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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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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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Jaekel, Kathryn S. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This article examines how three novice graduate teaching assistants included lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer topics in their first-year writing classrooms. Findings suggest that inclusion of these topics can be successfully done through attention to identity in the classroom, including current-day events, and structuring classroom…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Teaching Assistants
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Zhou, Jiangyuan; Guo, Wei – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Research in developmental psychology and neuroscience has demonstrated the critical role of imitation in human learning. Self-report questionnaires collected from 456 undergraduate students in two U.S. institutions and one Chinese institution demonstrated that undergraduate students from both U.S. and Chinese cultures used various imitations in…
Descriptors: Imitation, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Rovito, Michael J.; Koontz, Amanda; Tripp, Mary; Schneider, Kim; Walters, Linda; Garcia, Martha – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The impact of peer coaches embedded in classrooms are outlined in the literature. There is, however, a lack of evidence on "when" their services should be introduced into the curriculum to have the most impact possible. The goals of this exploratory research project, therefore, were to aim to provide baseline evidence on the most…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Student Research
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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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Dahiya, Sunita; Dahiya, Rajiv – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
Theory and practicals are two essential components of pharmacy course curriculum; but in addition to appearing and passing examination with good score grades, pharmacy post graduation (PG) pursuing students are essentially required to develop some professional skills which might not be attained solely by conventional class room programs. This…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Graduate Students, Seminars, Clubs
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Gould, Kathleen A.; Barton, Andrea; Day, Karen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Traditional didactic instruction is not an effective means to provide the interprofessional education that health and human services professional students need. This paper describes a college event aimed at engaging undergraduate and graduate students from several academic departments in interprofessional collaboration. Participants toured and…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Pretests Posttests
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Balassiano, Katia; Rosentrater, Kurt A.; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Academic departments regularly offer dual-listed courses in which one course has two course numbers, yet are taught in the same place, at the same time, by a single instructor, and in one department to undergraduate and graduate students. While universities discourage their use by subjecting such courses to more rigorous approval processes,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Programs, College Credits, Statistical Analysis
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Hall, Simin; Jones, Brett D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hu, Deyu – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation phases of online graduate nuclear engineering courses that are part of the Graduate Nuclear Engineering Certificate program at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech restarted its nuclear engineering program in the Fall of 2007 with 60 students, and by 2009, the enrollment had grown…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Nuclear Energy, Program Descriptions
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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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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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Burgess, Melissa L.; Benge, Cindy; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Mallette, Marla H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Little is known about reading ability among doctoral students. Thus, we used a fully mixed concurrent equal status design (Leech & Onwuegbuzie, 2009) to examine 205 doctoral students in the College of Education and their reasons for reading research articles. A thematic analysis revealed 5 themes (subsumed by 2 meta-themes) explaining reasons…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Reading Ability, Thematic Approach, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Frels, Rebecca K.; Sharma, Bipin; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.; Stark, Marcella D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
From the perspective of doctoral students and instructors, we explain a developmental, interactive process based upon the Checklist for Qualitative Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Data Interpretation (Onwuegbuzie, 2010) for students' writing assignments regarding: (a) the application of conceptual knowledge for collecting, analyzing, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Check Lists, Qualitative Research
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