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Knowledge And Practices Of Faculty At Nasm Accredited Institutions In The Southeast Region Regarding Standards-Based Instruction, Jonathan Leon Nelson 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Knowledge And Practices Of Faculty At Nasm Accredited Institutions In The Southeast Region Regarding Standards-Based Instruction, Jonathan Leon Nelson

Dissertations

In 1993, Congress passed the mandate Goals 2000: Educate America Act, which established standards for K-12 education that outlined the core benchmarks of student achievement for individuals who have mastered the core curricula required to earn a high school diploma (Mark, 1995). Unfortunately, these curricular requirements did not include any criteria for music education, nor did they consider the curricular implications for higher education in providing NSME Standards based training for music educators.

The aim of this study was to determine if and to what extent music education faculty engage in NSME Standards-based instruction within the higher education classroom. Questionnaires ...


Undergraduate Engineers And Teachers: Can Students Be Both?, Malinda S. Zarske, Maia L. Vadeen, Janet Y. Tsai, Jacquelyn F. Sullivan, Denise W. Carlson 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

Undergraduate Engineers And Teachers: Can Students Be Both?, Malinda S. Zarske, Maia L. Vadeen, Janet Y. Tsai, Jacquelyn F. Sullivan, Denise W. Carlson

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

Today’s college-aged students are graduating into a world that relies on multidisciplinary talents to succeed. Engineering college majors are more likely to find jobs after college that are outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, including jobs in healthcare, management, and social services. A survey of engineering undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder in November 2012 indicated a desire by students to simultaneously pursue secondary teacher licensure alongside their engineering degrees: 25 percent ‘‘agreed’’ or ‘‘strongly agreed’’ that they ‘‘would be interested in earning grades 7–12 science or math teaching licenses while [they] earn ...


The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff 2017 South Dakota State University

The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff

Empowering Research for Educators

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) content and English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies can be organically incorporated to create a successful education for an English Language Learner (ELL). The first objective of this research project is to discover how prepared Family and Consumer Sciences teachers feel to work with English Language Learners in the classroom. The second objective is to identify practical and effective methods and strategies that are useful for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers instructing English Language Learners. The rationale for this project is that by identifying the challenges faced by English Language Learners in education, teachers ...


Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, charles tebben 2017 South Dakota State University

Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, Charles Tebben

Empowering Research for Educators

Abstract

This study is meant to focus discussions about the importance of the involvement of immigrant parents in respect to student academics. In this study I intend to make evident a relationship between parental involvement and student academics, after which I will draw in a conclusion of the resources utilized by my community at the elementary and middle schools. I’m conducting my research study starting at elementary school and running through middle school. I’m eliminating the high school period because of their unique parental involvement complexities which share little constraints and outcomes with the lower levels. To build ...


Growth Mindset In The Classroom, Luther L. Kiger 2017 South Dakota State University

Growth Mindset In The Classroom, Luther L. Kiger

Empowering Research for Educators

This article discusses how Mindset can effect a students educational and social life.


Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, Lindsay Olson 2017 South Dakota State University

Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, Lindsay Olson

Empowering Research for Educators

This article discusses how too much emphasis on standardized testing can affect student learning as well as teaching in the classroom. It includes a personal interview with a high school teacher as well as an article from the Washington Post regarding a study that was completed involving testing students.


Informal Order, Needs Analysis, And The Eap Curriculum, Faisal S. Al-Maamari 2017 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Informal Order, Needs Analysis, And The Eap Curriculum, Faisal S. Al-Maamari

The Qualitative Report

The academic curriculum is developed through a systematic process whereby content is created through the alignment of needs to stakeholder or target group. This qualitative research study features a small-scale, English for academic purpose (EAP) needs analysis (NA) of three credit-bearing EAP programs and the corresponding departmental programs conducted at a Language Center at a higher education institution in Oman. Based on interview, observational and documentary data, the analysis showed divergences in academic literacy (writing and reading) between the EAP and content programs. Principally, the findings pointed to the presence and operation of a group of informal orders and the ...


Collaborative Leadership In Action, Maureen Scully, Katie Bates 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Collaborative Leadership In Action, Maureen Scully, Katie Bates

Emerging Leaders Program Team Projects

The 46 fellows in the 2017 cohort of the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program worked with seven community partners on projects of strategic importance to these nonprofit and government organizations. The fellows contribute their professional skills and discover collaborative leadership through practice. The theme of our public symposium is “Collaborative Leadership in Action.” The fellows shared their insights about what collaborative leadership involves – its challenges and benefits – and what they take back to their workplaces.


Conditions For Contingent Instructors Engaged In The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Marie Vander Kloet, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Michelle K. McGinn, Marion Caldecott, Erin D. Aspenlieder, Jacqueline L. Beres, Sherry Fukuzawa, Alice Cassidy, Apryl Gill 2017 University of Toronto

Conditions For Contingent Instructors Engaged In The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Marie Vander Kloet, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Michelle K. Mcginn, Marion Caldecott, Erin D. Aspenlieder, Jacqueline L. Beres, Sherry Fukuzawa, Alice Cassidy, Apryl Gill

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

An increasingly large number of courses in Canadian postsecondary institutions are taught by contingent instructors who hold full- or part-time positions for contractually limited time periods. Despite strong commitments to advancing teaching and learning, the labour and employment conditions for contingent instructors affect the incentives and possibilities for them to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Through a collaborative writing inquiry, the 9 authors examine the influences of three key conditions of contingency: institutional knowledge, status, and role; invisibility and isolation; and precarity. Four composite stories demonstrate the ways varied conditions of contingency may play out in ...


Success In Student-Faculty/Staff Sotl Partnerships: Motivations, Challenges, Power, And Definitions, Anita Acai, Bree Akesson, Meghan Allen, Victoria Chen, Clarke Mathany, Brett McCollum, Jennifer Spencer, Roselynn E. M. Verwoord 2017 McMaster University

Success In Student-Faculty/Staff Sotl Partnerships: Motivations, Challenges, Power, And Definitions, Anita Acai, Bree Akesson, Meghan Allen, Victoria Chen, Clarke Mathany, Brett Mccollum, Jennifer Spencer, Roselynn E. M. Verwoord

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Partnerships with students are considered one of the principles of good Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) practice. However, not all partnerships are equally successful. What characteristics are common to successful partnerships and what preparatory elements can lead toward more successful partnerships? In this article, our team of graduate students, educational developers, and faculty members engage in detailed self-reflection on our past and ongoing SoTL projects as an inquiry into what it means to be in a successful student-faculty/staff partnership. Using thematic analysis, we identify and describe four distinct domains that can shape partnerships: (1) motivations to participate, (2 ...


Nested Within Or Swallowed Up: Le Dilemme Des Chercheurs Francophones En Pédagogie Postsecondaire Au Canada, Genevieve Maheux-Pelletier, Vanessa Rukholm, Jovan Groen, Nancy Vézina 2017 University of Toronto

Nested Within Or Swallowed Up: Le Dilemme Des Chercheurs Francophones En Pédagogie Postsecondaire Au Canada, Genevieve Maheux-Pelletier, Vanessa Rukholm, Jovan Groen, Nancy Vézina

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

La littérature dans le domaine de la recherche en pédagogie postsecondaire (RePP) a pris une expansion importante au cours des dernières décennies, particulièrement dans les espaces anglophones tels que l’Amérique du Nord, l’Europe de l’Ouest et l’Australie. Bien que cette expansion des idées reliées à la RePP puisse être également présente dans les communautés francophones, cela ne semble pas se traduire dans la nature et le nombre de publications dans le domaine en français et dans les expériences vécues par des chercheurs du domaine issus de diverses communautés francophones et bilingues.

Cet article met en lumière ...


Framework For Strengthening The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning In The Canadian College Sector, Eileen De Courcy, Tim Loblaw, Jessica Paterson, Theresa Southam, Mary M. Wilson 2017 Humber College ITAL

Framework For Strengthening The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning In The Canadian College Sector, Eileen De Courcy, Tim Loblaw, Jessica Paterson, Theresa Southam, Mary M. Wilson

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Following collaborative discussion and an initial literature review, a small group of college educators from three Canadian provinces, occupying roles at the micro, meso, and macro levels of their respective institutions, identified the need to develop a tool that considers institutional context in both determining the state of, and preparing for the advancement of, the state of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Further exploration into both the literature and our own experiences revealed that the state of SoTL within a particular institution seems to rely less on its categorization as a, for example, college, university, or technical institute ...


Project Title: Challenging What We Think We Know: Moving Beyond The Obstacles Of Prior Knowledge, Bidisha Biswas, Rosa Jimenez, Jessica Pemble 2017 Western Washington University

Project Title: Challenging What We Think We Know: Moving Beyond The Obstacles Of Prior Knowledge, Bidisha Biswas, Rosa Jimenez, Jessica Pemble

Bidisha Biswas

Research Question: In what ways does prior knowledge affect students’ writing? Method & Data Studied: During the final weeks of the fall 2008 quarter a survey was made available to the students in the American Foreign Policy course on Blackboard Academic Suite. The survey contained seven open-ended questions that prompted students to reflect on the assignments and evaluate, in particular, the way in which they chose to engage biases in assigned materials and their own preconceived ideas about foreign policy topics when completing writing assignments.


Improved Student Learning Through A Faculty Learning Community: How Faculty Collaboration Transformed A Large-Enrollment Course From Lecture To Student Centered, Emily R. Elliott, Robert D. Reason, Clark R. Coffman, Eric J. Gangloff, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Craig Ogilvie 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Improved Student Learning Through A Faculty Learning Community: How Faculty Collaboration Transformed A Large-Enrollment Course From Lecture To Student Centered, Emily R. Elliott, Robert D. Reason, Clark R. Coffman, Eric J. Gangloff, Jeffrey R. Raker, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Craig Ogilvie

Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

Undergraduate introductory biology courses are changing based on our growing understanding of how students learn and rapid scientific advancement in the biological sciences. At Iowa State University, faculty instructors are transforming a second-semester large-enrollment introductory biology course to include active learning within the lecture setting. To support this change, we set up a faculty learning community (FLC) in which instructors develop new pedagogies, adapt active-learning strategies to large courses, discuss challenges and progress, critique and revise classroom interventions, and share materials. We present data on how the collaborative work of the FLC led to increased implementation of active-learning strategies and ...


Daring To Dream: Sustaining Support For Undocumented Students At The Evergreen State College, Grace Huerta, Catalina Ocampo 2017 The Evergreen State College

Daring To Dream: Sustaining Support For Undocumented Students At The Evergreen State College, Grace Huerta, Catalina Ocampo

Learning Communities Research and Practice

With the 1982 Supreme Court decision in the case of Plyler v. Doe, K-12 students, regardless of their immigration status, were able to access a free public school education without the threat of deportation. However, such clarity has not been the case for undocumented students pursuing higher education. As increasing numbers of undocumented students graduate from high school, some with undocumented parents and some who are unaccompanied youth seeking asylum, many dream of the opportunity to attend college (Perry, 2014). And yet, many “Dreamers” are unable to do so because of little access to financial aid, the lack of accurate ...


A Word From The Writing Center (June 2017), Jennifer Wilson, MS, ELS 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

A Word From The Writing Center (June 2017), Jennifer Wilson, Ms, Els

A Word From the Writing Center (Newsletter)

This issue includes:

  • Writing tip: Purpose of semicolons and colons
  • Tips on preparing posters


Introducing Critical Pedagogies, Deepening Service-Learning Practices, Kathryn J. Kozak 2017 Suffolk University

Introducing Critical Pedagogies, Deepening Service-Learning Practices, Kathryn J. Kozak

Pedagogy and the Human Sciences

Book review of Critical Perspectives on Service-Learning in Higher Education by Susan J. Deeley. (2015). London, England: Palgrave Macmillan.


Student Censorship In The Social Work Classrooms, Lisa Kozlowski 2017 California State University, San Bernardino

Student Censorship In The Social Work Classrooms, Lisa Kozlowski

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Through the evolution of the field of social work, a divide in its ideologies has emerged and certain political and ideological groups such as the religious and conservatives have become underrepresented. As a result, over the years the liberal philosophies have emerged as the dominant group. This has led to a decrease in diversity within the field. Recognition of biases in the field of social work is difficult. Through a qualitative analysis method, this study was meant to explore if social work students feel they are free to share openly in the classroom, and if they are accepting of all ...


Music Education And Its Impact On Students With Special Needs, Sarah V. Foley 2017 Dominican University of California

Music Education And Its Impact On Students With Special Needs, Sarah V. Foley

Scholarship and Engagement in Education

Using music in a setting that includes students with special needs can have an effect on student communication and socialization. A review of the literature indicates that little is known about the effect of music on student's academic performance and behavior. Overall the research indicates that using music in a classroom, particularly with children with special needs has a positive effect on communication and socialization. Additional studies are needed to document the effect of music on student learning.


Equity-Minded High-Impact Learning: A Short-Term Approach To Student-Faculty Collaborative Research, Valerie Chepp 2017 Hamline University

Equity-Minded High-Impact Learning: A Short-Term Approach To Student-Faculty Collaborative Research, Valerie Chepp

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

This article explores the potential for high-impact learning practices—and specifically student-faculty collaborative research—to address inequality in U.S. institutions of higher education. In theory, student-faculty research holds much promise for promoting diversity and social justice in higher education. This high-impact practice reflects ideals around collaboration and mentoring, and offers a more egalitarian approach to the traditional student-faculty power relationship. In practice, however, collaborative research runs the risk of reproducing inequality, thereby undermining its transformative potential. Drawing upon bell hooks’ (1994) notion of radical pedagogy, and in the spirit of being equity-minded, I propose a short-term version of student-faculty ...


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