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Facilitating The Teaching-Learning Process Through The Reflective Engagement Of Pre-Service Teachers, Gloria Jean Rodman 2010 Texas A&M University San Antonio

Facilitating The Teaching-Learning Process Through The Reflective Engagement Of Pre-Service Teachers, Gloria Jean Rodman

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The repeated use of reflection throughout their teacher preparation experience can be useful in encouraging growth and improving pedagogical knowledge, teaching performance and professional development among pre-service teachers. This study looks at how the reflective engagement of these teachers in a structured classroom activity reinforces the application of the teaching-learning process in the classroom and enables them to construct meaning from that application. It seeks to identify ways in which the teachers engage in reflection; determine their levels of reflective engagement; examine what they discover about teaching through reflection; and establish how this reflection affects their pedagogical ability.


Stress Among Prospective Teachers: A Review Of The Literature , Sallie Gardner 2010 Griffith University

Stress Among Prospective Teachers: A Review Of The Literature , Sallie Gardner

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Student-teacher distress has the potential to impact on the individuals who are to become teachers, the profession and the education system. This review examines what is known of psychological distress among university students, teachers and student-teachers, the demands associated with their practical experiences and the known impact of psychological distress. A brief overview of contemporary stress management approaches is also presented. The reviewer contends that the potential problem for prospective teachers requires a holistic approach, beginning through understanding contemporary strategies available to individual university students, and preventative stress management programs provided within tertiary education, which may be made available to ...


Le Programme Sure Start Et Son Evaluation En Angleterre, Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, Jacqueline Barnes 2010 University of Wollongong

Le Programme Sure Start Et Son Evaluation En Angleterre, Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, Jacqueline Barnes

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

No abstract provided.


Preparing Quality Teachers: Making Learning Visible, Felicity McArdle 2010 Queensland University of Technology

Preparing Quality Teachers: Making Learning Visible, Felicity Mcardle

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Teacher quality is recognised as a lynchpin for education reforms internationally, and both Federal and State governments in Australia have turned their attention to teacher education institutions: the starting point for preparing quality teachers. Changes to policy and shifts in expectations impact on Faculties of Education, despite the fact that little is known about what makes a quality teacher preparation program effective. New accountability measures, mandated Professional Standards, and proposals to test all graduates before registration, mean that teacher preparation programs need capacity for flexibility and responsiveness. The risk is that undergraduate degree programs can become ‘patchwork quilts’ with traces ...


Olanzapine Decreases Cannabinoid Cb1 Receptors In The Hypothalamus And Brainstem, Possibly Through Muscarinic M3 Receptor Antagonism, Katrina Weston-Green, Xu-Feng Huang, K Kang, Chao Deng 2010 University of Wollongong

Olanzapine Decreases Cannabinoid Cb1 Receptors In The Hypothalamus And Brainstem, Possibly Through Muscarinic M3 Receptor Antagonism, Katrina Weston-Green, Xu-Feng Huang, K Kang, Chao Deng

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Abstract from the XXVII CINP Congress, 6-10 June 2010, Hong Kong


[Book Review] Stop Plagiarism: A Guide To Understanding And Prevention, Margaret Wallace 2010 University of Wollongong

[Book Review] Stop Plagiarism: A Guide To Understanding And Prevention, Margaret Wallace

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Who would not be attracted by a book title such as Stop Plagiarism: A Guide to Understanding and Prevention? If you are a teacher, learning advisor or librarian, any clues you can find to help prevent plagiarism would be welcome. If you do judge a book by its cover (or by those details that can be gleaned in the first few pages) you might be attracted or repelled by the fact that that it has such an assertive title and by the fact that it originates in the United States. Are your concerns well-founded?


The Impact Of Sure Start Local Programmes On 5-Year-Olds And Their Families, Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, Alastair H. Leyland, Angela Anning, David Hall, Jane Tunstill, Mog Ball, Pamela Meadows, Jacqueline Barnes, Martin Frost, Mark Hibbett, Andrew Cullis 2010 University of Wollongong

The Impact Of Sure Start Local Programmes On 5-Year-Olds And Their Families, Edward Melhuish, Jay Belsky, Alastair H. Leyland, Angela Anning, David Hall, Jane Tunstill, Mog Ball, Pamela Meadows, Jacqueline Barnes, Martin Frost, Mark Hibbett, Andrew Cullis

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

The ultimate goal of Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) was to enhance the life chances for young children growing up in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Children in these communities are at risk of doing poorly at school, having trouble with peers and agents of authority (i.e., parents, teachers), and ultimately experiencing compromised life chances (e.g., early school leaving, unemployment, limited longevity). This has profound consequences not just for the children but for their families, communities, and for society at large.


Creating Quality Faculty Development Programs To Impact Teaching And Learning, Mildred M. Pearson Dr., Krishna Thomas 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Creating Quality Faculty Development Programs To Impact Teaching And Learning, Mildred M. Pearson Dr., Krishna Thomas

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

Faced with the twin challenges of changing demographics and increasing demands for greater accountability and transparency, institutions of higher education are grappling with how best to meet the needs of a changing student body and how best to create a shared vision for faculty, administrators, and institutions. In a climate in which faculty accountability is ever more dependent on research and scholarship, especially as rewarded by promotion and tenure, improvement in the quality of teaching is an increasing concern. The central question, however, remains: are higher education institutions poised to address these concerns effectively?

A number of issues are challenging ...


Foreword, Mildred M. Pearson Dr. 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Foreword, Mildred M. Pearson Dr.

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Complicating Students’ Historical Thinking Through Primary Source Reinvention, John Bickford 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Complicating Students’ Historical Thinking Through Primary Source Reinvention, John Bickford

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

To best challenge students’ thinking, researchers and educators must locate or create innovative ways to spark enthusiasm and facilitate criticality. This paper investigates how middle school students analyzed various primary and secondary historical documents to construct original political cartoons. Students articulated newly generated understandings about the complex historical event within these original political cartoons. Students then examined and discussed peers’ original political cartoons. This approach was novel because the research literature indicated students rarely are asked to construct original political cartoons to express opinions and understandings. Political cartoons mostly are used as tools for interpretation and usually only with gifted ...


Getting Published: Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Mildred Pearson, Beverly Cruse 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Getting Published: Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Mildred Pearson, Beverly Cruse

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

With something as career-significant as your scholarly plan, you would probably feel more certain if you received advice from more than one source - albeit the Co-Oracles of Richmond. To satisfy your desire for corroboration (a necessary disposition for a scholar-researcher), we've gathered sage comments from colleagues from hither and yon concerning approaches to becoming a publishing scholar. You'll note that their comments often overlap - and that's a positive thing since such repetition affirms the strategy's validity and helps you learn it. Our colleagues come from a variety of disciplines and positions - some are administrators and some ...


The Role Of The Media And Communication In Recovery From Natural Disasters: A Case Study Of The Canberra 'Firestorm' And Its Aftermath 2003-2007, Susan Nicholls, Jolyon Sykes, Peter J. Camilleri 2010 University of Canberra

The Role Of The Media And Communication In Recovery From Natural Disasters: A Case Study Of The Canberra 'Firestorm' And Its Aftermath 2003-2007, Susan Nicholls, Jolyon Sykes, Peter J. Camilleri

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

The enormous tragedy of bushfires with significant loss of life, destruction of property, and differential recovery resulting in community division-that is, 'cleavage planes'-has become an all too common feature of the Australian experience. Research on the communication aspects of emergencies has tended to focus on preparedness and response with little in-depth analysis of the role of the media and communication strategies relating to the recovery process. In this paper, focusing on the Canberra 'firestorm' of 2003 and the aftermath recovery process, we report on a study seeking survivors' views on the functions of communication in the recovery process. The ...


Black Student Leaders: The Influence Of Social Climate In Student Organizations, Cameron C. Beatty, Antonio A. Bush, Eliza E. Erxleben, Tomika L. Ferguson, Autumn T. Harrell, Wanna K. Sahachartsiri 2010 Indiana University

Black Student Leaders: The Influence Of Social Climate In Student Organizations, Cameron C. Beatty, Antonio A. Bush, Eliza E. Erxleben, Tomika L. Ferguson, Autumn T. Harrell, Wanna K. Sahachartsiri

Cameron C. Beatty, Ph.D.

The social climate of student organizations can alter a student’s perception of their influence upon the organization. This study examines Black student leaders’ perceptions of social climate of campus governing boards at a predominantly White institution (PWI). Black students’ experiences were investigated using Moos’s (1979, 1987) social climate dimensions. Implications and recommendations for student affairs professionals advising Black student leaders are detailed based on three salient themes: mission and direction, relationships, and mutual impact.


Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley 2010 Iowa State University

Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. Specifically, this study examined the following predictor variables: English proficiency, peer relationships, family relationships, and school experiences. Forty seven Korean children who were attending the Korean Lan-guage School and their parents participated in this study. Pearson product moment correlations indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. and their English proficiency, peer relationships, and school experiences. There was no statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean ...


Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie VanDerZanden 2010 Iowa State University

Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Horticulture graduates entering the field of landscape design and installation must be able to integrate technical skills with practical applications. This requires higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, which can be practiced through various teaching and learning strategies in an undergraduate curriculum. The objective of this project was to develop a series of three reflective writing assignments in a landscape design course to help students improve their critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Scores on an 18-point quiz question for 110 students enrolled in Beginning Garden Composition (HORT 380) from 2005 to 2009 were compared. The comparison was ...


Student Perceptions Of Problem-Solving Skills And Evaluation Of A Web-Based Environment For Case-Study Work In Landscape Horticulture, Tigon Woline, Ann Marie VanDerZanden 2010 Iowa State University

Student Perceptions Of Problem-Solving Skills And Evaluation Of A Web-Based Environment For Case-Study Work In Landscape Horticulture, Tigon Woline, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Problem-based learning has become a popular pedagogical strategy for teaching problem-solving skills as well as subject content. However, implementation of this strategy is time-consuming. Use of the Internet and computer software could aide the creation, use, and maintenance of these teaching tools, encouraging more educators to use them. This study focused on 45 Iowa State University students enrolled in Horticulture 342, Landscape Installation and Maintenance. Students were assigned a series of four online, ill-structured case study problems based in a realistic residential landscape. Results indicated students understood the need for developing problem-solving skills, especially as they relate to future employment ...


On-Line Learning: Using Webinars To Teach About Succession And Enterprise Development Issues, Teresa Opheim, David Baker 2010 Practical Famers of Iowa

On-Line Learning: Using Webinars To Teach About Succession And Enterprise Development Issues, Teresa Opheim, David Baker

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Iowa State University's Beginning Farmer Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa teamed up to broadcast eight webinars to assist current and beginning farmers in devising strategies for successful farm enterprises.


Roxie: Real Outreach Experiences In Engineering First-Year Engineering Students Designing For Community Partners, Richard M. Goff, Christopher Williams, Janis P. Terpenny, Karen Gilbert, Tamara Knott, Jenny Lo 2010 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Roxie: Real Outreach Experiences In Engineering First-Year Engineering Students Designing For Community Partners, Richard M. Goff, Christopher Williams, Janis P. Terpenny, Karen Gilbert, Tamara Knott, Jenny Lo

Center for e-Design Publications

This paper reports on the major undertaking of providing real problems with actual community partners as the basis of design projects for approximately 900 first-year engineering students. The initiative was dubbed the ROXIE project, ‘Real Outreach eXperiences In Engineering’. The goal was to have engineering students work on real projects with actual clients rather than contrived less meaningful projects. Sustainability is a key element in three primary aspects of the ROXIE project. First, numerous projects for the community were directed at finding sustainable solutions to problems around their operation or economic viability. The second sustainability aspect for the ROXIE project ...


Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna 2010 Iowa State University

Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

A Mother and Multicultural Teacher Educator's Reflection


Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna 2010 Iowa State University

Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

I read James Gee's response to my paper at the same time that I was beginning Sherry Turkle's (2008) book "Falling for Science: Objects in Mind." Reading Gee against the backdrop of Turkle was helpful.


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