Journal of General Education

The Journal of General Education
Volume 54, Number 2, 2005

CONTENTS

    Wyatt, Sarah.
  • Extending Inquiry-Based Learning to Include Original Experimentation
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    Subject Headings:
    • Inquiry-based learning -- United States.
    • Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
    • College teaching -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Extending inquiry-based learning to allow students to develop their own questions and design and perform their own experiments can greatly enhance education. Students gain an appreciation of how knowledge is aquired and insights into evaluating data. Although easily applied to laboratory courses, the technique is also applicable to lecture courses.
    Fitts, Karen, 1949-
  • Ideology, Life Practices, and Pop Culture: So Why is this Called Writing Class?
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    Subject Headings:
    • English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
    • General education -- United States.
    • Critical pedagogy -- United States.
    Abstract:
      The author argues that first-year students understand "writing" narrowly and that introductory writing courses should deepen that understanding. The article describes class projects designed to help students see themselves as authors (closely related to "authorities"), create a "community of dissensus," and raise awareness of ideology—their own and others'.
    Paul, David A.
  • Higher Education in Competitive Markets: Literature on Organizational Decline and Turnaround
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    Subject Headings:
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration -- Bibliography.
    • Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Bibliography.
    • Corporate turnarounds -- United States -- Bibliography.
    Abstract:
      Higher educational institutions face fundamental challenges as they adapt to increasingly competitive markets. This literature review provides a context on markets, failure, and turnarounds, and discusses the literature on the shift of the higher educational industry into competitive markets. The literature on turnarounds in the corporate marketplace is reviewed, and followed by the literature on turnarounds in higher education. Finally the review concludes with literature on the turnarounds of New York University and Northeastern University.
    Gerretson, Helen.
    Golson, Emily.
  • Synopsis of the Use of Course-Embedded Assessment in a Medium Sized Public University's General Education Program
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    Subject Headings:
    • General education -- United States -- Evaluation.
    • Competency based education -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Recently, a medium-sized public university's General Education Council implemented a faculty-driven course-embedded assessment process that allows for flexibility in teaching style and course content but still measures quality of student performance throughout the program. Information on implementation, reporting processes, data analyses, and how the assessment process improved is presented.
    Glynn, Shawn M.
    Aultman, Lori Price.
    Owens, Ashley M.
  • Motivation to Learn in General Education Programs
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    Subject Headings:
    • General education -- United States.
    • Motivation in education -- United States.
    Abstract:
      All members of the higher education community share the important goal of fostering college students' motivation to learn. Which contemporary constructs best explains students' motivation, however, is an issue of debate in this community. This article discusses motivational theory and research and draws implications for general education programs.



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