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Huss, Robyn; Jhileek, Tasnuva; Butler, Judy – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
How many people have walked out of an interview wishing they could turn around for a re-do? Mock interviews can provide interns with demonstrations of the types of inquiries that can be expected in a real interview as well as practice in responding to those questions successfully. A simulation that occurs in a high-stakes atmosphere with the…
Descriptors: Simulation, Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Program Effectiveness
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Kraus, Sue; Sears, Sharon R.; Burke, Brian L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Teaching students how to think critically and develop lifelong habits of evidence-based inquiry outside of the classroom is a primary goal for educators today. This paper describes nine activities designed to promote evidence-based critical thinking in college or high school classrooms in any discipline. We have developed a seven step process for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Evidence Based Practice, Critical Thinking, College Students
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Schmidt, Hans – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In recent years, the media literacy education movement has developed to help individuals of all ages acquire the competencies necessary to fully participate in the modern world of media convergence. Yet media literacy education is not practiced uniformly at all educational levels. This study used a survey to compare the extent to which students…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Journalism Education, Questionnaires
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Cempellin, Leda – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article focuses on the structure, challenges, and outcomes of a service-learning project experimented by an art historian in an innovative special topics course Museum Experience, cross-listed with an Honors art appreciation course. The discussion includes: creating a new course content planned according to a multidisciplinary perspective…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Arts Centers, Museums, Honors Curriculum
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Moore, Randy; Cotner, Sehoya; Bates, Alex – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Students whose high school biology course included evolution but not creationism knew more about evolution when they entered college than did students whose courses included evolution plus creationism or whose courses included neither evolution nor creationism. Similarly, students who believed that their high school biology classes were the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biology, Secondary School Science, Evolution
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Schrein, Caitlin M.; Lynch, John M.; Brem, Sarah K.; Marchant, Gary E.; Schedler, Karen K.; Spencer, Mark A.; Kazilek, Charles J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This paper summarizes the content and results of a workshop about the teaching of evolution presented to public middle school and high school science teachers by individuals involved both in university education and the professional development of teachers. The goals of the workshop were to: (1) provide teachers with knowledge and resources to…
Descriptors: Workshops, College Science, High Schools, Middle Schools
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Henning, Teresa B.; Desy, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
This article presents a model for increasing science literacy of P-16 students as well as community members by engaging university students in the design and development of university museum exhibits. While the design of this project was in large part motivated by time and budget constraints faced by the faculty members involved, the positive…
Descriptors: Museums, Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Lucas, Marva S.; McCormick, Nancy J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
While developing strategies to meet the needs of underprepared students, public colleges and universities across the nation are being faced with directives, often stemming from public viewpoint, state legislatures, and/or state governing bodies of higher education systems, to modify existing university programs in an effort to decrease the cost of…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Curriculum Development