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De Pedro, Kris Tunac; Jackson, Christopher; Campbell, Erin; Gilley, Jade; Ciarelli, Brock – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The Lawrence King murder and other tragedies surrounding transgender youth have prompted a national discussion about the need for schools to be more supportive and inclusive of transgender students. In this multi-authored reflection, the authors describe a series of three introductory activities in an undergraduate educational studies course aimed…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Sexual Identity, Violence
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Cheng, Eddie W. L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The variation theory stems from the concept of phenomenography. Although some applications of the theory can be found, the theory is not well known in the field of education, especially with respect to the teaching of business and management subjects. The aim of this paper is to explore the use of the variation theory for teaching management…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Management Development, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Management
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Battaglia, James – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Caring is often cited as the central component of many health care professions. It is also identified as an equally important factor in patient physical and emotional recovery. In examining health care education, however, curriculum is becoming increasingly focused on the development of technical competence and skill with little focus on the…
Descriptors: Caring, Occupational Therapy, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Gormally, Cara – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Becoming a teacher involves a continual process of identity development and negotiation. Expectations and norms for particular pedagogies impact and inform this development. In inquiry based classes, instructors are expected to act as learning facilitators rather than information providers. For novice inquiry instructors, developing a teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teaching Assistants, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Abdelmalak, Mariam Mousa Matta – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of the current comparative multiple-case study was to understand graduate students' perceptions of the collaborative construction of course assignments. Data were gathered from the graduate student interviews, class observations, and relevant student artifacts. With this collected data, six case studies were generated. The study…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Booker, Keonya – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this study, six African American female college students were interviewed to explore perceptions about their college learning environment and the beliefs they have about their own competence and value with regard to others in the college community. Focus group and individual interviews were conducted over the course of the academic year to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Isaac, Nadine; Southwell, Charisse N.; Hudson-Vassell, Michael E.; Niu, Lian; Pratto, Melissa; Roberts, Kellie W.; Wingfield, Robert J.; Wolfgang, Jeff D.; Zafar, Mueen A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study explores the narratives of eight students who served as journal reviewers on a non-course-related service activity. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of their experiences. The review board was multi-disciplinary in composition; the majority of its student and faculty members were from communities historically…
Descriptors: Socialization, Service Learning, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Steiner, Hillary H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Success in college requires the development of self-regulated learning strategies that move beyond high school skills. First-year students of all ability levels benefit when given instruction in how to use these strategies in an authentic context. This paper presents an instructional method that requires deliberate practice of self-regulated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Mandernach, B. Jean; Zafonte, Maria; Taylor, Caroline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify areas of APA formatting that college instructors view as most problematic in student writing. Using a Likert-style survey, the greatest areas of reported concern were problems with documentation, specifically, citations, references, and quoting; of lesser concern were various style and formatting errors in…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, College Students, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Iwai, Yuko – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined the impact of explicit instruction on metacognitive reading strategies among 18 K-8 teacher candidates in a literacy methods course. They received weekly explicit intervention about these strategies over one semester. Collected data included pre- and post-scores of the Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Literacy, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Rizzo, Kelly; Bajovic, Mira – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this paper, we explored how well prepared pre-service teacher candidates are to develop moral literacy. With the mandate in Ontario schools to deliver character education, we were intrigued by the question: How well prepared are teacher candidates to deliver on this requirement based on preservice preparation and the realities of classroom…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Preservice Teachers, Values Education, Foreign Countries
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Gearhart, Christopher – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study examines McGraw-Hill Higher Education's LearnSmart online textbook supplement and its effect on student exam performance in an interpersonal communication course. Students (N = 62) in two sections were either enrolled in a control group with no required LearnSmart usage or a treatment group with requisite LearnSmart assignments.…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Interpersonal Communication, Comparative Analysis, Experimental Groups
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Willits, Fern K.; Brennan, Mark A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Writing in 1990 for the Carnegie Foundation and the American Council on Education, Ernest Boyer described the importance of strengthening the colleges and universities as vital communities of learning by emphasizing six critical dimensions or characteristics of campus life: educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and…
Descriptors: College Environment, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Picard, Michelle; Velautham, Lalitha – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This paper describes an action research project to develop online, self-access listening resources mirroring the authentic academic contexts experienced by graduate university students. Current listening materials for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students mainly use Standard American English or Standard British pronunciation, and far…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Skills
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Power, Nicola – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Academic content common to health science programs is often taught to a mixed group of students; however, content assessment may be consistent for each discipline. This study used a retrospective cluster analysis on such a group, first to identify high and low achieving students, and second, to determine the distribution of students within…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Anatomy, Physiology, Health Sciences
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