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Basham, Matthew J.; Yankowy, Barbara – Journal of Instructional Research, 2015
As today's students become more technologically savvy, social, and collaborative using social media, there are new and innovative techniques educators can use in the classroom. For example, action research is a newer technique using collaborative group processes, drawing upon the experiences of the individuals to promote positive results. This…
Descriptors: Action Research, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
Holland, Arnold – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the perceptions of ten community college visual arts faculty in five different community college settings with regard to the theory and practice disjunctures they were experiencing in their roles as instructors teaching foundational level courses within visual arts programs. The study illuminated the responses of community…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Visual Arts, Community Colleges, Teacher Attendance
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Kester, Jessica; Block, Rebecca; Karda, Margaret Reinfeld; Orndoff, Harold, III – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Today, and historically, the presence of WAC/WID programs in the community college setting remains anemic when compared to Ph.D.-granting institutions. This fact is particularly troubling considering the AAC&U's research on high-impact practices and its correlation with WAC/WID theory and practice. This article empirically investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed.; Ogden, Anthony, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
The idea of the professional who bridges both research and practice has been largely overlooked and at times even disregarded by the academic and administrative structures that govern activity in higher education today. In international higher education, the number of students who now engage in mobility and exchange has expanded globally, along…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Global Approach
Jain, Rashi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditional notions around "research" and "teaching" tend to project the two as separate, often conflicting, activities. My dissertation challenges this perceived dichotomy and explores points of connections, or continuities, between teaching and research through my own practice as an adjunct community-college English as a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 2005
Differences between researchers and practitioners can be found in four areas: the distance from the object of study; the ideological perspective; the purposes of the research; and the political agenda behind the research. Each of these principles dominates the perceptions of the people involved and thus contributes to the phenomenon of mutual…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Researchers, Universities
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Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2011
This article opens with statements excerpted from reports written by the MLA Committee on Community Colleges. These statements present an accurate description of the work of community college faculty: teaching (face-to-face and online), and a commitment to student learning form the basis of the community college mission. Faculty are recognized…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility, Reflective Teaching