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Topornycky, Joseph; Golparian, Shaya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Active listening is an important communication skill in a variety of disciplines and professions, including the profession of Educational Development. In our roles as educational developers, we engage in a variety of processes, all of which rely heavily on the practice of active listening. Emerging strategies of active listening praxis have…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Communication Skills, Humanism, Professionalism
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McAlister, Martha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Communities of practice are emerging as an innovative approach to faculty development. While collaborative learning is becoming popular in the classroom, autonomy and individualism continue to dominate the culture of higher education for faculty. However, as we begin to recognize that old solutions to new problems are no longer effective, there is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Briseño-Garzón, Adriana; Han, Andrea; Birol, Gülnur; Bates, Simon; Whitehead, Lorne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
In October 2014, the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus (UBCV) ran a campus-wide survey to establish baseline information on teaching practices and attitudes among faculty, to measure the impact of existing teaching and learning initiatives and to identify the conditions leading to change in practices and attitudes around teaching.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Shiell, Ralph C.; Slepkov, Aaron D. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Integrated testlets are a new assessment tool that encompass the procedural benefits of multiple-choice testing, the pedagogical advantages of free-response-based tests, and the collaborative aspects of a viva voce or defence examination format. The result is a robust assessment tool that provides a significant formative aspect for students.…
Descriptors: Test Format, Science Tests, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Samson, Patricia L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) can be a transformative teaching methodology that supports a dialogical learning atmosphere that can transcend the traditional classroom and inspire excellence in students by linking real life experiences with the curriculum. It supports a sense of inquiry that incorporates both experiential learning and the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Student Motivation
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Bates, Catherine Marie Fraser – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
During the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference 2014, a workshop was held three consecutive times as part of the Pedagogical Speed Dating sessions to introduce experienced college/university faculty and instructional designers to an approach to instructional design that is based on increasing motivation. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings), Instructional Design
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Chen, Victoria – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Education is meant to open your mind, but is that what universities are really doing? Rather than fostering open-minded thinking, the format of lecturing, the lack of interaction among students and instructors, and the passive nature of learning are likely producing the opposite, students with closed-minds. The development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Classroom Environment
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Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This qualitative study examined fourth-year undergraduate students' responses to reflective writing prompts and journal entries related to their practical experiences in two capstone courses, both based in SBL/PBL pedagogies. We examined their "strategic" approaches to learning that make engagement with subject matter and learning…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Service Learning, Problem Based Learning, Reflection
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Gardner, Paula; Grose, Jill – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In this paper, we (a faculty member and an educational developer) discuss our attempts to be more mindful in the academy with attention to mindfulness practices in the classroom and the development of a community of practice at our institution as ways to foster community and deepen learning. Included within the paper is an introduction to…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, College Faculty
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports on the results of a two-year study into threshold concepts (TCs) in doctoral writing. The findings informed the development of a thinking to write strategy (the 4x4) that has been implemented as part of a pan-university doctoral writing programme at a New Zealand university.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Reeve, Doug; Evans, Greg; Simpson, Annie; Sacks, Robin; Olivia-Fisher, Estelle; Rottmann, Cindy; Sheridan, Patricia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In recent years engineering educators have been encouraged to blend technical and professional learning in their curricular and co-curricular programming (Engineers Canada, 2009; National Academy of Engineering [NAE], 2004). Our paper describes a multifaceted leadership learning program developed to achieve this goal by infusing reflective,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training
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Carroll, Heather; Chandrashekhar, Shwetha; Huang, Danny; Kim, David; Liu, Peter – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
In light of the enormous changes unfolding in the higher education landscape, we don't have to look too far to recognize evidence of the transformation and redefinition of the construct of both teaching and learning in the information age. With a growing focus on teaching and learning at all levels of post-secondary institutions, innovation is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education
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Korpan, Cynthia; Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May; Verwoord, Roselynn – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper examines the stages of development for a framework of teaching assistant (TA) competencies initiated by the Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) special interest group (SIG) of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). TAGSA initiated an iterative consultative process to inform the creation…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Guidelines, Graduate Students, Professional Associations
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Poling, Kirsten – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Would you like to help your students adjust to university life? Perhaps you are simply interested in allowing them to feel more integrated into a department right from the start of their first year? These were the types of issues that we were hoping to address when we founded the MySci Advisors Program, a peer-mentoring group for first year…
Descriptors: Mentors, Science Instruction, College Freshmen, Program Descriptions
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Kustra, Erika; Doci, Florida; Gillard, Kaitlyn; Hondzel, Catharine Dishke; Goff, Lori; Gabay, Danielle; Meadows, Ken N.; Borin, Paola; Wolf, Peter; Ellis, Donna; Eiliat, Hoda; Grose, Jill; Dawson, Debra L.; Hughes, Sandy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
An institutional culture that values teaching is likely to lead to improved student learning. The main focus of this study was to determine faculty, graduate and undergraduate students' perception of the teaching culture at their institution and identify indicators of that teaching culture. Themes included support for teaching development; support…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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