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Assaf, Jamal Abdel Fattah Al – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the learning cycle-5 Es model "Bybee" in the development of problem-solving skills and academic achievement in Geography subject in the ninth graders in Jordan. The study consists of 60 students from the University Education Directorate in Amman in the second semester for the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Grade 9, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Shu, Bo; Fan, Fang; Zhu, Xinting – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
In order to stimulate learning interest among university students towards biochemistry and to improve learning outcomes, we performed a 10-week biochemistry Rain Classroom teaching experiment among students majoring in clinical medicine. Rain Classroom is a plug-in for WeChat, a smartphone instant messaging application. Teachers can post teaching…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Anderson, Neil O.; Hoover, Emily; Longo, Bernadette; Ross, Marjorie – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Written scientific communication, such as laboratory reports, are important components of undergraduate education within the sciences. Since most Horticultural Science majors offer lecture- and lab-based courses, students often write laboratory reports for many courses across the curriculum and these reports comprise a large percentage of the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Scientific and Technical Information, Grading
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Ndemo, Zakaria; Zindi, Fred; Mtetwa, David – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This contribution aimed at developing an understanding of student teachers' conceptions of guided discovery teaching approaches. A cross-sectional survey design involving eleven secondary mathematics teachers who had enrolled for an in-service mathematics education degree was used to address the research question: What are undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers
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Shi, Xiuquan; Zhou, Yanna; Wang, Haiyan; Wang, Tao; Nie, Chan; Shi, Shangpeng – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
This paper aims to conduct the SD-CBL (study design with the case based learning, SD-CBL) in Epidemiology teaching and evaluate its effect. Students from five classes were recruited, and a combined comprehensive teaching model of SD-CBL was used in the "Injury Epidemiology" chapter, while other chapters in "Epidemiology"…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Epidemiology, Teaching Models, Instructional Effectiveness
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Fernando, Sithara Y. J. N.; Marikar, Faiz M. M. T. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
Evidence for the teaching involves transmission of knowledge, superiority of guided transmission is explained in the context of our knowledge, but it is also much more that. In this study we have examined General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University's cadet and civilian students' response to constructivist learning theory and participatory…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Breeze, Nick; Barber, Lerverne; Chapman, Val; Beaman-Evans, Charlotte; Beeching, Kelvin – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
The collaborative project UseMyAbility (UMA) sought to reduce discrimination and enhance disabled graduates' employability through equipping them with the skills to match employability skills and attributes. An outcome from the project, completed in 2011, was a web-based tool which gave students advice on how to improve their employability.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
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Mantzourani, Efi; Deslandes, Rhian; Ellis, Laura; Williams, Greg – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Embedding opportunities for undergraduate pharmacy students to move between academic and practice environments is key to transform their perception of patient care and to facilitate learning of the skills required for the changing profession (Smith and Darracott, 2011). An approach adopted by many health care professions to prepare students for…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Clinical Experience
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Cassidy, Simon – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Virtual learning environments (VLE) have become a standard feature of most courses in higher education, offering the potential to facilitate and improve teaching and learning. Whilst there is an implicit assumption that VLEs benefit student learning, much of the evidence originates from direct questioning of students about their satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Student Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students
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Hadgu, Rim Mekonnen; Huynh, Sophia; Gopalan, Chaya – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Lecture capture technology is fairly new and has gained interest among higher institutions, faculty and students alike. Live-lecture (LL) is captured in real-time and this recording, LC, is made available for students to access for later use, whether it be for review purpose or to replace a missed class. Student performance was compared between…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Cheng, Ya-Yun; Chien, Chin-Chen; Wang, Shiow-Jen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This study employs the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking to investigate the effects of accounting and business curriculums on students' verbal and figurative creativity via the Solomon four-group design. The subjects are accounting and business administration students in Taiwan, where these two curriculums are similar to their counterparts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Burder, Ronan L.; Tangalaki, Kathy; Hryciw, Deanne H. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Content based language instruction can assist English as a second language (ESL) students to achieve better learning and teaching outcomes, however, it is primarily used to understand content, and may not help to develop critical analysis skills. Here we describe a pilot study that used a "Socratic" small-group discussion in addition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Biomedicine
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Kirwan, Jeral – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Self-direction in learning is a major topic in the field of adult learning. There has been extensive coverage of the topic by theorists, researchers, and practitioners. However, there have been few studies which look at learner self-direction specifically as a personality trait. The present study addresses the relationship between learner…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Independent Study, Correlation