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At this website, the Chemistry Learning and Support Studios offers directions for how to use Calibrated Peer Review (CPR). The site links to the CPR homepage (http://cpr.molsci.ucla.edu) for helpful handouts and white paper and FAQ information. They also provide information regarding how to use CPR in the classroom, upcoming CPR workshops, and tips for instructors. Users can also access a Power Point ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This Journal of Information Technology Education article compares the relative successes of three different teaching techniques in seminars for a first year university course. This paper tests to see if there is one overriding approach that enables all students to learn effectively in seminars or whether different students benefit from different teaching techniques. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This portal managed by the University of Colorado, Denver's mathematics department offers information related to quantitative literacy and quantitative reasoning. Users will find ideas, problems, news stories, case studies, and links to Internet sites that are useful for teaching quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy in courses. Information include a description of quantitative literacy/reasoning, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The University of Nebraska's Department of Graduate Student Academic and Professional Development offers a catalog of suggestions for college teachers who are looking for fresh ways of creating the best possible environment for learning. Not just the first day, but the first three weeks of a course are especially important, studies say, in retaining capable students. Even if the syllabus is printed ... Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This website contains thirty-six interactive lecture format ideas and advice on using each format. Lecture formats range from Brainstorming to Teamwork exercises. Each format describes the basic idea, the application, sample topics and the flow of the lecture format. Full description.
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Resource type: Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The University of Richmond's Writing Center offers this Peer Editing Guide. The Guide discusses the process of peer editing highlighting thesis statements, coherence and clarity of writing, content, style and how to mark a draft. Users can also follow a link to other writiers' web topics. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This January 1997 Chronicle of Higher Education article discusses the use of role-playing in accounting classes. The article chronicles accounting students at University of Illinois while they tackle different 'real life' situations rather than spend hours analyzing spreadsheets. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article by Dr. Adam Blatner discusses role-playing in education. Role playing, a derivative of a sociodrama, is a method for exploring the issues involved in complex social situations. It may be used for the training of professionals or in a classroom for the understanding of literature, history, and even science. Full description.
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Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is a collection of articles which relate to the use of role playing games in an educational context. The educational aspect of games has been relatively neglected, however, this collection of links develop the idea that role-playing games are a valid source of education and information. Full description.
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Resource type: Guide for instructor, Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This website provides an overview of using investigative cases as teaching tools in geoscience. The site is part of the Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience project. Information includes a description of how cases serve as springboards to student-designed investigations and how cases engage students and faculty in collaborative problem posing, problem solving, and persuasion. Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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