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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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Stanton, George C.; And Others – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
A study compared student outcomes in general education courses of 135 on-campus students; 22 students, remotely located, received simultaneous instruction via interactive television. Results found the process acceptable to both teachers and students and no apparent difference in achievement or attitude related to location. The importance of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Distance Education
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Edwards, Sandra; Bowman, Mary Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1996
A study in a graduate-level occupational therapy class found that questions asked by teachers and the instructional format in which they were asked influenced the frequency and level of student questioning. Subjects were 5 undergraduate and 15 graduate students. It was concluded that improved classroom questioning strategies may contribute to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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George, Pamela G. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This study compared selected cooperative learning methods (drill and review dyads, cooperative response techniques, and group grading incentives) with traditional learning methods among a group of 61 undergraduates in 2 educational psychology classes. On three of four measures of achievement, the cooperative group showed significantly stronger…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Students
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Krochalk, Pamela C.; Hope, Ellen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1995
A framework for conducting discipline-related research through professor-student collaboration, developed at California State University, Dominguez Hills, is outlined and its application in one classroom project is described. Results of a survey of 225 undergraduate and graduate students in the clinical sciences, health sciences, and teacher…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty