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Robbins, Sandra H.; Gilbert, Kristen; Chumney, Frances; Green, Katherine B. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The use of immersive simulation as a pedagogical tool has great potential for making a significant impact on student learning in higher education. In this study, the effect of immersive simulation was evaluated for a cohort of undergraduate special education majors. The investigation aimed to determine whether facilitating an immersive co-planning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Special Education, Majors (Students), Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Martin, Rebecca D.; Kennett, Deborah J. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Most postsecondary students have to deal with academic disappointments at some point in time, with many of them succumbing to their anxieties and failing to learn from these lived experiences. Our study aimed to understand why and how disappointments unfolded in a sample of 20 undergraduate students, using a design whereby interview text was…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Scores, Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students
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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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Martini, Tanya; Verbey-Verutis, Ryan; Grose, Jill; Clarke, Brad; Elder, Amy – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The study discussed in this article investigated university student beliefs and behaviours with respect to co-curricular activities among incoming (n=983), mid-degree (n=173), and graduating (n=1006) students. When asked about their most significant learning experiences during their time at university, graduating students were more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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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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Kennett, Deborah J.; Reed, Maureen J.; VandenBerg, Tasmine R. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The University Life Experience Inventory was created to determine how students utilize their time between academic (class and preparatory) and nonacademic (work, social, leisure, and health) activities. In addition to completing the university life experience inventory, 239 undergraduate students completed inventories assessing academic…
Descriptors: Time Management, Leisure Time, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Webb, Andrea S.; Welsh, Ashley J. – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a rich forum where scholars from different fields and philosophical orientations find space to share their research on teaching and learning in higher education. Within this article, we share our individual and collective experiences of why we perceive phenomenology as a methodology well suited…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Research Methodology, Scholarship, Instruction
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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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McIntyre, Timothy; Wegener, Margaret; McGrath, Dominic – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
We have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of a set of online interactive learning modules to accompany physics courses at first- and second-year university levels. Students access the modules prior to attending lectures to familiarize themselves with content which is then discussed and reaffirmed in class. Student surveys and access…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Units of Study, Lecture Method, Physics
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Simper, Natalie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
This paper explores a method to support instructors in assessing cognitive skills in their course, designed to enable aggregation of data across an institution. A rubric authoring tool, "BASICS" (Building Assessment Scaffolds for Intellectual Cognitive Skills) was built as part of the Queen's University Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA)…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, College Outcomes Assessment
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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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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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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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