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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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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Cornell, Heidi R.; Sayman, Donna; Herron, Jason – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
A sense of community among learners is recognized as contributing to positive student outcomes. Synchronous learning opportunities may serve as one way to create a sense of community among online learners. Findings are shared from a mixed-method study that examined the impact of synchronous discussion sessions on students' sense of community, as…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Synchronous Communication, Outcomes of Education, Online Courses
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Noland, Aaron; Richards, Keith – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Transformational leadership is a well-documented and validated leadership perspective studied in management and organizational contexts that has recently been applied to the instructional context. The current study predicted a positive relationship between teacher transformational leadership and learning, and motivation. A population of 273…
Descriptors: Correlation, Transformative Learning, Prediction, Teacher Leadership
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Shiraz, Mona Poorverdi; Larsari, Ebrahim Ezati – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The present study investigates the relationship between the use of Project-based activities and intermediate EFL students' reading comprehension. The study addresses the questions of whether students' reading comprehension differs after implementing Project-based activities, and whether different projects lead to different degrees of reading…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Projects, Learning Activities, English (Second Language)
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Boswell, Stefanie S. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study investigated the relationship between perceived knowledge of research methods, research self-efficacy, interest in learning about research, and interest in performing research-related tasks in one's career. The study also investigated the effect of a research methods course with both didactic and experiential components on these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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DeChenne, Sue Ellen; Lesseig, Kristin; Anderson, Shawn M.; Li, Sissi L.; Staus, Nancy L.; Barthel, Celeste – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study describes the development and validation of an instrument to measure graduate teaching assistants' (GTAs) learning about teaching during professional development. In the pilot study, exploratory factor analysis of data from 239 graduate students indicates a single factor structure. The second study, involving 177 science, technology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Professional Development, Pilot Projects
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Glew, David; Meyer, Tracy; Sawyer, Becky; Schuhmann, Pete; Wray, Barry – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Business schools are often criticized for the inadequate writing skills of their graduates. Improving writing skills involves first understanding the current skill level of students. This research attempts to provide insights into the effectiveness of the current method of assessing writing skills in a school of business at a large regional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Writing Skills
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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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Van Auken, Stuart; Campbell, Eileen Anne; Wells, Ludmilla Gricenko – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This study associates the perceived effectiveness of alternative teaching methods with perceived instructional emphasis areas for each of two groups: faculty and students. It seeks to determine the congruency between faculty and student response. The results evidence a commonality between faculty and student perceptions as to the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students, College Faculty