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Hande, Shyamala – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
In this paper we share the experience of an interactive method of teaching that involves every student in the learning process in the classroom. We describe an interactive class conducted over a two year period for premedical students. The process involved three stages namely a study session, a test-yourself session and a review session. Through…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Cytology, Teaching Methods, Premedical Students
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Moore, Randy; Cotner, Sehoya; Bates, Alex – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Students whose high school biology course included evolution but not creationism knew more about evolution when they entered college than did students whose courses included evolution plus creationism or whose courses included neither evolution nor creationism. Similarly, students who believed that their high school biology classes were the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biology, Secondary School Science, Evolution
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Bruce, Katherine E.; Horan, Jennifer E.; Kelley, Patricia H.; Galizio, Mark – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
Experiential learning can be an effective way to teach many concepts, and evolution is no exception. We describe the pedagogical techniques, class structure and learning objectives, travel logistics, and impact of three undergraduate honors-level experiential learning seminars that combined teaching topics related to evolution with a field trip to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Evolution, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives
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Kelley, Patricia H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
College honors courses provide an opportunity to tackle controversial topics in an atmosphere that encourages active learning, critical thinking, and open discussion. This venue is particularly appropriate for examining the debate about teaching intelligent design (ID) in public school science classes. A one-credit honors enrichment seminar taught…
Descriptors: College Students, Honors Curriculum, Seminars, Evolution
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Widodo, Handoyo Puji – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This paper reports a videotaped self-observation of a 47 minute ESL reading lesson. The focus of the lesson was on intensive reading. The entire teaching session was videotaped; the videotaped data were analyzed using (a) ethnographic microanalysis, (b) selective verbatim transcripts, (c) Seating Chart Observation REcord (SCORE), (d)…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
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Klein, Gerald D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
As a significant percentage of students in higher education today have one or more disabilities, it is important for instructors to be aware of what disabilities, and how disabilities, impact student performance. Students with a wide range of disabilities can encounter significant obstacles when experiential instructional methods are implemented…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Experiential Learning, College Students, Access to Education
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Altvater, Fran – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This course, "Words on the Wadsworth," was the Humanities Honors course for the spring of 2009 at Hillyer College, the two year Associates degree program at the University of Hartford. Combining the content of a chronological survey of modern art with the new technology of podcasting and the venue of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Surveys, Art History, Handheld Devices
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Pai, Aditi – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
The Biology department at Spelman, a historically black women's college has undertaken a major curriculum revision in the last few years. A primary goal of this revision is to increase the breadth of topics in biology classes. Historically, classes in the areas of ecology and evolution have been underrepresented whereas Spelman has always offered…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Evolution, Advanced Courses, Biology
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Schrein, Caitlin M.; Lynch, John M.; Brem, Sarah K.; Marchant, Gary E.; Schedler, Karen K.; Spencer, Mark A.; Kazilek, Charles J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This paper summarizes the content and results of a workshop about the teaching of evolution presented to public middle school and high school science teachers by individuals involved both in university education and the professional development of teachers. The goals of the workshop were to: (1) provide teachers with knowledge and resources to…
Descriptors: Workshops, College Science, High Schools, Middle Schools
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Van Auken, Stuart; Campbell, Eileen Anne; Wells, Ludmilla Gricenko – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This study associates the perceived effectiveness of alternative teaching methods with perceived instructional emphasis areas for each of two groups: faculty and students. It seeks to determine the congruency between faculty and student response. The results evidence a commonality between faculty and student perceptions as to the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students, College Faculty
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Bates, Alisa J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
This paper addresses the strengths and challenges of university-based service learning projects, using preservice elementary teachers in an undergraduate social studies methods course as a model for implementing service learning in university courses. The goal of the project was to provide future teachers with the motivation and experience in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Hargis, Jace; Jensen, Scott; Kohn, Carolynn; Normand, Matthew; Schooler, Deborah – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
The iPod digital music player has been available since late 2001, and even in higher education, its presence has been seen, although mostly in the hands of students and rarely for outcomes-based educational purposes. In 2004, Duke University provided free iPods to all 1,650 first year students, which subsequently enabled faculty to create learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Handheld Devices, College Faculty
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Blackwell, Sarah; Pepper, Kaye – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of using concept mapping to promote reflective instructional decision-making among junior level education preservice teachers when planning lessons for elementary and secondary students. The researchers were interested in determining if there was a connection between the use of concept mapping…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Decision Making
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Chenault, Tiffany Gayle; Duclos-Orsello, Elizabeth – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
This article extends and expands the existing literature on critical thinking (CT) by both establishing the need for more student-centered research on the topic and reporting on the findings of a CT research project with two central, related goals: 1) To record and analyze undergraduate students' definition of CT and 2) To create an easy-to-use…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Sociology, Questionnaires
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Kraus, Sue; Sears, Sharon – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2008
As a new generation of learners enters higher education classrooms, effective teaching strategies must adapt to match their learning styles. This research explored student and teacher perceptions of effectiveness of teaching methods, with particular comparison between techniques emphasizing community versus individual learning. Fifteen psychology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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