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Bucci, Linda; Trantham, Sidney – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
The integration of co-teaching across disciplines in higher education is an approach that enhances the learning experience for both students and faculty. The process of examining material from the perspective of two disciplines contributes to critical thinking skills beyond traditional pedagogical approaches. This article presents a model for…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching, Undergraduate Study, Best Practices
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Fleishman, Melissa – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article presents a retrospective understanding of self-study by re-living a study abroad experience through critical reflection. It will explain and clarify how reflection and self-study of the personal experiences of a graduate student can enhance the meaning of inclusion. This paper begins with a brief conceptualization of self-study,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Study Abroad, Inclusion, Reflection
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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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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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Hughes, Jacqueline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Teacher education and the teaching profession are adapting to innovative methods to ensure the professional longevity and effectiveness of those who become educators. This is particularly important because of the early, and sometimes abrupt, exit of beginning teachers from the profession. Clearly, to mitigate such early exodus from the profession,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Field Experience Programs, Beginning Teachers
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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