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Cardone, Taran – About Campus, 2018
Taran Cardone suggests the concept of design thinking as an approach to personal learning design and the customization of the college experience. Such customization is good for student learning, Cardone reminds us, because connecting educational experiences to previous knowledge and experiences, as well as interests and goals, encourages deep…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Program Implementation, Individual Development
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Ariza, Juanita; LePeau, Lucy; Li-A-Ping, Maurisa; Museus, Samuel – About Campus, 2018
Invisibility is well understood by many people of color in higher education, as they find themselves and their stories erased from history books, dominant theories and discourse, and positions of authority on college campuses. This invisibility is also felt in student affairs graduate programs. The question then becomes, how do student affairs…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Culturally Relevant Education, Graduate Study, Teaching Methods
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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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Fried, Jane – About Campus, 2013
People remember information that is important to them--because it is fundamental to their well-being, or because it matters to them in some other significant way. This is all one really needs to know about unlocking student learning. People learn and remember information that matters to them. So what matters to students? That is a complicated…
Descriptors: Well Being, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Epistemology
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Abe, Paige; Jordan, Nickolas A. – About Campus, 2013
Over the past decade, social media and technology have become prevalent in the day-to-day life of many college and university students. From Skype to Twitter to Facebook, these modes of social media are often used as tools to keep in touch with friends and family, socialize, and share personal opinions. Considering that such a high percentage of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Technology, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Curriculum
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Palmer, Betsy – About Campus, 2013
Undergraduates' use of social networking sites has been well documented in both the popular press and in academic publications. Research suggests that students spend, on average, 30 minutes a day engaged in a predictable routine of social networking. Correspondingly, on the first author's previous campus, she had frequently observed many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Lawry, John D. – About Campus, 2012
Part I, "Searching for the Right Way to Begin Class," described the various iterations of beginning class rituals the author used over the years. Those rituals began with a prayer to the Holy Spirit as was required at the Catholic women's college Marymount in Tarrytown, New York, where he first taught out of graduate school in 1965. That…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Bergom, Inger; Wright, Mary C.; Brown, Marie Kendall; Brooks, Michael – About Campus, 2011
Much has been written about the benefits of collaborative learning in terms of its impact on interpersonal skills and academic achievement. Many education studies suggest that students learn better when they work interactively with others and that retention of material is improved through collaborative learning. Others explain that the development…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2010
Conflict can shut down communication, the key to social justice advocacy. In this article, the author shares his insights on how some communication strategies can help manage conflict and sustain open conversation with students about contentious issues. Recently, the author participated in an extremely heated discussion session for student affairs…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Conflict Resolution, Advocacy
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Riera, Jose-Luis – About Campus, 2010
In this article, the author shares his own learning on the challenges and the responsibilities as a student and as an instructor in the process of engaged learning. The author shares that his hope of telling his experience is to prompt educators to think about teaching and learning in ways that challenge some traditional assumptions about students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Personal Narratives, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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DuPre, Carrie – About Campus, 2010
Even as educators understand how their millennial students learn in such different ways than previous generations (watching how-to videos downloaded from YouTube or engaging in experiential learning adventures), colleges still rely heavily on in-the-classroom learning. The author can't offer an alternative to this classroom format, but she…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Service Learning
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Lindsay, Nathan; Harrell-Blair, Krista; McDaniel, Lindsey; Williams, Clifton; Reed, Diane – About Campus, 2010
Without question, sustainability efforts and initiatives are on the rise on college campuses. In a 2007 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) presentation, Debra Rowe reported that across the country there were 250 sustainability coordinators/offices/committees, 300 LEED (green) buildings, 275 campus sustainability assessments that had…
Descriptors: Activism, Sustainable Development, College Students, Conservation (Environment)
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Nash, Robert J. – About Campus, 2008
The major premise of this article is inspired by Viktor Frankl's words: "The truth is that as the struggle for survival has subsided, the question has emerged--survival for what? Ever more people today have the "means" to live, but no "meaning" to live for." Thousands of students who have come through the author's college courses during the last…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), College Students, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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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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