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Virtue, Emily E. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2021
Instructors in higher education are often asked to reflect on their pedagogical choices in formulaic, detached, rote ways such as end of the year faculty evaluations or in response to peer review of teaching. Yet, because of the parameters for these reflections, they often lack depth or much consideration. Particularly because higher education…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Reflection
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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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Woods, Kathryn; Bliss, Kadi – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
As online course offerings continue to evolve, researchers have examined many strategies for improving the online learning experience for both the instructor and the student. Asynchronous, online discussions are one of the most common components of online courses. This article provides information about the best practices for facilitating…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Fisher, Amy K.; Simmons, Chris; Allen, Susan C. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports results of a mixed methods exploration of the effects of reflective supervision on cognitive growth in undergraduate students. Students were enrolled in two sections of an introductory skills practice course containing an experiential exercise designed to enhance skill development. One group received supervision; the other did…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Experiential Learning
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Tornabene, Ladona; Nowak, Amy Versnik; Vogelsang, Lisa – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This current generation of students, known as the Millennial Generation, has a propensity toward multi-tasking and a history of structured and tightly filled days. Reflection may not be viewed as productive and as conducive to learning as other "tasks" and thus may be neglected. However, by employing a methodology (photography) that…
Descriptors: Photography, Reflection, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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Crosby, Dorian B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
When teaching diversity courses that discuss sensitive issues, such as racial, gender, sexuality, religious, and ethnic discrimination, it is possible to encounter student resistance, which can subsequently prevent students from comprehending the content. While teaching an introductory course on African American history in a Black Studies…
Descriptors: Sensitivity Training, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Resistance (Psychology)
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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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Bouley, Theresa M.; Godfrey, Phoebe C. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
The role of children's literature in helping children make sense of themselves, their experiences and their worlds either in a classroom setting or in a more therapeutic context has been well documented. What has not been researched as far as we know is the use of children's literature in the college classroom as a means of enabling students to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Sociology, Teaching Methods
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Gomez, Jose G. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
Creativity has been defined in many different ways by different authors. This article explores these different definitions of creativity; the relationship between creativity and intelligence, and those factors which affect creativity, such as convergent and divergent thinking. In addition, the article explores the importance of computer technology…
Descriptors: Creativity, Definitions, Intelligence, Performance Factors