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Doolittle, Peter E.; Siudzinski, Robert A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Syllabus use in higher education instruction is ubiquitous, yet what actually constitutes a syllabus remains unclear. The authors assessed the contents of 1000 syllabi, sampled from the Internet, based on 26 criteria determined from a literature review of recommended syllabus components. Syllabi contents were assessed according to four categories:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Course Descriptions, Role, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Doolittle, Peter E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Discusses integration of Lev Vygotsky's theory of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) with the instructional strategy of cooperative learning. ZPD provides a conceptual basis for explaining the five basic tenets of cooperative learning: positive interdependence; face-to-face interaction; individual accountability; small-group and interpersonal…
Descriptors: Accountability, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning