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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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Chakravarty, Debjani – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
In this article I analyze the way "globalization" is deployed in US universities as a value addition. I explore issues of teaching about the global "Other," the "third world," and other unfamiliar, objectified spaces. Through critical discourse analysis of syllabi, I outline some representational and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Universities, Discourse Analysis
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Andreychik, Michael Robert; Martinez, Valeria – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Recently there has been a surge of interest in technology-aided teaching strategies such as the flipped classroom. Given the growing interest in these techniques, it is important to critically evaluate their effectiveness and to begin to examine factors that might shape how effective the flipped classroom will be in a given educational setting.…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Financial Services
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Chng, Hoon Huang; Minnich, Elizabeth; Draeger, John; Geertsema, Johan; Torgny Roxå – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
At the conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) in Bergen, Norway in October 2018, Elizabeth Minnich gave a lecture titled "People Who Are Not Thinking Are Capable of Anything: What Are Students Learning How Are Students Learning It, and Does It Make Them Better People?" As a follow-up…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Learning Processes
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Taylor Huber, Mary – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
From 1981 to 2015, the US Professors of the Year program recognized 101 college and university teachers as national winners in its annual competition for faculty who demonstrated "extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching." Their dossiers provide a window onto the leading edge of teaching and educational leadership over a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational History, Competition, Undergraduate Students
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Corrigan, Paul T. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
This essay proposes a series of "threshold concepts" for literary studies: "text", "meaning", "context", "form", and "reading". Each term carries both commonsense understandings and disciplinary understandings, which differ from each other drastically. The disciplinary understandings…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Literature
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Fjelkner, Annika; Hakansson, Andreas; Rosander, Pia – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
What do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depends on many factors, and student personality traits constitute one factor that has received less attention in the engagement and teaching literature. The aim of the present study is to add to discussions on teaching in higher education by…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Majors (Students), Preschool Teachers
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Lock, Jennifer; Rainsbury, Jacqueline; Clancy, Tracey; Rosenau, Patricia; Ferreira, Carla – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Co-teaching has been explored in the field of education but is a relatively new phenomenon in higher education. Its benefits and challenges are well documented; however, what is lacking is substantive evidence highlighting the influence of co-teaching amongst undergraduate students. Particularly, in practice-based professions like teaching,…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Mixed Methods Research, Undergraduate Students, Nursing Education
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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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Ravenscroft, Brenda; Luhanga, Ulemu – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Tertiary education institutions grapple with how to better engage students in their learning in high-enrolment, introductory courses. This paper presents a case study that examines a large-scale, faculty-level course redesign project in which this challenge was addressed through the use of blended learning models. The main research question was:…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Blended Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Introductory Courses
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Wu, Siew Mei; Lee, Sze Han; Chun, Eric; Chan, Yong – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Developing strong communicative ability amongst science graduates, especially in science communication, has been included as a fundamental learning outcome in some science degree programmes. This article focuses on a compulsory academic literacy course for first-level undergraduates that is aimed at developing academic reading and writing skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Discourse, Scientific Literacy, Science Education
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Kravariti, Eugenia; Gillespie, Amy; Diederen, Kelly; Smart, Sophie; Mayberry, Caroline; Meehan, Alan; Bream, Danielle; Musiat, Peter; Vitoraou, Silia; Stahl, Daniel; Dyer, Kyle; Sukhwinder, Sukhi; Coate, Kelly; Yiend, Jenny – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
As internet access and use increase exponentially, pedagogical practice becomes increasingly embedded in online platforms. We report on an online initiative of engaged student learning, the peer-led, staff-assisted e-helpdesk for research methods and statistics, which we evaluated and redeveloped using the lens and guiding principles of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Allen, Kathryn L.; Brodeur, Katherine; Israelson, Madeleine Heins; Martin-Kerr, Keitha-Gail; Ortmann, Lisa; Peterson, Debra S. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
In this study, we explored the role of reflection at three stages of preparation across a teacher education program. Reflection has long been considered an essential aspect of professional practice for teaching; however, reflection is often vague and undefined. Through an examination of the opportunities we provided for our students to reflect,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Hersch, Gil – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
Some advances in bioethics regarding ethical considerations that arise in the context of medical research can also be relevant when thinking about the ethical considerations that arise in the context of SoTL research. In this article, I aim to bring awareness to two potential ethical challenges SoTL researchers might face when playing a dual role…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Ethics, Medical Research, Biology
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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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