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van Schalkwyk, Gertina J. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
This chapter focuses on applying the concepts of outcomes-based collaborative teaching and learning in an Asian context and with students coming from a Confucian heritage culture and explores examples of how to implement effective collaborative teaching and learning in an Asian higher education setting.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education, Team Teaching, Asian Culture
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Thomas, Cornell – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
In a real teaching and learning community of learners, the belief exists that all can and will learn, that the teacher has the ability to connect new information with the knowledge base of each student, and that students will become empowered to make their own connections. This premise is built on a foundation that sees each student as a unique…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Educational Environment, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Hufford, Don – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter is designed to provide a stimulus for reflective thinking. The intent is to encourage teachers to reflect upon--even question--a teaching methodology that recognizes and builds upon the learning potential inherent in a cacophony of voices, paradoxical worldviews, and divergent ways of personal being. A pedagogical possibility is…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Student Participation
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Walker, Anthony – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Dewey (1916) described the attainment of education as a necessary tool for the establishment and sustainability of progress. Education, attending to the good of the public, is designed to instill knowledge in the constituencies it serves (Kezar 2005). Further, Woods (2004) described the design of education, its services and responsibilities, as an…
Descriptors: Success, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Equal Education
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Diggles, Kimberly – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Racial awareness is a critical foundation to racial sensitivity, and it is a necessity for future professionals who want to be prepared to succeed in an increasingly diverse society. Several factors have been shown to influence racial awareness in professionals including their own race, their personal experience with racism, and the amount/quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Differences, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Level
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Figueroa, Ivan – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
The author addresses the importance of relationships in order for learning to take place in an inclusive manner. Anecdotes illustrate the value in beginning where the learner is and the unexpected opportunities the journey can lead to when both teacher and learner venture through unchartered paths together.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Student Diversity
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Berumen, Freyca Calderon; Silva, Cecilia – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
In a context that is increasingly becoming more diverse, we consider it essential to promote activities to develop linguistic and cultural awareness among preservice teachers. This chapter is based on the narratives of college students who when enrolled in an English as a Second Language class participated in a project where they accompanied newly…
Descriptors: Refugees, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, College Students
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Thomas, Cornell – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
The socially constructed categorization of groups of people has formed perceptions that cause one to believe that being different also means being less than those representing the so-called norm. It is suggested in this chapter that we must broaden our perspectives regarding the differences among us and begin to see each person as an individual…
Descriptors: Individual Differences
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Walker, Anthony – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Access to higher education continues to expand in the United States. And, as opportunity has continued to increase, so too has the amount of diversity present throughout higher education. These trends, combined with the fundamental principles connected to the purpose of higher education, work to create culturally relevant and responsive practice.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Trends, Student Diversity, Higher Education
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Kelly, Patricia J. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter is a description of the utilization of SoTL concepts and Brookfield's Critical Incident Questionnaire in an evidence-based medicine course in physician assistant education.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Critical Incidents Method
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West, Jane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter will describe the evolution of a study of graduate education students' needs as writers. Recognizing that many of my students--who would soon be teaching children to write--struggled with various aspects of writing, I began a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) study to examine (a) my students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Scholarship, Instruction
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Otto, Peter – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Librarians are continually teaching students and faculty how to identify and access learning resources. They teach during individual reference consultations, through presentations to classes, and through library website content they create. Are librarians well prepared to design and deliver well-crafted instruction? Academic librarians have…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Anderson, Jeannette R.; Tunney, Niamh M. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Two educators provide an overview of what they have learned about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning related to the education of future physical therapists and describe how they and their colleagues on faculty are integrating it into their academic lives.
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Scholarship, Educational Practices, Allied Health Personnel
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Swanson, Karen Weller – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
This chapter provides the structure of a Community of Learners using a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning framework.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Daniel, Wallace – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Building on classical and recent studies of the learning paradigm of higher education, the author distinguishes between receiving ideas and using them and how universities might educate students to be more open to the world, open to discovery and creativity.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Universities, Educational Practices
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