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Anderson, Bill; Rymer, Rachel; Versaskas, Jennifer; Bueter, Abigail; Masood, Mahalia – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
The jigsaw technique has been successfully used in classrooms for decades, though less in higher education. Groups are formed with each student having a precise piece of information necessary to complete the assignment. Next, expert groups of students with the same material meet to sharpen their understanding before reforming their initial group…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Student Responsibility
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Torres, Elisa R.; Williams, P. Renée; Kassahun-Yimer, Wondwosen; Gordy, Xiaoshan Zhu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2022
Students perceive crossword puzzles as enjoyable. In addition to students' perceptions, crossword puzzles actually improve knowledge retention. However, crossword puzzles increased exam scores for some students but not others. Recommendations have been made for students to create puzzles for their classmates to complete with the rationale that…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Tests
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Ericksen, Kirsten S.; Williamson-Ashe, Sandra – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
This research examines the impact of various high-impact educational practices integrated in different group elements (groups course, in-class group activities, and a learning community) on student perceived group work experience related to the Emerging Values model. The Emerging Values model found academic group work to be beneficial for…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Group Activities, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Calkins, Susanna C.; Rivnay, Jonathan – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
This article highlights an innovative take on the jigsaw format, an inclusive and cooperative active learning strategy, implemented in an upper-level engineering elective course. After students complete the usual two steps of the jigsaw method--first gaining mastery in "expert groups" and then collaboratively teaching their peers in…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Engineering Education, Peer Teaching
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Lin, Phoebe S. Lin; Kennette, Lynne N. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
As campuses become increasingly diverse, it is important that faculties maintain inclusive classrooms. Students of underrepresented ethnic/racial groups are more likely to experience disengagement in an academic setting (Nagasawa & Wong, 1999), which can lead to underperformance (Major et al., 1998). Students with LGBTQA+ (lesbian, gay,…
Descriptors: College Environment, Minority Group Students, LGBTQ People, At Risk Students
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Rezaei, Ali – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The present study used a unique design in which multiple factors were combined in a multiphase study to find if there are any significant interactions among six factors known to be effective in successful group work. The results indicated that the effectiveness of group work depends on how the effectiveness is measured, how the group is formed,…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Interaction, Program Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques
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Baim, Susan A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Teaching adult learners in a community-based educational setting differs in many ways from applying typical campus-based or online instructional best practices. Adult learners show tremendous diversity in their backgrounds, approach learning in a myriad of different ways, and rely heavily on their past experiences to help guide their future…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teaching Experience, Adult Students, Social Media
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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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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace; Gallagher, Tiffany; Scott, Ruth McQuirter; Ciampa, Katia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This paper describes a professional development initiative for teacher educators, called the "Digital Pedagogies Collaboration," in which the goal was to build faculty knowledge about technology enhanced teaching (TPACK knowledge), develop a collaborative learning and research community of faculty members around technology enhanced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators
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Churcher, Kalen M. A.; Downs, Edward; Tewksbury, Doug – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Social media and web 2.0 technologies are an attractive supplement to the higher education experience and are embraced as a way to foster intra-and extracurricular knowledge generation among a class community. However, these collaborative media require a rethinking of the theoretical framework through which we engage student communities of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mass Media Use, Classroom Techniques, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Orprayoon, Soudaya – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
This study reported on the results of a quasi-experimental research to explore the effectiveness of using a cooperative learning method on students' academic achievement, their group working behavior and their perception and opinions towards cooperative learning in a Modern French Literature course. The sample included twelve junior students…
Descriptors: French Literature, Cooperative Learning, Pretests Posttests, Academic Achievement
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Kohut, Gary F.; Yon, Maria G. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The global work environment requires graduates to have skills to work collaboratively over distance and time. This pilot study presents the findings of a survey of student perceptions concerning a global virtual team (GVT) experience that used both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Our findings revealed that while students experienced…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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van Rooij, Shahron Williams – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Graduate students enrolled in professional education degree programs are increasingly challenged by the need to acquire the complex skills/competencies of their respective professions on the one hand, while retaining empathy for the individuals they will be serving on the other hand. This paper suggests a technique which uses the Persona, a…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Empathy, Graduate Students, Integrated Activities
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Kohut, Gary F. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
With the growth in the global economy and the rapid development of communication and information technologies, global virtual teams are quickly becoming the norm in the workplace. Research indicates, however, that many students have little or no experience working in such teams. Students who learn through these experiences benefit from higher task…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Global Approach, Virtual Classrooms, Teaching Methods
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Burke, Alison – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Many students cringe and groan when told that they will need to work in a group. However, group work has been found to be good for students and good for teachers. Employers want college graduates to have developed teamwork skills. Additionally, students who participate in collaborative learning get better grades, are more satisfied with their…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Educational Benefits
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