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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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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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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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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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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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Saleh, Tawfik A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The study investigates the effect of cooperative and individualistic learning strategies on the academic performance of students in the general chemistry laboratory. The samples of the study were divided into experimental and control groups. The hypotheses were first generated and, after collecting data, analyzed by an analysis of t-test at an a =…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Science Laboratories
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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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Jones, Karrie A.; Jones, Jennifer L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
Cooperative learning is viable yet generally underutilized method of instruction at the college level (Paulsen and Faust, 2008). This paper highlights the work of teacher educator Dr. Paul J. Vermette in his implementation of cooperative learning based practices in a graduate level Multicultural education course. In analyzing the "Five…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Environment, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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McDougall, Roseanne; LaMonica, Jeffrey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
Primary sources in religion and history enable first year university students to connect "content-based" linked courses in the core curriculum. Fifty-four first year university students in three separate pairs of courses worked in teams to present oral critical reports on texts related to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Writing Assignments