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Silva, Gláucia V.; Macián, Janice L.; Mejía-Gómez, Magdalena – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This paper describes a peer-mentoring program in a large language department. Experienced Teaching Associates (TAs) served as peer mentors to novice TAs, providing the type of individualized guidance that new TAs need. The peer mentoring model has several advantages over the supervision-only model, including one-on-one help, multiple classroom…
Descriptors: Mentors, Second Language Programs, Peer Teaching, Individualized Instruction
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Cerbin, William; Kopp, Bryan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This paper proposes a model for building pedagogical knowledge and improving teaching based on the practice of lesson study. In lesson study a small group of instructors jointly designs, teaches, studies and refines a single class lesson called a research lesson. We describe how college teachers can do lesson study in their classrooms. We explore…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Instructional Improvement, Models, Lesson Plans
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Ball, Tamara; Wells, Gordon – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
Teaching a course entitled "Introduction to Theories of Education" requires that one practice what one is preaching. We describe an attempt to organize and provide undergraduates enrolled in an introductory course of 300+ students, with a viable, yet more collaborative and "product-based" alternative to the familiar lecture and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Aronson, Keith R. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
Prevention science, like service learning, is a relatively young field. However, in a short period of time, prevention has made significant progress in its scientific maturation, while SL research has lagged behind. Prevention science has made rapid progress because of its recognition of a multistage research cycle, reliance on interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Prevention, Research, Research Methodology
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Mulvihill, Thalia M.; Swaminathan, Raji – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This paper examines some of the dominant discourses related to poverty and education such as those offered by the prominent political ideologies, those presented by educators who write about poverty, those embedded in popular culture, and those surrounding current teacher education curricula. Furthermore, this study evaluates the impact these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Poverty, Discourse Analysis, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Peters, Theodore; McHugh, Mary Ann; Sendall, Patricia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
With businesses struggling for resources during economic downturns, traditional business student internships were becoming more difficult to develop. One business school extended its experiential learning opportunities with specific management projects in community small business, healthcare, education, and non-profit organizations. The on-campus…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Economic Climate, Business Administration Education, Human Resources
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Lin, Huifen; Dwyer, Francis; Swain, Jeff – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of advance organizers and audio narrations used to complement animated instruction on tests measuring different educational objectives. One hundred forty-one participants were randomly assigned to five treatment groups, received their respective instructional presentation and completed four…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Animation, Educational Objectives
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Watson, Sandy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This study explored the benefits and limitations of mentoring relationships between pre-service and practicing K-12 teachers. Thirteen pre-service education students at a university in the southeastern United States and 17 practicing teachers from four states participated. The student participants were in their senior year in a teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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