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Trnka, Susanna – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Ethnography is becoming an increasingly popular research methodology used across a number of disciplines. Typically, teaching students how to write an ethnography, much less how to undertake "fieldwork" (or the ethnographic research upon which ethnographies are based), is reserved for senior- or MA-level research methods courses. This…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Research Methodology
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Mayo, Joseph A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Prior research findings point to the efficacy of using autobiographical life-story narration as a learning tool in undergraduate classes. The current study seeks to add to the existing literature on this topic by performing a qualitative analysis across events recorded in students' autobiographical narratives. The purpose of this analysis is to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Lifelong Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Sethi, Vijay; Sethi, Vikram; Jeyaraj, Anand; Duffy, Kevin; Farmer, Berkwood – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Recognizing the importance of context-based learning and the general lack of technology applications in the design and development of the ideal and formal curricula, this paper describes an experimental system at a large public university. The authors describe the creation of a contextual environment for introducing concepts related to information…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Security, Business Administration Education
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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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Vengadasalam, Sarbani Sen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This paper describes the principles of transformative pedagogy that lead to the development of distinct student voices in academic writing classes. Whether the course is taught at the undergraduate level through research, expository, and argumentative writing assignments or at the graduate level through literature review essays, research articles,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Language
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Cruz, Laura; Meadows, Jennifer; Panter, Nikki – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
As Biology students prepare to complete their undergraduate degrees and continue into either a career or to another degree, the scientific skills learned in the classroom are not enough to secure their professional path. In this study, the soft skills such as the ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively were emphasized within the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Majors (Students)
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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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Hunt, Kari A.; Trent, Margaret N.; Jackson, Justina R.; Marquis, Jenee M.; Barrett-Williams, Shannon; Gurvitch, Rachel; Metzler, Michael W. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
To gather more objective information about effective teaching and levels of student engagement, research in higher education has shifted to increased observations within the college classrooms and is focused more on the collection of systematic data. Despite the attempt by instructors to implement various pedagogies and use different instructional…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Delivery Systems
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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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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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Grant, Natalie S.; Bolin, Brien L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Digital storytelling is explored as a method of engaging students in the development of media literacy and cultural competency. This paper describes the perceptions and experiences of 96 undergraduate students at a large Midwestern university, after completing a digital storytelling project in a semester-long diversity course. Digital storytelling…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Learner Engagement, Media Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Bender, Sara; Hill, Karlie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Qualitative research aims to understand both individual meaning as well as complex systemic interactions as they apply to social problems or individual experiences. This method of research is both inductive and flexible, allowing for a holistic approach that facilitates a rich understanding of the content examined. Past research identifies a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Rovito, Michael J.; Koontz, Amanda; Tripp, Mary; Schneider, Kim; Walters, Linda; Garcia, Martha – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The impact of peer coaches embedded in classrooms are outlined in the literature. There is, however, a lack of evidence on "when" their services should be introduced into the curriculum to have the most impact possible. The goals of this exploratory research project, therefore, were to aim to provide baseline evidence on the most…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness, Student Research
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Joseph, Dane Christian – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Multiple-choice testing is a staple within the U.S. higher education system. From classroom assessments to standardized entrance exams such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT, test developers utilize a variety of validated and heuristic driven item-writing guidelines. One such guideline that has been given recent attention is to randomize the position of…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Multiple Choice Tests, Guessing (Tests), Test Wiseness
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