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Bowne, Mary – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A common practice for educators is to develop a teaching philosophy which helps them become reflective practitioners throughout time on various teaching and learning strategies. This paper will specifically address: What is a teaching philosophy? What is the purpose? Who is involved? And, what is the process of creating a teaching philosophy? This…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies
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Solis, Oscar J.; Turner, Windi D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Although large classes in and of themselves are pragmatic for universities, they can be challenging for both students and instructors. The purpose of this study was to investigate pedagogical strategies that instructors teaching large classes can utilize to create positive student-instructor interactions to counter these challenges. Both…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Large Group Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research
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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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Bender, Sara; Hill, Karlie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Qualitative research aims to understand both individual meaning as well as complex systemic interactions as they apply to social problems or individual experiences. This method of research is both inductive and flexible, allowing for a holistic approach that facilitates a rich understanding of the content examined. Past research identifies a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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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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Bowen, Glenn A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Service-learning is a high-impact pedagogical strategy embraced by higher education institutions. Direct service based on a charity paradigm tends to be the norm, while little attention is paid to social change-oriented service. This article offers suggestions for incorporating social justice education into courses designed to promote social…
Descriptors: Social Change, Service Learning, Course Descriptions, Educational Strategies
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Husband, Terry – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Many professors lack sufficient pedagogical training needed to teach their courses effectively. In an effort to aid professors in improving the quality of instruction in their courses, this article distills the principles embedded within a service teaching framework for instruction. The principles discussed throughout this article pertain to:…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Principles
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Gibson, Fay Y.; Kincade, Doris H.; Frasier, Pamela Y. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This paper describes how a university, collaborating with industry, integrated research with active learning (e.g., collaboration in teams and competitions) for fashion majors. The redesigned introductory course uses two strategies: team competitions and a genius bar to guide students, give ongoing feedback, and judge final competitions. Active…
Descriptors: Competition, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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Keyes, Grace – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Many undergraduates can tell you what the scientific method means but just a little probing reveals a rather shallow understanding as well as a number of misconceptions about the method. The purpose of this paper is to indicate why such misconceptions occur and to point out some implications and suggestions for teaching the scientific method in…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Ginsberg, Sarah M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This reflective essay describes a teacher's development of a student-centered approach to teaching which bridges the gap between students' knowledge before and after a course. In "mind the gap teaching," students' prior knowledge leads the conversation and, in turn, the teaching, allowing them to integrate new information more…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Development
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Pang, Katherine; Ross, Catherine – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
The most effective pedagogies are those that foster students' metacognition and their learning effectiveness. This paper presents a new model of activity-based learning in which students construct knowledge using practices that include constructs of engagement, motivation, and affect that drive deeper processing and higher levels of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Integrated Activities, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Iannarelli, Barbara A.; Bardsley, Mary Ellen; Foote, Chandra J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Faculty teaching courses at the higher education level employ a wide variety of strategies on the first day of class. Little research has been conducted on the efficacy of these practices. This study examines the first-day practices of instructors of higher education classes who have been recognized as outstanding practitioners by their respective…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Phenomenology, Teaching Experience, Educational Practices
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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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Hargis, Jace; Jensen, Scott; Kohn, Carolynn; Normand, Matthew; Schooler, Deborah – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
The iPod digital music player has been available since late 2001, and even in higher education, its presence has been seen, although mostly in the hands of students and rarely for outcomes-based educational purposes. In 2004, Duke University provided free iPods to all 1,650 first year students, which subsequently enabled faculty to create learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Handheld Devices, College Faculty
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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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