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Berkland, Mara K.; Keys, Jennifer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
The authors argue that although "freshman survival guides" do address the common concerns of entering college students, these books largely entertain, placate, and enable students to circumvent expert advice on how successfully to navigate the transition to college. A content analysis of 10 popular first-year advice books revealed an…
Descriptors: Guides, Socialization, Misconceptions, College Freshmen
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Nikolova Eddins, Stefka G.; Williams, Douglas F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Outlines a model for research-based learning (RBL) in undergraduate study, using thematic, collaborative research and related activities as learning tools. The results of a four-year project illustrate that RBL serves more students than traditional undergraduate research models, encourages faculty-student interaction, stimulates new scholarship,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Edwards, Sandra; Bowman, Mary Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A study in a graduate-level occupational therapy class found that questions asked by teachers and the instructional format in which they were asked influenced the frequency and level of student questioning. Subjects were 5 undergraduate and 15 graduate students. It was concluded that improved classroom questioning strategies may contribute to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Montgomery, Kathleen; Deery, Cathleen; Brown, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
In a foundations-of-education course based on experiential learning, 120 college students formed partnerships with elementary school children and, using letters and interviews, asked them about teaching and learning. It was found that the students clarified their educational philosophies, enhanced communication skills, and overcame preconceptions…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bias, College Instruction, Communication Skills
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Goldstein, Gary S.; Benassi, Victor A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
Study profiled excellent lecturers and discussion leaders from the perspective of 30 undergraduate students. As predicted, level of instructor interpersonal skills, focus on student personal/professional growth and on encouraging independent thinking/research were rated highly and considered more characteristic of excellent discussion leaders than…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Communication Skills