ThesisA call for collaboration: arguments for community-oriented teaching practices in the field of literatureAstengo, DanThis thesis argues for the necessity of improved teaching practices in higher education literature courses; suggests a theoretical framework for literary study that engages readers on a personal level as well as within communities of other readers; an . . .
ThesisLights, camera, acting transport! The effects of a kinesthetic activity and a curriculum revision on student learning gains and retention of key concepts of membrane transportGnagy, Susanne RuthRecent national reports have highlighted the importance of recruiting and retaining more college students from diverse backgrounds in the sciences. To this end, science educators have been tasked to critically evaluate their teaching methods in order . . .
ThesisAn action research study using student response systems in an introductory chemistry course at CSU SacramentoHay, Stuart DavidThe use of student response systems, commonly known as ‘clickers’, is studied over two semesters in Chem 4, an introductory chemical concepts and calculations course at CSU Sacramento. While there is an abundance of published literature on the topic o . . .
OtherMutch, JenniferThe purpose of this study was to implement a co-teaching model of instruction in two fourth grade classrooms to evaluate the collaborative process among teachers and to study the affects of co-teaching on student achievement. This was a mixed methods . . .