Research and Papers

POD-IDEA Center Notes on Learning

These succinct papers were written in collaboration with the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). As a resource to support improved student learning , each is useful to anyone wanting to address specific ways to facilitate learning on the following twelve objectives -- which are central to the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction System.

Introduction

IDEA Objective #1: Gaining factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends)

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Author: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University
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IDEA Objective #2: Learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Walt Wager, Florida State University; Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas at Austin
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IDEA Objective #3: Learning to Apply Course Material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Todd Zakrajsek, Central Michigan University; Tamara Rosier, Cornerstone University
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IDEA Objective #4: Developing specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to this course

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Author: Nancy McClure, Fairmont State University
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IDEA Objective #5: Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Author: Donna M. Qualters, Northeastern University
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IDEA Objective #6: Developing creative capacities (writing, inventing, designing, performing in art, music, drama, etc.)

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Jennifer Franklin, University of Arizona; Michael Theall, Youngstown State University
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IDEA Objective #7: Gaining a broader understanding and appreciation of intellectual/cultural activity

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Pamela E. Barnett, Princeton University; Jodi Cressman, DePaul University
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IDEA Objective #8: Developing skill in expressing myself orally or in writing

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Author: Frances Johnson, Rowan University
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IDEA Objective #9: Learning how to find and use resources for answering questions or solving problems

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Gail MacKay, Indiana University Kokomo; Barbara Millis, University of Nevada-Reno; Rebecca Brent, Education Designs, Inc.
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IDEA Objective #10: Developing a clearer understanding of, and commitment to, personal values

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Victoria Bhavsar, University of Kentucky; Jeff King, Kaplan University; Karen Becker, Youngstown State University
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IDEA Objective #11: Learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Patricia Armstrong, Vanderbilt University; Sonja Moyer, US Army Command and General Staff College; Katherine Stanton, Princeton University
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IDEA Objective #12: Acquiring an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers

Series Editor: Michael Theall, Youngstown State University | Authors: Virginia S. Lee, Virginia S. Lee & Associates, LLC; Patricia Shaw, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Leone Snyder, Capella University
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