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van Rooij, Shahron Williams – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Graduate students enrolled in professional education degree programs are increasingly challenged by the need to acquire the complex skills/competencies of their respective professions on the one hand, while retaining empathy for the individuals they will be serving on the other hand. This paper suggests a technique which uses the Persona, a…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Empathy, Graduate Students, Integrated Activities
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Cempellin, Leda – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article focuses on the structure, challenges, and outcomes of a service-learning project experimented by an art historian in an innovative special topics course Museum Experience, cross-listed with an Honors art appreciation course. The discussion includes: creating a new course content planned according to a multidisciplinary perspective…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Arts Centers, Museums, Honors Curriculum
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Divoll, Kent A.; Browning, Sandra T.; Vesey, Winona M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) or other closure activities are widely promoted for use in college classrooms. However, research on whether CATs improve student learning are mixed. The authors posit that the results are mixed because CATs were designed to "help teachers find out what students are learning in the classroom and how well…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Student Evaluation, Learning Processes, Concept Formation
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Crosby, Dorian B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
When teaching diversity courses that discuss sensitive issues, such as racial, gender, sexuality, religious, and ethnic discrimination, it is possible to encounter student resistance, which can subsequently prevent students from comprehending the content. While teaching an introductory course on African American history in a Black Studies…
Descriptors: Sensitivity Training, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Resistance (Psychology)
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Moskovich, Yaffa; Sharf, Simha – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study aims to examine and demonstrate practices, elements and techniques employed by the action research method. It examines the use of films in sociology instruction in college, and the influence of films on the development of students' understanding of human nature. Based on the professional experience of the authors films utilize and…
Descriptors: Films, Educational Technology, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Tessier, Jack T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Active participation in classrooms often involves group work. In order to examine the effect of using peer evaluations as part of that experience, this study measured the influence of four formats of peer evaluation on students' perceptions of fairness of the peer evaluation method, its impact on peer engagement, and peer evaluation scores. The…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Learner Engagement, Group Activities, Student Projects
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Morgan, Whitney Botsford; King, Eden B. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This article describes a novel teaching activity that allows students in diversity, leadership, and communication courses to observe the powerful effects of nonverbal communication. The nonverbal experiences female leaders may encounter as they rise through the ranks of organizations are simulated and consequences discussed. Two student volunteers…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Nonverbal Communication, Females, Women Administrators
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Burgess, Melissa L.; Benge, Cindy; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Mallette, Marla H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Little is known about reading ability among doctoral students. Thus, we used a fully mixed concurrent equal status design (Leech & Onwuegbuzie, 2009) to examine 205 doctoral students in the College of Education and their reasons for reading research articles. A thematic analysis revealed 5 themes (subsumed by 2 meta-themes) explaining reasons…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Reading Ability, Thematic Approach, Mixed Methods Research
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Jones, Jennifer L.; St. Hilaire, Robert – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In a domain historically dominated by student passivity, instruction that entices students to integrate and assimilate new content into their pre-existing cognitive schema is a new but necessary shift from the traditional teaching paradigm. No longer is college teaching primarily focused on quantity of information, but rather the quality of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Religion, Undergraduate Students, Concept Formation
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Dierker, Lisa; Kaparakis, Emmanuel; Rose, Jennifer; Selya, Arielle; Beveridge, David – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This paper describes a multi-disciplinary, project-based course. The course is aimed at providing greater curricular access to applied statistics for students across both divisional and departmental boundaries and includes lecture and laboratory components as well as intensive individualized instructor and peer support. Learning materials and…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Active Learning, Student Projects
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DeChenne, Sue Ellen; Lesseig, Kristin; Anderson, Shawn M.; Li, Sissi L.; Staus, Nancy L.; Barthel, Celeste – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study describes the development and validation of an instrument to measure graduate teaching assistants' (GTAs) learning about teaching during professional development. In the pilot study, exploratory factor analysis of data from 239 graduate students indicates a single factor structure. The second study, involving 177 science, technology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Professional Development, Pilot Projects
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Burke, Alison – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Many students cringe and groan when told that they will need to work in a group. However, group work has been found to be good for students and good for teachers. Employers want college graduates to have developed teamwork skills. Additionally, students who participate in collaborative learning get better grades, are more satisfied with their…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Educational Benefits
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Glew, David; Meyer, Tracy; Sawyer, Becky; Schuhmann, Pete; Wray, Barry – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Business schools are often criticized for the inadequate writing skills of their graduates. Improving writing skills involves first understanding the current skill level of students. This research attempts to provide insights into the effectiveness of the current method of assessing writing skills in a school of business at a large regional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Writing Skills
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Waren, Warren – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
In this paper I suggest a technique which uses the familiar Parker Brother's game "Monopoly" to introduce core concepts of race and ethnic relations. I offer anecdotes from my classes where an abbreviated version of the game is used as an analog to highlight the sociological concepts of direct institutional discrimination, the legacy of…
Descriptors: Games, Teaching Methods, Racial Relations, Simulation
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Saleh, Tawfik A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The study investigates the effect of cooperative and individualistic learning strategies on the academic performance of students in the general chemistry laboratory. The samples of the study were divided into experimental and control groups. The hypotheses were first generated and, after collecting data, analyzed by an analysis of t-test at an a =…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Science Achievement, Science Laboratories
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