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Fovet, Frederic; Mole, Heather – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Confronted by the increasingly changing and varied nature of disabilities in higher education (Bowe, 2000; McGuire & Scott, 2002), disability service providers across North America are progressively moving away from targeted remedial assistance focusing on the disabilities of students to a less frontline role involving the sensitization of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Education
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Duenkel, Nicky – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper encourages shifts in praxis to promote the thoughtful inclusion of creativity into higher education assignments in order to broaden and deepen student experience, and offer greater integration between required assignments and the complexity of students' lives. Obstacles to integrating creativity into academia are also briefly explored.…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Creative Activities, Student Surveys, College Faculty
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Bernstein, Lisa – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper introduces a pedagogical approach and strategies for using online resources and interactive media to teach in English about writers and writing from around the world without colonizing or excluding other languages and cultures. First, I explain the context and challenges of teaching world literature: the importance of including diverse…
Descriptors: World Literature, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Gagné, Philippe; Dumont, Laurence; Brunet, Sabine; Boucher, Geneviève – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In this paper, we present a step-by-step guide to implement a curricular alignment project, directed at professional development and student support, and developed in a higher education French as a second language department. We outline best practices and preliminary results from our experience and provide ways to adapt our experience to other…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Cunningham, Natashia; Knorr, Kris; Lock, Pippa E.; Vajoczki, Susan L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study examined some of the factors that influence students' transition from Ontario high school chemistry to university introductory chemistry. The study was a mixed-methods, multi-phase research study carried out by an undergraduate honours thesis student who had experienced some of these transition issues. Students' transition into…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science
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Demenoff, Selena; Genest-Richard, Pascal; Labbé, Jolène; Bourgault, Rébecca; Lewis, Johanna; Robinson, Alannah; Pritz, John; Bell, Cameron; Beach, Laura; Beaupré-Lavallée, Alexandre; Barudin, Jessica; Howard, Ray Charles; Liu, Mimi; Nichols, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In working to build a better, more just future, post-secondary institutions play a crucial role in shaping the students of today and tomorrow. Many institutions already employ a number of innovative programs aimed at broadening students' horizons. We can now look forward to seeing these initiatives grow. As students, we outline our views on some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Haave, Neil; Audet, Doris – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Undergraduate research is one of several high impact educational practices used by educational institutions to increase student engagement and success (Kuh, 2008). Many studies on the impact of undergraduate research have surveyed students or faculty on their personal experience and its influence on students' subsequent degrees and employment…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Student Research, Educational Practices
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Hunt, Gary; Baldwin, Lyn; Tsui, Ernest; Matthews, Les – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In May 2007, the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Science established an ad hoc subcommittee to develop a new student ratings of teaching survey. The final survey, approved by the Faculty in February 2011, includes statements categorized in the dimensions of teaching shown in previous studies to be correlated with student achievement. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Measures (Individuals), College Faculty
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Ballard, Andy – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to share my experiences as the instructor of a full-time, single semester, service-learning capstone course. In this innovative course students already volunteering in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization work in teams to identify community needs and address them using their business skills and knowledge…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Outreach Programs
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Hilke, Michael – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
This essay discusses the effectiveness of a graduate course for physics students, with a course goal to write a publishable article on a modern research topic (graphene). I analyze the tools used to this end, which included Web 2.0 methods, in-class discussions and presentations, as well as extensive peer-review. In addition to producing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Graduate Students, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Van Praagh, Shauna – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
The choices teachers make about both form and content in designing their courses shape students' perceptions of the connection between "real life" and the "classroom." The choice to begin a first-year law course with stories told by residential school survivors provides an example of how to bring "real life" into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, Graduate Study
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Boman, Jennifer; Yeo, Michelle; Matus, Theresa – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
In this article we report the outcomes of a needs assessment administered to new faculty members who were hired within the last four years at Mount Royal University. Our purpose in conducting this needs assessment was to gather information to guide the redevelopment of the institution's support program for new faculty in light of a changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Needs Assessment
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Mainich, Sarah – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
From its earliest times, higher education transcended geographic boundaries so nowadays international students are a significant element of the social and cultural landscape of higher education, but international graduate students form a diverse group with different motivations for study and have become a sizeable segment of the student body in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Academic Persistence
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Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
Over the last 15 years, graduate students applying for academic positions in post-secondary education have increasingly been asked to include a statement of teaching interests, a teaching philosophy, or a teaching dossier with their applications. Even if a potential employer does not request any of these documents, many interviewees are expected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Experience, Educational Philosophy, Job Applicants
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Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Hunts, Holly – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2013
The Montana Indian Education for All (IEFA) Act is an unprecedented reform effort 40 years in the making. In this paper we summarize the IEFA professional development opportunities provided to faculty at a land grant university in the western United States while highlighting a faculty member's personal efforts to integrate IEFA in a culturally…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, State Legislation
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