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Rottmann, Amy – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This mixed-method study examined, through functional context theory, secondary pre-service teachers' retention of literacy assessments and interventions upon completion of their final field experience. Data were collected from undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers in two formats: (a) a cross-sectional Likert scale and open-ended question…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Opatrny-Yazell, Christine M.; Houseworth, Matthew A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Understanding student perceptions of the elements that affect positive team experiences helps inform faculty about their use of teams in the classroom. Using Q Methodology (Stephenson, 1935), students evaluated a large set of teamwork elements. The results indicate both areas of student agreement as well as significant differences in perceptions…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Q Methodology, Cooperative Learning
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D'Abate, Caroline; Eddy, Erik R.; Costello, Melinda; Gregory, Peter L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Teamwork is increasingly important in organizations and often cited as the top-rated skill that employers are looking for in new graduates--regardless of a student's major. Given such demand, it is important to explore the effectiveness of team pedagogies faculty use to prepare students for future careers. The authors used a combined…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Outcomes of Education
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Hally, Edmond; Randolph, Zachary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the success of simulations like "Reacting to the Past," role-playing games have seen increased usage in educational settings. This study examined the use of an original role-playing game in four political theory classes. It measured outcomes of student perception and success in regard to learning objectives asking students to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Political Science, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Hoping to increase student engagement, the author decided to re-envision his course on contemporary global issues in a "flipped" format. The results proved encouraging--to a degree. Over the course of five semesters, applying lessons gleaned from the literature, students learned how to read challenging texts outside of class and…
Descriptors: Homework, Reading Assignments, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Martella, Amedee Marchand; Demmig-Adams, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
International students outperform U.S. students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while U.S. students increasingly leave these high-demand areas. To improve STEM education, it is imperative to determine the most effective and efficient instructional and organizational practices in these courses. This article identifies…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Biology, Science Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Wong, Eva Y. W.; Law, Lisa; Kwong, Theresa; Pegrum, Mark – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The authors evaluated the effectiveness of using augmented reality (AR) with mobile technologies to help students understand the abstract concepts of academic integrity and ethics (AIE). Quantitative and qualitative data collected from student participants (N = 3613) indicate that they enjoyed the interactive AR learning activities in the Trails…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Ethical Instruction
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Lai, Ka Man; Ko, Tiffany; Ng, Man Shan Grace – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study investigates a novel approach to training first-year science faculty students in laboratory safety and ethical awareness. Students were exposed to videos of laboratory incidents via their smartphones. They had to respond to the scenarios by scanning QR codes transfixed on certain equipment or taking photos of the laboratory's…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Ethics
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Cheung, Siu Yin; Hafiz, Muhammad; Law, Lisa – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the advancement of mobile technology and augmented reality (AR), the serious and abstract ethics theory in sports and recreation can be articulated to students in a relaxed but concrete format. The Trail of Integrity and Ethics -- Sports and Recreation (TIE-SR) was piloted for this purpose. Its content was designed specifically to cover key…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Integrity, Ethics, Recreation
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Rubin, Beth – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a critical issue in online courses, where students are removed from their instructors in time and space. This article presents a model describing the steps that academic leaders and administrators should follow to implement systems that support academic integrity in online courses. Rather than identifying vendors, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Integrity, Cheating, Online Courses
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Kong, Siu Cheung – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The article presents the learning outcomes of students after walking through a learning trail on academic integrity in a university. With an academic integrity framework and a scoring rubric, students' reflection texts on academic integrity written before and after completing the trail was analyzed by the counting of matching keywords and a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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Chan, Isaac; Leung, Vincent; Yan, Kendall; Kwong, Theresa; Lau, Peter – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Student-generated materials offer high engagement, connectedness, and satisfaction in learning. In this project, the students merged the concepts and cases learned in class with the experiences of business professionals to create scenarios that can convey the concepts of Business Ethics (BE) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Ethical Instruction, Business Education, Social Responsibility
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Alessio, Helaine; Maurer, Karsten – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the meteoric rise of online course offerings, the development and adoption of software tools has been integral to the quality of the educational experience. There are substantial concerns regarding academic integrity during online test taking, which sacrifices much of the instructor's control over the testing environment in favor of allowing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Supervision, Online Courses, Computer Assisted Testing
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Quaye, Brenda R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic dishonesty is pervasive on college campuses, but few researchers have explored students' situational decisions about cheating. This qualitative study explores influences on students' decisions about academic dishonesty, particularly how students' course contexts affect their decisions. The author found that course context factors heavily…
Descriptors: Cheating, Plagiarism, Integrity, College Students
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Lee, Amy Wai Sum – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a quality that all university students must understand and practice. Despite it being a compulsory part of the curriculum in any discipline, cases of violation still arise, suggesting an ineffective learning experience. The author addresses two issues in the teaching of academic integrity--content materials and modes of…
Descriptors: Humanities, Integrity, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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