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Hubball, Harry; Poole, Gary – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper highlights program-level assessment of learning outcomes in an 8-month Faculty Certificate Program (UBC-FCP) on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The aim of the UBC-FCP is to enhance SoTL in multidisciplinary settings. Essentially, SoTL is an approach to academic work that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, College Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines
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Flaherty, Joan; Choi, H. S. Chris; Johan, Novie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This research study, undertaken across a department, presents the results of two focus groups in which twenty undergraduate students offer their views on participation assessment and its underlying goal of student engagement. Barriers to fairly assessing participation are discussed along with their solutions. Assessing participation, though, isn't…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups, Student Attitudes
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DiBattista, David – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Multiple-choice questions are widely used in higher education and have some important advantages over constructed-response test questions. It seems, however, that many teachers underestimate the value of multiple-choice questions, believing them to be useful only for assessing how well students can memorize information, but not for assessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Choice Tests, Retention (Psychology), Cognitive Tests
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; Boyd, Cleo – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
In 2005, the undergraduate advisory committee at the University of Toronto Mississauga found that across all disciplines, writing proficiency was the skill weakness that generated the greatest concern. Students reported that they often found writing tasks intimidating, and suggested that effective feedback and guidance would improve their writing.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Writing Skills, Language Proficiency
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Bowen, Tracey – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
Many disciplines employ journal writing as a tool for students to record and reflect on their learning experiences. In the internship program in Communications Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga students experience the transfer of classroom theory to practice in the "real" work world during a once…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journal Writing, Reflection, Internship Programs
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Paszkowski, Cynthia; Haag, Margaret – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
In 2006-2007, we established a writing exercise in two large first-year biology courses. Overall, our exercise, which consisted of multiple drafts of a 500-word essay, offered students a good introduction to how editorial feedback can improve content and style in scientific writing. We discuss our goals, procedures, outcome, and students'…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Essays, Writing Assignments
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Kitchenham, Andrew – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper presents the preliminary findings from the University of Northern British Columbia's e-portfolio project, entitled the Digital Record of Student Success (DRSS). The e-portfolio requires that the Education Program students provide artifacts of their learning related to the British Columbia College of Teachers' 13 standards for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Libraries, Teaching Skills
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