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Roessingh, Hetty; Chambers, Wendy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011
In this article, we advance a model of project-based learning (PJBL) offering eight guiding principles to support a pragmatic and principled approach to teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We provide a template for structuring PJBL, and we include illustrative exemplars that demonstrate that the ideological mid-ground can…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Projects, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
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Wrenn, Jan; Wrenn, Bruce – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Educators in professional degree programs are charged with multiple responsibilities in the classroom and in practice settings. We apply our professional knowledge in a variety of settings to serve our communities; we reflect on how to improve practice from our experiences in these settings; we observe our students engaging in learning experiences…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Processes, Social Work, Teaching Methods
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Lauer, Thomas; Hendrix, Jon – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2008
In this study, we assessed small and large group discussions and repeated writing assignments with the intent to objectively measure the values of these learning pedagogies. We crafted a model where students researched a question, formulated a written answer, discussed it with their peers, and revised their answers. Then, we did it with repetition…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Student Evaluation, Data Analysis, Writing Skills
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Holliway, David – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2008
This article describes a possible praxis for an undergraduate learning theories course. The philosophies of "a language-based theory of learning" (Wells, 1999), writing across the curriculum (Young, 1994), learner-centered education (Lambert & McCombs, 1998), and critical-thinking (Paul, 1995) are interwoven with the rationale and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Writing Assignments, Writing Across the Curriculum, Course Organization