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Matamande, Wilson; Nyikahadzoi, Loveness; Taderera, Ever – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Industrial attachment is a very important component in the learning system particularly for tertiary and higher education as it relates to those who are pursuing careers in commerce. This paper seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the industrial attachment programme undertaken by the University of Zimbabwe, faculty of commerce. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Questionnaires, Program Evaluation
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Tsao, Yea-Ling; Pan, Ting-Rung – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' understanding and knowledge of computational estimation, and teaching practice toward to computational estimation. There are six fifth-grade elementary teachers who participated in this study; three teachers with mathematics/ science major and three teachers with non-mathematics/science major.…
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Ciampa, Mark – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Traditional college-level courses designed to teach computer literacy are in a state of flux. Today's students have high rates of access to computing technology and computer ownership, leading many policy decision makers to conclude that students already are computer literate and thus computer literacy courses are dinosaurs in a modern digital…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preferences, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes
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Williams, David; Williams, Denise – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
While students may struggle in any classroom and consequently require help beyond the schedule meeting time and place of the class, computer-based courses pose the additional hurdle of requiring ready access to hardware and software that may be unavailable or inconvenient for students outside of the classroom and its scheduled meeting time. This…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Usability, Help Seeking, Online Courses
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Dubé, France; Dorval, Catherine; Bessette, Lyne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The objective of this collaborative research is to evaluate the impact of a pedagogical intervention that combines flexible grouping and explicit instruction of reading comprehension strategies. The development of competencies is spread over a two years interval. However, despite this quite long implementation period, several Quebec students still…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Grace F. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
This paper shares one learning technique for honing undergraduate students' personal competencies. The senior accounting capstone course at a small Midwestern private liberal college includes a weekly seminar series, called the Friday Forum, where students and practitioners meet to discuss a current professional accounting article. Since Spring…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Competency Based Education, Accounting, Seminars
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Carter, Fonda L.; Hogan, Patrick T. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Some colleges and universities are utilizing the inclusion of more active learning techniques in course content. Active learning involves students in thinking about what they are doing as they accomplish tasks or assignments in order to develop a deeper understanding of the topic or issue. In addition to a focus on enhancing student learning, the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Accounting, Integrated Activities, Student Evaluation
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Elson, Raymond J.; O'Callaghan, Susanne; Walker, John P.; Williams, Robert – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
Students rely on rote knowledge to learn accounting concepts. However, this approach does not allow them to understanding the meta language of accounting. Meta language is simply the concepts and terms that are used in a profession and are easily understood by its users. Terms such as equity, assets, and balance sheet are part of the accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Metalinguistics, Business Administration Education, Rote Learning
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Garcia, SantaPaula Gama; Jones, Don; Holland, Glenda; Mundy, Marie-Anne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare two middle schools in one school district in south Texas to determine if presence or absence of instructional coaches has an effect on student achievement. The research design was a quantitative pre experimental study: a nonequivalent (posttest only) control group design in which the experimental group and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Improvement, Statistical Analysis, Control Groups
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Pinto, Mary Beth; Anderson, Wayne – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The research in this study answers the following questions: (1) What are students' preconceived and informed expectations regarding hybrid learning? (2) How satisfied are students with the hybrid course? (3) What factors are related to satisfaction with this hybrid course? Secondary research was conducted and primary data was collected in the form…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Satisfaction, Blended Learning, Student Surveys
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McCarty, Cynthia; Bennett, Doris; Carter, Shawn – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The use of online course offerings in college has grown sharply in recent years. Previous research, while limited, is inconclusive in determining expected student performance in online versus a traditional lecture format. This paper focuses specifically on student performance in introductory microeconomics classes, analyzing learning differences…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Mutwarasibo, Faustin – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
The study examines how undergraduate university students in Rwanda experience collaborative process writing as an instruction method capable of helping them improve their academic writing abilities in English. It involved 34 second-year students, divided into 12 small working groups. The data were collected by means of group interviews carried out…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Process Approach (Writing), Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Students
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Elrod, Henry; Norris, J. T. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Capstone courses in accounting programs bring students experiences integrating across the curriculum (University of Washington, 2005) and offer unique (Sanyal, 2003) and transformative experiences (Sill, Harward, & Cooper, 2009). Students take many accounting courses without preparing complete sets of financial statements. Accountants not only…
Descriptors: Accounting, Spreadsheets, Computer Assisted Instruction, Problem Solving
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Almerico, Gina M.; Martin, Nicole; Masuck, William; Strickland, Cynthia; Thomas, Jessica – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Teaching social studies in the elementary and middle school curriculum is enhanced by incorporating quality children's and adolescent literature and strategies that bring the human element into play. American tall tales are a genre unique to the history of our nation and provide a glimpse into the way early settlers of the west envisioned heroism…
Descriptors: Tales, Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Neidigh, Robert O.; Dunkelberger, Jake – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
In an introductory business statistics course, student groups used sample data to compare a set of sample means to the theoretical sampling distribution. Each group was given a production measurement with a population mean and standard deviation. The groups were also provided an excel spreadsheet with 40 sample measurements per week for 52 weeks…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Student Projects, Sampling, Statistical Distributions
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