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deLuse, Stephanie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Every class has a first day, yet many professors only read the syllabus to students rather than more intentionally leveraging the day to set up understandings that enhance learning and classroom management. Logic, experience, and research indicate that it is not just content expertise that matters to student experience and learning: it is also the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Experience, Learning Experience, Classroom Environment
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Herring, Tina; Morrison, Ann; Young, Kathryn; Kleinfeld, Elizabeth; MacDonald, Lunden – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Post-secondary education remains mostly inaccessible to non-traditional students. Many colleges do not have the proper resources or programs to effectively support a wide variety of learners who all present with different educational challenges and needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) promotes diverse teaching methods to benefit all…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices, Access to Education, Best Practices
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McQueeney, Krista – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article presents a critical media literacy technique for teaching about the social construction of terrorism. In a post-9/11 context where the human rights of Arabs and Muslims in the United States and overseas are threatened by drone attacks, profiling, detentions, and hate crimes, educators must not shy away from this issue. I use visual…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Islam, Arabs, Muslims
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Gopal, Anita – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
The need to effectively prepare faculty to teach in a cross-cultural environment has become imperative in the context of globalizing higher education (Deardorff, 2009; Verbik, 2007). Many higher education institutions around the world have internationalized their degrees and programs, and they have established foreign branch campuses to provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Crose, Brian – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
The number of students studying abroad is continuing to grow, which allows for intercultural learning to take place while forming cross-cultural relationships. This intercultural understanding plays a vital role as businesses begin operating in the global marketplace where cross-cultural relationships and understanding are needed. International…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Starcher, Keith; Proffitt, Dennis – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Reasons are examined as to why students are reluctant to complete assigned textbook readings on a timely basis. Prior research suggested that lack of student motivation, lack of student knowledge of effective study habits, competing demands on student time, and lack of congruency between student objectives for the course and professor objectives…
Descriptors: College Students, Textbooks, Reading Assignments, Low Achievement
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Simpson, Kevin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
How widespread is the use of personal self-disclosure by faculty in the college classroom? Employing a national survey of teaching faculty within liberal arts schools and smaller colleges and universities, the incidence of self-reported faculty self-disclosure was investigated. Teachers (n = 430) provided responses reflecting the content and…
Descriptors: Class Size, Teaching Experience, Liberal Arts, College Faculty
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Choy, S. Chee; Cheah, Phaik Kin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
The concept of critical thinking was featured in taxonomies a few decades ago. Critical thinking is a complex process that requires higher levels of cognitive skills in the processing of information. The teachers' perceptions of critical thinking among students influence their behaviors in the classroom. It has been found that teachers perceive…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Classification
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Rose, Linda P. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Many instructors teach courses that prepare students to do research individually or in teams. These instructors also supervise their students' research projects. Continuous and systematic use of action research principles can help instructors prepare for problems that may develop when students encounter unfamiliar issues at research sites due to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Research Projects
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Hou, Su-I – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
While there are recognized and demonstrated benefits of service learning for student outcomes, challenges professors may face using such approach for competency-based teaching have seldom been discussed. This paper describes the integration of service-learning pedagogy in teaching a project-based course on program planning to new Masters of Public…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Public Health, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Development
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Keebaugh, Alaine; Darrow, Lyndsey; Tan, David; Jamerson, Heather – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Previous research has highlighted the effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in multiple disciplinary settings, including medicine, teacher education, business, allied health, and the social sciences. Yet interdisciplinary educators have very little information about how to implement PBL in classrooms where multiple disciplines are…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Sciences, Problem Based Learning
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Community engagement has been used for many years to enhance and strengthen teacher education courses, preparing student teachers with real life learning experiences as they work with community groups in mutually beneficial projects. This research examines a community engagement project that involved 13 undergraduate creative arts students who…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Skills, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Wagenheim, Gary; Clark, Robert; Crispo, Alexander W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2008
The goal of this paper is to examine how our personal pursuits--hobbies, activities, interests, and sports--can serve as a metaphor to reflect who we are in our teaching practice. This paper explores the notion that our favorite personal pursuits serve as metaphorical mirrors to reveal deeper assumptions we hold about the skills, values, and…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Reflection