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Lewis, Elise C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Educators in higher education often seek innovative pedagogies to include in their classrooms. This article describes an integrative learning experience and details the planning, implementation, considerations, and benefits of creating a major-specific undergraduate research day. The event created an opportunity for students to gain confidence and…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Turner, Windi D.; Solis, Oscar J.; Kincade, Doris H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In response to the diverse needs of individual students--their unique abilities, interests, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds--K-12 teachers have been using differentiated instruction, supported by research, for decades. While positive results have been shown in K-12 education, the literature to support differentiated instruction in higher…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Research Universities, Instructional Innovation
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Bickerstaff, Susan; Barragan, Melissa; Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Confidence and related constructs such as self-efficacy have been previously identified as important to college student persistence and performance (e.g., Cox, 2009; Wood & Turner, 2011), but existing research gives little indication of how confidence is shaped by students' day-to-day interactions in class and on campus. Using data from nearly…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Attitude Change
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Herring, Tina; Morrison, Ann; Young, Kathryn; Kleinfeld, Elizabeth; MacDonald, Lunden – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Post-secondary education remains mostly inaccessible to non-traditional students. Many colleges do not have the proper resources or programs to effectively support a wide variety of learners who all present with different educational challenges and needs. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) promotes diverse teaching methods to benefit all…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices, Access to Education, Best Practices
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Reifenberg, Steve; Long, Sean – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Many graduate programs for professionals (public policy, public administration, business, international affairs, and others) use client-based experiential learning projects, often termed "capstones," in which students combine theory and practice to benefit an outside client. Increasingly, undergraduate programs use client-based capstones…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Problem Solving
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McMillan, Libba Reed; Burrus, Embry; Willis, Laura; Grabowsky, Adelia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The fast-paced nature of the healthcare setting, coupled with the number of allied professionals involved, demands accurate and concise written communication. It is imperative that written communication between nursing and allied professionals be clear to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided and that patient safety is maintained.…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Coffman, Karie; Putman, Paul; Adkisson, Anthony; Kriner, Bridget; Monaghan, Catherine – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This qualitative study examined the identity of doctoral students in their quest to become scholars. The research question asked: What impact did a Community of Practice have on the doctoral students? The findings illustrated that on the journey the participants struggled to integrate multiple identities and roles. They also refined their…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Expertise
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Baeten, Marlies; Simons, Mathea – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study investigates team teaching between student teachers and mentors during student teachers' field experiences. A systematic literature search was conducted, which resulted into a narrative review. Three team teaching models could be distinguished: (1) the co-planning and co-evaluation model, (2) the assistant teaching model, and (3) the…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Mentors, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Muñoz, José A.; Culton, Kenneth R. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article takes the practical inquiry model as an approach to designing a course on social movements that combines self-directed investigation and group discussion as an avenue for deep learning. For the purpose of developing a case study, a guided approach is provided that allows the students to explore theory on their own and make connections…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Case Studies, Social Change, Group Discussion
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Choy, S. Chee; Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Sedhu, Daljeet Singh – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The development of the 21-item Learner Awareness Levels Questionnaire (LALQ) was carried out using data from three separate studies. The LALQ is a self-reporting questionnaire assessing how and why students learn. Study 1 refined the initial pool of items to 21 using exploratory factor analysis. In Study 2, the analysis showed evidence for a…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Higher Education, College Students, Factor Analysis
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Earley, Mark – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The flipped, or inverted, classroom has gained popularity in a variety of fields and at a variety of educational levels, from K-12 through higher education. This paper describes the author's positive experience flipping a graduate qualitative research methods classroom. After a review of the current literature on flipped classrooms in higher…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Technology Uses in Education
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Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
How a student conceives the nature of a subject they study affects the approach they take to that study and ultimately their learning outcome. This conception is shaped by prior experience with the subject and has a lasting impact on the student's learning. For subsequent education to be effective, an instructor must link the current topic to the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Court, Krista; Johnson, Helen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Strong arguments have been forwarded for embedding academic writing development into the UK higher education curriculum and for subject tutors to facilitate this development (Hyland, 2000; Lea & Street, 2006; Monroe, 2003; Wingate, 2006). This small-scale case study explores subject tutors' practices and beliefs with regard to the provision of…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Assignments, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Hoops, Leah D.; Yu, Shirley L.; Wang, Qianqian; Hollyer, Virginia L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Promoting students' self-regulated learning (SRL) is one way to improve postsecondary student success. However, few studies have investigated the instructional practices of postsecondary instructors that may support students' SRL. This study sought to fill this gap. An undergraduate mathematics course was observed to determine instruction utilized…
Descriptors: Motivation, Educational Practices, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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De Pedro, Kris Tunac; Jackson, Christopher; Campbell, Erin; Gilley, Jade; Ciarelli, Brock – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The Lawrence King murder and other tragedies surrounding transgender youth have prompted a national discussion about the need for schools to be more supportive and inclusive of transgender students. In this multi-authored reflection, the authors describe a series of three introductory activities in an undergraduate educational studies course aimed…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Sexual Identity, Violence
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