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He, Wenliang; Holton, Amanda; Gu, Hengrui; Warschauer, Mark; Farkas, George – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study assessed the impact of flipped instruction on study effort, exam performance, motivation, and perceived class quality in two sections of an introductory chemistry course. Giving frequent assignments and quizzes provided enough incentive to ensure pre-class study compliance, and flipped instruction did not appreciably increase overall…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Ayish, Nader; Deveci, Tanju – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
While a common refrain among some educators is that many young adults lack personal responsibility for learning, little empirical research exists that examines how tertiary students perceive or operationalize this construct. This research investigated how 124 freshman engineering students perceive responsibility in terms of what responsibility…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Responsibility, Peer Teaching, Active Learning
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Hull, Robert Bruce; Mortimer, Michael; Robertson, David – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Sustainability professionals need cosmopolitan competencies to be successful when working on environmental, social, and governance issues that span cultural and national boundaries. Working professionals often struggle building these competencies because they have limited time for international travel and limited access to international peers.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cultural Awareness, Travel, Foreign Countries
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West, Jane – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Many college students fall into the habit of coming to class unprepared, without having read assigned texts, or having read partially and superficially. As a consequence, they may take a passive stance, discussion can fall flat, and learning can be diminished. This article describes an instructional strategy for engaging students as active…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), College Students, Active Learning
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Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan; Deraney, Philline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study highlights how teaching a research methods course to undergraduate students can be a successful endeavor when active learning is the main method of learning and teaching. In this study, the effectiveness of using active learning in the experimental group to achieve the learning outcomes and final product of a freshman-year writing and…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis
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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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Roberts, Emma; Sayer, Karen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper illustrates a radical course design structured to create active and situated learning in which students participate in communities of practice within the classroom, replicating real-life work situations. This paper illustrates the approach through a People Management module, but the approach is also used across a range of disciplines…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Communities of Practice, Expertise, Classroom Techniques
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Hyun, Jung; Ediger, Ruth; Lee, Donghun – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Studies have shown Active Learning Classrooms [ALCs] help increase student engagement and improve student performance. However, remodeling all traditional classrooms to ALCs entails substantial financial burdens. Thus, an imperative question for institutions of higher education is whether active learning pedagogies can improve learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Learning Processes, Active Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Simonds, Jennifer; Behrens, Ellen; Holzbauer, Jessica – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper presents a case study of a Competency-Based Education Introduction to Psychology course conducted in a small, private, traditional university in the western United States. Two competency-graded sections were offered, one online and one in the classroom. Eleven undergraduate students completed the online section, and 24 students…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Stover, Sheri; Ziswiler, Korrin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Colleges and universities are beginning to invest in active learning (AL) classrooms in an effort to replace the traditional lecture style pedagogy that is frequently used by many professors in higher education (Eagan et al., 2014). This is a quantitative research study conducted at a medium-sized Midwestern university. Students were given the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Steiner, Hillary H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Success in college requires the development of self-regulated learning strategies that move beyond high school skills. First-year students of all ability levels benefit when given instruction in how to use these strategies in an authentic context. This paper presents an instructional method that requires deliberate practice of self-regulated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, College Freshmen, Teaching Methods, Assignments
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Owen, Leanne – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article provides an evaluation of the redesign of a research methods course intended to enhance students' learning for understanding and transfer. Drawing on principles of formative assessment from the existing academic literature, the instructor introduced a number of increasingly complex low-stakes assignments for students to complete prior…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Research Methodology
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Grossman, Gary D.; Richards, Travis – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
We evaluated students' perceptions and reactions to an active learning Karaoke Video project in both a large (104 student) undergraduate class in Natural History of Georgia and a small graduate seminar in Fish Ecology. Undergraduate responses were evaluated with both questionnaires and triangulation interviews and graduate student responses…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Interactive Video, Singing, Music Activities
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McCallum, Shelly; Schultz, Janel; Sellke, Kristen; Spartz, Jason – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Colleges and universities remain attentive to developing and supporting ways to foster student academic success. These efforts have taken on more importance as student success, commonly measured by student learning achievement, has failed to meet expectations. For colleges and universities, the flipped classroom represents a student-centered…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Homework, Undergraduate Students
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Downs, Colleen T.; Wilson, Amy-Leigh – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Large first-year class sizes have resulted in many lecturers adopting coping strategies consisting of direct-transmission mode teaching, reduced practical time, and assessment. Recently several strategies have been implemented in an attempt to improve student participation and active learning; however, these changes have to be facilitated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, College Students
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