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Team-Based Learning: Engagement And Accountability With Psychometric Analysis Of A New Instrument, Heidi Ann Mennenga 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Team-Based Learning: Engagement And Accountability With Psychometric Analysis Of A New Instrument, Heidi Ann Mennenga

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

With calls for transformation, innovation, and excellence in nursing education from national bodies of nursing, nurse educators must determine the best possible teaching strategies to meet educational standards. Team-based learning, an innovative teaching strategy, offers educators a structured, student-centered learning environment and may be more effective than current teaching pedagogies in meeting the needs of nurse educators.

The purpose of this study was to (a) examine differences in student engagement between baccalaureate nursing students taught using team-based learning and those taught using traditional lecture, (b) examine how levels of engagement affected examination scores, (c) examine potential differences in student examination ...


"Reading Rants!": Exploring The Design And Implementation Of A Social Cataloging Tool For Teens, Rachel Hall, Rebecca Troup, Rebecca Ramsey 2010 University of Iowa

"Reading Rants!": Exploring The Design And Implementation Of A Social Cataloging Tool For Teens, Rachel Hall, Rebecca Troup, Rebecca Ramsey

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In this paper we explore the possibility of creating and implementing an interactive library OPAC interface, called Reading Rants!, that would be designed for and used exclusively by teens. An interactive interface such as Reading Rants! would allow teenagers to interact with their library catalog by contributing content to bibliographic records. Content creation is an integral aspect of the Web 2.0 experience; it transforms the user's experience with the catalog into a dynamic conversation. By providing this highly valued service for teenagers, public libraries would elevate their worth to future library supporters and become more essential to and ...


Reflective Practice: The Teacher In The Mirror, Celes Raenee Rayford 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Reflective Practice: The Teacher In The Mirror, Celes Raenee Rayford

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

With the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, administrators have faced extreme pressure to provide professional development to teachers to enhance their skill and knowledge base, make school improvements, and increase student achievement. Research indicated that critical reflection leads to lasting school change and professional growth of teachers. However, few studies examined reflection using the principles of adult learning and reflective practice theory. In this study, this perspective was explored using three distinct ways of reflecting in combination with various reflective practice models.

The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of elementary administrators ...


The Impact Of Individual Decision Making On Campus Sustainability Initiatives, Aurali Ella Dade 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Impact Of Individual Decision Making On Campus Sustainability Initiatives, Aurali Ella Dade

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) have increasingly committed to become more sustainable in recent years. Despite this commitment, academic publications in the sustainability field assert that progress has been slower at IHEs than expected and that most IHEs have found sustainability initiatives difficult to implement. Comprehensive sustainability initiatives require cooperation from a broad set of constituents with diverse and sometimes conflicting goals. Creating a sustainable IHE also requires changes in both physical infrastructure and individual behavior. Any number of institutional factors can advance or limit progress towards these objectives.

Previous investigations have assessed individual case studies, compared IHEs in a ...


The Efficacy Of Emotional And Instructional Support (Eis) Training And Consultation On Head Start Teacher-Child Interactions, Rory Brown Sipp 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Efficacy Of Emotional And Instructional Support (Eis) Training And Consultation On Head Start Teacher-Child Interactions, Rory Brown Sipp

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

There is an increased need for quality in the field of early care and education and, teachers interactions with his or her students are the catalyst for providing and ensuring quality within early childhood environments (La Paro, Pianta, & Hamre, 2008). The study examined the effect of training and consultation on Head Start teacher and child interactions as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System, also known as the CLASS.

Twenty-one Head Start teachers located in Southern Nevada served as participants in the study where non-threatening and evidence based training and consultation was provided over six weeks. Trainings were provided to ...


Critical Issues Surrounding Test Accomodations: A Language Planning And Policy Perspective, Jamie L. Schissel 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Critical Issues Surrounding Test Accomodations: A Language Planning And Policy Perspective, Jamie L. Schissel

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

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English In English Languge Teaching: Shifting Values And Assumptions In Changing Circumstances, Martin Dewey, Constant Leung 2010 Kings' College London

English In English Languge Teaching: Shifting Values And Assumptions In Changing Circumstances, Martin Dewey, Constant Leung

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Learning About Your Culture And Language Online: Sifting Langauge Ideologies Of Hoisan-Wa On The Internet ("I Especially Liked How You Used The Thl-Sound."), Genevieve Y. Leung 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Learning About Your Culture And Language Online: Sifting Langauge Ideologies Of Hoisan-Wa On The Internet ("I Especially Liked How You Used The Thl-Sound."), Genevieve Y. Leung

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Ukrainian, Russian, English: Language Use And Attitudes Of Students At A Ukraninan University, Bridget A. Goodman, Nina A. Lyulkun 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Ukrainian, Russian, English: Language Use And Attitudes Of Students At A Ukraninan University, Bridget A. Goodman, Nina A. Lyulkun

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Brendan Buhler, Afsha Bawany, Erin O'Donnell 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Tony Allen, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Brendan Buhler, Afsha Bawany, Erin O'Donnell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Effect Of Simulation Models On Systems Learning In An Introductory Environmental Science Course, Heather J. Skaza 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Assessing The Effect Of Simulation Models On Systems Learning In An Introductory Environmental Science Course, Heather J. Skaza

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

While there is plenty of anecdotal evidence within the systems dynamics community supporting the use of systems simulations in the classroom to improve student understanding, there is little published, controlled, experimental research. This paper describes the results of a paired experiment testing the effect of using system dynamics simulations to increase systems understanding in an introductory environmental science course. We believed that the students using the systems simulations would demonstrate a greater systemic understanding of environmental issues than those who did not.

We conducted an experiment during the fall semester of 2009, with 304 students enrolled in four sections of ...


An Analysis Of First Amendment Jurisprudence On The Supreme Court Case Of Locke V. Davey, Alexander John Herzog 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

An Analysis Of First Amendment Jurisprudence On The Supreme Court Case Of Locke V. Davey, Alexander John Herzog

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Scholarship programs authored by state legislatures may conflict with a state's constitution. In the case of Locke v. Davey 540 U.S. 807 (2003), Joshua Davey challenged the State of Washington's withdrawal of his Promise Scholarship claiming violation of his First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.

This study is a historical case study analyzing the Supreme Court jurisprudence regarding legal issues concerning the issuance of state funded scholarships for the purpose of religious studies. A complete legal study was conducted that included a review of all relevant court cases, court filings, legal journals and legal briefs ...


The George-Anne, 2010 Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne

The George-Anne

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Learning And Assessment Of Student Communication Skills On Engineering Programs: Some Experiences, Aidan O'Dwyer 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Learning And Assessment Of Student Communication Skills On Engineering Programs: Some Experiences, Aidan O'Dwyer

Conference papers

In this contribution, the author reports on, reflects on and evaluates case studies in which the ability to communicate effectively was embedded into modules for which the author had academic responsibility, on both Level 8 (Bachelors) and Level 9 (Masters) engineering programs. The generic competency was developed using formal student presentations, mostly done individually, with a minority done in teams. Peer and tutor assessment of the presentations was employed, following a structured guideline agreed with the students; among other advantages, peer assessment assists in the further development of student analytical skills and professional ethics. The contribution discusses the peer assessment ...


Tallgrass Prairie Center Newsletter, Spring 2010, Tallgrass Prairie Center. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Tallgrass Prairie Center Newsletter, Spring 2010, Tallgrass Prairie Center.

Tallgrass Prairie Center Newsletter

Inside this issue:

-- 22nd North American Prairie Conference: Restoring a National Treasure
-- Fewer Grass Seeds Increases Wildflowers
-- Another Semester of Successful Seminars at the TPC
-- Wetland Plant Materials Development Meeting
-- Recent Publications about Center programs and projects
-- Another Roadside Infraction
-- Student Employee Profiles
-- Can You Identify this Seedling


Motivating Students Using Positive Reinforcement, Jennifer L. Diedrich 2010 The College at Brockport

Motivating Students Using Positive Reinforcement, Jennifer L. Diedrich

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of my paper was to explore behavior modification by using rewards to encourage positive, observable behavior changes in my students. Teachers have an opportunity to positively impact their students' behavior, in addition to their education. I wanted to see if the idea of behavior modification was an effective method for teaching and encouraging students age-appropriate behaviors and social skills. I researched the use of rewards and positive reinforcement with regards to behavior modification by creating a classroom behavior management plan called "Marbles for Manners". It was my intention that this reward system would positively reinforce students who used ...


Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Faculty Learning Community Creates A Comprehensive Libguide, Jennifer J. Little, Moira Fallon, Jason Dauenhauer, Betsy Balzano, Donald Halquist 2010 The College at Brockport

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Faculty Learning Community Creates A Comprehensive Libguide, Jennifer J. Little, Moira Fallon, Jason Dauenhauer, Betsy Balzano, Donald Halquist

Library Publications and Presentations

Purpose – Many colleges and universities require both undergraduate and graduate students to plan and conduct research as a part of graduation requirements. However, a number of barriers exist for both instructors and students in understanding and conducting research. A small group of, The College at Brockport, instructors who had taught introductory research and research methodology gathered together with librarians as a faculty learning community (FLC) to share information about their instructional methods for teaching research skills. The paper aims to discuss this initiative.

Design/methodology/approach – Following an initiative to foster career-span faculty development, The College at Brockport made a ...


Integrating Technology And Problem-Based Learning: A Comparison Of Two Teacher Professional Development Approaches, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Heather Leary 2010 Utah State University

Integrating Technology And Problem-Based Learning: A Comparison Of Two Teacher Professional Development Approaches, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Heather Leary

The Instructional Architect Research Group

No abstract provided.


Problem-Based Design: A Technology-Oriented Teacher Professional Development Model., Andrew Walker, Brooke Robertshaw, Mimi Recker 2010 Utah State University

Problem-Based Design: A Technology-Oriented Teacher Professional Development Model., Andrew Walker, Brooke Robertshaw, Mimi Recker

The Instructional Architect Research Group

No abstract provided.


Misconstruals Or More? The Interactions Of Orbit Diagrams And Explanations Of The Seasons, Victor R. Lee 2010 Utah State University

Misconstruals Or More? The Interactions Of Orbit Diagrams And Explanations Of The Seasons, Victor R. Lee

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This paper examines a “misconstrual hypothesis” regarding diagrams of the Earth’s orbit around the sun and how middle school students explain the cause of the seasons. Drawing from 24 semi-structured interviews, I present qualitative analyses of students’ explanations of why temperatures vary in summer and winter and how those are influenced by the elliptical shape of perspective drawings of the Earth’s orbit, common to many science textbooks. The results of the analysis suggest that diagram interpretation does not necessarily follow what has been often predicted in the literature and that conceptualizations can shift quite rapidly as different diagram ...


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