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McEwan, Beryl; Hercelinskyj, Gylo – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
In any nursing program, it is a challenge to foster an awareness of, and engagement with, the complexity and reality of nursing practice. During their studies, nursing students have to learn the relevant underpinning theoretical knowledge for practice as well as develop their understanding of the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Decision Making, Feedback (Response), Nursing Education
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Marcoux, Sarah; Marken, Liv; Yu, Stan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper describes the results of a pilot project designed to improve students' academic writing in a large (200-student) first-year Agriculture class at the University of Saskatchewan. In collaboration with the course's professor, the Writing Centre coordinator and a summer student designed curriculum for four two-hour Writing Group sessions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, College Freshmen, Group Activities
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Chong, Mike R.; Goff, Lori; Dej, Kimberly – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
We implemented two different approaches of using peer review to support undergraduate essay assignments for students taking large second-year courses in life sciences and biology: a web-based online peer review (OPR) approach and a more traditional face-to-face peer review (FPR) approach that was conducted in tutorial settings. The essays…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Essays, Writing Assignments, Student Evaluation
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Nguyen, Trien; Trimarchi, Angela; Williams, Julia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
In the field of second language acquisition, discipline-specific language instruction is becoming widely known as Content and Language Integrated Learning. This method includes any activity that involves teaching a subject in a second language for the purpose of teaching both the subject content and the language. Research has shown that this two…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Economics Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students
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Brown, Majorie Angel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Beginning graduate students who are working in higher education can benefit from establishing a professional development plan designed to enhance leadership capacity. The challenge is to align personal goals with those of the graduate program, yet ensure that collegial socialization and professional competency development occurs. Professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Capacity Building
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Wilson, Jay – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The College of Education Technology Group is a pilot program that supports teacher candidates in developing an understanding of the integration of technology. By engaging teacher candidates with local schools the program is enhancing technology-based learning in the classroom for high school students, especially those from First Nations and other…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Hanson, Cindy; McNeil, Barbara – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper shares insights into how university faculty understand and integrate internationalization and global citizenship ideas into their pedagogical practices. The study worked with a broad base of faculty to come to an understanding of what it means for scholarship to embrace internationalization in teaching and then to explore ways of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, College Faculty, Educational Practices
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Rolheiser, Carol; Evans, Mark; Gambhir, Mira; Broad, Kathy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Since 2002 the Initial Teacher Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, has run a series of professional learning partnership projects between university instructors and K-12 educators. The Inquiry Into Practice Series, based on a collaborative inquiry approach, has strengthened the commitment to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Gadbois, Shannon; Graham, Elizabeth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study examined new faculty members' perceptions and approaches to student supervision and mentoring as related to their own experiences as doctoral students. Previous research has examined the graduate student-supervisor/mentor relationship but has yet to examine its impact on subsequent graduate student practices when they enter academic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Mentors
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Beaubier, Dean M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Student readiness continues to be an issue among the professoriate (Cramer, 2010; Greenberg, 2010; Kelley, 2010). Enrolment growth trends in Canadian universities suggest this concern may remain prevalent for some time (Overall, 2011). At the secondary level, government bodies have developed and implemented policies and standardized assessment…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Standards, College Readiness, Higher Education
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Heath, Sally; McDonald, Jeanette – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This article examines the use and benefits of communities of practice (CoPs) in academic settings. In the 2010-2011 academic year Teaching Support Services at Wilfrid Laurier University introduced four theme-based CoPs for faculty and academic support staff after a successful pilot initiative. This article explores our motivation for focusing our…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Feedback (Response), Reflective Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
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Kruger, Mellissa L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
At the beginning of my academic journey I held the belief that I would learn to teach simply by teaching. To my dismay, I had underestimated the complicated nature of teaching in higher education and gave little consideration to the ways students learn. Feeling overwhelmed by my situation, I began questioning my teaching practices and student…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Inclusion
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Hewlett, Katherine – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This project built upon the AchieveAbility initiative, which develops materials and training for teaching specific learning difference learners in schools and colleges. AchieveAbility devised the concept for the "InCurriculum" Project and brought together a consortium of United Kingdom higher education institutions to deliver the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Learning Disabilities
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Krol, Ed S.; Krol, Lisa M. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
The objective of this paper is to share with other educators a teaching method that was developed to help graduate students, and potentially undergraduate students, understand how to properly reference and cite academic papers. In an attempt to teach rather than reprimand, a new teaching practice was developed for a graduate class at the…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Graduate Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Harde, Roxanne; Haave, Neil – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
This essay synthesizes our roundtable discussion about how to develop a campus culture of undergraduate research. Our discussion began with descriptions of the University of Alberta, Augustana's initiatives: Independent Studies courses, the Student Academic Conference, and summer research assistantships. Common concerns from roundtable…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Essays, Organizational Culture, Educational Practices
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