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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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Bowne, Mary – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A common practice for educators is to develop a teaching philosophy which helps them become reflective practitioners throughout time on various teaching and learning strategies. This paper will specifically address: What is a teaching philosophy? What is the purpose? Who is involved? And, what is the process of creating a teaching philosophy? This…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies
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O'Neal-Hixson, Kelly; Long, Jenny; Bock, Marjorie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a feedback process to collect midterm feedback from students. The process uses small focus group student interviews to identify strengths of the course, areas of concern, and suggestions to address concerns. The purpose of this paper is to shares experiences using on online format of Small Group…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Educational Improvement, Small Group Instruction
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Roncolato, Leanne; Koh, Cairynne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Existing research points to the critical connection between student engagement and deep learning. This paper explores body engagement as one type of student centered learning. While other disciplines are making progress in developing body-engaging pedagogical methods as a complement to traditional lectures, the use of such innovations in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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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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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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Budhai, Stephanie Smith; Williams, Maureen – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
The number of online courses being offered at the postsecondary level has constantly increased. However, online instructors are still investigating ways to translate their pedagogical instruction into the online forum, while maintaining a strong presence instructionally. This paper aims to address how to build teaching presence in online courses.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Integration, Case Studies, Research Methodology
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Murphy, Cheryl A.; Jensen, Thomas D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Higher education faculty learn how to teach through courses, seminars, or workshops during and after their doctoral program. Perhaps the more prevalent way faculty learn to teach is through observational and self-directed learning. In order to assist with self-directed teaching improvements we developed the Multidimensional Matrix of Teaching…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Woods, Kathryn; Bliss, Kadi – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
As online course offerings continue to evolve, researchers have examined many strategies for improving the online learning experience for both the instructor and the student. Asynchronous, online discussions are one of the most common components of online courses. This article provides information about the best practices for facilitating…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Kenney, Christine K.; Sreckovic, Melissa – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Words and labels used about a person inevitably have an impact, whether intended or unintended. This article discusses the need for intentional and overt, critical reflection and discussion in higher education regarding the language faculty and students use. The authors provide language examples commonly used in courses that could have varied…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Usage, Labeling (of Persons), College Students
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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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Parra, Ruben D. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper describes pedagogical efforts implemented to promote significant learning in a computational chemistry course. The taxonomy of significant learning advanced by Fink (2013) is used as a framework to discuss the results. Fink identifies six categories of learning: foundational, application, integration, human dimension, caring, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Chemistry, Computation
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Luquet, Wade – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
The instant availability of information has changed the paradigm of teaching. Whereas at one time teaching and learning was information being passed, memorized, and repeated, students can now find their own knowledge. Learning now consists of using information in creative ways and requires a shift in how students are taught. This is quite similar…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music, Figurative Language, Learning Processes
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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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Stephens, Geralyn E. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
All course activities should be aimed at moving students towards the learning outcomes, including class introductions. This article provides detailed instructions for implementing an online Class Session Introductions (CSI) activity that immediately engages students with their peers, the content and the instructor. The activity may be useful to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Class Activities, Student Adjustment, Instructional Design
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