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Bialowas, Anne; Steimel, Sarah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Online courses are becoming more common at institutions of higher education, yet teaching online creates many challenges, including how to foster instructor immediacy in the online learning environment. Student feedback on audio and video teaching techniques were collected in two undergraduate online classes. Students thought that using video in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior, Online Courses
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Kalas, Pam; Raisinghani, Latika – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Teaching and learning of many undergraduate science courses often remains confined within the boundaries of classrooms rendering learning of these subjects irrelevant and detached from students' lived experiences. Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) is one way to address this issue. This paper reports the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning
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Abdelsamea, Mohammed Abdelhady; Bart, William – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Although there is a robust body of research that has addressed the psychometric properties of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) in different populations, no study has yet investigated the factor structure and congeneric reliability of the Arabic version of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, 2nd edition (LASSI-II) among…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Undergraduate Students, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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McCleary, Daniel F.; McCreary, Brittany; Coles, Jeremy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
We examined how predictive pre-course knowledge, critical thinking, attendance, course credit, and exam grades are of in-class participation. The association between exam performance and pre-course knowledge, critical thinking, participation, course credit, and attendance was also investigated. A two-level hierarchical linear model was used to…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Intervention, Prior Learning, Critical Thinking
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Tahir, Khazima – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of transformational teaching practices in learning and teaching of English as a second language in Pakistan. The study examined student descriptions about professorial charisma, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration in bachelor English programs, as well as how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Transformative Learning
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Banks, Brea M.; D'Santiago-Eastman, Verenice – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Underrepresentation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the field of psychology is a well-documented concern, as identified gaps directly impact individuals served (Rogers & Molina, 2006; Zhang & Katsiyannis, 2002). This pilot examination evaluated a task force that sought to address this deficit through targeting the recruitment…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Recruitment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Study
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Smith, Tamarah; Smith, Samantha – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The Research Methods Skills Assessment (RMSA) was created to measure psychology majors' statistics knowledge and skills. The American Psychological Association's Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology (APA, 2007, 2013) served as a framework for development. Results from a Rasch analysis with data from n = 330 undergraduates showed…
Descriptors: Psychology, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Item Response Theory
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Pisarik, Christopher; Whelchel, Taylor – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study examined academic relevance from the perspective of college students. A qualitative focus group method was used to explore how students perceived the applicability and usefulness of their academic courses and coursework. Two focus groups of college students (N = 22) with varied class rank and academic majors were conducted. Data…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Class Rank
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Neal, Kathleen B.; Amendola, Natasha; Jeske, Diana Marie; Martorana, Rosa; Smith, Erin G.; Joyce, Stephen J.; Baudinette, Samuel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The design of assessment in undergraduate history courses, as university populations grow and change, must adapt to meet and serve a range of new pedagogical imperatives and student constituencies in order to ensure both disciplinary integrity and the development of employability skills transferable to work in other fields. In delivering an…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Abbot, Sophia; Graf, Anne Jumonville; Chatfield, Beverly – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Peer tutoring in undergraduate education can provide many benefits to students and instructors. However, the roles and responsibilities of peer tutors can be complex and varied, even within a single program. In particular, navigating between students and faculty can challenge peer tutors' sense of purpose and role clarity. In order to bring the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Allnock, Debra – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Learning child protection requires more of students than simply understanding 'what to do' in legislative and policy terms. Students must reflect on their implicit belief systems to effectively respond to child protection concerns as future professionals. This is an instructional article describing a scenario-based survey methodology to increase…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Studies, Child Safety, Undergraduate Students
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Masland, Lindsay; Gizdarska, Simona – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Existing research on student acceptance of the flipped classroom in higher education is somewhat equivocal: some students appreciate the opportunities for active learning that a flipped classroom affords, whereas others expect their learning to occur via in-class lectures. The current study sought to disentangle some of these mixed results by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Blended Learning
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Mussetta, Mariana; Vartalatis, Andrea – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The process toward academic literacy aims at developing academic reading and writing together with higher academic competences of increasing relevance for undergraduate students as future teachers and researchers. Such a process is even more complex in ELT vocational courses where non-English speaking trainees study English as a system while they…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Assignments, Data, Decision Making
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Mandeville, David; Perks, Lisa; Benes, Sarah; Poloskey, Leah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop a concise composite measure of mindset and intellectual development in order to inform pedagogical strategies to support students' intellectual growth. A development sample of undergraduate students (n = 295) completed the 37-item pilot Mindset and Intellectual Development Scale (MINDS). The dataset was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Intellectual Development, Student Attitudes
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Copeland, Susan; Furlong, Michelle; Boroson, Bram – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Since the advent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, first in K-12 and now in college curricula, many variants of STEM have arisen to include other disciplines in developing cross-disciplinary literacy among students. This paper briefly defines our own variant STE[A]M branch within the context of cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Fiction
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