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Vengadasalam, Sarbani Sen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This paper describes the principles of transformative pedagogy that lead to the development of distinct student voices in academic writing classes. Whether the course is taught at the undergraduate level through research, expository, and argumentative writing assignments or at the graduate level through literature review essays, research articles,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Language
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Cruz, Laura; Meadows, Jennifer; Panter, Nikki – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
As Biology students prepare to complete their undergraduate degrees and continue into either a career or to another degree, the scientific skills learned in the classroom are not enough to secure their professional path. In this study, the soft skills such as the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively were emphasized within the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Majors (Students)
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Economos, Jennifer – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this international study was to contrast the differences in graduate student perceptions of professor pedagogical content knowledge, individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning, professor intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning. Sixty-seven graduate business and 70 graduate education students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Frels, Rebecca K.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.; Collins, Kathleen M. T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The teaching of research methods is common across multiple fields in the social and educational sciences for establishing evidence-based practices and furthering the knowledge base through scholarship. Yet, specific to mixed methods, scant information exists as to how to approach teaching complex concepts for meaningful learning experiences. Thus,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Curriculum Design
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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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Klemm, William R. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study used peer-reviewed published research reports to teach a seminar on learning and memory to first-semester college students. Complete reports (not summaries, reviews, or news reports) were re-written by this author to be more "student friendly" to college freshmen. These adapted published research reports (APRRs) retained…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Research Reports, Teaching Methods
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Kraus, Sue; Sears, Sharon R.; Burke, Brian L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Teaching students how to think critically and develop lifelong habits of evidence-based inquiry outside of the classroom is a primary goal for educators today. This paper describes nine activities designed to promote evidence-based critical thinking in college or high school classrooms in any discipline. We have developed a seven step process for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Evidence Based Practice, Critical Thinking, College Students
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Bourelle, Andrew; Bourelle, Tiffany – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The use of service learning in university courses can be limited depending on the class and the subject matter. In this article, the authors provide examples of two teachers' experiences with service learning in literature courses, showing service learning can have a home in fields of study where it might not initially seem to belong. The authors…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Service Learning, United States Literature
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Gruber, Sibylle – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
In this article, I reflect on the pedagogical decisions I made when I taught a course on gendered literacies during the 2008/2009 presidential campaign. I specifically focus on what I term the "Hillary" phenomenon, the media's often negative and unflattering portrayal of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. I start with a brief…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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Steuter, Erin; Doyle, Judith – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
The first year course in Sociology at Mount Allison University introduced students to social issues via dynamic class interactions and assignments that are designed to build conceptual and applied skills. Developments to the course organization have maximized the opportunities for discovery learning and have made the class an enjoyable teaching…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Introductory Courses, Sociology, Foreign Countries
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Kelley, Patricia H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
College honors courses provide an opportunity to tackle controversial topics in an atmosphere that encourages active learning, critical thinking, and open discussion. This venue is particularly appropriate for examining the debate about teaching intelligent design (ID) in public school science classes. A one-credit honors enrichment seminar taught…
Descriptors: College Students, Honors Curriculum, Seminars, Evolution
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Chenault, Tiffany Gayle; Duclos-Orsello, Elizabeth – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
This article extends and expands the existing literature on critical thinking (CT) by both establishing the need for more student-centered research on the topic and reporting on the findings of a CT research project with two central, related goals: 1) To record and analyze undergraduate students' definition of CT and 2) To create an easy-to-use…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Sociology, Questionnaires
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Bouley, Theresa M.; Godfrey, Phoebe C. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
The role of children's literature in helping children make sense of themselves, their experiences and their worlds either in a classroom setting or in a more therapeutic context has been well documented. What has not been researched as far as we know is the use of children's literature in the college classroom as a means of enabling students to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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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