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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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Howton, Amy; McGrew, Mandy; Liu, Liyuan; Staples, Lauren L.; Ray, Herman E. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the impact of changing the tone of a traditional syllabus to make it more learner-centered. The researchers examined a required wellness course that serves over 8,000 students per year at a large, four-year public university in the southern United States. Concerns about student progression through programs and graduation rates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Wellness, College Students, Student Motivation
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Green, Steve G.; Ferrante, Claudia J.; Heppard, Kurt A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This study investigated an alternative testing protocol used in an undergraduate managerial accounting course. Specifically, we assert that consistent open-book testing approaches will enhance learning and better prepare students for the real-world decision-making they will encounter. A semester-long testing protocol was executed incorporating a…
Descriptors: Tests, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
To help students master challenging, threshold concepts in physiology, I used the flipped learning model in a human anatomy and physiology course with very encouraging results in terms of student motivation, preparedness, engagement, and performance. The flipped learning model was enhanced by pre-training and formative assessments that provided…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Douglas, Max E. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this article is to offer reflections regarding teaching undergraduate students spanning a forty-five year career in higher education. The author discusses his teaching philosophy coupled with his perspective focusing on the "best" pedagogical practices that he has used to enhance student learning. The selected methods are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
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Noland, Aaron; Richards, Keith – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Transformational leadership is a well-documented and validated leadership perspective studied in management and organizational contexts that has recently been applied to the instructional context. The current study predicted a positive relationship between teacher transformational leadership and learning, and motivation. A population of 273…
Descriptors: Correlation, Transformative Learning, Prediction, Teacher Leadership