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Wymer, Kathryn; Fulford, Collie – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Responding to concerns about a textbook reading that students perceived as heteronormative, cisnormative, and antifeminist, we formed a partnership between students and faculty to reflect on the situation and to workshop ways to move forward. Our discussions were informed by our situation: a public HBCU in North Carolina, a state that had been in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Developed Materials, Textbook Content, Textbook Preparation
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Anderson, Alecia D.; Hunt, Andrea N.; Powell, Rachel E.; Dollar, Cindy Brooks – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The authors discuss the relationship between teaching transparency and active learning through the perspectives of their students. Active learning directly engages students in the learning process while transparency involves the instructor's divulgence of logic regarding course organization and activity choices. After utilizing these teaching…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Active Learning, Accountability
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Comeaux, Patricia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This paper describes and analyzes a Debate-Discussion Learning Project designed to foster student engagement with the subject matter and each other in reflective and analytical dialogues. This project is a significant component of a course, The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement, which has a major goal of understanding how the legacy of racial…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Racial Relations, Cultural Differences
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Bruce, Katherine E.; Horan, Jennifer E.; Kelley, Patricia H.; Galizio, Mark – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Experiential learning can be an effective way to teach many concepts, and evolution is no exception. We describe the pedagogical techniques, class structure and learning objectives, travel logistics, and impact of three undergraduate honors-level experiential learning seminars that combined teaching topics related to evolution with a field trip to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Evolution, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives
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Kelley, Patricia H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
College honors courses provide an opportunity to tackle controversial topics in an atmosphere that encourages active learning, critical thinking, and open discussion. This venue is particularly appropriate for examining the debate about teaching intelligent design (ID) in public school science classes. A one-credit honors enrichment seminar taught…
Descriptors: College Students, Honors Curriculum, Seminars, Evolution
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Ashe, Diana; Manning, Michelle – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
Based upon a pilot study of the leading online plagiarism detection service, this article examines the views of faculty and students as the main stakeholders in the controversy over online plagiarism detection. Rather than give advice outside of a specific institutional context, this study offers an understanding of the reasoning that informs the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Plagiarism, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes