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Anderson, Alecia D.; Hunt, Andrea N.; Powell, Rachel E.; Dollar, Cindy Brooks – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The authors discuss the relationship between teaching transparency and active learning through the perspectives of their students. Active learning directly engages students in the learning process while transparency involves the instructor's divulgence of logic regarding course organization and activity choices. After utilizing these teaching…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Active Learning, Accountability
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Lopes-Murphy, Solange A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Cultural competence and CQ involve awareness of cultural similarities and differences, knowledge of differences in cultural values, and intercultural encounters. To assess college students' cultural competence and cultural intelligence gains, this experimental study evaluated the impact of two globalization projects on these two constructs. The…
Descriptors: Global Education, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Kohut, Gary F.; Yon, Maria G. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The global work environment requires graduates to have skills to work collaboratively over distance and time. This pilot study presents the findings of a survey of student perceptions concerning a global virtual team (GVT) experience that used both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Our findings revealed that while students experienced…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Lukowiak, Twila; Hunzicker, Jana – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Part of a larger research project, this article presents a phenomenological self-study exploring the qualities of student engagement that occurred in one professors' college class-room over two semesters' time. The purpose of the study was to better understand college students' engagement in learning utilizing a reflective, data-based process. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Bourelle, Andrew; Bourelle, Tiffany – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The use of service learning in university courses can be limited depending on the class and the subject matter. In this article, the authors provide examples of two teachers' experiences with service learning in literature courses, showing service learning can have a home in fields of study where it might not initially seem to belong. The authors…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Service Learning, United States Literature
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Knepp, Kristen A. Frey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In recent years, faculty have seen an increase in latecomers, sleepers, cell phone addicts, and downright discourteous students in their courses. Classroom incivility is the disruptive behavior that occurs in higher education learning environments at an alarming rate. Incivility is often a reciprocal process; both students and faculty may…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Tornabene, Ladona; Nowak, Amy Versnik; Vogelsang, Lisa – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This current generation of students, known as the Millennial Generation, has a propensity toward multi-tasking and a history of structured and tightly filled days. Reflection may not be viewed as productive and as conducive to learning as other "tasks" and thus may be neglected. However, by employing a methodology (photography) that…
Descriptors: Photography, Reflection, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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Frels, Rebecca K.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.; Collins, Kathleen M. T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Across the United States, many faculty members are developing new mixed re-search courses. However, before embarking on teaching these courses, it would be helpful for instructors to be aware of the challenges faced by instructors and students in mixed research courses. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative-dominant mixed research study was to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research, Methods Courses, Bias
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Powell, Rasby Marlene; Murray, Ottis – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Previous research shows that presenting class material in story formats can improve student learning in lecture classes. This pilot study of eight sociology classes investigates the efficacy of using storytelling as a means to improve student comprehension in online classes. Our findings show that when material is presented in story format rather…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Online Courses
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Schmidt, Hans – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In recent years, the media literacy education movement has developed to help individuals of all ages acquire the competencies necessary to fully participate in the modern world of media convergence. Yet media literacy education is not practiced uniformly at all educational levels. This study used a survey to compare the extent to which students…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Journalism Education, Questionnaires
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Regmi, Krishna – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Several studies have documented that teaching methods in HE (generally involves work towards a university or college level education), are the most important aspect of a curriculum. This is because they serve as an interface between the learners and the philosophy of the curriculum. It is, however, difficult to define how knowledge is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Facilitators (Individuals), Higher Education
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Wolf, Kenneth; Dunlap, Joanna; Stevens, Ellen – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article describes ten key assessment practices for advancing student learning that all professors should be familiar with and strategically incorporate in their classrooms and programs. Each practice or concept is explained with examples and guidance for putting it into practice. The ten are: learning outcomes, performance assessments,…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Kohut, Gary F. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
With the growth in the global economy and the rapid development of communication and information technologies, global virtual teams are quickly becoming the norm in the workplace. Research indicates, however, that many students have little or no experience working in such teams. Students who learn through these experiences benefit from higher task…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Global Approach, Virtual Classrooms, Teaching Methods
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Tagsold, Jennifer T.; Decuir-Gunby, Jessica – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
The hit movie saga "Twilight" has made an impact on viewers of all ages. This article seeks to explore the uses of film in psychology classes with a focus on ways in which instructors may find scenes from the "Twilight" series helpful and engaging for students. The authors describe scenes and themes from the first three movies…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Adolescent Development
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Myers, Julia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study examined the effects of lesson study on participants' classroom observations and perceptions of lesson effectiveness, by investigating the focus of their observations during a mathematics lesson and their ratings of the lesson's effectiveness, both preceding and subsequent to the lesson study experience. Prior to the lesson study,…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness, Protocol Materials, Lesson Observation Criteria
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