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Mitchell, Kim M.; McMillan, Diana E.; Rabbani, Rasheda – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Students will take independent action to improve their writing when they believe those actions will have a positive effect. The data presented focuses on the self-regulatory writing behaviours of nursing students in their third year. The purpose was to explore patterns of writing self-efficacy, anxiety levels, and student grade point average (GPA)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Management, Undergraduate Students, Nursing Education
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Buchholz, Andrea C.; Wolstenholme, Janet; Varghese, Jeji; Robinson, J. Andrew; Spencer, Jennifer; Reniers, Jennifer – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Abstract Educational Leadership in Teaching Excellence (EnLITE) is an 11-month faculty development program at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Created and led by faculty members and educational developers, EnLITE is designed to engage participants in the principles, practice and theory of teaching and learning in higher education and to promote…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Centered Learning
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Falcione, Sarina; Campbell, Eleanor; McCollum, Brett; Chamberlain, Julia; Macias, Miguel; Morsch, Layne; Pinder, Chantz – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Collaborative learning involves an interdependence between success of the individual and success of the group, requiring both personal preparation and teamwork. Asynchronous work, in combination with group interaction and problem solving, differentiates collaborative learning from other interactive teaching methods. In this study, three professors…
Descriptors: Success, Cooperative Learning, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Daniels, Lia M.; Kennedy, Kathleen E. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is an invaluable resource for students and faculty members in the social sciences. However, many students and researchers fail to recognize the value of APA style in supporting writing excellence. In this research note we describe an innovative pedagogical approach to APA style…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Writing for Publication
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Newton, Genevieve; Miller-Young, Janice; Sanago, Monica – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
SoTL Canada recently conducted a survey to gain insight into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) activities of faculty and staff at institutions of higher education across Canada. Questions were guided by several principles, including: (a) identifying who is doing SoTL (such as personal, institutional, geographical and professional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines
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Schroeder, Meadow; Makarenko, Erica; Warren, Karly – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
In post-secondary education, students must demonstrate strong time-management skills while they navigate several courses in a semester. When students struggle to meet due dates, they can accrue late penalties, which exacerbates a stressful situation. In response, two graduate programs integrated a late bank system into their online courses.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Students, Time Management, Assignments
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Webb, Andrea S. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Novice Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) leaders making the transition from scholarly teaching to SoTL to SoTL Leadership face many challenges within higher education. Not only does traditional academic culture confine most academics to disciplinary silos, but promotion and tenure requirements encourage faculty members to conduct SoTL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, College Faculty, Scholarship
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Grogan, Paul – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The potential benefits of meditation exercises to promote more focused student attention and engagement have only rarely been quantitatively investigated at the college/university level. Here, I report student perceptions on the impacts of regular short mind-calming exercises at the beginning of every class in second, third, and fourth-year…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Attention Control
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Zakani, Sima; Kaupp, Jake; Turner, Roderick D.; Frank, Brian – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
One of the key steps when developing pathways between baccalaureate and diploma programs is comparing learning goals between the programs. This paper presents application of a seven-dimensional framework (cognitive process, transferability, depth of analysis, interdependence, question novelty, scaffolding and communication) to analyze the implicit…
Descriptors: Calculus, Physics, Science Education, Technology Education
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Sigal, Matthew; Jacobs, Shoshanah – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The following report addresses the impact of preparatory education on first year science grades at two Ontario-based universities. Specifically, the impact of high school and university level preparatory courses on their respective first year university grades will be addressed. A variety of analytic and visualization-based strategies will be…
Descriptors: College Preparation, STEM Education, College Curriculum, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stockley, Denise; Smith, Ronald; Ahmad, Arshad; Truelove, Amber Hastings – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship (3MNTF) has been part of the Canadian higher education landscape for the past 31 years and has grown to be a community of 328 fellows, with up to ten more being added each year. As part of the 30-year anniversary of the Fellowship, we initiated a study to understand its impacts on the higher education community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Fellowships, Awards
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Neiterman, Elena; Zaza, Christine – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The widespread use of technological devices in an academic classroom brought with it many learning opportunities, but also posed a challenge of handling the off-task technology use in class. The literature on this topic is growing, but we still know relatively little about students' and instructors' perceptions regarding the off-task technology…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty
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Simmons, Nicola; Taylor, K. Lynn – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
The gap between the practice of individual academics based on the ideal of the SoTL--improving student learning--and the institutional infrastructure and leadership to support that work is an ongoing challenge to the development of the field (Hutchings, Huber, & Ciccone, 2011; Poole, Taylor, & Thompson, 2007; Simmons, forthcoming). To…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Educational Theories
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Schnurr, Matthew A.; Taylor, Alanna – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
In 2016, Dalhousie University's Research Ethics Board created an interdisciplinary working group to identify the key ethical challenges of SoTL research, with the overarching aim of recommending best practices and communicating these to researchers in order to support and expand the conduct of ethically sound SoTL research. This essay reflects on…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ethics, Research Committees, Scholarship
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Root, Emily; Augustine, Stephen; Snow, Kathy; Doucette, Mary – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
In the winter term of 2016, Cape Breton University launched a revised version of a second year Mi'kmaw Studies course entitled Learning from the Knowledge Keepers of Mi'kmaki (MIKM 2701). This course was designed to be led by local Elders and Knowledge Keepers with facilitation support from university faculty. It was designed by course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge
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