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DeLathouwer, Erin; Roy, Wendy; Martin, Ann; Liska, Jasmine – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
A problem common to university faculty and students is an implicit sense of inadequacy regarding institutional hierarchies and disciplinary boundaries. Through a focus on multidisciplinarity, learning communities enable members to navigate multiple points of view within, between, and beyond apparent institutional boundaries. After having led a…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Anxiety, Cooperation, Communities of Practice
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Black, Glenda; Bernardes, Rogerio – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This essay explores and presents strategies we, as Canadian faculty facilitators of a teaching practicum in Kenya, used to foster the pre-service teachers' knowledge and understanding of critical reflection and transformative learning processes by using arts-based activities. Participation in the arts-based activities while in Kenya encouraged the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Robinson, A. Helene – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper provides an example of an innovative solution to program development that addresses the diverse needs of teacher educators throughout various geographical locations in Florida, through a collaborative multi-university, multi-agency teacher training program funded by one collaborative grant. In this time of economic uncertainties,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Collaboration
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Barrett, M. J. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Many environmental educators and philosophers have identified anthropocentrism and the socially constructed separation between humans and "the more-than-human world" (Abram, 1996) as primary root causes of current ecological devastation. This separation is embedded in Western schooling content and structures and is often unintentionally…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy
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Bain, Keith; Lund-Lucas, Eunice; Stevens, Janice – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Through a project supported by Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program, a team of leading National Disability Organizations, universities, and industry partners are piloting a prototype Hosted Transcription Service that uses speech recognition to automatically create multimedia transcripts that can be used by students for study purposes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech, Transcripts (Written Records), Automation
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Benick, Gail – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The increase in global migration to Canada has changed the demographic profile of students in Canadian higher education. Colleges and universities are becoming increasingly diverse by race, ethnicity, and culture. At the same time, the process of teaching and learning is on the cusp of transformation with technology providing the tools to alter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Immigration, Student Diversity
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Keller-Mathers, Susan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Building passion and potential for creative learning in higher education involves deliberately seeking to understand, appreciate, and teach for creativity. Recognizing the urgent need for creativity and problem solving skills, and understanding that instructors must embrace creative learning for themselves first, is central. Creativity cannot be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creative Development, Creative Teaching, Creative Thinking
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Grove-White, Annie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper proposes that given today's "wicked" problems (Malhotra, 1997), where there are complex issues with no clear answers, where boundaries are fuzzy and the outcome is usually never known and unexpected, creativity can be enhanced, at appropriate moments, by making modes of thinking explicit. Using a particular heuristic approach…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Heuristics, Teaching Methods
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Kumar, Kari – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This essay describes a mock conference model of instruction suitable for use in undergraduate teaching, and which adheres to principles of learner-centred instruction and universal design for learning. A staged process of learner preparation for the conference is outlined, and student and instructor roles during preconference, conference, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Teaching Methods, Learner Controlled Instruction, Models
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Coyle, James P. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Evaluating higher education degree programs is an arduous task. This paper suggests innovative strategies for addressing four types of challenges that commonly occur during program evaluation: identifying theoretical models for evaluation, balancing potentially conflicting standards, accommodating faculty differences, and aligning courses.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Programs, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Cunnin, Betty; Macpherson, Alice; Matteoni, James Alan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Educators know that to engage learners in the enterprise of critical thinking, learner's need to care enough to pay attention, and feel safe enough to take intellectual risks. When interacting asynchronously in online forums, it can become even more challenging to create a space that encourages reflective, integrative, and higher order thinking.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Critical Thinking, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Thompson, Angela M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper shares the survey results of students' perceptions of the benefits of their experiences with service learning. The service learning experiences were related to children and their physical growth and development and/or to children and their health education. An open-ended questionnaire was sent to 376 graduated students (representing 11…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Children, Child Development
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Brooks, Troy; Marini, Zopito; Radue, Jon – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper explores the notion that student behaviour regarding academic integrity and classroom civility are linked, and that intervention methods used to resolve classroom incivility may be used as a response to academic dishonesty. We advance the view that academic integrity and classroom civility refer to a student's willingness to respect the…
Descriptors: Integrity, Ethics, Cheating, Student Attitudes
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Simmons, Nicola; Barnard, Michelle; Fennema, Wendy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the Fall 2009 term, we participated as students and instructor in a graduate education course modeled after participatory pedagogy. Siemens (2008) defines this approach as "one that does not fully define all curricular needs in advance of interacting with learners...Multiple perspectives, opinions, and active creation on the part of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Carter, Irene; Bornais, Judy; Bilodeau, Daniel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Counselling professionals seek to preserve their success by demonstrating excellent communication skills. Prior to contact with clients, students become familiar with counselling skills that reflect the needs of vulnerable populations. This involves creating a therapeutic relationship with the client using counselling skills. One way to promote…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Caseworker Approach, Counselor Training
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