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McLaren, Ingrid – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Situated within the CID (Communication in the Disciplines) theoretical framework that promotes the focus of communication instruction on the oral genre standards of effectiveness, and employing a transdisciplinary approach, the current study explores science students' attitudes and motivation concerning an oral skills development (OSD)…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Intervention, Student Attitudes
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Meluch, Andrea; Starcher, Shawn – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine whether instructor disclosures of personal communication apprehension in the public speaking classroom are beneficial to students as they manage their own nervousness related to public speaking. Participants (N = 233) in the present study included students enrolled in public speaking courses at a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer), Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bialowas, Anne; Steimel, Sarah – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Online courses are becoming more common at institutions of higher education, yet teaching online creates many challenges, including how to foster instructor immediacy in the online learning environment. Student feedback on audio and video teaching techniques were collected in two undergraduate online classes. Students thought that using video in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior, Online Courses
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Ayish, Nader; Deveci, Tanju – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
While a common refrain among some educators is that many young adults lack personal responsibility for learning, little empirical research exists that examines how tertiary students perceive or operationalize this construct. This research investigated how 124 freshman engineering students perceive responsibility in terms of what responsibility…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Responsibility, Peer Teaching, Active Learning
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O'Hara, Laura; Lower-Hoppe, Leeann; Mulvihill, Thalia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
In universities all over the world, academics are compelled to increase the quality and quantity of their own research while also attempting to mentor a new generation of scholars. In this work we explore literature surrounding significant issues in higher education affecting faculty mentors of graduate students who are themselves engaged in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Writing for Publication, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hull, Robert Bruce; Mortimer, Michael; Robertson, David – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Sustainability professionals need cosmopolitan competencies to be successful when working on environmental, social, and governance issues that span cultural and national boundaries. Working professionals often struggle building these competencies because they have limited time for international travel and limited access to international peers.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cultural Awareness, Travel, Foreign Countries
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Kalas, Pam; Raisinghani, Latika – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Teaching and learning of many undergraduate science courses often remains confined within the boundaries of classrooms rendering learning of these subjects irrelevant and detached from students' lived experiences. Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) is one way to address this issue. This paper reports the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning
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Abdelsamea, Mohammed Abdelhady; Bart, William – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Although there is a robust body of research that has addressed the psychometric properties of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) in different populations, no study has yet investigated the factor structure and congeneric reliability of the Arabic version of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, 2nd edition (LASSI-II) among…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Undergraduate Students, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Lin, Xi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As the number of enrolled international ESL students in the US institutions increases rapidly, it is important to understand these students' goal orientations and learning strategies in order to help them achieve the academic goals. Therefore, this study examines the relationship between achievement goal orientations and self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Corcoran, Lynn; Exner-Cortens, Deinera; Wells, Lana – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Advancing Healthy and Socially Just Schools and Communities is a four-course graduate certificate program collaboratively developed by an interdisciplinary team comprised of faculty from the fields of Social Work and Education at a Canadian university. The aim of this program is to facilitate systems-level change through enhancing the knowledge…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Child Health, Violence
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Flammia, Madelyn; Sadri, Houman; Mejia, Cynthia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe an internationalization project that was developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida to provide faculty across the disciplines with assignments they can use to foster the development of their students' global competency. After describing the project and the series of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Competence
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McCleary, Daniel F.; McCreary, Brittany; Coles, Jeremy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
We examined how predictive pre-course knowledge, critical thinking, attendance, course credit, and exam grades are of in-class participation. The association between exam performance and pre-course knowledge, critical thinking, participation, course credit, and attendance was also investigated. A two-level hierarchical linear model was used to…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Intervention, Prior Learning, Critical Thinking
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Ocean, Mia; Thompson, Carrie; Allen, Robbie; Lyman, Keston S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Textbook prices have increased exponentially in recent years, prompting educators to investigate the usefulness of alternative sources for course readings. This is particularly important for community college students who are more likely to be low-income and less likely to complete their educational credentials. Despite this need, there is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Open Educational Resources, Student Attitudes
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer; Dixon, Pamela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article describes an interdisciplinary teaching experience between two faculty members in an MBA course on global leadership. Critical systems thinking theory informed course design and activities. Detailed pedagogy, course competency assessment, and personal reflections are included. Faculty used quantitative and qualitative measures to…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Leadership, Global Approach, Pretests Posttests
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Neville, Kathleen M.; Parker, Tara L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This phenomenological study examined the perceptions and experiences of 22 traditional aged students when their African American faculty used "accessibility cues" in the classroom. Examples of "cues" include; encouraging students to actively participate in class, evaluate an assignment, or share personal experiences related to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Cues, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes
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