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Cherry, Stephen M.; Lucas, Amy; Case, Kim A.; Hoston, William T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Building on previous studies on action-oriented strategies for teaching race-related courses, we explore the general effectiveness of teaching about racial stereotypes and racial/ethnic identity construction in two undergraduate race and ethnicity courses. Given that race and the term "White" are culturally constructed and serve to…
Descriptors: Whites, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Racial Factors
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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
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Balassiano, Katia; Rosentrater, Kurt A.; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Academic departments regularly offer dual-listed courses in which one course has two course numbers, yet are taught in the same place, at the same time, by a single instructor, and in one department to undergraduate and graduate students. While universities discourage their use by subjecting such courses to more rigorous approval processes,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Programs, College Credits, Statistical Analysis
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Shiraz, Mona Poorverdi; Larsari, Ebrahim Ezati – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The present study investigates the relationship between the use of Project-based activities and intermediate EFL students' reading comprehension. The study addresses the questions of whether students' reading comprehension differs after implementing Project-based activities, and whether different projects lead to different degrees of reading…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Projects, Learning Activities, English (Second Language)
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Orprayoon, Soudaya – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
This study reported on the results of a quasi-experimental research to explore the effectiveness of using a cooperative learning method on students' academic achievement, their group working behavior and their perception and opinions towards cooperative learning in a Modern French Literature course. The sample included twelve junior students…
Descriptors: French Literature, Cooperative Learning, Pretests Posttests, Academic Achievement
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Karpenko, Lara; Dietz, Lauri – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
In this article, we contend that publically available, mass digitization projects, such as Google Books, present faculty, regardless of their specific institutional context, with an exciting opportunity to promote meaningful undergraduate research in the humanities. By providing a classroom case study and by proposing an institutional model, we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Husband, Terry – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Many professors lack sufficient pedagogical training needed to teach their courses effectively. In an effort to aid professors in improving the quality of instruction in their courses, this article distills the principles embedded within a service teaching framework for instruction. The principles discussed throughout this article pertain to:…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Principles
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Klemm, William R. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study used peer-reviewed published research reports to teach a seminar on learning and memory to first-semester college students. Complete reports (not summaries, reviews, or news reports) were re-written by this author to be more "student friendly" to college freshmen. These adapted published research reports (APRRs) retained…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Research Reports, Teaching Methods
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Downey, Christina A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The present study describes student learning and personal outcomes associated with learning research methods in introductory psychology, via one of two semester-long projects: one involving performing naturalistic observation of the behavior of community members, and the other involving performing a 60-minute interview of local veterans regarding…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Kraus, Sue; Sears, Sharon R.; Burke, Brian L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Teaching students how to think critically and develop lifelong habits of evidence-based inquiry outside of the classroom is a primary goal for educators today. This paper describes nine activities designed to promote evidence-based critical thinking in college or high school classrooms in any discipline. We have developed a seven step process for…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Evidence Based Practice, Critical Thinking, College Students
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McNaughton-Cassill, Mary E. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Rising rates of incivility in the college classroom can generate stress for both faculty and students. However, incivility can take multiple forms, have different causes and require different management techniques. In some cases disruptive behavior is the result of student faculty interactions, and can be ameliorated by improved communication or…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Antisocial Behavior
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Gibson, Fay Y.; Kincade, Doris H.; Frasier, Pamela Y. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This paper describes how a university, collaborating with industry, integrated research with active learning (e.g., collaboration in teams and competitions) for fashion majors. The redesigned introductory course uses two strategies: team competitions and a genius bar to guide students, give ongoing feedback, and judge final competitions. Active…
Descriptors: Competition, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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Hall, Simin; Jones, Brett D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hu, Deyu – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation phases of online graduate nuclear engineering courses that are part of the Graduate Nuclear Engineering Certificate program at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech restarted its nuclear engineering program in the Fall of 2007 with 60 students, and by 2009, the enrollment had grown…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Nuclear Energy, Program Descriptions
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Thomas, Kevin M.; Willis, Dottie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This paper analyzes the use of instructional podcasts with students in introductory computer application classes at a small, independent, private university. Participants were all undergraduates in the school of education. In an effort to model effective use of instructional technology for preservice teachers and to "meet digital native…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Teaching Methods
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Boswell, Stefanie S. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study investigated the relationship between perceived knowledge of research methods, research self-efficacy, interest in learning about research, and interest in performing research-related tasks in one's career. The study also investigated the effect of a research methods course with both didactic and experiential components on these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy
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