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Johnson, Matthew R.; Eickholt, Jesse; Hinton, Quentrese – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Traditional active learning classrooms can support student collaboration and increase student engagement, but they are costly (Park & Choi, 2014). This study examined students' perceptions of a traditional active learning classroom ($250,000 approximate cost) and a low-cost active learning classroom ($10,000 approximate cost) in an…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Staci N.; Dancz, Claire L. A.; Gallagher, Eliza D.; Pfirman, Aubrie L.; Patel, Khushikumari – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The ability to work effectively in teams is an essential skill. There has been recent interest in applying knowledge of striving instincts to improve student attitudes and performance within teams. The authors report results from a mixed-methods study examining the impact of utilizing striving instinct categories for team formation, along with…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Satisfaction, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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Nodeland, Brooke; Craig, Jessica M.; Meitl, Michele Bisaccia – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Team-based learning (TBL) is a non-traditional method of instruction that utilizes permanent teams working together to solve problems and make decisions. The authors extend the prior TBL criminal justice literature through a detailed explanation of the use of application-focused activities in the classroom. Specifically, application-focused…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Criminology, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Shaw Bonds, Mahauganee D.; Newstetter, Wendy C.; Kukura, Madison; Desai, Megha; Le Doux, Joseph – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Group projects center learning as a collaborative process, but they often produce mixed results in terms of student commitment and final products. The authors outline their experience with a course designed to engage undergraduate biomedical engineering students in a semester-long group experience and share data from their students' analyses of…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nepal, Kedar; Sharma, Ramjee Prasad; Thapa, Manoj – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors asked students enrolled in a wide range of college mathematics courses to predict their scores on quizzes and exams. They found that top and bottom performers were less accurate predictors, but those scoring in the middle range were more accurate in predicting their scores. Females were more accurate predictors of their scores than…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Harkins Monaco, Elizabeth A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Introductory college courses are designed to comprehensively introduce divergent disciplines (Zipp, 2012) and can prepare students to understand the risks for multiple minoritized identities in their fields of study (Shriberg, 2016). This approach is effective, however, only if faculty are appropriately equipped to use intersectional pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Higher Education, College Faculty, Social Discrimination
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Abusalim, Anoud – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Reflection is a familiar term in higher education that is often recommended as a means of improving teaching. Employing a qualitative interview approach, the author examines some of the characteristics of the reflective practices of four excellent instructors teaching in a U.S.-modeled university. The instructors' accounts draw on John Dewey's…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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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)
Ruder, Suzanne; Brown, Patrick J. P.; Stanford, Courtney – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is an active-learning pedagogy that emphasizes content mastery as well as the development of process skills like critical thinking and problem solving. Although published POGIL materials are available in several STEM disciplines, there are still a number of courses within a variety of disciplines…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Learning Activities, Critical Thinking
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Ting, Fridolin Sze Thou; Shroff, Ronnie H.; Lam, Wai Hung; Chin, David C. W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study aimed to better understand the effect that the flipped method of instruction has on students' learning approaches using interactive math lecture videos in a second-year vector calculus course. Three hypotheses were tested to determine if students' perceptions of their level of active engagement, the number of interactive lecture videos…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Zehler, Alexis; Cole, Britt – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The literature supports the concept of a flipped classroom as a pedagogical approach that can improve critical thinking, enhance clinical judgment, and promote student engagement. This project implemented the flipped classroom concept in two nursing specialty courses, one didactic and one clinical. Data were gathered from both courses using a…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Learner Engagement
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Wan, Sarah Lai Yin; Cheung, Ka Luen; Lin, Xiao Ying – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study evaluates the impact of applying a flipped classroom model to an advanced psychology course at The Education University of Hong Kong. The study implemented mixed-method design, including pre-post surveys and focus group interviews. Overall findings indicated that students were satisfied with the flipped classroom approach but yielded no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Flipped Classroom, Psychology
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Lee, Tak-Yan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study aimed to find predictors of learning outcomes for an undergraduate social work research course. Participants' scores on various assessment tasks were used as dependent variables and their perceptions and learning experiences as independent variables. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed. Student performance on weekly…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods, Flipped Classroom
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Yen, Nguyen Thi Linh; Cuong, Ton Quang; Chung, Pham Kim – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Transforming learner knowledge acquisition, application, and creation in digital learning may be supported by the implementation of blended learning and flipped classroom/learning, approaches that are now becoming a phenomenon in higher education practice in Vietnam. In practice, educators have approached flipped classrooms through various…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Technological Literacy
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Lam, Paul; Ng, Hilary K. Y.; Lau, Carmen K. M.; Tse, Alan H. H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Is it worth the time and effort to overcome the challenges to flipping the classroom? To answer this question, we recruited university students from five government-funded universities in Hong Kong. They were asked to complete two surveys with the same measurements before and after the flipped lessons. The results from round 1 of students' pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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