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Devany, Emral – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Instructors expect students to read before class to engage them in using higher-order thinking skills that are critical to performing in group work and engaging in discussions. As many instructors are aware, however, for various reasons many students don't read the assigned textbook. In this study, science news articles were used as prereadings to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Journal Articles, Readiness, Thinking Skills
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Pai, Grace; Wilson, Katie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The literature on assessing education abroad is dominated by studies using pre-/post-survey instruments to measure student growth across broad dimensions like global perspectives or intercultural competencies. Most studies also focus on study abroad programs in private, four-year or graduate schools. There is limited research assessing programs in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Colleges, Cultural Relevance, Evaluation Methods
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Ferrari-Bridgers, Franca; Blake-Campbell, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of reflective pedagogy in advancing integrative learning experiences in an urban community college. The researchers measured this effectiveness by looking at the change in the level of students' learning. The findings were supported through quantitative data from several disciplines and qualitative data from a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Stearns, Donald E.; Houlihan, Adam J.; Corbo, Christopher P.; Mosher, Roy H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Two professors co-taught critical and civic thinking in the same first-semester course for four years. For the first year, they used computerized argument mapping and critical-thinking-for-civic-thinking (CT)[superscript 2] exercises based on open-ended scenarios framed within a civic context. The instructors assessed student skill levels using…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Civics
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Carey, Elaine; Pun, Raymond – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
A collaborative course introduced history students to a variety of digital tools and printed materials for historical research. The authors explore the development of this program by a historian and a librarian as a case study to address the value of teaching history outside of the classroom and allowing students to conduct research on-site. This…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Archives, Primary Sources, Library Role