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Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Handwriting is a multisensory process known to enhance memory, focus, engagement, and cognition in the learner, thereby making it a valuable study skill. In an attempt to embed handwriting as a study skill in a gateway science course, I used a combination of scaffolding and individual student consultations. Scaffolding emphasized the use of…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Study Skills, Science Instruction
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Stover, Sheri; Heilmann, Sharon G.; Hubbard, Amelia – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
This quantitative research study examined one instructor's redesign of her introductory Anthropology course (N = 265) from Teacher-Centered (TC) to Learning-Centered (LC) and the resulting impact on her students' perceptions of Teaching Presence (TP), Social Presence-Interaction (SP-I), Social Presence-Participation (SP-P), Cognitive Presence…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Communities of Practice, Instructional Design, Introductory Courses
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Gould, Kathleen A.; Barton, Andrea; Day, Karen – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Traditional didactic instruction is not an effective means to provide the interprofessional education that health and human services professional students need. This paper describes a college event aimed at engaging undergraduate and graduate students from several academic departments in interprofessional collaboration. Participants toured and…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Pretests Posttests
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Economos, Jennifer – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this international study was to contrast the differences in graduate student perceptions of professor pedagogical content knowledge, individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning, professor intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning. Sixty-seven graduate business and 70 graduate education students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Frels, Rebecca K.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.; Collins, Kathleen M. T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The teaching of research methods is common across multiple fields in the social and educational sciences for establishing evidence-based practices and furthering the knowledge base through scholarship. Yet, specific to mixed methods, scant information exists as to how to approach teaching complex concepts for meaningful learning experiences. Thus,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Curriculum Design
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Samsa, Gregory P.; LeBlanc, Thomas W.; Zaas, Aimee; Howie, Lynn; Abernethy, Amy P. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The core pedagogic problem considered here is how to effectively teach statistics to physicians who are engaged in a "learning health system" (LHS). This is a special case of a broader issue--namely, how to effectively teach statistics to academic physicians for whom research--and thus statistics--is a requirement for professional…
Descriptors: Statistics, Physicians, Constructivism (Learning), Professional Continuing Education
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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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Churcher, Kalen M. A.; Downs, Edward; Tewksbury, Doug – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Social media and web 2.0 technologies are an attractive supplement to the higher education experience and are embraced as a way to foster intra-and extracurricular knowledge generation among a class community. However, these collaborative media require a rethinking of the theoretical framework through which we engage student communities of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mass Media Use, Classroom Techniques, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Bowen, Glenn A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Service-learning is a high-impact pedagogical strategy embraced by higher education institutions. Direct service based on a charity paradigm tends to be the norm, while little attention is paid to social change-oriented service. This article offers suggestions for incorporating social justice education into courses designed to promote social…
Descriptors: Social Change, Service Learning, Course Descriptions, Educational Strategies
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Yeh, Ellen – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
This paper will demonstrate how to enhance second language (L2) learners' linguistic and cultural competencies through the use of the Multiple Intelligences Film Teaching (MIFT) model. The paper will introduce two ideas to teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL). First, the paper shows how L2 learners learn linguistic and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Intelligences, Writing Processes, Feedback (Response)
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Carr, Marsha – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Universities struggle with alternate means of instructional delivery to meet the demands of distant student needs, the competition for enrollments, and restraints from limited physical building space. For many, fully online programs of study using internet-based instruction commonly named online instruction have become viable solutions. There has…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Abreu, Laurel; Knouse, Stephanie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Scholars have indicated a need for further research on effective pedagogical strategies designed for advanced foreign language courses in the postsecondary setting, especially in light of decreased enrollments at this level and the elimination of foreign language programs altogether in some institutions (Paesani & Allen, 2012). This article…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Beckman, Lisa M.; Sterns, Jillian L.; Hussey, Heather D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The rise in popularity of YouTube has made the use of short video clips during college classroom instruction a common learning tool. However, questions still remain on how to best implement this learning tool as well as students' perceptions of its use. Blended Learning Theory and Information Processing Theory provide insights into successful…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Wolf, Alexander; Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Despite the centrality of evolution to the study of biology, the pedagogical methods employed to teach the subject are often instructor-centered and rarely embedded in every topic throughout the curriculum. In addition, students' prior beliefs about evolution are often dismissed rather than incorporated into the classroom. In this article we…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bryant, Lauren H.; Niewolny, Kim; Clark, Susan; Watson, C. Edward – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
This study focused on the socially-constructed meanings, implications, and institutional factors that influence the extent to which faculty members engage in collaborative teaching at a research university. Drawing upon theoretical foundations of interdisciplinarity and collaborative teaching and in-depth findings from faculty focus groups, we…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching
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