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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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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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Whalen, Kate; Paez, Antonio – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Many institutions of higher education increasingly place a focus on various forms of experiential education, including personal reflections. While much work has been done in this and related areas, the resources currently available are not sufficient to effectively guide, assess, and evaluate student learning through reflection. Guiding students…
Descriptors: College Students, Sustainability, Guidelines, Experiential Learning
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Sword, Helen – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
In this playful meditation on academic pronouns, I report on my research findings from three separate studies: a 2007 analysis of pronoun usage patterns in 50 higher education articles published 2006-2007; a 2017 analysis of the 70 articles published in "Teaching & Learning Inquiry" since the journal was founded in 2013; and an…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage, Higher Education, Periodicals
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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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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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Wismath, Shelly; Newberry, Jan – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
Retention of students in university or other postsecondary education programs is a common problem for many institutions, with retention from first year to second year of study being particularly problematic in Canada and the United States. A number of factors are known to affect retention, and a number of measures have been identified which can…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence
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Medley-Rath, Stephanie – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
I analyzed student submissions from a photography-based assignment in introductory sociology. In this exploratory study, I discuss the patterns found in student submissions to uncover what sociological concepts students observed in their everyday lives. My primary research question, therefore, was what do introductory sociology students see when…
Descriptors: Sociology, Photography, Assignments, Introductory Courses
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Franke, Matthew – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
The weighting of a final exam or a final assignment is an essential part of course design that is rarely discussed in pedagogical literature. Depending on the weighting, a final exam or assignment may provide unequal benefits to students depending on their prior performance in the class. Consequently, uncritical grade weighting can discount…
Descriptors: Tests, Course Content, Weighted Scores, Program Design
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Sobel, Karen – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
The majority of universities and four-year colleges in the USA currently offer first-year seminars in at least one format. These programs often pride themselves in recruiting from among their institutions' best teachers to lead the seminars. In reality, this process of recruitment to teach in the program, as well as retention of faculty members…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Teacher Recruitment, Undergraduate Study, Compensation (Remuneration)
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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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Green, Corinne; Eady, Michelle; Andersen, Peter – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
There are many factors that impact student learning, with quality educators being one of the most important elements for student success. Accordingly, the promotion of quality teacher preparation programs has become a priority for tertiary institutions, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. There is a known disparity between tertiary…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies
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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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Mewis, Keith; Dee, Jaclyn; Lam, Vivienne; Obradovich, Shannon; Cassidy, Alice – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
During their time as Teaching Assistants (TAs), graduate students develop a variety of skills, knowledge, and attitudes (SKAs) based on teaching and related facilitation experiences. As TAs move on to future opportunities, their prior experiences form a foundation upon which additional teaching experience builds. Presently, there are few tools to…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Surveys, Graduate Students
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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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