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Gebre, Engida; Saroyan, Alenoush; Aulls, Mark W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This paper examined professors' conceptions of effective teaching in the context of a course they were teaching in active learning classrooms and how the conceptions related to the perceived role and use of computers in their teaching. We interviewed 13 professors who were teaching in active learning classrooms in winter 2011 in a large research…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
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Samples, Jerry W.; Copeland, Susan E. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The literature on teaching is replete with definitions and examples of good teaching. They include the traits and characteristics of the best instructors, teachers, and professors. In recent years, the literature included the impact of teaching on the student learner, thus coming full circle, from teacher to learner. The literature provides good…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices, Instructional Development
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Kendall, K. Denise; Schussler, Elisabeth E. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Undergraduates often use single words to describe their instructors, including "boring," "enthusiastic," and "organized," but what instructional behaviors cause students to use these words? This study utilized interviews and an online survey to ask students to translate commonly used instructor descriptions into their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Undergraduate Students
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Allan, Jo; Clarke, Karen; Jopling, Michael – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This article reports on a piece of research designed to explore students' perceptions of what constitutes effective teaching in a modern UK university. Definitions of effectiveness, based on work in both the schools and university sectors, are explored and summarized into four domains: providing a supportive learning environment; having high…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups