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Stenberg, Luz; Campoamor-Olegario, Lizamarie; Yong, Jackie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of group work on student outcomes. The study explores the incorporation of group work in assessments for first year international students. Group work was primarily used in this study to enhance learning amongst international students in Australia. The study utilized multiple-choice questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Groups, Teaching Methods, Grades (Scholastic)
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Ornelles, Cecily; Ray, Amber B.; Wells, Jenny C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Online courses are now a significant part of the higher education landscape. Faculty awareness of the needs of the changing population served, the inherent challenges in learning online, and the importance of enhancing student engagement are of paramount importance to successful online course design. Knowledge of theory and research in adult…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Teacher Education, Adult Learning
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Strassle, Carla G.; Verrecchia, P. J. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The focus of classroom incivility research thus far has been at the individual discipline and large public or specialty institution level, which limits the generalizability of findings. Surveying undergraduates (N = 150) at different types of schools (2-year public, 4-year public and 4-year private) and majors on their perceptions of incivility in…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Age Differences
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Hovland, Ingie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Reading is an "invisible" skill, making it challenging to address in a college classroom. Yet, it is fundamental to disciplinary thought. Inspired by the "signature pedagogies" conversation, I wanted to find ways to make more visible in my classroom what I do when I work with readings. This gave rise to several questions: How…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Reading Processes
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Quinn, Sally; Goody, Adam – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Public speaking is a highly important skill for a graduate to achieve, and despite many students reporting high public speaking anxiety, this is rarely addressed in current undergraduate degree courses. The following paper evaluates the effectiveness of a course aimed at reducing students' levels of public speaking anxiety via a relatively simple…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Course Evaluation
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Hartman, Jenifer; Morris, Karla – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Increasing numbers of university students seek to take coursework in an online format. However, it is a challenge to successfully translate a highly interactive face-to-face course, such as educational supervision in the educational leadership preparation program, to the online format. Course objectives require candidates to demonstrate effective…
Descriptors: College Students, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Leadership Training
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Alenius, Pauliina; Aldahdouh, Tahani Z.; Holubek, Vesna; Lindén, Jyri; Korhonen, Vesa; Al-Masri, Nazmi; El-Holy, Alyan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Only a few studies have examined work cultures, teaching approaches and self-efficacy beliefs of academic teachers outside Europe, North America, and Asia. This mixed-method study investigated the following research questions: 1) What kinds of approaches to teaching and self-efficacy beliefs can be identified among academics in the selected…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Work Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Cornér, Solveig; Pyhältö, Kirsi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The focus of this study was to explore doctoral supervisors' perceptions of the factors contributing to doctoral studies. The study draws on the job demands-resources (JD-R) framework to analyze supervisors' perceptions of core resources and challenges at different levels of doctoral education. The data comprise 15 semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Finn, Kevin; Benes, Sarah; FitzPatrick, Kathleen; Hardway, Christina – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to use a grounded theory, qualitative approach to gain a deeper understanding of students' self-regulated learning processes in a required first-year gateway Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) course that is critical for success in health care-related academic programs and professions. At the end of a two-semester…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grounded Theory, Learning Processes, Anatomy
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Jebbour, Mohsine; Mouaid, Fatima – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Previous studies have implemented a quantitative method to explore the relationship between teacher self-disclosure and student participation in the educational context, particularly in communication courses. In this study, a qualitative method in data collection and analysis is used to fill this methodological gap to observe whether teachers' use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Disclosure (Individuals), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bruce, Jacklyn; McKee, Katherine; Morgan-Fleming, Joy; Warner, Wendy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Transformative leaders are committed to values and outcomes that serve the long-term interests of society (Caldwell, Dixon, Floyd, Chaudoin, Post, & Cheokas, 2012). The Oaks Leadership Scholars Program is rooted in the premise that the transformation of self, required to become a transformative leader, can be supported through development of…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Leadership Training, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students
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Keith, Caleb J. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
For over two decades, national conversation has focused on the need for learner-centered instruction in postsecondary education. Yet, in light of this conversation, relatively little is known about why faculty utilize these methods. What influences faculty members to employ learner-centered instruction in the classroom? This study utilizes data…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Centered Learning, Teacher Characteristics, Work Experience
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Pilotti, Maura A. E.; Aamir, Siddiqua; Al Ghazo, Runna; Al Kuhayli, Halah Abdulaziz – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The main aim of the present investigation was to examine conditional reasoning skills in college students whose educational past had emphasized verbatim learning. A successive independent-samples design was utilized to explore the effects of instruction that explicitly targeted critical thinking principles in either freshman students or…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills, Prior Learning, Cognitive Processes
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Miller, Ryan A.; Howell, Cathy D.; Struve, Laura – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Emotional labor accompanying academic work is often gendered and racialized, and such labor may be heightened for those teaching diversity courses. This article reports on interviews with 38 faculty members teaching diversity courses required as part of general education programs at three predominantly White liberal arts colleges in the…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Diversity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Hollinger, Jennifer; Larwin, Karen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The rapid changes in our society have amplified the need for adult learning opportunities. However, adults often make decisions not to persist in formal learning experiences in a smooth, linear fashion. The decision to pause or terminate formal learning is a complex behavioral decision that includes knowledge, the cognitive process, personal…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Learning Readiness, Correlation, Informal Education
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