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Phuong, Andrew Estrada; Nguyen, Judy; Marie, Dena – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
This study examines whether and how an adaptive equity-oriented pedagogy can address diverse college students' needs and preferred modes of learning. Using a mixed-methods approach, we evaluated this pedagogical intervention that synthesizes democratic, assessment-driven, strengths-based, multimodal, and game-based instructional strategies. This…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, College Students, Student Needs
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Everett, Michele C. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This study explores student learning outcomes from an Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies course. The article focuses on students' perceptions of cognitive abilities, skills and attributes developed through participation in an interdisciplinary research and design project. Participants were 50 students enrolled in the course. A pre-post…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cognitive Ability, Skill Development, Likert Scales
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Boswell, Stefanie S. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This study investigated the effect of a semester-long aging and adult development course that included an intergenerational, service-learning component on attitudes toward older adult men and women, aging anxiety, and interest in occupations that serve older adults among individuals training for careers in healthcare and social services. It also…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Service Learning, Student Attitudes
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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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Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Beckman, Lisa M.; Sterns, Jillian L.; Hussey, Heather D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The rise in popularity of YouTube has made the use of short video clips during college classroom instruction a common learning tool. However, questions still remain on how to best implement this learning tool as well as students' perceptions of its use. Blended Learning Theory and Information Processing Theory provide insights into successful…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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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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Boswell, Stefanie S. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study investigated the relationship between perceived knowledge of research methods, research self-efficacy, interest in learning about research, and interest in performing research-related tasks in one's career. The study also investigated the effect of a research methods course with both didactic and experiential components on these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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Lopes-Murphy, Solange A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Cultural competence and CQ involve awareness of cultural similarities and differences, knowledge of differences in cultural values, and intercultural encounters. To assess college students' cultural competence and cultural intelligence gains, this experimental study evaluated the impact of two globalization projects on these two constructs. The…
Descriptors: Global Education, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Myers, Julia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study examined the effects of lesson study on participants' classroom observations and perceptions of lesson effectiveness, by investigating the focus of their observations during a mathematics lesson and their ratings of the lesson's effectiveness, both preceding and subsequent to the lesson study experience. Prior to the lesson study,…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness, Protocol Materials, Lesson Observation Criteria
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Divoll, Kent A.; Browning, Sandra T.; Vesey, Winona M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) or other closure activities are widely promoted for use in college classrooms. However, research on whether CATs improve student learning are mixed. The authors posit that the results are mixed because CATs were designed to "help teachers find out what students are learning in the classroom and how well…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Student Evaluation, Learning Processes, Concept Formation
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Morgan, Whitney Botsford; King, Eden B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article describes a novel teaching activity that allows students in diversity, leadership, and communication courses to observe the powerful effects of nonverbal communication. The nonverbal experiences female leaders may encounter as they rise through the ranks of organizations are simulated and consequences discussed. Two student volunteers…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Nonverbal Communication, Females, Women Administrators
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Dierker, Lisa; Kaparakis, Emmanuel; Rose, Jennifer; Selya, Arielle; Beveridge, David – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This paper describes a multi-disciplinary, project-based course. The course is aimed at providing greater curricular access to applied statistics for students across both divisional and departmental boundaries and includes lecture and laboratory components as well as intensive individualized instructor and peer support. Learning materials and…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Berardi, Victor – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Much of the recent research on homework focuses on using online, web-based, or computerized homework systems. These systems have many reported capabilities and benefits, including the ability to randomize values, which enables multiple attempts by a student or to reduce academic dishonesty. This study reports on the impact of using randomized…
Descriptors: Scores, Cheating, Student Evaluation, Tests
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