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Burt, Kate G.; Eubank, Jacob M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) suffer disproportionately from coronavirus-related illness, death, and financial loss. The aim of this retrospective, qualitative study was to better understand the experiences of BIPOC students at a Bronx-based public university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data was collected from a reflective final…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), COVID-19, Pandemics, Minority Group Students
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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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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