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Trnka, Susanna – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Ethnography is becoming an increasingly popular research methodology used across a number of disciplines. Typically, teaching students how to write an ethnography, much less how to undertake "fieldwork" (or the ethnographic research upon which ethnographies are based), is reserved for senior- or MA-level research methods courses. This…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Research Methodology
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Mayo, Joseph A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Prior research findings point to the efficacy of using autobiographical life-story narration as a learning tool in undergraduate classes. The current study seeks to add to the existing literature on this topic by performing a qualitative analysis across events recorded in students' autobiographical narratives. The purpose of this analysis is to…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Lifelong Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Raye, Lee – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Scholarship on instructive technologies in higher education has emphasized the use of high-tech facilitative technologies for long-term use, and low-tech props to illustrate single topics. This paper, on the contrary, discusses the use of a long-term, low-tech instructional technology: Llewelyn the Lynx was a soft animal used to assist with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Case Studies, First Year Seminars
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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Kimmel, Krista M.; Fairchild, Jennifer L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Part-time faculty now account for more than half of all faculty in American colleges and universities. Existing scholarship primarily has focused on the teaching effectiveness of part-time faculty. In this exploratory study, the authors employ a qualitative approach to examine the perspectives of part-time faculty members at a public, regional…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
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Phuong, Andrew Estrada; Nguyen, Judy; Marie, Dena – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
This study examines whether and how an adaptive equity-oriented pedagogy can address diverse college students' needs and preferred modes of learning. Using a mixed-methods approach, we evaluated this pedagogical intervention that synthesizes democratic, assessment-driven, strengths-based, multimodal, and game-based instructional strategies. This…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, College Students, Student Needs
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O'Neal-Hixson, Kelly; Long, Jenny; Bock, Marjorie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a feedback process to collect midterm feedback from students. The process uses small focus group student interviews to identify strengths of the course, areas of concern, and suggestions to address concerns. The purpose of this paper is to shares experiences using on online format of Small Group…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Educational Improvement, Small Group Instruction
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Krehbiel, Timothy C.; Salzarulo, Peter A.; Cosmah, Michelle L.; Forren, John; Gannod, Gerald; Havelka, Douglas; Hulshult, Andrea R.; Merhout, Jeffrey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A group of faculty members representing six colleges at a public university formed a learning community to study the Agile Way of Working--a method of workplace collaboration widely used in software development--and to determine whether the concepts, practices, and benefits of Agile are applicable to higher education settings. After more than two…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Computer Software
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Griffith, Alana D. D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
There has been an increased demand on educational institutions to provide students with value for money. The sociology course SOCI3035 Caribbean Social Problems with 111 students was transformed to a fully flipped course replacing several face-to-face lectures, tutorials and assessment with online versions as homework. Face to face lecture time…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Homework
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Roncolato, Leanne; Koh, Cairynne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Existing research points to the critical connection between student engagement and deep learning. This paper explores body engagement as one type of student centered learning. While other disciplines are making progress in developing body-engaging pedagogical methods as a complement to traditional lectures, the use of such innovations in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Learner Engagement
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Huss, Robyn; Jhileek, Tasnuva; Butler, Judy – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
How many people have walked out of an interview wishing they could turn around for a re-do? Mock interviews can provide interns with demonstrations of the types of inquiries that can be expected in a real interview as well as practice in responding to those questions successfully. A simulation that occurs in a high-stakes atmosphere with the…
Descriptors: Simulation, Secondary School Teachers, Surveys, Program Effectiveness
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Sethi, Vijay; Sethi, Vikram; Jeyaraj, Anand; Duffy, Kevin; Farmer, Berkwood – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Recognizing the importance of context-based learning and the general lack of technology applications in the design and development of the ideal and formal curricula, this paper describes an experimental system at a large public university. The authors describe the creation of a contextual environment for introducing concepts related to information…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Security, Business Administration Education
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Bowne, Mary – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A common practice for educators is to develop a teaching philosophy which helps them become reflective practitioners throughout time on various teaching and learning strategies. This paper will specifically address: What is a teaching philosophy? What is the purpose? Who is involved? And, what is the process of creating a teaching philosophy? This…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies
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Rezaei, Ali – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The present study used a unique design in which multiple factors were combined in a multiphase study to find if there are any significant interactions among six factors known to be effective in successful group work. The results indicated that the effectiveness of group work depends on how the effectiveness is measured, how the group is formed,…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Interaction, Program Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques
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Turner, Windi D.; Solis, Oscar J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
With increasing class sizes of diverse students, instructional options for those who teach large classes in higher education are limited. While whole-class instruction is an integral part of many classrooms and often the instructional practice of choice, this teacher-centered strategy is less effective in promoting a greater level of growth and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Class Size, College Instruction, College Faculty
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