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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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Akkaraju, Shylaja; Wolf, Alexander – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
A "threshold concept" is a challenging concept that acts as a doorway leading to deeper understanding and a dramatic shift in perception. A learner that is involved in grasping a threshold concept is said to be undergoing a threshold experience within a "liminal space" or learning environment. We used the blog as a liminal…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Science, Introductory Courses
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Newman, Galen; Kim, Jun-Hyun; Lee, Ryun Jung; Brown, Brandy A.; Huston, Sharon – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Increased demands for technological integration in higher education have resulted in new forms of course instruction. Under a flipped approach, students learn course materials outside the classroom while active learning methods are employed inside. This study focuses on the perceived effects of flipped instruction on knowledge acquisition in…
Descriptors: Learning, College Instruction, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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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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Steiner, Hillary H.; Trivedi, Nirmal H.; Brown, Joshua A. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper describes the impact of a learning strategies intervention conducted in first-year seminar courses that, 1) disaggregated components of academic skills into meaningful components for first-year students, 2) taught students academic skills within an authentic context, and 3) scaled-up the intervention for implementation at a programmatic…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Intervention, First Year Seminars
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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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Luquet, Wade – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
The instant availability of information has changed the paradigm of teaching. Whereas at one time teaching and learning was information being passed, memorized, and repeated, students can now find their own knowledge. Learning now consists of using information in creative ways and requires a shift in how students are taught. This is quite similar…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music, Figurative Language, Learning Processes
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Churcher, Kalen M. A.; Downs, Edward; Tewksbury, Doug – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Social media and web 2.0 technologies are an attractive supplement to the higher education experience and are embraced as a way to foster intra-and extracurricular knowledge generation among a class community. However, these collaborative media require a rethinking of the theoretical framework through which we engage student communities of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mass Media Use, Classroom Techniques, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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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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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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Orprayoon, Soudaya – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
This study reported on the results of a quasi-experimental research to explore the effectiveness of using a cooperative learning method on students' academic achievement, their group working behavior and their perception and opinions towards cooperative learning in a Modern French Literature course. The sample included twelve junior students…
Descriptors: French Literature, Cooperative Learning, Pretests Posttests, Academic Achievement
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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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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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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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