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Francisco, Janet – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This case study started when I noticed that my ESL (English as a Second Language) students from all over the world had a hard time not only adjusting their writing/textual production to the language but also to the organizational structures of the paragraph I was presenting to them in my intermediate writing class. Considering that my students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Mthethwa-Sommers, Shirley – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This article is based on a case study exploring the effectiveness of inquiry-based method of teaching to reduce levels of student resistance to diversity issues and increase students' willingness to become activists. The case study draws from a one-year action research conducted in a Foundations of Education class. Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foundations of Education, Inquiry, Case Studies
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Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
The performing arts studio is a highly complex learning setting, and assessing student outcomes relative to reliable and valid standards has presented challenges to this teaching and learning method. Building from the general international higher education literature, this article illustrates details, processes, and solutions, drawing on…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Literature, Musical Instruments
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Sinclair, Anne – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
The purpose of this case study was to explore the experiences of participants (practicing teachers) involved in an online course entitled: "Reflective Practice for Teachers." Using a provocative pedagogy in the course, the teachers were challenged to confront beliefs and assumptions about teaching and learning and become active participants in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Focus Groups, Online Courses, Cognitive Processes
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Schlitz, Stephanie A.; O'Connor, Margaret; Pang, Yanhui; Stryker, Deborah; Markell, Stephen; Krupp, Ethan; Byers, Celina; Jones, Sheila Dove; Redfern, Alicia King – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This article describes how a diverse, interdisciplinary team of faculty formed a topic-based faculty learning community. Following an introduction to faculty learning communities and a brief discussion of their benefit to faculty engaged in the process of adopting new technology, we explain how our team, through a competitive mini-grant…
Descriptors: Training, Educational Technology, Internet, Faculty Development
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Dees, David M.; Ingram, Albert; Kovalik, Cindy; Allen-Huffman, Mary; McClelland, Averil; Justice, Lisbeth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
College teaching is a complex endeavor, which can be difficult to understand. Teacher reflection has become one means of comprehending the intricacies associated with teaching and learning. An abundant literature base examines individual elements of teaching, but looking at individual elements may encourage reflection on just a part of the…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Reflective Teaching, Higher Education, Models