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Peltola, Arlene – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A recent (2015) study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Managers concluded that nearly half of US employers, across industries, believe recent college graduates to be lacking in requisite competencies for communication, broadly, and writing, in particular. This paper describes an advanced writing course in public relations that seeks to…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Advanced Courses
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Gair, Marina – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Drawing on four years of anecdotal data and student feedback on course evaluations, this paper provides a retrospective account of the author's experience with teacher candidates in an elementary writing instruction course as first-time authors of children's books, in particular focusing on a writing workshop approach as an effective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Authors, Writing Workshops, Feedback (Response)
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Saint-Louis, Nicole; Seth, Naveen; Fuller, Karla Smith – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article explores the design and implementation of the curriculum for City Seminar, an integrated course in the first-year experience at a new community college. This interdisciplinary course focuses on a critical issue that provides content and context for quantitative reasoning (QR), reading, and writing (RW) to strengthen students'…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation
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Desrochers, Marcie N.; Fink, Herbert C.; Thomas, Andrea; Kimmerling, Joe; Tung, Wendy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Alternatives to a solitary testing format can involve students working in teams to arrive at the correct answer. We compared two group assessment methods, cooperative and competitive, to a solitary testing approach. In most comparisons examining the undergraduate respondents' (N = 77) performance, the two group-testing methods were equivalent.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Alternative Assessment, Group Testing