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Larwin, Karen H.; Larwin, David A.; Gorman, Jennifer – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Researchers have explored many pedagogical approaches in an effort to assist students in finding understanding and comfort in required statistics courses. This study investigates the impact of mnemonic aids used during tests on students' statistics course performance in particular. In addition, the present study explores several hypotheses that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mnemonics, Statistics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nemetz, Patricia L. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
As educators consider using social networking sites, like Facebook, for educational innovations, they must be aware of possible vulnerabilities associated with the blurring of social and professional boundaries. This research uses social domain theory to examine how students rate the appropriateness of various faculty postings, behaviors, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Social Theories, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Dong-gook; Park, Chongwoo – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
A classroom response system (CRS) involves the use of remote devices allowing all students in a class to respond to questions displayed on a projection screen. A CRS instantly collects, tallies, and shows students' answers to a question on a classroom projection screen--a similar system used in the TV show "Who wants to be a millionaire"…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Audience Response Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Geissler, Gary L.; Edison, Steve W.; Wayland, Jane P. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Business professors continue to face the challenge of truly preparing their students for the workplace. College students often lack skills that are valued by employers, such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, conflict resolution, and teamwork skills. Traditional classroom methods, such as lectures, may fail to produce adequate…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication Skills, Student Improvement
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Taylor, Joanna; Bilbrey, Jerry – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This research analyzed the teacher-directed instruction against the effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction at a subject school in Alabama for 5th grade science and mathematics. The Alabama school changed the science and mathematics curriculum for a period of 3 years and in the process became an Alabama Math, Science and Technology (AMSTI)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Howe, Mary E.; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Kupczynski, Lori; Cummins, Carrice – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Research-based content reading strategies were infused in Louisiana's curriculum to improve students' comprehension. This change does not guarantee that teachers know what they are, use them, or recommend their use to colleagues. This study surveyed 381 teachers regarding their implementation, familiarity, usefulness and recommendation of the…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Reading Strategies, Curriculum Enrichment, Literacy
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Clarke, Egerton; Hornyak, Christine – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The ever increasing enrollment of later-life students in institutions of higher learning warrants innovative teaching strategies to promote successful learning outcomes. This article discusses the academic challenges that instructors face and argues in support of an important assessment method, that is, portfolio writing. This novel strategy was…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Teaching Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Assignments
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Thomas, Angela Falter – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Two language arts teachers in a small, rural middle school set a goal of improving their reading instruction and ultimately their students' learning. The two teachers implemented Reading Workshop as their new methodology for teaching reading to all six of their 7th and 8th grade classes. Interviews and classroom observations, over the course of…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Rural Schools, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Camp, Kerri M.; Avery, Sherry; Lirely, Roger – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Previous literature has discussed the use of cooperative and experiential learning as a means of augmenting student involvement in the learning process. Teamwork has been one method of employing cooperative learning and having students play games has been used extensively in experiential learning approaches. Often the two pedagogies are employed…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Student Developed Materials, Educational Games
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Dozier, Cherylann – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This study investigates private high school students' perceptions of effective teaching. Data were gathered from high school students (N = 178) in six high schools who wrote their perceptions of effective teaching on an open-ended questionnaire, as well as, from students (N = 45) who participated in six focus group interviews. Questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hays, Fred H.; Ward, Sidne Gail – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Market structure is an essential topic in economics and finance courses, including bank management as well as many other business school courses, for example marketing, human resources and strategic management. Instructors explain the virtues of perfect competition and the evils of monopoly along with alternative market models. Often conversations…
Descriptors: Banking, Internet, Guidelines, Economics Education
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Lampton, Jolene A. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Management educators can pick up on consultants' trends as related to succession planning in the real world. An opportunity exists for management educators to clarify some subjects in management curricula and solidify issues that are happening with groups of practitioners. Younger practitioners may need to be taught and supported differently than…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Strategic Planning, Administrator Education, Online Surveys
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Pergola, Teresa M.; Walters, L. Melissa – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Accounting educators continuously seek ways to effectively integrate instructional technology into accounting coursework as a means to facilitate active learning environments and address the technology-driven learning preferences of the current generation of students. Most accounting textbook publishers now provide interactive, web-based learning…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Accounting, Educational Technology, Textbooks
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Browning, Leigh; Gerlich, R. Nicholas; Westermann, Lori – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have come to dominate internet usage in recent years. Facebook alone has over 550 million users as of Fall 2010, while Twitter claims over 100 million users. While academia was fairly quick to adopt online education models in the 1990s, it has thus far not yet embraced social media portals as a way…
Descriptors: Social Media, Delivery Systems, Mass Media Use, Student Attitudes
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Kwan, Felix – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2011
Regular assessment is a vital part of effective teaching and learning. For this, the "one-minute paper" has been popular among faculty. While many teachers who have used it find huge benefits from it, there are also several weaknesses of this tool that are commonly reported by its users. This paper suggests the "daily quiz" as…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Tests, Teaching Methods, Incentives
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