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Filipova, Anna A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
This study examines the impact of thought self-leadership education on graduate students' perceptions of ethics and competencies in the execution of cognitive strategies (beliefs and assumptions, self-talk, and mental imagery) in a graduate public administration program's health care administration law course. The results obtained from Wilcoxon…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Competence
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Moffett, Nelle; Fleisher, Steven C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors describe principles of good teaching drawn from meta-analyses of research on teaching effectiveness. Recent developments in neurobiology are presented and aligned to provide biological support for these principles. To make it easier for college faculty to try out sample instructional strategies, the authors map principles of good…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Educational Principles, Meta Analysis
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Perrault, S. T. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
The author integrates work from cognitive and developmental psychology with studies in writing in order to explain why the quality of student writing sometimes appears to regress to earlier or less proficient levels. Insights from this combined analysis are applied to explain how and why to use specific Writing Across the Curriculum strategies to…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Developmental Psychology, Student Writing Models, Writing Instruction
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Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
Research examining the influence of collaborative learning experiences on students' intellectual development has been somewhat inconclusive and largely based on samples of white, traditional-aged college students. Using data from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (Pace, 1990), the author examines this relationship for a random sample…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Practices, Intellectual Development, Males
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Erickson, Michael E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The author reviews research indicating that discipline specialists and novices acquire knowledge differently. He argues that teaching professionals need to help students learn how to learn within general knowledge domains. The developmental/sociocultural perspectives of Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Luria, and others, which emphasize the inter/intrapersonal,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, College Instruction, Higher Education
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Boyatzis, Chris J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article argues for the inclusion of narrative literature in college social science courses, since such literature can enhance students' understanding of scientific content by elucidating theoretical and empirical concepts with concrete examples. Evidence of the effectiveness of autobiographical literature is presented, and suggestions for…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Instruction