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Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper presents the observations and reflections of four faculty members who developed experiential online learning pathways for students in diverse professional programs. In relation to programmatic expectations of Nursing, Education and Business, the challenges and opportunities for experiential online learning design are discussed. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Professional Education, Undergraduate Students
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Bornais, Judy A.K.; Andrews, David M.; Cassidy, Alice L.E.V.; Wright, W. Alan; Monette, Marie-Jeanne – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Though much literature describes the value of experiential and place-based learning experiences for participants, we have found little comparable literature regarding the facilitator experience. This paper provides current and future facilitators of workshops, especially those that take place outdoors, our reflections and ideas as facilitators,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workshops, Facilitators (Individuals), Place Based Education
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King, Bev; Dinsmore, Christina; Thornton, Antoinette; Beyer, Wanda; Akiva, Keren; Dalton, C. J. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study examined the experiences of three new online instructors supported by a multidisciplinary, team-based model of course development and how their experiences may transform their knowledge of teaching and learning. In-depth, individual interviews with instructors during the course development process provided insights into participants'…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Electronic Learning, Beginning Teachers
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Sproule, Robert; Drewery, David; Pretti, T. Judene – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
Lifelong learning has emerged as an important learning outcome across the Canadian post-secondary education system. However, assessments of lifelong learning have been limited to students' self-reports, particularly questionnaires. In programs that offer work-integrated learning experiences, students' reflections may provide a window to further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Lifelong Learning, Work Experience Programs
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McFarlane, Jessica Motherwell – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2019
How can creating a simple stick figure comic help us tell -- and deeply listen to -- true stories of social injustice and practice anti-oppression strategies? More specifically, how can creating a series of stick-figure comics help learners enhance their understanding of the Indigenous Peoples' testimonies in the Truth and Reconciliation Report…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Cartoons, Literacy, Story Telling
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Jeppesen, Alison; Joyce, Brenda – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Does participation in a reflective teaching development program transform educators? In a three-year teaching development program, faculty met in small interdisciplinary groups with peer facilitators and used online resources to complement their learning activities. The first two cohorts of participants found that involvement in a teaching…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Faculty Development, Peer Teaching, Group Activities
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Mathany, Clarke; Dodd, Jason – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2018
Podcast assignments in higher education foster students' deep engagement in course content, knowledge construction, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities. We designed a podcast assignment in a First Year Seminar course based on student-led interviews comparing theoretical concepts to lived experiences of the interviewees. Students were…
Descriptors: Interviews, Assignments, Video Technology, Protocol Materials
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Menz, Petra; Xin, Cindy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Metacognition directly contributes to learning, performance, and beliefs about the self as a learner. This paper describes the rationale, implementation, and assessment of a weekly online reflection activity based on instructor prompts designed for post-secondary students who aspire to be elementary school teachers. Our study defines four…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Content Area Writing, Mathematics Education, Reflection
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Baek, Justine; Shah, Wali; Spencer, Vrindy; Thompson, Piper Riley; Young, Karen; Zowmi, Aniqah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
The fourth cohort of 3M National Student Fellows explores the current state of our post-secondary education system across Canada and opportunities to further tune into practice in order to pursue an authentic and meaningful academic life. Six of the 2015 3M National Student Fellows propose recommendations for decision-makers at post-secondary…
Descriptors: Reflection, Cohort Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Manarin, Karen; McGrath, April; Carey, Miriam – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
This article describes a model for supporting undergraduate research that can be adapted for very different classroom contexts; we implemented this model in a first-year general education composition class, a second-year Psychology class and a fourth-year English literature seminar. We examine student work created for each class as well as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Dukewich, Kristie R.; Vossen, Deborah P. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
Writing-to-learn involves the use of low-stakes informal writing activities intended to help students reflect on concepts or ideas presented in a course. Writing-to-learn can be a flexible and effective tool to help students understand and engage with course concepts, and past research has shown that writing-to-learn activities can substantially…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing (Composition), Reflection, Journal Writing
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Ferenc, Anna – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article discusses transformation of passive knowledge receptivity into experiences of deep learning in a lecture-based music theory course at the second-year undergraduate level through implementation of collaborative projects that evoke natural critical learning environments. It presents an example of such a project, addresses key features…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Majors (Students), Honors Curriculum
Acai, Anita; Cowan, Victoria; Doherty, Stephanie; Sharma, Gaurav; Thevathasan, Naythrah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In recent years, there has been a dynamic shift in the role of the university student through the creation and promotion of experiential learning opportunities on campuses across the country. Many post-secondary programs now include co-op placements, practicums, or internships where students can apply theoretical knowledge to real-world settings.…
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Altruism, Volunteers
Watson, Gavan Peter Longley; Kenny, Natasha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Critical reflection is a highly valued and widely applied learning approach in higher education. There are many benefits associated with engaging in critical reflection, and it is often integrated into the design of graduate level courses on university teaching as a life-long learning strategy to help ensure that learners build their capacity as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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