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Newman, Galen; Kim, Jun-Hyun; Lee, Ryun Jung; Brown, Brandy A.; Huston, Sharon – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Increased demands for technological integration in higher education have resulted in new forms of course instruction. Under a flipped approach, students learn course materials outside the classroom while active learning methods are employed inside. This study focuses on the perceived effects of flipped instruction on knowledge acquisition in…
Descriptors: Learning, College Instruction, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Pauls, Scott; Gauthier, Adrienne; DeSilva, Erin – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
It is well documented that the use of active learning strategies increases student learning (Freeman et al., 2014; Prince, 2004; Springer, Stanne, & Donovan, 1999). A key difficulty in innovating college mathematics is identifying and sustaining what works for both students and the faculty. This study discusses efforts to innovate and sustain…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, College Students
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Davidson, Skylar – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
"Futurology" is the process of forecasting or designing the future, whether that be the near future or far future. College courses rarely explicitly include futurology, even though the content of many courses has implications for the future. To build knowledge on how future-oriented content can be incorporated into educational…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Cherry, Stephen M.; Lucas, Amy; Case, Kim A.; Hoston, William T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Building on previous studies on action-oriented strategies for teaching race-related courses, we explore the general effectiveness of teaching about racial stereotypes and racial/ethnic identity construction in two undergraduate race and ethnicity courses. Given that race and the term "White" are culturally constructed and serve to…
Descriptors: Whites, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Racial Factors
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Gibson, Fay Y.; Kincade, Doris H.; Frasier, Pamela Y. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This paper describes how a university, collaborating with industry, integrated research with active learning (e.g., collaboration in teams and competitions) for fashion majors. The redesigned introductory course uses two strategies: team competitions and a genius bar to guide students, give ongoing feedback, and judge final competitions. Active…
Descriptors: Competition, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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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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Lukowiak, Twila; Hunzicker, Jana – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Part of a larger research project, this article presents a phenomenological self-study exploring the qualities of student engagement that occurred in one professors' college class-room over two semesters' time. The purpose of the study was to better understand college students' engagement in learning utilizing a reflective, data-based process. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Crosby, Dorian B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
When teaching diversity courses that discuss sensitive issues, such as racial, gender, sexuality, religious, and ethnic discrimination, it is possible to encounter student resistance, which can subsequently prevent students from comprehending the content. While teaching an introductory course on African American history in a Black Studies…
Descriptors: Sensitivity Training, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Resistance (Psychology)
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Moskovich, Yaffa; Sharf, Simha – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study aims to examine and demonstrate practices, elements and techniques employed by the action research method. It examines the use of films in sociology instruction in college, and the influence of films on the development of students' understanding of human nature. Based on the professional experience of the authors films utilize and…
Descriptors: Films, Educational Technology, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Dierker, Lisa; Kaparakis, Emmanuel; Rose, Jennifer; Selya, Arielle; Beveridge, David – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This paper describes a multi-disciplinary, project-based course. The course is aimed at providing greater curricular access to applied statistics for students across both divisional and departmental boundaries and includes lecture and laboratory components as well as intensive individualized instructor and peer support. Learning materials and…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Hackathorn, Jana; Solomon, Erin D.; Blankmeyer, Kate L.; Tennial, Rachel E.; Garczynski, Amy M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The current study sought to examine the effectiveness of four teaching techniques (lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and in-class activities) in the classroom. As each technique offers different benefits to the instructor and students, each technique was expected to aid in a different depth of learning. The current findings indicated that each…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Little, Amanda; Hoel, Anne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
In order to maximize student development in an interdisciplinary context, we implemented and evaluated a business-biology team teaching approach. The class project involved teams of environmental science and business students analyzing an industry stakeholder interested in participating in the development of a community composting network. We…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Gao, Jinzhu; Hargis, Jace – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This paper describes specific active learning strategies for teaching computer science, integrating both instructional technologies and non-technology-based strategies shown to be effective in the literature. The theoretical learning components addressed include an intentional method to help students build metacognitive abilities, as well as…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Strategies
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Pang, Katherine; Ross, Catherine – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
The most effective pedagogies are those that foster students' metacognition and their learning effectiveness. This paper presents a new model of activity-based learning in which students construct knowledge using practices that include constructs of engagement, motivation, and affect that drive deeper processing and higher levels of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Integrated Activities, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Neuby, Barbara – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Discussions among professors often center on the topic of how to get students involved, how to enable them, and motivate them to learn more and to learn it better. The standard lecture format leaves most of us-teachers and students alike-wanting more. What can we do to accomplish these goals? A teaching method known as "inquiry teaching"…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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