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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Huss, Robyn; Jhileek, Tasnuva; Butler, Judy – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
How many people have walked out of an interview wishing they could turn around for a re-do? Mock interviews can provide interns with demonstrations of the types of inquiries that can be expected in a real interview as well as practice in responding to those questions successfully. A simulation that occurs in a high-stakes atmosphere with the…
Descriptors: Simulation, Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Program Effectiveness
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O'Neal-Hixson, Kelly; Long, Jenny; Bock, Marjorie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a feedback process to collect midterm feedback from students. The process uses small focus group student interviews to identify strengths of the course, areas of concern, and suggestions to address concerns. The purpose of this paper is to shares experiences using on online format of Small Group…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Educational Improvement, Small Group Instruction
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Krehbiel, Timothy C.; Salzarulo, Peter A.; Cosmah, Michelle L.; Forren, John; Gannod, Gerald; Havelka, Douglas; Hulshult, Andrea R.; Merhout, Jeffrey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A group of faculty members representing six colleges at a public university formed a learning community to study the Agile Way of Working--a method of workplace collaboration widely used in software development--and to determine whether the concepts, practices, and benefits of Agile are applicable to higher education settings. After more than two…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Computer Software
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Griffith, Alana D. D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
There has been an increased demand on educational institutions to provide students with value for money. The sociology course SOCI3035 Caribbean Social Problems with 111 students was transformed to a fully flipped course replacing several face-to-face lectures, tutorials and assessment with online versions as homework. Face to face lecture time…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Homework
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Roncolato, Leanne; Koh, Cairynne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Existing research points to the critical connection between student engagement and deep learning. This paper explores body engagement as one type of student centered learning. While other disciplines are making progress in developing body-engaging pedagogical methods as a complement to traditional lectures, the use of such innovations in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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Phan, Mi Pham Kieu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Metacognition has been considered as a key element for successful self-regulated learning. However, it seemed foreign to EFL college students. The present study examined students' changes in metacognitive strategy use in the two conditions: one condition with the intervention of metacognitive note-taking skills (MNT) and one with the conventional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Notetaking, Reading Strategies, Questioning Techniques
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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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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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Solis, Oscar J.; Turner, Windi D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Although large classes in and of themselves are pragmatic for universities, they can be challenging for both students and instructors. The purpose of this study was to investigate pedagogical strategies that instructors teaching large classes can utilize to create positive student-instructor interactions to counter these challenges. Both…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Large Group Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research
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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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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Pauls, Scott; Gauthier, Adrienne; DeSilva, Erin – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
It is well documented that the use of active learning strategies increases student learning (Freeman et al., 2014; Prince, 2004; Springer, Stanne, & Donovan, 1999). A key difficulty in innovating college mathematics is identifying and sustaining what works for both students and the faculty. This study discusses efforts to innovate and sustain…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, College Students
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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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Hammond, Kay M. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Construction of visual material to enhance audience understanding of an oral presentation is an important skill in educational and professional settings. Many first-year undergraduates may not be familiar with the basic principles of effective slide design to increase audience understanding. However, faculty face time pressures to train students…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Peer Teaching, Visual Aids, Public Speaking
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Kennette, Lynne N.; Wilson, Nathan Andrew – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Universal design for learning (UDL) ensures that content is accessible to the largest audience by removing learning impediments (CAST, 2011a). However, few scholars have surveyed students about how much UDL they encounter in their courses or how important they perceive these course modifications to be, especially in a post-secondary context. To…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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