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Grimes, Matthew W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The case study approach is one form of problem-based learning (PBL) that results in deeper understanding of content, and it involves pushing students to think beyond the answers appropriate for class (Hmelo-Silver, 2004; Nilson, 2010, 2013). Case studies prompt students to consider the realistic implications of how they use course content in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Course Content, Problem Based Learning
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Kunnari, Irma; Ilomäki, Liisa; Toom, Auli – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Teachers' competence in launching and managing pedagogical change collaboratively is crucial for the continuous development of their work as well as for meaningful student learning. However, research on how teachers can thrive in their profession in the changing higher education environment is limited. This study investigated the experiences of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Self Efficacy, Resilience (Psychology)
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Costin, Yvonne; O'Brien, Michael P.; Slattery, Darina M. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Entrepreneurs need to develop a range of skills to be successful, including skills in decision making, risk management, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Games and simulations are increasingly being used in both academia and business to encourage such skills development. This paper describes a business simulation module whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship
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Abbot, Sophia; Graf, Anne Jumonville; Chatfield, Beverly – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Peer tutoring in undergraduate education can provide many benefits to students and instructors. However, the roles and responsibilities of peer tutors can be complex and varied, even within a single program. In particular, navigating between students and faculty can challenge peer tutors' sense of purpose and role clarity. In order to bring the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Henry, Beverley; Garner, Catherine; Guernon, Ann – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Learning activities to develop interprofessional collaboration align with goals for professional preparation to improve health outcomes. A problem-based case study approach can offer formal and informal learning interactions that promote information exchange and collaborative practice. The purpose of this instructional article was to describe a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Activities, Cooperation, Informal Education
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Culhane, Jennifer; Niewolny, Kim; Clark, Susan; Misyak, Sarah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) called for more interdisciplinary and community-engaged approaches to teaching and learning in the agricultural and life sciences to better respond to the food system challenges of the 21st century. As a result, institutions from across the nation have responded with a number of experiential learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Biological Sciences
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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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Shostya, Anna; Morreale, Joseph C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study contributes to the higher education curriculum development literature by showing how a faculty-led short-term study abroad experience can become the catalyst for student research and offer students an international perspective. The authors analyze students' reflections and provide data collected over the years of taking…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Study Abroad
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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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Ramanayake, Selena; Williams, Cheri – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Despite the increase of English learners in the U.S. and of standards for linguistically responsive teaching practices, teacher education programs often fall short of preparing preservice teachers to teach diverse learners. In this case study, specifically designed to improve a pedagogical course on English language development, the researchers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Observation, Surveys, Interviews
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Lewis, Elise C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Educators in higher education often seek innovative pedagogies to include in their classrooms. This article describes an integrative learning experience and details the planning, implementation, considerations, and benefits of creating a major-specific undergraduate research day. The event created an opportunity for students to gain confidence and…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Muñoz, José A.; Culton, Kenneth R. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article takes the practical inquiry model as an approach to designing a course on social movements that combines self-directed investigation and group discussion as an avenue for deep learning. For the purpose of developing a case study, a guided approach is provided that allows the students to explore theory on their own and make connections…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Case Studies, Social Change, Group Discussion
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Court, Krista; Johnson, Helen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Strong arguments have been forwarded for embedding academic writing development into the UK higher education curriculum and for subject tutors to facilitate this development (Hyland, 2000; Lea & Street, 2006; Monroe, 2003; Wingate, 2006). This small-scale case study explores subject tutors' practices and beliefs with regard to the provision of…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Assignments, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Eddie W. L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The variation theory stems from the concept of phenomenography. Although some applications of the theory can be found, the theory is not well known in the field of education, especially with respect to the teaching of business and management subjects. The aim of this paper is to explore the use of the variation theory for teaching management…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Management Development, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Management
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Gormally, Cara – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Becoming a teacher involves a continual process of identity development and negotiation. Expectations and norms for particular pedagogies impact and inform this development. In inquiry based classes, instructors are expected to act as learning facilitators rather than information providers. For novice inquiry instructors, developing a teacher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teaching Assistants, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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