheel with university students in both counselling and instructional contexts. A brief description of the medicine wheel, its history, symbolic significance, and use in diverse contexts is discussed. The preliminary data suggest this to be a valuable tool in addressing both the academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Context Effect, Educational Environment, Student Adjustment
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O'Beirne-Ryan, Anne Marie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
In our science learning and teaching environment, how often do we present science as a body of facts, or at best, a compendium of knowledge to which we can add more information, if we ask the "right" questions? In reality, the nature of science is significantly more complex, and the number of iterations we go through to resolve a given…
Descriptors: Science Education, Postsecondary Education, Inquiry, Habit Formation
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of the conference session upon which this paper is based was to challenge the notion that evidence of scholarship must be limited to publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and to open the doors for creative thinking about what might constitute evidence of scholarship of teaching and learning. Existing theory around defining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Instruction, Publications
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Kopera-Frye, Karen; Mahaffy, John; Messick Svare, Gloria – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Curriculum mapping is a versatile process tool that can help faculty discern whether different curriculum components align; and if not, what adjustments can be made. Through this process faculty create a graphic portrayal of the program outcomes, the courses that comprise the program, and their relationship to the program's purpose. This article…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), College Students, College Faculty
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Hunt, Gary A.; Wright, Alan; Gordon, George – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Although many Canadian universities offer graduate level training or certificates on teaching in higher education, there is no national framework of expectations or provision for national certification of post-secondary teachers. There are models of post-secondary teaching expectations in the United Kingdom and in elementary and secondary systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Instruction, Teacher Education
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Browning, Catherine; Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper shares new insights on the first-year university student transition experience. Our research focuses on students' practice of academic skills developed in a "Foundations for Learning" course, from their own perspective, after they completed the course. Once they had an opportunity to practice what they learned in subsequent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Transitional Programs, First Year Seminars
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Neumann, Melody; Bank, Charly; Browning, Scott; Clarke, Jim; Harlow, Jason; Harrison, David; Ing, Karen; Kushnir, Lena; Kutas, Cecilia; Pitre, John; Serbanescu, Ruxandra; Wall, Marty; Wilson, Ron – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Faculty and students at the University of Toronto were surveyed and interviewed to form a case study of serial team teaching, in which multiple instructors take turns teaching a segment of the same course in sequence. Student opinions ranged from slightly opposed to slightly in favour of team teaching overall. When asked about specific aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Tousignant, Wayne; Stanley, Darren; Salinitri, Geri; Smith, Kara – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
In 1994, the National Arts Education Association created a research agenda to address major research issues in the field of visual arts education for the purpose of examining, negotiating, and modifying commonly held beliefs in the field of art education. Research by arts educators has done much to inform visual arts education theory and practice,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Art Education, Visual Arts, Curriculum Development
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Bradley, Sally Ann – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper discusses the issues around the professional development needs of sessional teaching staff in the UK. The introduction of the UK professional standards framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education in 2006 raised the issue of engaging the wide range of staff, faculty, and learning support in professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Higher Education, Part Time Faculty
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Ralph, Edwin; Wimmer, Randy; Walker, Keith – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Undergraduate students in professional education programs typically rate their clinical or practicum experiences as the most important component of their entire pre-service preparation. This essay addresses the value of students' views regarding the effectiveness of practicum programs. We summarize the views of 546 post-practicum students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Professional Education, Practicums
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Jamal, Zenobia; Guo, Shibao – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
The student population in Canada's higher education institutions is becoming increasingly racially and culturally diverse. Canadian higher education has the obligation to build inclusive teaching and learning environments where the needs and aspirations of students from diverse cultures and backgrounds can be addressed in an equitable manner.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity, Educational Change
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Pelton, Tim; Pelton, Leslee Francis; Sanseverino, Mary – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This project began in response to a perceived need to assess students' perceptions with respect to the emerging use of audience response systems (clickers) in several mid- to large-size undergraduate courses at the University of Victoria. We developed and validated a "Clicker Use Survey" to gather students' opinions with respect to…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Undergraduate Students
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Kopera-Frye, Karen; Hilton, Jeanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this paper is to share our experiences involving a creative approach to service learning that was implemented in a Human Development and Family Studies graduate course. In our departmental pursuit of evolving scholarship and promoting scholarly teaching and learning (Kopera-Frye, Hilton, & Cavote, 2003), this course represents…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Study, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment
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Berry, Dave – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This essay describes the administration of peer observation programs with a focus on supporting scholarly teaching. The factors found to be influential in designing these programs are emphasized in an attempt to provide a framework on which others may build their own variations of a self-study group.
Descriptors: Observation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Workshops, Teacher Collaboration
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