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Akkaraju, Shylaja; Wolf, Alexander – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
A "threshold concept" is a challenging concept that acts as a doorway leading to deeper understanding and a dramatic shift in perception. A learner that is involved in grasping a threshold concept is said to be undergoing a threshold experience within a "liminal space" or learning environment. We used the blog as a liminal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Science, Introductory Courses
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Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
To help students master challenging, threshold concepts in physiology, I used the flipped learning model in a human anatomy and physiology course with very encouraging results in terms of student motivation, preparedness, engagement, and performance. The flipped learning model was enhanced by pre-training and formative assessments that provided…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Welch, Anita G.; Orso, Don; Doolittle, Joan; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This paper explores the similarities and differences between student expectations of online instructors and the teaching dispositions of online instructors. Our research goal is to develop insight into factors related to online student success. Although researchers have identified key characteristics of effective teaching in the face-to-face…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits
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Barrow, Margaret – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This article addresses how developing caring relations with students at a community college effectively supports students' needs and ultimately success. At the same time, I discuss my own personal dilemmas while creating relationships that focus on students' needs. I use Nel Noddings' ethic of care theory to discuss how her ideas and the idea of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Caring
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Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Handwriting is a multisensory process known to enhance memory, focus, engagement, and cognition in the learner, thereby making it a valuable study skill. In an attempt to embed handwriting as a study skill in a gateway science course, I used a combination of scaffolding and individual student consultations. Scaffolding emphasized the use of…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Study Skills, Science Instruction
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Wolf, Alexander; Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Despite the centrality of evolution to the study of biology, the pedagogical methods employed to teach the subject are often instructor-centered and rarely embedded in every topic throughout the curriculum. In addition, students' prior beliefs about evolution are often dismissed rather than incorporated into the classroom. In this article we…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Altvater, Fran – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This course, "Words on the Wadsworth," was the Humanities Honors course for the spring of 2009 at Hillyer College, the two year Associates degree program at the University of Hartford. Combining the content of a chronological survey of modern art with the new technology of podcasting and the venue of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Surveys, Art History, Handheld Devices