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Lee, Bridget Kiger; Dawson, Kathryn; Cawthon, Stephanie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The University of Texas at Austin Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program offers a cognitive apprenticeship for graduate students in drama-based pedagogy (DBP) through Drama for Schools (DFS), a professional development program for K-12 educators. This article presents findings from an exploratory case study investigation of graduate students'…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Graduate Students, Drama, Faculty Development
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Burgo, Clara – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Oral history is presented in this article as an interpretative exercise for historical events in a Spanish course for heritage language learners at the university level. Through the interview of a Latino immigrant family, students re-examined the history of their own families and increased their linguistic self-esteem. They were guided to become…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Heritage Education, Spanish, Self Esteem
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Rentmeester, Christy A.; Chapple, Helen S.; Haddad, Amy M.; Stone, John R. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
We describe the development and implementation of an online graduate bioethics program that weaves a theme of health justice throughout the curriculum. Our account relies on a constructionist model of curriculum development and adult teaching and learning theory. Our curriculum draws upon core values of Jesuit higher education, including content…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Justice
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Boss, Ginny Jones; Linder, Chris – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this study, we explored cogenerative dialogue (cogen) as a tool for learner-centered teaching in graduate education. Cogen consists of small group dialogues among instructors and students for the purposes of improving course processes. We engaged cogen during a semester-long, graduate-level campus environments course. Using the theoretical…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Power Structure, Teaching Methods
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Estrada, Fernando; Matthews, Geneva – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this investigation we explored among a U.S. sample of White college students the effect of perceived race-informed culpability--conceptualized as the self-conscious emotions known as White guilt and shame--on two critical multicultural education outcomes: modern prejudicial attitudes and demonstrated anti-racist knowledge. Interaction effects…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, White Students, College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Yamauchi, Lois A.; Taira, Kazufumi; Trevorrow, Tracy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Engagement is related to important student outcomes such as persistence, retention, and grades. It is key to all students' learning, but it may be particularly important for culturally diverse students who may have fewer models and other resources for keeping themselves engaged. As the institutions of higher education become increasingly…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Standards, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Priest, Kerry L.; Saucier, Donald A.; Eiselein, Gregory – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study looked to situated learning (Lave & Wenger, 1991) in order to explore students' participation in the social practices of first-year learning communities. Wenger's (1998) elaboration on "communities of practice" provides insight into how such participation transforms learners. These perspectives frame learning as a…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Student Attitudes
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Williams, David; Whiting, Anita – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Because student engagement is believed to be a predictor of academic achievement, there is significant interest in discovering methods that will improve and increase student engagement at all levels of education. This study investigated the relationship between digital and social media usage and student engagement. In particular, this study sought…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marketing, Learner Engagement, Business Schools
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van Kol, Simone; Rietz, Christian – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Feedback plays an important role in supporting students' learning process. Nonetheless, providing feedback is still rather unusual in higher education. Moreover, research on the design of ideal feedback as well as its effects is rare. In order to contribute to the development of this field, a web-based feedback system was implemented in a lecture…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Yassour-Borochowitz, Dalit; Desivillia, Helena – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Incivility in the classroom is offensive, intimidating, or hostile behavior that interferes with students' ability to learn and instructors' ability to teach. The present study examined incivility in faculty-student relations and presents the findings of a survey conducted in an academic college in Israel. The study was designed to examine three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students, College Faculty
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Ruff, Chloe – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how first-year college students perceive their development of domain identification with, and interest in, their prospective science major during their initial year of college. Four themes emerged from the coding and analysis of interviews with eight first-year science students: Self-Definition…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Identification (Psychology)
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Rubin, Lisa – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
First-year courses prepare students for the transition to, and success in, college. Institutions are interested in assessing student learning outcomes to achieve institutional goals and maintain accreditation. Though it may be difficult to measure student learning and success, colleges aim to assess student learning in the classroom by setting…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Outcomes of Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Achievement
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Burns, Edgar; Tulloch, Ian; Shamsullah, Ardel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Negative "push-back" from a group of first-year undergraduate sociology students during a class discussion of gender and feminism included rejecting personal use of the title Ms. Teaching team members asked themselves: how general is this response among other student groups in the same one-semester subject? A short in-class survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Rovio-Johansson, Airi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this phenomenographic study is to examine students' knowledge progression in a three-year Bachelor program in Business Administration. Theoretical sampling was used to select nine students from a group of 200 university students admitted to the program. The students were interviewed on three occasions: Year 1, after their Management…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Accounting, Longitudinal Studies
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Brail, Shauna – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study evaluates whether students who participate voluntarily in a service-learning activity achieve higher learning outcomes, measured by grades, than students who voluntarily choose not to participate in service learning. Analysis is based on a study of an introductory urban studies course at a large North American research university over a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Research Universities, Introductory Courses
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