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Through The Phoropter: A Reflective Analysis Of One Practitioner’S Attempt To Sequence Social And Emotional Learning Competencies Into An Experiential Learning Program, Stephanie A. Globus-Hoenich 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Through The Phoropter: A Reflective Analysis Of One Practitioner’S Attempt To Sequence Social And Emotional Learning Competencies Into An Experiential Learning Program, Stephanie A. Globus-Hoenich

Capstone Collection

This capstone is a reflective analysis of social and emotional learning programming and its implementation in traditional Western schools. It approaches the question of sequencing social and emotional competencies for instruction through experiential learning. Initially I sought a linear rationale in order to better understand my work in implementing a social and emotional learning program in nearby Keene, New Hampshire through High 5 Adventure Learning Center’s Edge of Leadership program. However, my inquiry shifted in light of several ethical implications that arise from the prospect of constraining social and emotional learning into a pre-set curriculum.

As a Course-Linked Capstone ...


Developing A Curriculum Framework For Field Studies Using Experiential And Environmental Educational Theory, Nicole Gautier 2017 University of Wyoming

Developing A Curriculum Framework For Field Studies Using Experiential And Environmental Educational Theory, Nicole Gautier

SMTC Plan B Papers

Abstract

Experiential and environmental education are educational philosophies with significant overlap. Experiential and environmental education are mutually supportive, and linked through five key components, (a) direct experience, (b) place, (c) learning community, (d) critical investigations, and (e) purposeful outcomes. A literature review demonstrated shared purpose and similar pedagogies. These similarities were used to define experiential environmental education. Field studies programs, educational expeditions defined by direct experience and investigations of place, are an effective way to put experiential environmental education theory in to practice. Curriculum frameworks are an educational tool used to develop specific curricula aligned with theoretical objectives. The key ...


Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, Anica Bottom 2017 Dominican University of California

Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, Anica Bottom

Honors Theses and Capstone Projects

This essay examines the author’s choreography, Lacuna, and research integral to its representation. During the choreographic process, experimentation of how the human body moves in relation to different architectural space was observed. In collaboration with the cast of dancers, cohesion of personal experiences in particular locations was evaluated: specifically, investigation of how environments has the ability to trigger habits or patterns of movement from both past and present experiences. A closer look at how the body responds on a visceral level to the physical and emotional sense of place is described. Although the choreographic piece, Lacuna, came to be ...


The Impact Of A Science Field Camp Experience On Students' Learning Of Environmental Concepts, Madison E. Brown 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Impact Of A Science Field Camp Experience On Students' Learning Of Environmental Concepts, Madison E. Brown

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses

Environmental education has garnered progressively more attention in recent years as global concerns of climate issues and conservation become increasingly prevalent. Educating young students is essential to developing a generation of stewards that are knowledgeable of their environmental impact and motivated to incite positive change in their surroundings. Using a mixed-methods study, a quantitative and qualitative analysis was conducted to evaluate the Creek Critters class as part of the residential program at the Ozark Natural Science Center. Students attending the program were given pre-and post-assessments that evaluated their knowledge of the concepts of water quality and benthic macroinvertebrates discussed at ...


An Investigation Into The Experiences Of Homeschooled Individuals With Autism That Led To Success In The On-Campus College Environment: A Case Study, Carrol Dolan 2017 Liberty University

An Investigation Into The Experiences Of Homeschooled Individuals With Autism That Led To Success In The On-Campus College Environment: A Case Study, Carrol Dolan

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are rising, and more individuals with ASD are continuing to college. At the same time, homeschooling is becoming more prevalent, and more students with ASD are being homeschooled. These increases lead to the inference that colleges will see more homeschooled students with ASD applying for admission. The purpose of this case study was to understand experiences of individuals with ASD who were homeschooled that fostered success in the on-campus college environment. The central question guiding this research was: What are the experiences of individuals with ASD who were homeschooled that lead to success in ...


How Service Learning Opportunities Impact Transformational Learning Experiences For Grades 6-12 School Students: A Case Study, Sherrry Ballew 2017 Liberty University

How Service Learning Opportunities Impact Transformational Learning Experiences For Grades 6-12 School Students: A Case Study, Sherrry Ballew

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this single instrumental case study was to explore how service learning (SL) opportunities are perceived by participants to impact transformational learning (TL) experiences for students in Grades 6-12. The model used to support this concept was the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC), which views community involvement to be as important in the development of the child as traditional classroom instruction (Rooney, Videto, & Birch, 2015). The theory guiding this study is transformational learning (Mezirow, 2000). TL theory is a lens through which to view the learning experiences associated with SL. For this single instrumental case ...


An Exploration Of Participant-Facilitator Relationships: An Introduction And Application Of The Learning Relationships Indicator To High 5 Adventure Learning Center’S Edge Of Leadership Program, Anne Louise Wagner 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

An Exploration Of Participant-Facilitator Relationships: An Introduction And Application Of The Learning Relationships Indicator To High 5 Adventure Learning Center’S Edge Of Leadership Program, Anne Louise Wagner

Capstone Collection

The relationships between participants and facilitators must be considered as an influential component of any learning experience. Because each relationship type leads to different outcomes, educators of all kinds should map the ideal relationship path for their participant groups. This can be determined based on objectives of the learning experience as well as the participants’ current skills and abilities.

Using the works of theorists who showcase participant-facilitator dynamics paired with my own experiences at High 5 Adventure Learning Center, I have created a Learning Relationships Indicator. This tool is designed to provide awareness of the different relationships fostered within a ...


Outdoor Learning In Early Childhood, Holly Hooven 2017 Northwestern College - Orange City

Outdoor Learning In Early Childhood, Holly Hooven

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

Play is a skill that comes naturally to every child. Children love to explore and investigate. They do this to find answers to the questions they have and obtain through other experiences such as talking with parents, other children, as well as reading through books. Play is important for many developmental skills such as building on fine motor, cognitive development, and more. While many parents and teachers observe their children, or students, play within the indoors, many children are not getting a lot of outdoor time. Outdoor play is as important as indoor play. Outdoor play allows a child to ...


The Relationship Between School-Facilitated Parental Involvement And Academic Math Achievement Of High School Students In Virginia Who Receive Special Education Services, Allison Stein 2017 Liberty University

The Relationship Between School-Facilitated Parental Involvement And Academic Math Achievement Of High School Students In Virginia Who Receive Special Education Services, Allison Stein

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

his study examined how school-facilitated parental involvement affects Standards of Learning (SOL) end-of-course exams for high school students in Virginia who are receiving special education services. This study examined test results from the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 school years for the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II SOL exams, as well as results from the Special Education Parent Survey from the same school years. All data used in this study was archival data found on the Virginia Department of Education website. A review of the literature revealed there have been many studies conducted on the effects of parental involvement on ...


Blending Community And Content Through Place-Based Science, Terri Hebert, Judith L. Lewandowski 2017 Indiana University - South Bend

Blending Community And Content Through Place-Based Science, Terri Hebert, Judith L. Lewandowski

Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice

Place-based education connects the learner to the local environment through diverse strategies that increase awareness and connectedness to the community, and ultimately to the world (Sobel, 2004). Constructivist principles of learning – the belief that individuals “construct their own knowledge by engaging in the learning process, interacting and collaborating with teachers and other students, reflecting on the content, and meaningfully integrating the new information with prior knowledge” (Sowan & Jenkins, 2013, p. 316) – run deep within place-based education as the learner constructs meaning through personal interactions with the local environment. In other words, the “landscape shapes [one’s] mindscape” (Haas & Nachtigal, 1998 ...


The Effect Of The Flipped Classroom On Urban High School Students' Motivation And Academic Achievement In A High School Science Course, Keshia Dixon 2017 Liberty University

The Effect Of The Flipped Classroom On Urban High School Students' Motivation And Academic Achievement In A High School Science Course, Keshia Dixon

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study investigated the effect of the flipped classroom on urban high school students’ motivation and academic achievement in a high school science course. In this quantitative study, the sample population was comprised of North Star High School 12th grade students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology. A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest non-equivalent group design was conducted. After receipt of Liberty University Institutional Review Board approval and the school district’s Department of Research and Evaluation for School Improvement, students completed a pretest comprised of the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II) and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Unit Test. Participants in the ...


Educational Lessons And Strategies For Wildlife Educators And Teachers At Animal-Associated Wildlife Centers, Anna Luhrmann 2017 University of Wyoming

Educational Lessons And Strategies For Wildlife Educators And Teachers At Animal-Associated Wildlife Centers, Anna Luhrmann

SMTC Plan B Papers

Increasing industrialization and urbanization are causing a decreasing amount of non-urban wildlife interaction and nature experiences. Less contact with the natural world is potentially creating a lack of interest in the wildlife, ecology, and natural phenomena. Animal-associated wildlife centers (AAWCs) provide the public with unique opportunities to experience wildlife and nature directly and vicariously through educational programs. AAWCs are nonprofit organizations that provide sanctuary to native or exotic animals, rehabilitate and release native wildlife that is injured or orphaned, and/or house non-releasable wildlife for educational purposes. This applied project examined educational methods used by AAWCs within the United States ...


Analysis Of The Difference In Landing Between Male And Female High School Soccer Athletes, Jessica Vogt 2017 University of Kentucky

Analysis Of The Difference In Landing Between Male And Female High School Soccer Athletes, Jessica Vogt

Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

Introduction: Females are consistently found to be at a higher risk of tearing their ACL. Extensive research has been completed previously to determine what causes an ACL tear and why this separation exists but a confirmed conclusion has not been found. Potential extrinsic factors such as decreased knee flexion and increased valgus have commonly been suggested as increased stressors on the ACL. The focus of this study is to determine if there is a significant difference in these two factors between males and females.

Methods: Seven healthy and highly trained subjects between the ages of 17 and 18 who do ...


Front Matter, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Front Matter, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Cover and dedication for the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States.


Chapter 1 - Introduction, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 1 - Introduction, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 1 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains introductory materials on L.B. Sharp.


Chapter 3 - Extending Education (Newsletter Of Life Camps), Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 3 - Extending Education (Newsletter Of Life Camps), Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 3 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains information on Extending Education, the newsletter of Life Camps.


Chapter 4 - Broadcasts And Interviews, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 4 - Broadcasts And Interviews, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 4 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains broadcasts and interviews of L.B. Sharp.


Chapter 2 - Publications In Journals, Books, Reports, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 2 - Publications In Journals, Books, Reports, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 2 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains publications of L.B. Sharp found in journals, books, and reports.


Chapter 6 - Films, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 6 - Films, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 6 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains films on L.B. Sharp.


Chapter 5 - Speeches And Lectures, Julie A. Carlson 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Chapter 5 - Speeches And Lectures, Julie A. Carlson

The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement in the United States

Chapter 5 of the book The Collective Works of Lloyd Burgess Sharp: Pioneer of the Outdoor Education Movement contains speeches and lectures by L.B. Sharp.


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