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Cook-Sather, Alison; Abbot, Sophia; Felten, Peter – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
In a classic 2010 article, Craig Nelson critiques his own previously held "dysfunctional illusions of rigor" that for years had constrained his teaching. He demonstrates that certain "rigorous" pedagogical practices disadvantage rather than support learners, and he argues for an expansion of what counts as legitimate…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Academic Standards, Difficulty Level
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Lowe, Tom; Shaw, Cassie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
There is great emphasis in contemporary higher education to address the seemingly consistent issue of what students perceive to be good assessment feedback practice. Improving this aspect of the student experience continues to elude higher education institutions, as reflected in the nationally lower than average scores in the United Kingdom's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Best Practices, Awards
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Pope-Ruark, Rebecca; Motley, Phillip; Maner, William – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Team teaching can be a valuable means of enabling cross-disciplinary collaboration, interdisciplinary study, and pedagogical innovation, but the logistical and intellectual challenges can seem too daunting to overcome. Here, we share the story of how four faculty members from professional writing, communications, and computing sciences developed a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty, Experiential Learning
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Johnstone, Katelyn; Marquis, Elizabeth; Puri, Varun – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Constructions of teaching, learning, and the university within popular culture can exert an important influence on public understandings of higher education, including those held by faculty and students. As such, they constitute a rich site of inquiry for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Drawing on the notion of film as 'public pedagogy,'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Higher Education, Humanities
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Zhu, Carina Jia Yan; White, Diana; Rankin, Janet; Davison, Christina Jean – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Within postsecondary education, the assessment of effective teaching has largely relied upon student evaluations of teaching. However, the process through which teachers make sense of their student evaluations is unclear. A research team of six undergraduate nursing students and four nursing educators explored the research question: How do nursing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Jenkins, Martin; Bokosmaty, Rena; Brown, Melanie; Browne, Chris; Gao, Qi; Hanson, Julie; Kupatadze, Ketevan – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
There are numerous calls in the literature for research into the flipped learning approach to match the flood of popular media articles praising its impact on student learning and educational outcomes. This paper addresses those calls by proposing pedagogical strategies that promote active learning in "flipped" approaches and improved…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Bell, Amani – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
While the model of students and staff working in partnership to enhance university education is well-established internationally, it is still an emerging field in Australia where most of such initiatives involve only small numbers of students. This paper examines the opportunities and challenges for students-as-co-inquirers initiatives in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Healey, Mick; Flint, Abbi; Harrington, Kathy – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
This article reflects on a conceptual model for mapping the work that fits under the broad heading of students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education (Healey, Flint, & Harrington, 2014). We examine the nature and purpose of the model with reference to specific examples, and reflect on the potential and actual uses of the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Student Participation
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Abbot, Sophia – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
Linguistic, literary, and feminist studies define translation as a process of rendering a new version of an original with attention to context, power, and purpose. Processes of translation in the context of student-faculty co-inquiry in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning offer examples of how this re-rendering can play out in the realm of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Educational Cooperation
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Werder, Carmen; Thibou, Shevell; Simkins, Scott; Hornsby, Karen; Legg, Kali; Franklin, Tawanna – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
Co-inquiry represents a distinctive relational model for partnering with students in SoTL that focuses on the process of seeking itself, and in particular, the importance of shared questions. We use case studies from two institutions to illustrate "co-inquiry" in action and highlight the importance of shared questions in changing the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Howson, Camille Kandiko; Weller, Saranne – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
This study evaluated a model of student-engaged educational development. Despite widespread commitment to student engagement across many institutional activities, student participation as partners with faculty in teaching and learning enhancement has been identified as a threshold concept for educational development. This study sought not only to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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McKinsey, Elizabeth – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2016
Educational research shows that close student-faculty interaction is a key factor in college student learning and success. Most literature on undergraduate mentoring, however, focuses on planned programs of mentoring for targeted groups of students by non-faculty professionals or student peers. Based on the research literature and student and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Teacher Student Relationship, Best Practices
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Auten, Janet G.; Twigg, Margaret M. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2015
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) offers a way of equipping graduate students for monitoring, assessing, and reflecting on their teaching and their students' learning in higher education. After reviewing recent literature about the ways graduate students prepare for teaching, this essay presents an example of one way SoTL can inform…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Graduate Students
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Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Buissink-Smith, Nell; Bond, Carol; Grigg, Gabrielle – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we sought a relation between orientation to higher education and curricular experiences, and elucidated the nature of transformative curricular experiences. Twenty-four graduates from humanities and science degrees in the year 2000 were interviewed approximately five years later to obtain their retrospective views on the purpose…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Webb, Nathan G.; Barrett, Laura Obrycki – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2014
Positive relationships between instructors and students are critical to effective learning in the classroom. Rooted in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and centered at the crossroads of interpersonal communication and instructional communication (Affective Learning Model), this study examines how instructors in a Taiwan ESL school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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