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Kostouros, Patricia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This article offers a discussion about the depiction of traumatic materials to postsecondary human service students. Presently there is an on-going debate about trigger warnings and whether trigger warnings are necessary prior to engaging in materials that depict the suffering of others. Perhaps after depicting graphic images some teachers have…
Descriptors: Trauma, Altruism, Hermeneutics, Educational Strategies
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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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Mills, Jamie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This article discusses important considerations for teachers who teach or may be thinking about teaching statistics online or in a hybrid/blended format. Suggestions from previous research and practical teaching experiences are examined. Moreover, the latest recommendations from the literature are considered in the context of teaching from a…
Descriptors: Statistics, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Abreu, Laurel; Knouse, Stephanie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Scholars have indicated a need for further research on effective pedagogical strategies designed for advanced foreign language courses in the postsecondary setting, especially in light of decreased enrollments at this level and the elimination of foreign language programs altogether in some institutions (Paesani & Allen, 2012). This article…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cempellin, Leda – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article focuses on the structure, challenges, and outcomes of a service-learning project experimented by an art historian in an innovative special topics course Museum Experience, cross-listed with an Honors art appreciation course. The discussion includes: creating a new course content planned according to a multidisciplinary perspective…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Arts Centers, Museums, Honors Curriculum
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Ballard, Sharon M.; Elmore, Barry – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Service-Learning has become a popular pedagogical strategy; yet, little attention has been given to the construction of a syllabus that includes a service-learning component. The purpose of this paper is to help instructors identify essential components of high-quality service-learning, to learn ways to incorporate these components into…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Course Descriptions, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Ternus, Mona P.; Palmer, Kay L.; Faulk, Debbie R. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
Online courses have many components and dimensions. Both the form (structure) and the content (expression) are situated in an overall environment. The sum of these elements results in student outcomes and learning. In order to facilitate construction and evaluate the quality of an online course, a four-part rubric was designed to reflect:…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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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