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Isabella, Marcy; McGovern, Heather – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2018
Outlining one program's history of outcomes-based assessment, the authors examine the relationships among assessment practices, program identity, and program values. Understanding the ways in which past processes of identifying learning outcomes reflected, and failed to reflect, shared values points us toward a new set of strategies for developing…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Educational Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Identification
Yeo, Michelle; Lafave, Mark; Westbrook, Khatija; McAllister, Jenelle; Valdez, Dennis; Eubank, Breda – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2017
This chapter demonstrates how Decoding work can be used productively within a curriculum change process to help make design decisions based on a more nuanced understanding of student learning and the relationship of a professional program to the field.
Descriptors: Professional Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
Dolan, Joanne; Kain, Kevin; Reilly, Janet; Bansal, Gaurav – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2017
This chapter reviews research linking the importance of community in increasing engagement in online courses from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, we identify applicable teaching strategies that focus on the important elements of community building, namely teaching, social, and cognitive presence.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement, Interdisciplinary Approach
Simmons, Nicola – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
This chapter draws on other authors' ideas in this issue, describing parallels and outlining distinctions toward a synthesized model for the development of SoTL initiatives at the institutional level and beyond.
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Synthesis, Models, Inquiry
Kenny, Natasha; Watson, Gavan P. L.; Desmarais, Serge – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
This chapter examines how SoTL has been integrated and supported at the University of Guelph based on three catalysts: (1) leadership commitment, (2) reward and recognition, and (3) integrated networks for sustained development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
Bernstein, Jeffrey L.; Abad, Andrew P.; Bower, Benjamin C.; Box, Sara E.; Huckestein, Hailey L.; Mikulic, Steven M.; Walsh, Brian F. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016
We discuss how a professor worked with six students to design and implement a complex teaching strategy for a course, and used the students' assistance to create a sustainable model for future iterations of the course.
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Groups, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
Crider, Anthony – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
Astronomy classes that teach students to read and write images, diagrams, and plots offer an ideal venue to teach visual literacy.
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods, Astronomy, Classroom Environment
Little, Deandra – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
This final chapter highlights seven general suggestions and strategies for faculty (and others) working to develop visual literacy in classrooms and across the curriculum. The chapters throughout this volume illustrate and elaborate on these strategies; they are condensed here as a quick guide to effective practice.
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Curriculum
Sung, Helen Y. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
This chapter explores emotional intelligence as the glue that binds people together regardless of cultural differences.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Cognition, Cognitive Ability, Cooperative Learning
Chittooran, Mary M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
This chapter examines the use of reading and writing activities to promote critical reflection among Asian students in higher education settings.
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Writing Processes, Reading Programs
Petersen, Christina I.; Gorman, Kristen S. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter provides practical strategies for addressing common challenges that arise for teachers in active learning classrooms. Our strategies come from instructors with experience teaching in these environments.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
Active Learning Environments in Nursing Education: The Experience of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
Fahlberg, Beth; Rice, Elizabeth; Muehrer, Rebecca; Brey, Danielle – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter describes the processes and pedagogies used by one school in transitioning from lecture halls to collaborative learning environments.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Environment, Nursing Education, Cooperative Learning
Lippmann, Stephen – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
This chapter offers strategies for engaging Millennial students in ways that affirm, rather than challenge, students' egos.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement
Dickson, K. Laurie; Treml, Melinda M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
Coordinating SoTL and assessment efforts strengthens the processes of inquiry, evidence, and innovation that lead to the continual improvement of student learning. Examples are provided for how to work collaboratively with colleagues to use these processes to continually inform the teaching practices within classrooms, academic programs, and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Tests
Bartsch, Robert A. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
This chapter suggests solutions to common practical problems in designing SoTL studies. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of designs are discussed. [Part I available at EJ1029363.]
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Change Strategies, Performance Factors, Design Preferences