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Heinsch, Patrick; Handke, Jürgen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Humanoid robots are gradually becoming part of everyday life as well as education. Virtual agents have demonstrated their benefits for years, and experts expect similar positive effects from the use of humanoid robots in education. Project H.E.A.R.T. (Humanoid Emotional Assistant Robots in Teaching), from Philipps-University Marburg, has developed…
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
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Harkins Monaco, Elizabeth A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Introductory college courses are designed to comprehensively introduce divergent disciplines (Zipp, 2012) and can prepare students to understand the risks for multiple minoritized identities in their fields of study (Shriberg, 2016). This approach is effective, however, only if faculty are appropriately equipped to use intersectional pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Higher Education, College Faculty, Social Discrimination
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Peterson, J. J.; Kelly, A.; Stockton, M. B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
The purpose of the authors' study was to understand the reasons why students comply with requests instructors make and compare these reasons with instructors' perceptions of why students comply. Students and faculty at two universities completed the Interpersonal Power Inventory to assess reasons for compliance. Students were more likely to comply…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Compliance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes, Maximum Likelihood Statistics
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Rehling, Diana L.; Bjorklund, Wendy L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Classroom incivility is a major concern in higher education today. Yet little research has been done comparing the perceptions of students and faculty about the incivility occurring in our classrooms. Based on a survey of 3,616 students and 153 faculty members at a Midwestern U.S. university, this study provides useful information about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Faust, Jennifer L.; Paulson, Donald R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Presents a catalog of active-learning techniques aimed at fostering student learning in the context of a lecture course. Activities range from listening practices to short writing exercises to complex group exercises. Barriers to implementing active learning, and some solutions, are explored and personal experience with the techniques are…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A three-year study evaluated the effectiveness of 10 systematic strategies for using humor as a teaching tool. Student ratings at the end of three undergraduate and five graduate statistics courses assessed the extent to which each strategy reduced anxiety, improved the ability to learn, and made it possible to perform one's best on problems and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment
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Abbott, Judith – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
One college history teacher finds lively and constructive classroom discussion in a survey course is primarily a result of the teacher's attitudes toward and assumptions about students. The teacher must create a safe atmosphere in which students can speak, and be direct and respectful with students, which clears the classroom of anxiety and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Duffy, Donna Killian; Duffy, John J.; Jones, Janet Wright – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Describes a schedule for college classroom "preventive maintenance" that focuses on four classroom components: classroom community; students; course content; and faculty. A checklist allows assessment of these components during specific time periods in the semester, and a tune-up kit that includes diagnostic questions, sources of relevant…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Waksler, Rachelle – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
Presents nine teaching strategies to increase correspondence between visual and auditory modes of presentation. The techniques, focusing on presentation syntax, instructor placement/movement, and methods of eliciting students' input, were originally designed for students with hearing and visual impairments, but have proven to promote clarity for…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Fancy, Alex – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
Presents a dramatic script involving a professor and students in an innovative but unsuccessful course. Makes a case for "edu-prop drama," which engages spectators in fictitious recreation of classroom dynamics. Asserts that having symbolic players in the educational game engage in dramatized, but realistic, conflict dialogue can provoke candid…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Classroom Environment, Criticism, Drama
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Mallinger, Mark – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes application of collaborative learning in a German business school, focusing on use of self-managed learning and examining the cultural implications for student-directed pedagogies. Strategies for dealing with student resistance are offered, including not taking students' resistant behavior personally, designing many process options,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Business Administration Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Bean, Martha S.; And Others – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
Discussion of the culturally diverse college student population focuses on how teacher understanding of that diversity (in which the students are experts), and on how it can inform the classroom culture can help defuse tensions and become a source for teaching. Dynamics of the culturally and linguistically diverse classroom are outlined and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques