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Stancil, Stephanie K.; Bartlett, Michelle E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
Reusable, or non-disposable, assignments are becoming increasingly popular with the proliferation of Open Education Practices. However, no clear nomenclature and taxonomy for these assignments exists in the literature. This literature review explores the various names and conceptualizations under which non-disposable assignments are discussed.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classification, Definitions, Educational Benefits
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Haber-Curran, Paige; McRee, Michael A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2022
In this qualitative study the authors examined the teaching and facilitation practices of facilitators in multi-day co-curricular leadership programs for college students. Building on Bain's (2004b) notable study on the practices of effective college teachers, the study focused on teaching in co-curricular contexts. In-depth interviews of 15…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Leadership Training, College Students, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Knipe, Mallory R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Student development of critical consciousness is essential in higher education if we are to promote civic engagement and educate students to be constructive global citizens. Research on consciousness raising reveals that instructors who have done due diligence in developing their own critical consciousness are best equipped to promote its…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, College Instruction, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Wright, Meghan C.; Nichols, Thomas – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
The authors describe the traits, typologies, and behaviors of Generation Z (those born after 1997) to set the stage for the changes needed to engage this generation of students in the classroom. Using this knowledge about Generation Z as a foundation, the authors call for innovative approaches to teaching that engage students actively in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Generational Differences, Student Motivation, Educational Innovation
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Yang, Yan; Ellis, Christopher; Harvey, Chelsie; Lovvorn, Elizabeth Grace – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Reform efforts in college teaching emphasize the importance of using innovative pedagogical approaches to make online learning more meaningful and successful. The authors present individualized project-based learning (iPBL), an innovative pedagogy derived from a traditional project-based learning (PBL) method. They describe their design model…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Distance Education, College Instruction
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Rigsby, Ellen M.; Imamura, Makiko – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study provides an overview of the shifting epistemological terrain regarding methodological approaches to the research process in the field of communication and discusses how a mixed-methods design could improve methods comprehension in undergraduate education. The authors describe how they incorporated a mixed-methods project into the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Research Projects, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Behrens, Susan J.; Fern├índez, Eva M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors, both linguists and directors of Centers for Teaching and Learning, address how many pedagogical issues can be more effectively addressed by a language-aware faculty. Effective teaching benefits from an explicit understanding of the workings of linguistic systems, that is, the ability to use language to talk about language. They…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Metalinguistics, Academic Language, Language Variation
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Brown, Shelley S.; Cruz, Laura; Geist, Melissa; Panter, Nikki; Pelton, Ted; Weathers, Lenly – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors present the individual and collective results of a university-wide initiative to institutionalize a hybrid pedagogical approach--Creative Inquiry--across multiple academic disciplines. The program is intended to systematically combine inquiry-guided learning and creative thinking in order to further enhance the depth and breadth of…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Active Learning, Inquiry, Creative Thinking
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Barthold, Christine Hoffner – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Over the past two decades, postsecondary classrooms have been shifting from passive to active learning methods. This shift has been supported by behavior analysis, which has a rich history of strategies that promote active student responding and engagement. One behavior analytic strategy is interteaching, whereby students discuss questions based…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Lecture Method
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Asmar, Christine – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Worldwide awareness is slowly growing that Indigenous histories and perspectives are, or should be, integral to the attributes of global citizens graduating from our universities. In this context, an investigation of how Indigenous perspectives are being taught in Australian universities offered a heretofore underutilized avenue toward getting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge, Race, Cultural Differences
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Chick, Nancy L.; Nisselson, Rachel; Claiborne, Lily; Edmonds, Jeff; Yant, Anna Catesby; Hearn, Andrea Bradley – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
The authors discuss a scholarship of teaching and learning project conducted in three first-year writing seminars of different disciplines. The goal was to introduce students to academic inquiry, which they define as the process of critically analyzing class materials, engaging with the larger body of knowledge on a topic, using evidence to…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Criticism, Writing Workshops, Writing Instruction
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Cooper, James L.; Robinson, Pamela – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
The authors describe several types of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) and cognitive scaffolding procedures that they have developed over the years. They then bring the procedures together in a sample lecture/group learning class presentation.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Lecture Method
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Michaelsen, Larry K.; Davidson, Neil; Major, Claire Howell – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
The authors address three questions: (1) What are the foundational practices of team-based learning (TBL)? (2) What are the fundamental principles underlying TBL's foundational practices? and (3) In what ways are TBL's foundational practices similar to and/or different from the practices employed by problem-based learning (PBL) and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Educational Principles, College Instruction
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Wallace, Michael L.; Walker, Joshua D.; Braseby, Anne M.; Sweet, Michael S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
If instructors desire students to gain a deeper understanding of the content and begin thinking like experts, then they need class time for active, collaborative learning. In the flipped classroom, primary knowledge acquisition occurs before class, which creates space for students to practice applying the information of the discipline with their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Expertise, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kagan, Spencer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Frequent student processing of lecture content (1) clears working memory, (2) increases long-term memory storage, (3) produces retrograde memory enhancement, (4) creates episodic memories, (5) increases alertness, and (6) activates many brain structures. These outcomes increase comprehension of and memory for content. Many professors now…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, College Students, Lecture Method
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