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Njoku, Anuli; Wakeel, Fathima; Reger, Michael; Jadhav, Emmanuel; Rowan, Julie – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Rural communities, compared with their urban counterparts, have higher rates of disease and adverse health conditions, fueling disparities in health outcomes. This encourages the need for effective curricula to engage students and enable them to address such disparate health outcomes as imminent health professionals. Incorporating learner-centered…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Public Health, College Faculty, Instructional Design
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Ross, Karen; Dennis, Barbara; Zhao, Pengfei; Li, Peiwei – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
We are in an era that calls for increasing "training" in educational research methodologies. When the National Research Council (2004) calls for training in educational research that is "rigorous" and "relevant," the focus strongly emphasizes WHAT should be taught instead of WHO is being engaged in the learning.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Jakobsen, Krisztina V.; Knetemann, Megan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Current educational practices and cognitive-developmental theories emphasize the importance of active participation in the learning environment, and they suggest that the first, and arguably most important, step to creating a better learning environment is to make learning an active and reciprocal process. Flipped classrooms, in which students…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hyun, Jung; Ediger, Ruth; Lee, Donghun – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Studies have shown Active Learning Classrooms [ALCs] help increase student engagement and improve student performance. However, remodeling all traditional classrooms to ALCs entails substantial financial burdens. Thus, an imperative question for institutions of higher education is whether active learning pedagogies can improve learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Learning Processes, Active Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Jaster, Robert W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Each year about half a million students fail to make planned academic progress due to college algebra, hence the need for researchers to find ways of improving the quality of instruction in the course. Recent research suggests that flipping college algebra to allow time for active learning in the classroom may improve student performance. Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Scott, Sally; McGuire, Joan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Universal Design applied to college instruction has evolved and rapidly spread on an international scale. Diffusion of Innovation theory is described and used to identify patterns of change in this trend. Implications and strategies are discussed for promoting this inclusive approach to teaching in higher education.
Descriptors: College Instruction, Access to Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Rojas, Ronald – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The literature on how a team leader emerges during the initial stages of a team formation presents a divergent landscape of possibilities. Most of the approaches focus on attributes, personality types, the influence of social tendencies, or relational capabilities. Yet these different theories and models suggest that many questions remain on this…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Teamwork, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Maben, Sarah; Helvie-Mason, Lora – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Two professors share how they combined Web 2.0, multicultural themes, and undergraduate research in a first-year seminar. The professors explain the "perfect storm" of a project in which undergraduate students collected and analyzed tweets from advocates for various multicultural causes to produce their first collegiate research project.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web 2.0 Technologies, First Year Seminars, Qualitative Research
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Gomez-Lanier, Lilia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Experiential education programs, such as international and domestic study tours, bridge the limitations of formal learning classroom by allowing students to experience reality in a new learning dimension. This mixed-methods study explores experiential learning during a domestic interior design study tour to New York City and an international…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Tourism, Mixed Methods Research, Clothing
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Haynes, Chayla – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
An investigation of the literature revealed that racial consciousness and the behaviors of White faculty in the classroom appeared linked. A conceptual framework, Racial Consciousness and Its Influence on the Behaviors of White Faculty in the Classroom, was subsequently developed and tested in this constructivist grounded theory study. Findings…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Jenkins, J. Jacob; Clarke, Tracylee – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Educators have long recognized the value and import of class journaling. Traditional approaches to journaling, however, only engage students in one mode of communicative expression while allowing them to procrastinate in writing their entries. Typical journals are also read exclusively by the instructor, which overlooks the opportunity for…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Journal Writing, Teaching Methods, Learning Theories
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Pilotti, Maura; Anderson, Stephanie; Hardy, Pamela; Murphy, Pamela; Vincent, Pamela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationships among measures of student engagement, instructor engagement, student performance, and properties of the online classroom. The authors assessed behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement of students and instructors in asynchronous discussion forums and collected measures of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Class Size, Correlation
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Camp, Heather – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article explores goal setting as a teacher development practice in higher education. It reports on a study of college teacher goal setting informed by goal setting theory. Analysis of study participants' goal setting practices and their experiences with goal pursuit offers a framework for thinking about the kinds of goals teachers might set…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Higher Education
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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