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Kanuni, Muge – Education, 2017
This article deals with giving a perspective of mathematics to students whose majors are not related to mathematics. A course named "Mathematical View" was specifically designed and implemented for this purpose. The course was given to students majoring in the Turkish Language and Literature Department at Duzce University who opted to…
Descriptors: Literature, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Aptitude, Nonmajors
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Ainsa, Trisha – Education, 2017
Research, reflection, and evaluation of online classes indicated a need for graduated scaffolding for first time students experiencing distance learning. In order to promote student engagement in the online learning process, I designed SOS for beginning online students. Sixty-three online students were offered an opportunity to participate in a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Distance Education, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Battle, Ann A.; Looney, Lisa – Education, 2014
Researchers examining teacher retention often focus on reasons why teachers exit the profession. In this study we argue for the inclusion of a psychological theoretical framework for understanding teacher retention. To this end, we used Eccles' et al., (1983) expectancy-value theory to explore 46 in-service teachers' valuing of teaching and…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Theories, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Derosier, Sharline; Soslau, Elizabeth – Education, 2014
Research shows that teachers' efficacy relates to pupil achievement. Strong efficacy, or a self-belief that one can positively impact pupil learning, is risked when teachers develop concerns related to pupil learning. This study explored the perceived concerns of teacher candidates (N = 3) throughout an eight-week clinical field experience.…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Hoaglund, Amy E.; Birkenfeld, Karen; Box, Jean Ann – Education, 2014
According to Richard DuFour (2004), "To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results." Professional learning communities provide the structure that must exist within a school in order to become effective. However, to truly prepare…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Burns, Shari; Merchant, Christine; Appelt, Erin – Education, 2013
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) provides an opportunity for clinician faculty to learn, share, and execute research studies aimed at improving teaching and learning. Knowledge of faculty knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding SoTL provide a framework to advance SoTL on health science campuses. However, clinicians generally…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, College Instruction
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Keels, Megan; Lee, Zoey; Knox, David; Wilson, Ken – Education, 2013
Four-hundred and ninety eight female undergraduate students at a large southeastern university participated in a study to assess how lecture versus DVD format affected attitude change towards female masturbation. All groups were given a pre and post test to assess masturbatory attitudes. Group 1 experienced a masturbation lecture. Group 2…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Halawah, Ibtesam – Education, 2011
Motivating college students' learning is an essential goal for teachers and educators in higher education institutions. Motivation is an important key for effective and successful learning. However, this task is not straight forward nor easy as there are many factors affecting students learning which is only a part of their academic and social…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Eisouh, Zuhair S. – Education, 2011
This study aimed at contrasting the performance of a group of EFL students on a TOEFL exam before and after taking a special TOEFL preparation course depending on Charles Curran's Community Language Learning (CLL) model. According to CLL, the role of the teacher is extended to be like the supportive therapy of a counselor, and the student is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Second Language Instruction
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Corbett, Frank, Jr.; Paquette, Kelli R. – Education, 2011
This quantitative study was designed to examine the beliefs of faculty mentors and their Teaching Associates and Graduate Assistants. A myriad of academic researchers have consistently suggested that 'mentoring' is not only complex but also a time-consuming activity that contributes to the learning process (Gaskin, Lumpkin, & Tennant, 2003;…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Everhart, Brett; Gerlach, Jeanne – Education, 2011
In teacher education preparation programs across the United States, many units and programs have opted to utilize the assessment capabilities of products that often times were intended primarily for student portfolio needs. However, with the evolution of some of these products from primarily a portfolio focus to a combination of portfolios and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Alignment (Education)
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Casado, Matt A.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I. – Education, 2007
During the decade of the 1990s, the rapidly changing ethnic composition of our schools and workplace, especially in the hospitality industry, required that attention be given to curriculum content and methods of instruction to accommodate increasing numbers of minority students and employees. Most institutions, including hospitality programs,…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, College Students