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Wilton, Lesley; Noël, Tonya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Digital technologies that enhance computer-mediated communications are provoking change in the way educators interact with learners. As online course offerings expand and enrollment numbers increase, the challenges of effective online learning call for innovation and creativity. It is beneficial to introduce activities which establish trust and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
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Williams, Jane – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This study presents a project undertaken to address a potential problem in getting new students to engage with their academic life. In September 2009, a new course design was introduced into the BA (Hons) Education program at the University of Wales, Newport. The course team was keen to ensure this new development did not lead to a fragmentation…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, School Orientation, Information Literacy
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting eLearning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative case study research project in New Zealand. A snapshot of each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning
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Teeter, Christopher; Fenton, Nancy; Nicholson, Karen; Flynn, Terry; Kim, Joseph; McKay, Muriel; O'Shaughnessy, Bridget; Vajoczki, Sue – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Communities of practice are becoming more widespread within higher education, yet little research has explored how these social learning networks can enhance faculty development. The focus of this paper is to describe the first-year experience of a community of practice initiative at McMaster University that was designed to engage groups of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Social Networks
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Eng, Edward; Febria, Catherine – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Students seek unique experiences to obtain and enhance professional development skills and to prepare for future careers. Through the Let's Talk Science Partnership Program (LTSPP), a voluntary science outreach program at University of Toronto Scarborough, students are given the opportunity to continually improve on skills which include: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Skill Development, College Students
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Krug, Kate – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Engaging students while providing them with the necessary linguistic and critical skills as a foundation for further exploration are the principle challenges for those of us who teach disciplinary introductory courses. My own response to this challenge has been to develop and implement what I refer to as the "pedagogy of play." Informed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Play, Manipulative Materials, Educational Principles
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Johnston, Ronald – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, the need for education for sustainable development and global citizenship has recently been emphasised. This emphasis has arguably found its major home in the social studies in higher education. Concurrently, there has been a decline in interest in "the sciences" as evidenced by a reduction in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sustainable Development, Citizenship, Scientific Literacy
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Cassidy, Alice; Lee, Jack – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper describes an introductory workshop, Preparing to be a Peer Reviewer, presented at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to give hands-on practice to faculty members and others in order to provide formative peer review upon request. This workshop, which was designed at the request of a faculty member, is complemented by an Advanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Workshops, Teacher Evaluation
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Longman, David; Green, Kerie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
This paper argues that the emerging post-print digital culture of knowledge creation and dissemination in higher education is even more demanding of effective and committed teaching than hitherto. This may run counter to a widespread view that the digital environment reduces the need for a strong culture of teaching, to be replaced by an…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Smit, Julie; Cavallo-Medved, Dora; Poling, Kirsten – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Do you have an idea for a new activity or laboratory exercise that you would like to incorporate into your course but feel unsure as to how it will be received by your students? This was our concern when developing first-year biology labs for a biology majors' course at University of Windsor. Through a Centred on Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF)…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Course Improvement Projects, Laboratory Training, Laboratory Experiments
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Kanuka, Heather; Braga, John – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
Academics who engage in collegial socialization can benefit in a variety of ways. The challenge, however, is creating a culture which inspires, within a voluntary model, academics to participate in such activities. Teaching development programs have tended to focus on teaching competencies and problem areas through offerings of workshops. It has…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Collegiality, Socialization, Interprofessional Relationship
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Ralph, Edwin G.; Walker, Keith – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
The Adaptive Mentorship (AM) model (formerly called Contextual Supervision) is described and implications are raised for its wider implementation. The researchers derived the AM model from earlier contingency leadership approaches, and during the last two decades, have further refined it. They argue for the transferability of AM, because it may be…
Descriptors: Mentors, Models, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods
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Noel, Tanya – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
While there is a wealth of information and resources for new users of classroom response systems, much is yet to be explored, particularly for experienced instructors hoping to leverage this technology further in support of effective learning. In this paper, I highlight recent literature findings, and suggest some areas for future exploration and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Audience Response Systems
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Kenny, Natasha; Evers, Frederick – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
Over the past two decades, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has received increased attention in academe. Broadly conceptualized as an area which combines the experience of teaching with the scholarship of research, and the dissemination of this knowledge such that the broader academic community can benefit from this scholarly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Scholarship, Teacher Participation
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Strean, William B. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2010
This paper explores a variety of practices and classroom activities that engage the whole student. Grounded in a somatic perspective (from "soma" meaning the body in its wholeness--the integration of thinking, feeling, and acting), the discussion shows how students can be brought fully into learning through movement, music, and…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Motion
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