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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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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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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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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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Davidson, Neil; Major, Claire Howell – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Since the 1960s, there has been growing and sustained interest in small-group learning approaches at the school level and in higher education. A voluminous body of literature in this area addresses theory, research, classroom practice, and faculty development. The approaches most highly represented in the literature are cooperative learning,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Based Learning, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Millis, Barbara J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
The author explores concrete ways to help students learn more and have fun doing it while they support each other's learning. The article specifically shows the relationships between cooperative learning and deep learning. Readers will become familiar with the tenets of cooperative learning and its power to enhance learning--even more so when…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Smith, Karl A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Cooperative learning is an example of how theory validated by research may be applied to instructional practice. The major theoretical base for cooperative learning is social interdependence theory. It provides clear definitions of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning. Hundreds of research studies have validated its basic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Improvement, College Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
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Jones, Elizabeth A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Classroom experiences influence a diverse array of student outcomes, such as academic and cognitive development, interpersonal skills, and the amount of time students engage in academic activities. Collaborative learning is an important pedagogy that is particularly meaningful for graduate students, who are often adults returning to college. This…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Instruction, Graduate Students, Learning Experience
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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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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The author chronicles his experiments with inquiry-based learning (IBL) as he applied lessons from the literature and assessed the results. He describes a difficult journey with the result that, with the help of the literature, supportive colleagues and patient, creative students, he learned how to design courses that invite undergraduates to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, College Instruction, History Instruction
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