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The Impact Of A Hemp Farm Visit On Entrepreneurship Learning, Wayne Freeman, Joe Bunting, Chris Hitch 2020 Webber International University - St. Andrews Campus

The Impact Of A Hemp Farm Visit On Entrepreneurship Learning, Wayne Freeman, Joe Bunting, Chris Hitch

SoTL Commons Conference

Entrepreneurship is “complex, chaotic, and lacks any notion of linearity”. Yet, it is central to the U.S. economy and therefore, the responsibility of university educators to prepare students to succeed in these highly uncertain environments. This study focuses on field trips as a pedagogical tool and uses a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact of a site visit to a hemp farm on entrepreneurial learning among upper-level undergraduate business students attending a small liberal arts college in the southeastern United States. This study contributes to the literature on specific pedagogies in entrepreneurship education and suggests directions for future action.


Fumbling Towards Integrative Learning: Blending Sustainability With Computer Programming, Jeffrey A. Stone 2020 Penn State University

Fumbling Towards Integrative Learning: Blending Sustainability With Computer Programming, Jeffrey A. Stone

SoTL Commons Conference

This presentation will discuss a study which investigates how students perceive they integrate knowledge from one discipline (sustainability) with tools from another discipline (Computer and Information Science) to solve problems in introductory computer programming courses. The study uncovers the ways in which students bring knowledge from seemingly disjoint disciplines together, as well as identifying specific elements of information students perceive as important in solving the problem. The results of this study will provide attendees with insight into the methods by which students integrate knowledge from distinct disciplines, as well as potential avenues for both student engagement and integrative learning.


The Stories We Tell Ourselves In Sotl Research, Rebekah J. Bennetch 2020 University of Saskatchewan

The Stories We Tell Ourselves In Sotl Research, Rebekah J. Bennetch

SoTL Commons Conference

As reflective practitioners, how often do we take the time to examine the motivations behind our chosen areas of research? This interactive discussion will use a narrative inquiry approach to examine the sacred, cover, and secret stories that shape research in the field of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Using these sets of stories as a conceptual framework, my session will work with participants to have a better understanding of how we view our work within the SoTL field and the hierarchy of evidence that we accept as legitimate.


The Developmental Impact Of Reflective Practice In Educator Preparation, Mary L. Slade, Tammy Burnham, Sarah Marie Catalana 2020 Towson University

The Developmental Impact Of Reflective Practice In Educator Preparation, Mary L. Slade, Tammy Burnham, Sarah Marie Catalana

SoTL Commons Conference

Reflection is a high-impact practice that develops teacher candidates’ competence in making pedagogical changes that support students’ social and academic development. Critical reflection requires preservice educators to continually examine their own potential assumptions and bias in order to make the type of changes necessary to transition into the role of classroom teacher. A study was conducted in order to determine the impact of reflective practice on teacher candidates enrolled in three sequential field-based courses. Results demonstrate the developmental impact of reflective practice on teacher candidates to make pedagogical changes and to become self-aware.


To Engage Or Not To Engage? Is The Instructor The Answer?, Tracey Muir, Sharyn Livy 2020 University of Tasmania, Australia

To Engage Or Not To Engage? Is The Instructor The Answer?, Tracey Muir, Sharyn Livy

SoTL Commons Conference

Online learning has made higher education accessible for more students, yet there are ongoing concerns about low student engagement, retention and progression rates in this sector. Online students often experience a sense of isolation and disconnection with their studies and institution, with instructor presence identified as an influential factor in terms of student motivation to engage. This presentation will share the results of a study that investigated the factors which impacted upon students’ engagement with a fully online course. Findings indicated that the presence of the instructor was particularly influential in motivating students to engage with the course.


Reflective Practice: Documenting Unconventional Scholarship, Scott Greenberger, Rick Holbeck 2020 Grand Canyon University

Reflective Practice: Documenting Unconventional Scholarship, Scott Greenberger, Rick Holbeck

SoTL Commons Conference

Reflective practice involves learning from experience for greater self-awareness and enhanced practical problem solving. SoTL scholars have embraced reflective critique, and it is now instrumental to rigorous SoTL scholarship. The purpose of this presentation is to present the development and reapplication of a reflective practice manuscript guide for the Journal of Scholarly Engagement. The presentation will include a discussion of the development of the guide, its application to the current journal, its reapplication to a SoTL journal, and lessons learned. Attendees will be able to assess the value of the reflective practice guide for documenting both application/integration and SoTL ...


What Do Sotl Practitioners Need To Know About Learning?, Hillary H. Steiner, Chris Hakala 2020 Kennesaw State University

What Do Sotl Practitioners Need To Know About Learning?, Hillary H. Steiner, Chris Hakala

SoTL Commons Conference

An awareness of how humans process and remember information can be a student's key to unlocking effective and transferable learning strategies. For instructors, it can also provide a foundation for the scholarship of teaching and learning. This workshop, which draws from the latest research in educational and cognitive psychology, will engage participants in discussion on 1) how to embed instruction on how people learn into course content; and 2) how to translate the results of the science of learning into a foundation for SoTL projects.


Improvement In Student Research Skills Through An Undergraduate Research-Focused Qep, Timothy D. Champion 2020 Johnson C Smith University

Improvement In Student Research Skills Through An Undergraduate Research-Focused Qep, Timothy D. Champion

SoTL Commons Conference

The 2017-2022 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at JCSU is focused on Undergraduate Research. Previously, we reported development and validation of a Research Product Rubric (RPR) based on the Research Skill Development Framework. The RPR was used to evaluate Senior Investigative Papers (SIP) produced before and during the QEP. Comparison of ratings of papers sampled from 2013-2015 to those 2017-2018 show improvement across all six facets of the RPR since the initiation of the QEP; significant improvement is seen in Embark&Clarify and Find&Generate. As the project and the assessment dataset are not complete, this is an interim report only.


Showcasing Soft Skills And Outcome Mastery In The Msn Professional E-Portfolio, Francine M. Parker EdD, MSN, RN 2020 Auburn University Main Campus

Showcasing Soft Skills And Outcome Mastery In The Msn Professional E-Portfolio, Francine M. Parker Edd, Msn, Rn

SoTL Commons Conference

Employers of advanced practice nurses seek individuals who are highly competent. Equally important, is the possession of soft skills, such as effective communication, professionalism, an ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and a high level of emotional intelligence, i.e. self-awareness. A professional e-Portfolio is an effective teaching learning strategy that provides graduate level nursing students the opportunity to reflect on, integrate and showcase learning experiences relevant to defined program curricular outcomes. Through various ‘artifacts’, the student provides evidence of outcome mastery, that demonstrate achievement of advanced knowledge. In congruence with outcome mastery, the student illustrates individual soft skills in ...


A Collaborative Approach To Blended Learning Design And Activities To Engage Students: A Case Study, Tulay Girard, Lori Lysiak 2020 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

A Collaborative Approach To Blended Learning Design And Activities To Engage Students: A Case Study, Tulay Girard, Lori Lysiak

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


An Innovative Approach To Marketing Curriculum That Prepares Students For The Workforce, Diane R. Edmondson, Lucy M. Matthews 2020 Middle Tennessee State University

An Innovative Approach To Marketing Curriculum That Prepares Students For The Workforce, Diane R. Edmondson, Lucy M. Matthews

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Language Socialization Through An Oral Academic Presentation In An Efl Environment: A Qualitative Study, Remart Padua Dumlao 2020 Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University

Language Socialization Through An Oral Academic Presentation In An Efl Environment: A Qualitative Study, Remart Padua Dumlao

The Qualitative Report

This article reports on a qualitative study that explored language socialization through an oral academic presentation in an EFL environment. Drawing from the notions of language socialization (Ochs & Schieffelin, 2011) and Community of Practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991), this paper sought to understand how learners negotiate their competence, as well as their identity in the oral academic activity. The participants were twenty-five student-teachers majoring in the English language at one Thai public university. Data were collected from classroom oral academic presentation transcript, multiple semi-structured interviews, classroom video-taped, and field notes. Results of data analyses pointed out that participants negotiated and constructed ...


From The Co-Editors..., Todd Pagano, Sami Kahn 2020 Princeton University

From The Co-Editors..., Todd Pagano, Sami Kahn

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

No abstract provided.


Infographic: A Teacher’S Weekly Workload, Jo Earp 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Infographic: A Teacher’S Weekly Workload, Jo Earp

Teacher infographics

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018) asked teachers about their working hours. This infographic shows the average number of hours teachers in Australia reported having spent on a range of activities in the most recent calendar week prior to the survey, including during weekends, evenings and other out-of-class time.


Teaching In The Classroom With The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, José M. Torres, Robert Hernandez, Crystal Randall 2020 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Teaching In The Classroom With The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, José M. Torres, Robert Hernandez, Crystal Randall

Publications & Research

Engagement in the United nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs)

• As an academy

- What are the UN SDGs?
- IMSA history with the SDGs
- ISSF 2018


• In the classroom

- Introduction of UN SDG projects in core classes
- Development of a new core course that presents key concepts in real-world context
- Integrate UN SDGs into elective courses.


• As a faculty

- Across disciplines
- Sharing work through Digital commons
- Student independent research program


Infographic: Wise Words On Collaboration, Dominique Russell 2020 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Infographic: Wise Words On Collaboration, Dominique Russell

Teacher infographics

What advice would you offer to your peers, thinking about your experience as an educator? We put this question to you in our annual reader survey. This infographic looks at some of the responses we received on the topic of collaboration.


Asians Applying For Postsecondary Success: Students, Schools, And Socioeconomic Status, Avery M.D. Davis 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Asians Applying For Postsecondary Success: Students, Schools, And Socioeconomic Status, Avery M.D. Davis

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Higher education recruitment rates are rapidly declining as schools are stymied by dynamic demographic shifts and a competitive ecosystem. Despite the constant realities of this challenge for tertiary institutions, the complexities of the interplay for demographics, student motivation, parental influences, and school environments during the postsecondary education application process is often overlooked. This thesis analyses how these four domains impact Asian American students within the Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) in terms of the number of postsecondary schools to which they apply? This study examines a sample (N = 662) of the ELS by employing multivariate regression analysis on the number of ...


The Capabilities Of Students In Poverty: Student Outcomes From A United States Department Of Education Trio Program, Arthur Valiant 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Capabilities Of Students In Poverty: Student Outcomes From A United States Department Of Education Trio Program, Arthur Valiant

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The aim of this thesis is to describe, analyze and support the purpose, function and outcomes of U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs. Throughout the world educational attainment and escape from poverty are linked. By achieving a college degree, one increases their odds of rising from poverty; conversely, poverty reduces one’s chances of attending a higher education institution in the first place. Since 1964, TRIO programs have worked to close the achievement gap for low income and first-generation students across America by providing supplemental assistance for college access. After more than 50 years, these programs continue to foster ...


The Effects Of Anxiety Toward Acehnese Students' English Speaking Ability, Habiburrahim Habiburrahim, Risdaneva Risdaneva, Ghina Putri, Syarifah Dahliana, Safrul Muluk 2020 UIN Ar-Raniry Darussalam, Banda Aceh - Indonesia

The Effects Of Anxiety Toward Acehnese Students' English Speaking Ability, Habiburrahim Habiburrahim, Risdaneva Risdaneva, Ghina Putri, Syarifah Dahliana, Safrul Muluk

The Qualitative Report

In this study, we analyzed the effects of speaking anxiety of Acehnese students in English learning classroom by looking at the causes of students’ speaking anxiety and their strategies in coping with it. The researchers used purposive sampling to select the participants of this research. Ten respondents from sophomore students of Department of the English Education at Teacher Training Faculty of Ar-Raniry State Islamic University in Aceh, Indonesia were selected by identifying their answers of Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety questionnaires developed by Horwitz et al. (1986). To have in-depth information on the subject matter, a semi-structured interview was employed. The ...


Arkansas High School Graduation Rates: 2013/14-2017/18, Martha Bradley-Dorsey, Sarah C. McKenzie 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Arkansas High School Graduation Rates: 2013/14-2017/18, Martha Bradley-Dorsey, Sarah C. Mckenzie

Arkansas Education Reports

This report examines trends in high school graduation rates for the state of Arkansas. Graduation rates are evaluated at the school level for students overall and for students who face economic disadvantages. Earlier research by the Office for Education Policy (2014) found that larger high schools and schools serving more economically-disadvantaged students have lower graduation rates. We update the report by examining graduation rate trends across the five-year period of 2013-14 through 2017-18. We consider the relationship between graduation rate and variables of interest including school-level indicators of geographic region, achievement in literacy and math, proportion of racial minority and ...


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