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Raye, Lee – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Scholarship on instructive technologies in higher education has emphasized the use of high-tech facilitative technologies for long-term use, and low-tech props to illustrate single topics. This paper, on the contrary, discusses the use of a long-term, low-tech instructional technology: Llewelyn the Lynx was a soft animal used to assist with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Case Studies, First Year Seminars
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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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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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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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Schmidt, Hans – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In recent years, the media literacy education movement has developed to help individuals of all ages acquire the competencies necessary to fully participate in the modern world of media convergence. Yet media literacy education is not practiced uniformly at all educational levels. This study used a survey to compare the extent to which students…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Journalism Education, Questionnaires
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Cempellin, Leda – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article focuses on the structure, challenges, and outcomes of a service-learning project experimented by an art historian in an innovative special topics course Museum Experience, cross-listed with an Honors art appreciation course. The discussion includes: creating a new course content planned according to a multidisciplinary perspective…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Arts Centers, Museums, Honors Curriculum
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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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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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Saleh, Tawfik A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The study investigates the effect of cooperative and individualistic learning strategies on the academic performance of students in the general chemistry laboratory. The samples of the study were divided into experimental and control groups. The hypotheses were first generated and, after collecting data, analyzed by an analysis of t-test at an a =…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Science Laboratories
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Simons, Lori; Williams, Elizabeth; Russell, Brittany – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
This study explored the value of service for undergraduate students enrolled in an Honors and a non-Honors section of a service-learning course. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to identify if students who participated in an Honors (n = 18) section of a service-learning course show greater gains in attitudes and skills associated with…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Honors Curriculum, Conventional Instruction, Student Characteristics
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Chyung, Seung Youn; Moll, Amy J.; Berg, Shelley A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Research on academic self-regulation suggests that students who are successful in academic settings tend to possess and use effective self-regulative learning characteristics such as intrinsic goal orientation and self-efficacy. Social-cognitive theories also emphasize that learning occurs through interactions between learners and the learning…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Electronic Learning, Engineering Education
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Burnap, Charles A.; Kohut, Gary F.; Yon, Maria G. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Most institutions of higher education require evidence of effective teaching as part of the review process for reappointment and for tenure/promotion. This study examines the relative importance of various documents placed in the teaching section of the dossier as rated by pre-tenured faculty members and review committee members. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Stakeholders, Teacher Effectiveness
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Klein, Gerald D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
As a significant percentage of students in higher education today have one or more disabilities, it is important for instructors to be aware of what disabilities, and how disabilities, impact student performance. Students with a wide range of disabilities can encounter significant obstacles when experiential instructional methods are implemented…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, College Students, Access to Education
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