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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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Stevens, Joanne – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
Several workshops presented at the 2005 Lilly Conference on College Teaching in Oxford, Ohio, provided the inspiration for redesigning the clinical post conference for a foundational nursing course. Given the complexity and acuity of patient conditions today, fostering critical thinking in student nurses is central to quality patient care. The…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, College Instruction, Nurses
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Frank, Katherine – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
The author examines how problem-based learning (PBL) and technology may be combined in the English literature classroom in order to inspire various types of collaboration, which, in turn, improves critical reading, thinking, and writing skills; hones research skills; encourages interdisciplinary study; energizes discussion; enforces connections…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, English Literature, Humanities, College Instruction
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Uba, Laura – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
This article describes a four-pronged pedagogical protocol for teaching undergraduates how to deconstruct statements, including a list of deconstructive considerations students learn to apply. The protocol also encourages oral participation in class discussions. Three assessment measures demonstrate the protocol's effectiveness: (1) a qualitative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Instruction, Critical Thinking, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1991
This annual journal presents articles by college faculty about teaching in higher education based on their pedagogical research and their classroom experiences. Articles in the issue for 1991 have the following titles and authors: "The Scholarship of Pedagogy: A Message From the Editors" (Laurie Richlin and Milton D. Cox); "The Social Cognition…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Torres, Evelyn M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
An approach to developing college students' critical thinking skills, designed for freshman composition students but adaptable for other disciplines, is outlined. Components include: establishing bounds of analysis; using bibliography to foster scholarship; capitalizing on emotional response; learning the genre to be analyzed by writing in it;…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking
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Cowan, Marjorie Murphy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Argues that epidemiology, the study of disease in populations, is an ideal upper-level course for undergraduate liberal arts curricula because it offers a forum for learning and applying critical-thinking skills, as well as other skills important for the liberally educated student, such as analysis of political, social, and demographic contexts…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design
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Grossman, Robert W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article shows how cooperative learning teams in an introductory college psychology course can be taught to analyze case studies. By using alternative conceptual frameworks to analyze these cases, students are encouraged to think more critically about all the theories presented in the course. (MDM)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1990
This annual journal's premier issue features the work, thoughts, adventures, and musings of distinguished and respected teachers. An introduction reports that the journal was born of the desire by faculty to recognize college teaching as a profession and to bring to it its own language and traditions and to establish an academic culture for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Schaible, Robert; Robinson, Betty D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
A study investigated how advantages of collaborative learning can be extended and deepened when team teachers consciously model collaborative behaviors and values they seek to encourage in students. Specific behaviors modeled are described and classroom results discussed. Evidence indicated that students observed teachers closely and were affected…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking
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Scheurman, Geoffrey – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Examines key psychological principles in contemporary theories of learning (constructivism) and highlights conceptual connections between them and aspects of critical thinking and epistemological maturity described by the reflective judgment model of adult intellectual development. Also describes an undergraduate psychology lesson that bridges…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Thinking