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Grant, Derisa – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
When faced with unexpected and charged conversations about race, class, gender, and other social identities, faculty often seek a list a strategies for what to say or do. Yet numerous, sometimes contradictory, strategies for navigating these discussions already exist. This article explores the issue of how might faculty and/or the faculty…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Intention, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Costello, Melinda L.; Brunner, Penelope W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
In order to encourage students to be self-motivated, engaged, critical thinkers, instructors must shift away from the traditional teacher-centered class to one that allows students to take responsibility for their own learning. Instructors may be hesitant to change classroom power relationships due to students' resistance to assuming more…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Motivation, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Waehler, Charles A.; Kopera-Frye, Karen; Wiscott, Richard; Yahney, Eric O. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1999
Evaluated an instructional model designed to promote responsibility among college students (n=197). Students were instructed with verbal presentation only, combined verbal and visual presentation, or verbal and visual presentation coupled with student self-monitoring in journal entries. Significantly higher test scores and fewer disruptive…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness
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Mallinger, Mark – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes application of collaborative learning in a German business school, focusing on use of self-managed learning and examining the cultural implications for student-directed pedagogies. Strategies for dealing with student resistance are offered, including not taking students' resistant behavior personally, designing many process options,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Business Administration Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques