Educational terms beginning with letter “D”

  • Dean

    Dean is the title for an administrator who leads a specific academic unit including departments or colleges within…

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  • Deductive Learning

    Deductive learning is a more instructor-centered approach to education. Concepts and generalizations are introduced…

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  • Deeper Learning

    Deeper learning is an academic philosophy that places an emphasis on providing learners with robust skills and education…

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  • Deferred Admissions

    Deferred admissions means that an institution has not yet completed reviewing an application file and will make a final…

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  • Department Chair

    A department chair is a faculty member in a given academic department, assigned by the dean to manage that department.

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  • Design Thinking

    Design thinking is an interactive process that aims to understand the user and challenge their assumptions, as well as…

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  • Diagnostic Teaching

    Diagnostic teaching is the process of discovering individual student abilities, needs and objectives and prescribing…

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  • Digital Classroom

    A digital classroom is typically one that incorporates electronic devices and software into the learning environment. A…

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  • Direct Instruction

    Direct instruction is where teachers use explicit teaching techniques to teach a specific skill to their students. This…

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  • Dissertation

    A dissertation is a lengthy written project prepared at the end of an academic program. There are two types of…

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  • Distance Learning

    Distance learning is where students educate themselves without in-person interaction among peers or an instructor.…

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  • Drop a Class

    Drop a class is a function in an institution’s student portal for students to remove themselves from a class. This…

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