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Trnka, Susanna – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Ethnography is becoming an increasingly popular research methodology used across a number of disciplines. Typically, teaching students how to write an ethnography, much less how to undertake "fieldwork" (or the ethnographic research upon which ethnographies are based), is reserved for senior- or MA-level research methods courses. This…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Research Methodology
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Mayo, Joseph A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Prior research findings point to the efficacy of using autobiographical life-story narration as a learning tool in undergraduate classes. The current study seeks to add to the existing literature on this topic by performing a qualitative analysis across events recorded in students' autobiographical narratives. The purpose of this analysis is to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Lifelong Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Raye, Lee – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Scholarship on instructive technologies in higher education has emphasized the use of high-tech facilitative technologies for long-term use, and low-tech props to illustrate single topics. This paper, on the contrary, discusses the use of a long-term, low-tech instructional technology: Llewelyn the Lynx was a soft animal used to assist with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Case Studies, First Year Seminars
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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Kimmel, Krista M.; Fairchild, Jennifer L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Part-time faculty now account for more than half of all faculty in American colleges and universities. Existing scholarship primarily has focused on the teaching effectiveness of part-time faculty. In this exploratory study, the authors employ a qualitative approach to examine the perspectives of part-time faculty members at a public, regional…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
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Perrotta, Katherine; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Despite the popularity of online course and degree offerings in higher education, a lack of data persists on the unique challenges and opportunities online faculty face. Gaining insights about these experiences is important to ensure the quality of online teaching as colleges and universities continue expanding e-learning programs. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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Phan, Mi Pham Kieu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Metacognition has been considered as a key element for successful self-regulated learning. However, it seemed foreign to EFL college students. The present study examined students' changes in metacognitive strategy use in the two conditions: one condition with the intervention of metacognitive note-taking skills (MNT) and one with the conventional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Notetaking, Reading Strategies, Questioning Techniques
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Howton, Amy; McGrew, Mandy; Liu, Liyuan; Staples, Lauren L.; Ray, Herman E. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the impact of changing the tone of a traditional syllabus to make it more learner-centered. The researchers examined a required wellness course that serves over 8,000 students per year at a large, four-year public university in the southern United States. Concerns about student progression through programs and graduation rates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Wellness, College Students, Student Motivation
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Scherer, Hannah H.; O'Rourke, Megan; Seman-Varner, Rachel; Ziegler, Peter – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Tenure-track faculty at research intensive universities have competing responsibilities in their role as both researchers and teachers, leading to barriers to pedagogical change. This has been well-documented in the sciences. Coteaching models of collaborative planning and teaching with an explicit goal of facilitating educator growth have been…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Gallagher, Kristel M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This exploratory study sought to identify the existence of a "teaching persona" in college professors. Specifically, an examination of self-reported differences in traits displayed as teachers versus in everyday life was conducted. Also investigated were feelings of job satisfaction and burnout in relation to these differences. Findings…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Teacher Characteristics
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Goins, Camille L.; Locklear, Leslie A.; Unger, Dana L.; Locklear, Tiffany M.; Neal, Gerald; Nickolson, Claudia; Robinson, Gretchen G. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the culturally responsive perceptions and practices of instructors at a public, minority-serving institution located in the southeast quadrant of the United States. Survey data were collected from 34 undergraduate and graduate faculty participants. Findings from a hierarchical regression…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Minority Serving Institutions
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Vengadasalam, Sarbani Sen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This paper describes the principles of transformative pedagogy that lead to the development of distinct student voices in academic writing classes. Whether the course is taught at the undergraduate level through research, expository, and argumentative writing assignments or at the graduate level through literature review essays, research articles,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Language
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Cruz, Laura; Meadows, Jennifer; Panter, Nikki – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
As Biology students prepare to complete their undergraduate degrees and continue into either a career or to another degree, the scientific skills learned in the classroom are not enough to secure their professional path. In this study, the soft skills such as the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively were emphasized within the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Majors (Students)
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Blanton, Morgan V.; Pacifici, Linda C. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This article reports on an application of an SoTL [Scholarship of Teaching and Learning] research process for two teacher education instructors in an undergraduate teacher education course, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. After engaging in content analysis of student work samples derived from a Digital Sabbath assignment, the instructors…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Curriculum, Assignments, Educational Research
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Cohen-sayag, Esther – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
The study examined the connection between writing competency and writing feedback experiences through academic writing course for student-teachers across the curriculum. The aims of the course were to prepare student-teachers to their role as writing facilitators and to improve their writing. Experimental and control group differed in course plan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Writing Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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