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Bjorklund, Wendy L.; Rehling, Diana L. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Classroom incivility has become a major concern in higher education. Faculty and students frequently interact outside of class, and the lack of civility in those interactions can influence the relationship between students and faculty and impact classroom dynamics. Based on a survey of faculty at a Midwestern public university, this study reports…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Iorio, Josh; Decker, Mark Lowry – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Although universities acknowledge that teacher training is critical for ensuring quality undergraduate education, research has repeatedly demonstrated that universities typically do an inadequate job of preparing graduate students for their instructor role. In this paper, we show that both graduate students and universities find the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Davidova, Evguenia – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
This article analyzes the findings of a pilot project conducted in 2008-2009 as a partnership between University Studies, Portland State University's interdisciplinary general education program, and the University's Russian Flagship Language Partner Program. The project proposes a new approach of integrating non-English speakers' language skills,…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Class Activities, General Education, Learning Activities
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Crippen, Carolyn – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
Once a person assumes the mantle of teacher, one becomes a leader, first, in the classroom and then in the school (Crippen, 2005). With this position comes a delicate power and responsibility to the moral imperative. As such, this issue is critical as a component of teacher preparation programs. Goodlad (2004) sounds the alarm that our teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Characteristics
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Sa, Leonardo; Hsin, Wen-Jung – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
Recursion is a concept that can be used to describe the phenomena and natural occurrences in many different fields. As many applications utilize computer software to model recursion, recursion is a particularly important concept in the computing discipline. However, it is a difficult concept for many undergraduate students to master. A Recursion…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Programming, Mathematics
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Kabes, Sharon; Engstrom, John – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
Quantitative and qualitative data collected from students who have completed a Master of Science in Education Learning Community Program support the effectiveness of the learning community model in facilitating professional growth and transformation. Instructors model constructivist theory. Peer review, collaboration, and reflective analysis of…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Science Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Educational Environment
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Searight, H. Russell; Ratwik, Susan; Smith, Todd – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
Many undergraduate programs require students to complete an independent research project in their major field prior to graduation. These projects are typically described as opportunities for integration of coursework and a direct application of the methods of inquiry specific to a particular discipline. Evaluations of curricular projects have…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Adult Development, Student Attitudes, Research Projects
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Church, Kathy L. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
This article explores the premise of teacher identity development through course experiences directed at inquiry and social awareness. The course exploration examines the use of various strategies used to help promote educators as change agents. Pre-service students enrolled in a one-year master's program with teaching credential participated in a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, Teacher Education Programs, Masters Programs
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Feret, Alice J.; Smith, Judith J. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
Art educators have a unique opportunity to develop and strengthen a cross-curricular foundation in literacy through art education. Enrolled in a content area reading course, pre-service teachers in art education at one, large southeastern university discovered that using language skills as a lens sharpened their observations of student performance…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Art Education
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Kemp, Linzi – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
This article considers the culture of learning communities for effective teaching. A learning community is defined here as an environment where learners are brought together to share information, to learn from each other, and to create new knowledge. The individual student develops her/his own learning by building on learning from others. In a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Discourse Communities
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Ness, Molly K.; George, Marshall A.; Turner, Kristen Hawley; Bolgatz, Jane – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2010
In this article, we investigate what happened when, contrary to the typical isolation of faculty in higher education, a group of higher educators from various disciplines in a graduate school of education met regularly to discuss issues related to our teaching and social justice. More specifically, we explored the following research question: How…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Professional Development, Beliefs
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Henderson, Bruce B. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
The positive effects of Ernest Boyer's broader definition of scholarship have been attenuated by stress on published outcomes as indicators of all his scholarships, including the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). At universities outside the research university sector, we need to find ways to recognize and reward a wide variety of…
Descriptors: Scholarship, College Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Development
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Carracelas-Juncal, Carmen; Bossaller, Jenny; Yaoyuneyong, Gallayanee – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
Research on service-learning has focused mainly on student outcomes. However, this study addresses the transformative change that three faculty members from different disciplines experienced during a semester-long fellowship on service-learning as a pedagogical method. Through their personal reflections, the authors show how service-learning and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Osborne, Randall E.; Kriese, Paul; Tobey, Heather; Johnson, Emily – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
Views of critical thinking were culled from the literature and developed into a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) model that was implemented into the Internet course, "The Politics and Psychology of Hatred." Assessment of student course postings demonstrated a strong relationship between interpersonal skills (referred to in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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Strawser, Michael – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
Assessment is generally not a favorite subject for many teachers, and this is likely due to a perceived tension between the goals they wish to accomplish as educators and the methods of assessments prescribed by accrediting agencies. With even President Obama calling for improvements in assessing education, this paper seeks to develop an…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Hermeneutics, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Experience
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