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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
Bajer-Koulack, Ameena; Csorba, Emerson Thomas; Lee, Kyuwon Rosa; Smrke, Brianna; Smyth, Tristan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In Canadian higher education, students from across the world interact within tight-knit communities, sharing ideas and developing a wealth of soft and disciplinary skills. With many universities playing host to dozens if not hundreds of student groups, the word "leadership" is uttered by students and faculty in hallways, gymnasiums,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Student Attitudes, College Students
Schmidt, Heather; Carocci, Nicole; Gardner, Chris; Serroul, Alicia; Topalovic, Megan – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
We explored student motivations for attending university, including how motivations may change over the course of one's postsecondary career, by conducting semi-structured interviews with 8 upper-year undergraduates. Participants were also asked to reflect back on their own experiences and provide advice for new university students. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Student Motivation, College Attendance, Semi Structured Interviews
Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this paper, I propose a renewed look at how teaching assistants (TAs) are being prepared to fulfill their duties in higher education. I argue that the apprenticeship model of learning that is currently in use be replaced by the more holistic workplace learning approach. Workplace learning theories take into consideration the complexity of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Apprenticeships
Bentley, Danielle C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper describes the inaugural success of implementing Inquiry Guided Learning Projects within a college-level human anatomy and physiology course. In this context, scientific inquiry was used as a means of developing skills required for critical thinking among students. The projects were loosely designed using the Information Search Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Curriculum Implementation
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
Reid, Robin Elizabeth – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Drawing from a research project with the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and from place based curriculum and literature, this paper explores the effectiveness of a student-created half hour walking tour and postcard assignment as a way of deepening student engagement with course content and the local community. The project was designed to engage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assignments, Learner Engagement, School Community Relationship
Kuruganti, Usha – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
As part of the undergraduate curriculum, the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) requires all students to take an undergraduate course in physical activity, health and wellness in their third year of study. This capstone course allows students to integrate concepts from their program regarding physical activity,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Wellness, Surveys
MacNeil, Stephen; Wood, Eileen; Zivcakova, Lucia; Glover, Robyn; Smith, Patrick – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
To support students in an introductory organic chemistry course, scaffolding in the form of weekly Learning Task Inventories (LTIs) were introduced. LTIs are chapter-by-chapter lists of detailed learning tasks students are expected to master during the course. This paper describes efforts to effectively implement LTIs, the effect of differing…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
Prins, Sebastian; Jones, Edward; Lathrop, Anna H. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In recognition that student academic misconduct is a complex issue that requires a holistic and institutional approach, this case study explores the impact of an intervention strategy adopted by the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (comprised of approximately 80 faculty and an average of 3,240 undergraduate students) at Brock University, St.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Ethics, Strategic Planning
Fox, Joanne; Birol, Gülnur; Han, Andrea; Cassidy, Alice; Nakonechny, Joanne; Berger, Jim; Peacock, Simon; Samuels, Lacey – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
The First Year Seminar in Science (SCIE113) was developed during 2009/2010 academic year through an exemplary collaboration between faculty, administrators and educational support staff in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). SCIE113 reflects the vision and values of the Faculty of Science and UBC by offering an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, First Year Seminars, Educational Experience
Berdahl, Loleen – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Although student involvement in research and inquiry can advance undergraduate learning, there are limited opportunities for undergraduate students to be directly involved in social science research. Social science faculty members typically work outside of laboratory settings, with the limited research assistance work being completed by graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Social Science Research
Frost, Gail; Connolly, Maureen; Lappano, Elyse – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
Our service learning research includes assessment of reflective assignments done by students who apply theoretical knowledge in practical, real-life contexts by working with actual clients. For many of these students our classes are a departure from traditional forms of learning, and a challenge to their ability to apply what they know in often…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Journal Writing
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Hare, Andrew Francis – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
It is surprising to students to learn that a natural combination of simple functions, the function sin(1/x), exhibits behaviour that is a great challenge to visualize. When x is large the function is relatively easy to draw; as x gets smaller the function begins to behave in an increasingly wild manner. The sin(1/x) function can serve as one of…
Descriptors: Visualization, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Models
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Simmons, Nicola – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Graduate students use existing knowledge and are ultimately expected to add to that knowledge. Students in a Masters of Education entry course were asked to find a Wikipedia page related to the course topics, critique it, and make improvements to it to begin to develop these skills. In this paper, I examine ways in which their perspectives were…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Criticism, Graduate Students, Electronic Publishing
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