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Gao, Jinzhu; Hargis, Jace – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This paper describes specific active learning strategies for teaching computer science, integrating both instructional technologies and non-technology-based strategies shown to be effective in the literature. The theoretical learning components addressed include an intentional method to help students build metacognitive abilities, as well as…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Strategies
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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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Steuter, Erin; Doyle, Judith – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
The first year course in Sociology at Mount Allison University introduced students to social issues via dynamic class interactions and assignments that are designed to build conceptual and applied skills. Developments to the course organization have maximized the opportunities for discovery learning and have made the class an enjoyable teaching…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Introductory Courses, Sociology, Foreign Countries
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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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Pang, Katherine; Ross, Catherine – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
The most effective pedagogies are those that foster students' metacognition and their learning effectiveness. This paper presents a new model of activity-based learning in which students construct knowledge using practices that include constructs of engagement, motivation, and affect that drive deeper processing and higher levels of metacognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Integrated Activities, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Iannarelli, Barbara A.; Bardsley, Mary Ellen; Foote, Chandra J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Faculty teaching courses at the higher education level employ a wide variety of strategies on the first day of class. Little research has been conducted on the efficacy of these practices. This study examines the first-day practices of instructors of higher education classes who have been recognized as outstanding practitioners by their respective…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Phenomenology, Teaching Experience, Educational Practices
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Comeaux, Patricia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This paper describes and analyzes a Debate-Discussion Learning Project designed to foster student engagement with the subject matter and each other in reflective and analytical dialogues. This project is a significant component of a course, The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement, which has a major goal of understanding how the legacy of racial…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Racial Relations, Cultural Differences
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Roundtree, Aimee Kendall – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This article discusses and evaluates the inclusion of ethics learning modules in a graduate- level visual design theory course. Modules were designed as a part of an NEH grant. Students grappled with case studies that probed the ethics of visuals at the crux of the BP oil refinery accident, NASA space shuttle disasters, the Enron collapse, and…
Descriptors: Success, Failure, Ethics, Visual Learning
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Pond, Samuel B., III – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
At the college level, students often participate in introductory courses with large class enrollments that tend to produce many challenges to effective teaching and learning. Many teachers are concerned that this class environment fails to accommodate higher-level thinking and learning. I offer a brief rationale for why a student-response system…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Audience Response Systems, Regression (Statistics), Class Activities
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Neuby, Barbara – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Discussions among professors often center on the topic of how to get students involved, how to enable them, and motivate them to learn more and to learn it better. The standard lecture format leaves most of us-teachers and students alike-wanting more. What can we do to accomplish these goals? A teaching method known as "inquiry teaching"…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Davis, Tricia M.; Shepherd, Brooke; Zwiefelhofer, Tara – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
The goal of this project was to further our understanding of how students learn. Does reviewing for exams using certain teaching methods actually enhance students' learning of course material? Through a comparative analysis of two sections of the same class the researchers tested to see if using crossword puzzles as a "fun" review…
Descriptors: Tests, Study Habits, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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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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Werth, Alexander J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
An anonymous survey instrument was used for a ten year study to gauge college student attitudes toward evolution. Results indicate that students are most likely to accept evolution as a historical process for change in physical features of non-human organisms. They are less likely to accept evolution as an ongoing process that shapes all traits…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Student Attitudes, Evolution
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Scheld, Suzanne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Writing has special importance in anthropology. Writing fieldnotes is a central methodology for documenting and analyzing culture, and written personal reflections upon this process are viewed as providing insight into how knowledge is produced by a "situated" researcher. That said, there is little discussion in the discipline about the…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Anthropology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Kenny, Robert F.; Wirth, Jeffery – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Research has shown that quality teacher-student interactions far outweigh all other considerations to produce positive learning outcomes. Although this may be inherently obvious, few teacher preparation programs dedicate much time to training teachers how to create positive interactive, constructivist learning environments. Much can be learned…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Learning Experience, Best Practices, Interaction
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