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Osterholt, Dorothy A.; Dennis, Sophie Lampard – About Campus, 2014
The increasingly diverse set of learners in colleges and universities poses considerable challenges for educators. Dorothy A. Osterholt and Sophie Lampard Dennis explain the four domains of learning they have identified and suggest ways to apply them to help students overcome a variety of obstacles to learning.
Descriptors: Barriers, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity
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Bondi, Stephanie – About Campus, 2013
Traditional ideas about teaching and learning can run deep. Stephanie Bondi shares her experience of sharing power, voice, and responsibility with her students on a radical scale.
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Strategies, Teaching Experience
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Cardone, Taran; Turton, Elizabeth Stoll; Olson, Gerald; Magolda, Marcia Baxter – About Campus, 2013
Committed to improving how their various programs serve student learning, Taran Cardone, Elizabeth Stoll Turton, Gerald Olson, and Marcia Baxter Magolda describe how their participation in Miami University's Community of Practice on Engaged Learning (COPEL) helped them create developmentally appropriate, learning-centered approaches that support…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Participation, Program Descriptions, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – About Campus, 2010
In the last issue of "About Campus," the author outlined the research studies that she presented with Eric J. McIntosh, Denise Nelson, and Shannon Pothovenin in 2009, which led to the creation of the Thriving Quotient, a reliable and valid 35-item instrument that measures the changeable psychological qualities in students that affect their ability…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Characteristics, Psychological Studies, Student Experience
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Thornton, Courtney H.; Tarrant, Michael T.; Williams, Leah S. – About Campus, 2009
Cocurricular events are capable of providing rich learning opportunities for students. However, as the film and speaker sequence described in this article demonstrates, all too often they fail to reach their potential. In order to teach lessons and enhance skills related to civic responsibility, these events must be designed with a purposeful…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities
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Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth – About Campus, 2008
An academic advisor who has built a one-on-one relationship with a student over an extended period is in an ideal position to become a partner in helping shape the advisee's academic experience. In this article, the author discusses using the guiding principles of the Learning Partnerships Model (LPM) to reshape academic advising. The three…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Student Development, Educational Principles, Teacher Student Relationship
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2008
Aristotle believed that perfect friendship based in goodness is rare because few people seek to be good. In this article, the author suggests that colleges and universities can prove him wrong by helping students understand the ways and whys of being a true friend. Here, he advocates a friendship curriculum to guide students in learning to create…
Descriptors: Friendship, Social Support Groups, Higher Education, Individualism
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Bonfiglio, Robert A. – About Campus, 2008
At what point does a paradigm become so prevalent that it loses its utility? Probably when attempts to simplify complex concepts become oversimplification. A case in point may be the use of the term "millennials". The designations "millennials" and "millennial generation" are frequently used, allegedly to paint a nuanced portrait of today's…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Models, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Taylor, Kari; Haynes, Carolyn – About Campus, 2008
Recognizing the mismatch between a philosophy of holistic development and evaluation focused on external, quantitative criteria led Miami University's Honors and Scholars Program to revise its curriculum in accordance with student development theory. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Student Development, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Development, Honors Curriculum
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Wildman, Terry M. – About Campus, 2005
Major discontinuities exist between the way learning is conceptualized in most school settings and the way learning and meaning-making happens outside of school. The author challenges educators to engage in a serious conversation about methods for mending the mismatch. The challenge for educators is not simply to imagine a different way of looking…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Socialization, Learning Strategies, Educational Theories
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Tagg, John – About Campus, 2004
What are colleges for? What are they supposed to do? Are educators teaching their students how to grub for grades or how to learn in deep lasting ways? These are just some of the questions that the author attempts to explore in this article. An unbiased observer, looking at any organization, would look to its core processes, what its members do,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Learning Strategies, Colleges, Multiple Choice Tests
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Commander, Nannette Evans – About Campus, 2003
On many campuses, study skills are taught separately from academic courses, or never taught at all. Georgia State University is pioneering a new approach for helping students master the complexities of thinking and learning-one that ties study strategies directly to academic course content. (BF)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Skill Development
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Warren, Russell G. – About Campus, 1997
Claims that the major obstacle to active learning techniques comes from students. To free class time for active learning, students must take on the responsibility for learning factual information on their own. Looks at ways to explain the benefits of active education and to orient students in this approach. (RJM)
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Students, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Baxter Magolda, Marcia B. – About Campus, 1996
Explores ways that higher education can reintegrate cognitive learning and personal development. Discusses a developmental conceptualization of learning and outlines strategies that help students connect learning in college to their lives. Provides both curricular and cocurricular examples and stresses the importance of a shared vision of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Development, College Students, Curriculum
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Hutchings, Pat – About Campus, 1996
Argues that colleges need more than new techniques to engage students; they must transform college culture. Stresses that teaching and learning be the main topic of conversation, and that such conversations should be more informed and more information-based. Teaching itself can be viewed as substantive, intellectual work. (RJM)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Expectation, Higher Education
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