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Vasquez-Colina, Maria D.; Maslin-Ostrowski, Pat; Baba, Suria – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study used qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate challenges of learning and teaching research methods by examining graduate students' use of collaborative technology (i.e., digital tools that enable collaboration and information seeking such as software and social media) and students' computer self-efficacy. We conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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Darabi, Aubteen; Arrington, Thomas Logan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
As students graduate and enter the workforce, they face the job market's demand for critical thinking (CT) skills. The demand is caused by the market's increasing need for providing professional services that require performing complex tasks. In response to this demand, institutions of higher education are expected to prepare their graduate…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Critical Thinking, Graduate Students, Systems Approach
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Bolton, Elizabeth B.; Brennan, M. A.; Terry, Bryan D. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This article highlights how undergraduate students implemented inquiry-based learning strategies to learn how nonprofit organizations utilize volunteers. In inquiry-based learning, students begin with a problem or question with some degree of focus or structure provided by the professor. The student inquiry showcased in this article was based on a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Watson, Sandy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This study explored the benefits and limitations of mentoring relationships between pre-service and practicing K-12 teachers. Thirteen pre-service education students at a university in the southeastern United States and 17 practicing teachers from four states participated. The student participants were in their senior year in a teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs