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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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Camp, Heather – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article explores goal setting as a teacher development practice in higher education. It reports on a study of college teacher goal setting informed by goal setting theory. Analysis of study participants' goal setting practices and their experiences with goal pursuit offers a framework for thinking about the kinds of goals teachers might set…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Higher Education
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Sandell, Elizabeth J.; Tupy, Samantha J. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Teacher preparation programs and accreditation organizations have acknowledged need for educators to demonstrate intercultural knowledge, skills, and abilities. Teacher educators are responding to emphasis in higher education to assure that graduates achieve intercultural competence (NCATE, 2008). This study compared the cultural competency of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Education
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Carmichael, Tami; Norvang, Rebecca – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Technology and social media, often seen as counter productive to student learning, can provide intriguing new ways to extend and enhance learning across international borders. This article explores one successful learning project, based on the Nobel Peace Prize, that connected students from Norway, South Africa, and the United States through…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, Peace, Communities of Practice
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Anderson, Neil O.; Flash, Pamela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Peer review is not included in undergraduate horticultural curricula. Our research objectives in an 8- year study, which ranged from 2000 to 2007 in two sections (2000-2002 non-peer reviewed and 2003-2007 peer-reviewed) of Greenhouse Management students at the University of Minnesota were to determine whether iterative peer reviews would result in…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation, Horticulture