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Mundy, Amrit; Chan, Judy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Organizational Development and Learning unit and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia co-developed an interactive theatre project, Conflict Theatre, to engage in discussion around conflict with our audience and to allow us to explore, engage with, and build…
Descriptors: Conflict, Staff Development, Theater Arts, Essays
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Cassidy, Alice; Fox, Joanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
A group facilitation technique called World Café usually involves dividing a large number of people into smaller groups at tables, exploring a variety of topics around a key focus, and collecting ideas from the discussions to debrief later as a large group. We used a modified version of World Café during the new Cracker Barrel session format at…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Group Discussion, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Jukier, Rosalie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Legal education has traditionally been defined by many boundaries. Characterized by taxonomic structures and doctrinal categories, legal education is, for the most part, still seen as inextricably linked to a particular political geography and state normativity. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the pedagogical benefits of shattering…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Classification, Teaching Methods, Creativity
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Murray, Jacqueline; Giesbrecht, Natalie; Mosonyi, Samuel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In the 2011 Winter semester, the University of Guelph engaged in a pedagogical experiment: an online first-year seminar. This article is a conversation about the learning journey that surrounds this seminar, as experienced by three participants: Jacqueline Murray (JM), Professor of History and Director of the FirstYear Seminar Program (FYS);…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Online Courses, Seminars
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Choi, Jean; Milburn, Rebecca; Reynolds, Brett; Marcoccia, Philip; Silva, Patrick Justin; Panag, Sikander – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Given the increasing number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in post-secondary environments (Roessingh & Douglas, 2012), educational practices such as availability of language support for mathematics should be assessed to ensure that all students' needs are met. To explore the effects of language on mathematics in ELLs, mathematical test…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Mathematics Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Yates, Thomas – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
A field-based course in an applied science program can have numerous learning outcomes. These are typically addressed through demonstration, active participation by the students, communication between students and instructor and amongst students, and independent work by students individually or in small groups. Such courses are also opportunities…
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education
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Carter, Irene; Leslie, Donald; Kwan, Denise – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The authors explore their use of learner-centred teaching strategies and Universal Instructional Design (UID) on course websites. UID is based on universal design, the design of products and environments intended to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible (Burgstahler & Cory, 2008). UID applies universal design to instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Web Sites, Course Evaluation
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Montpetit, Colin; Kajiura, Lovaye – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Case-based teaching and learning strategies can offer instructors effective pedagogical tools to scaffold student learning through activities designed to fulfill teaching objectives and desired student learning outcomes. In science disciplines, programs strive to impart knowledge in addition to providing students environments through which they…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Learning Strategies, Science Instruction, College Science
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Woodhouse, Howard Robert – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The importance of moral courage to teaching and learning has been recognized by a number of authors. The process pedagogy of Alfred North Whitehead proposes that emotion is central to experience and to the imaginative questioning which enables learning and the ability to stand up for one's beliefs. Faculty who wish to connect with their students…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Instructional Innovation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Easton, Lee; Hewson, Kelly – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
King and Knight (2010) argue that English Studies' instructors must "articulate and develop their tacit assumptions [about English teaching] and create a discipline-grounded idiom for pedagogical research and reflection" (p. 323). We suggest that the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) invites English educators to reflect more…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Teaching Methods, English Teachers, Scholarship
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Ennis, Kim; Priebe, Carly; Sharipova, Mayya; West, Kim – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Revealing the core of a teaching philosophy is the key to a concise and meaningful philosophy statement, but it can be an elusive goal. This paper offers a visual, kinesthetic, and holistic process for expanding the horizons of self-reflection, self-analysis, and self-knowledge. Mystery montage, a variation of visual mapping, storyboarding, and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Holistic Approach
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Strean, William Ben – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
In this paper, I explain the components of "exhilarated learning," a model for effective classroom environments, and show how this model can be applied to the broader context of community-university engagement. I describe the following three dimensions: human connection, whole body engagement, and linking content to context; and I…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Undergraduate Study
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Lathrop, Anna H.; O'Connell, Timothy S.; Howard, Ryan A. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Although outdoor orientation programs, as a special type of orientation designed to enhance student retention, are relatively commonplace in the United States - we are not aware of any such campuswide initiatives in Canada. Research indicates that outdoor orientation programs impact students in a positive way, enhancing academic success, personal…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
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Flynn, Alison B. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
An instructional method is described that was used in a large, introductory organic chemistry course to ask online, post-class questions and to use the students' answers to design the lesson and learning activities for the following class. Additional goals of this method were to provide relevant, regular, and prompt feedback to students and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Instructional Design
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Marche, Tammy A.; Briere, Jennifer L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Research points to the pedagogical value of an engaged and community service-learning approach to developing understanding of course content (Astin, Vogelgesang, Ikeda, & Yee, 2000). To help students achieve a better understanding of how the discipline of psychology contributes to the discipline of law, some students in a second year…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Interviews, Student Research, Teaching Methods
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