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A Process For Engagement With Threshold Concepts In Spanish Composition, Sean Dwyer 2012 Western Washington University

A Process For Engagement With Threshold Concepts In Spanish Composition, Sean Dwyer

Backward by Design Mini-Studies

Numerous practices and assignments discussed at the 2012 Backwards by Design Curriculum Workshop appeal to me as sources of creativity in the classroom. Some will suit courses I teach in the future. For this year, I faced an issue: I am working with students whose classroom vocabulary is equivalent to that of a three-year-old, because I am teaching first-year Spanish. The most applicable idea, one that energized me greatly, was the identification of threshold concepts. Working backward from that identification, I sought ways to implement practices that would, I hoped, bring those concepts permanently into my students’ approach to writing ...


Backwards By Design Assessment Project, Linda Keeler 2012 Western Washington University

Backwards By Design Assessment Project, Linda Keeler

Backward by Design Mini-Studies

Currently, KIN 321 Sociology of Sport is the only sociocultural class in the kinesiology program and perhaps, one of the only sociology courses that kinesiology students will ever take. It is quite common that a sport sociology course is the first (and unfortunately only) upper class course that forces the students to critically analyze the underpinnings and values of the sport institution in which many are working so hard to promote. Since the class is approached from a conflict theorist approach (i.e., what I like to call the nitpick theory) and often challenges long held beliefs, a key threshold ...


La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti 2012 Andrews University

La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti

Faculty Publications

This study presents the dynamic relationship between the different mission statementsand their impact on university’s models. The excessive promotion of theproduction of knowledge, as the central paradigm for higher education, has producedunbalances in universities. Religious affiliated institutions needs to repositionthemself with their characteristics to offering an education that includes allthree existing missions, but adds a fourth one as a way of enriching training. Thisnew mission purpose that centers on the development of wisdom, it is not onlyuseful for religious affiliated universities, but also for all kind of higher educationmodels. Toward the end, the paper turns to some of the ...


Gilgamesh To Blade Runner: Teaching The Catholic Intellectual Tradition In Rscc104, Christopher J. Kelly 2012 Sacred Heart University

Gilgamesh To Blade Runner: Teaching The Catholic Intellectual Tradition In Rscc104, Christopher J. Kelly

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Professor Kelly describes his teaching of the core curriculum course in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Sacred Heart University. He states "that our careful reading of Genesis, Augustine, Blade Runner, Gilgamesh, etc. provides them [students] with certain tools with which they will be able to reflect upon their own “contexts.” This is exactly what I ask them to do for their capstone project in the course. It is an assignment many are loathe to do because I keep it fairly vague, which requires them to do some self-initiated thinking and work. The payoff, however, has enormous potential. If I can ...


New Graduate Nurses' Experiences Of Interactions In The Critical Care Unit, Farida Saghafi, Jennifer Hardy, Sharon Hillege 2012 Australian Catholic University

New Graduate Nurses' Experiences Of Interactions In The Critical Care Unit, Farida Saghafi, Jennifer Hardy, Sharon Hillege

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

This paper reports on one of the key findings from a recent descriptive phenomenological study on lived experience of 10 new graduate nurses (NGNs) in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a major acute care hospital. Interpersonal relationships experienced by NGNs in ICU give rise to diverse thoughts, perceptions and feelings that may have significant impact on their professional development, job satisfaction and retention. The researcher conducted in-depth, semi-structured audiotaped interviews to collect the data. Interaction with others as key theme and related subthemes: interaction with patients; interaction with other members of the ICU team; who is approachable; and feedback ...


A Melanesian Research Methodology, Roger Vallance 2012 Australian Catholic University

A Melanesian Research Methodology, Roger Vallance

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Melanesian values and world views construct an ontology and epistemology that can be used to distinguish a Melanesian research methodology. This Melanesian research methodology is one that may offer advantages to those undertaking research in Melanesia in that Melanesian values are in the foreground. Melanesian research methodology does place specific requirements on the researcher with relation to context and processes of data collection and data analysis. In this manner, it is argued that ethics has a pivotal role in research quality. Finally, to assist the researcher, four personal attributes are described that help practise a defensible Melanesian research methodology.


School Shootings: Is My School Safe?, Tony Durr 2012 South Dakota State University

School Shootings: Is My School Safe?, Tony Durr

Teaching, Learning and Leadership Faculty Publications

In the part of rural Midwestern America there was recently a shooting at a school that ended in the death of an assistant principal and the suicide of a student. In short, a student who had recently transferred to Millard South High School in the State of Nebraska had troubles adjusting to his new school. The article reports, the student was suspended after he was caught driving his car on the school’s football field. Later in the day after his suspension, the student returned to the school and fatally shot an assistant principal and also wounded the principal. The ...


Where’S The Pedagogy? The Role Of Teaching And Learning In The Digital Humanities, Stephen Brier 2012 CUNY Graduate Center

Where’S The Pedagogy? The Role Of Teaching And Learning In The Digital Humanities, Stephen Brier

Publications and Research

The Digital Humanities (DH) has focused narrowly on digital research methods and projects and digital publication efforts. Yet DH has also had a significant, if under recognized, impact on classroom pedagogy. This chapter evaluates the ways DH practices, embodied in a series of pedagogy projects at the City University of York (CUNY), have been used to reshape teaching and learning in college classrooms.


Series Editors' Foreword: Placing Practitioner Knowledge At The Center Of Teacher Education., Edmund T. Hamann, Rodney Hopson 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Series Editors' Foreword: Placing Practitioner Knowledge At The Center Of Teacher Education., Edmund T. Hamann, Rodney Hopson

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The starting point for this book is a new phase—the Carnegie Program for the Education Doctorate (CPED)—of the longstanding dilemma of whether and how to to distinguish advanced graduate education for the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in education from the Doctorate of Education (EdD). EdD graduates should have gained not just in knowledge, but also in capability—to not only know new things, but to be able to do new practices and/or engage previous skills and practices more effectively.


Disruptive Cartography In Academic Development, Beverley Hamilton, Phil Graniero 2011 University of Windsor

Disruptive Cartography In Academic Development, Beverley Hamilton, Phil Graniero

Beverley Hamilton

Drawing on cartography, urban design and visual data modelling, we consider how people navigate, or fail to navigate, the mental, physical and social spaces of knowledge communities. Cartographically inspired critical thinking offers opportunities to re-examine the assumptions and formal maps of post-secondary institutions, visualizing complexities such as knowledge circulation and ownership, and knowledge seekers’ regulated or unregulated traffic. We explore the contrast between the formal view given by typical institutional maps, and the uncovered view shown by maps of collective student activity generated by our prototype visualization tools. We suggest that a critical stance and consultative approaches to institutional mapping ...


Lib 3010 Spring 2012: Students Choose An Image To Represent Patent Searching, Jan Comfort 2011 Clemson University

Lib 3010 Spring 2012: Students Choose An Image To Represent Patent Searching, Jan Comfort

Jan Comfort

Students enrolled in LIB 3010 (a one hour credit-bearing class on patent searching) were asked to supply an image and write a few sentences describing how it represented their experience.


La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti 2011 Andrews University

La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This study presents the dynamic relationship between the different mission statements
and their impact on university’s models. The excessive promotion of the
production of knowledge, as the central paradigm for higher education, has produced
unbalances in universities. Religious affiliated institutions needs to reposition
themself with their characteristics to offering an education that includes all
three existing missions, but adds a fourth one as a way of enriching training. This
new mission purpose that centers on the development of wisdom, it is not only
useful for religious affiliated universities, but also for all kind of higher education
models. Toward the ...


Dell H. Hymes: His Scholarship And Legacy In Anthropology And Education, Nancy H. Hornberger 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Dell H. Hymes: His Scholarship And Legacy In Anthropology And Education, Nancy H. Hornberger

GSE Publications

Dell Hathaway Hymes, linguistic anthropologist and educational visionary extraordinaire, passed away in November 2009, leaving behind a voluminous scholarship and inspirational legacy in the study of language and inequality, ethnography, sociolinguistics, Native American ethnopoetics, and education. This essay provides a brief account of Hymes's life and scholarly contributions, especially his early and enduring influence in the anthropology of education; and goes on to comment briefly on this AEQ set of essays honoring Hymes.


Dearabizing Arabia: Tracing Western Scholarship On The History Of The Arabs And Arabic Language And Script, Saad D. Abulhab 2011 CUNY Office of Library Services

Dearabizing Arabia: Tracing Western Scholarship On The History Of The Arabs And Arabic Language And Script, Saad D. Abulhab

Publications and Research

This book is a reference book on the history of the Arabic Language and script, which goes beyond the sole discussion of technical matters. It studies objectively the evidence presented by modern-day western archeological discoveries together with the evidence presented by the indispensable scholarly work and research of past Islamic Arab civilization era. The book scrutinizes modern western theories regarding the history of the Arabs and Arabic language and script in connection with the roles played by Western Near East scholarship, religion and colonial history in the formation of current belief system, which is an essential step to study this ...


Student Perceptions Of Public Relations And Journalism: A Pilot Study Of Attitude Shifts Through Curriculum Innovation, Bernard R. McCoy, Jerry Renaud, Adam Wagler, Amy Struthers, John Baker 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Student Perceptions Of Public Relations And Journalism: A Pilot Study Of Attitude Shifts Through Curriculum Innovation, Bernard R. Mccoy, Jerry Renaud, Adam Wagler, Amy Struthers, John Baker

Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications

Journalism and public relations have had a long and often contentious relationship. It is rare when journalists and advertising/PR specialists work well together in the real world. It is equally rare when advertising, public relations and journalism students work together as part of their classroom education. This mixed methods pilot study explored the perceptions journalism and public relations majors had about each other’s professions. The experimental group was comprised of 40 journalism and public relations majors who worked together covering a national event in an experimental college class. The control group included 68 students who participated in a ...


Developing A Leadership Consortium, Jan Lloyd, Sherry L. Early PhD 2011 Marshall University

Developing A Leadership Consortium, Jan Lloyd, Sherry L. Early Phd

Leadership Studies Faculty Research

Although the term “leadership” did not appear until approximately the 1850s, leadership can be viewed as an ancient art (Bass, 1990). However, it was not until 1976 that the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission IV developed a leadership task force to investigate leadership programs in higher education and clearly defined the differences between leadership development, leadership training, and leadership education (Roberts & Ullom, 1990). The field of leadership progressed over the years by examining various components such as trait theory, behavioral theories, situational theories, and, most recently, leadership identity development theories. Since then, information regarding definitions of leadership, descriptions of ...


Western Guide To Professional Master's Programs, Gloria J. Leckie 2011 University of Western Ontario

Western Guide To Professional Master's Programs, Gloria J. Leckie

Purple Guides

This guide is a resource for departments that plan to introduce new Professional Master's (PMA) or Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The guide provides examples of existing programs, describes key criteria that new PSM programs need to meet, reviews issues in the development of new programs, and discusses the types of competencies professional programs promote in order to help their graduates compete on the job market.


Engaging Students In The Classroom: How Can I Know What I Think Until I See What I Draw?, Paul Donnelly, John Hogan 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Engaging Students In The Classroom: How Can I Know What I Think Until I See What I Draw?, Paul Donnelly, John Hogan

Conference papers

Recognizing the world into which our students will emerge upon graduation, a world characterized by constant change, and our belief in the need to develop our students as “critical beings” (Barnett, 1997) and as “citizens capable of governing” (Giroux, 1997: 259), we embrace a critical pedagogy that is not just about theory (Dehler, Welsh & Lewis, 2004), but can also be implemented experientially in the classroom through the use of freehand drawing. With this as context, our aim in the classroom is to create a learning space where our students develop their capacity for critical self-reflection. As such, we use freehand drawing to: (a) facilitate our ability to “see” how we understand a topic and to “see” that there are multiple ways of understanding; (b) question and challenge theories, orthodoxies and truths considered common; (c) identify and scrutinize what are often tacit assumptions; and (d) ponder other possibilities.


17th Annual Governors State University Student Research Conference Proceedings, Shailendra Kumar Ph.D., Editor 2011 Governors State University

17th Annual Governors State University Student Research Conference Proceedings, Shailendra Kumar Ph.D., Editor

Student Research Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Teaching Students Personal And Social Responsibility With Measurable Learning Outcomes, Frank Ardaiolo, Steve Neilson, Timothy K. Daugherty 2011 Winthrop University

Teaching Students Personal And Social Responsibility With Measurable Learning Outcomes, Frank Ardaiolo, Steve Neilson, Timothy K. Daugherty

Winthrop Faculty and Staff Publications

In 2005 the Association of American Colleges and Universities launched a national initiative that championed the importance of a 21st-century liberal education. What was unique about this initiative was the underlying assumption that educating for personal and social responsibility was “core” for an educated citizenry and should be taught. So the question became “How does higher education teach responsibility?” Student affairs divisions atWinthrop University and Rollins College approached this question by focusing on collaborative programs and student learning experiences in the curriculum and cocurriculum with the ability to measure outcomes.


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