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Pedagogically-Oriented Evaluation Criteria For Educational Web Resources, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas 2010 University of the Aegean, Dept. of Primary Education

Pedagogically-Oriented Evaluation Criteria For Educational Web Resources, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas

Alivisos Sofos

Online databases with educational resources for the needs of primary schools demand an objective evaluation of the information provided, the raw material of knowledge, the basis of an exploratory understanding of the world by the students. Resource evaluation is thus vital in the development process of such databases in order to serve as high-quality repositories of learning material for teachers and students. Within this framework, a research project carried out at the University of the Aegean in Greece has established an extended list of criteria for the evaluation of educational resources on the web, based upon the analysis of school ...


Webct Vista As E-Learning Infrastructure To Enhance Undergraduate Studies: A Preliminary Evaluation, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas 2010 University of the Aegean, Dept. of Primary Education

Webct Vista As E-Learning Infrastructure To Enhance Undergraduate Studies: A Preliminary Evaluation, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas

Alivisos Sofos

In this paper we present a preliminary analysis and evaluation of an e-Learning application scenario at the University of the Aegean, Department of Primary Education, based upon the adoption of WebCT Vista to enhance undergraduate courses. Our work examines Vista utilization, in the context of a prospective reformation of undergraduate studies curriculum, via new electronic means.


“Collaborative Work And Multi-Criteria Organization Of Web Educational Resources: A Theoretical Framework, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas 2010 University of the Aegean, Dept. of Primary Education

“Collaborative Work And Multi-Criteria Organization Of Web Educational Resources: A Theoretical Framework, Alivisos Sofos, Apostolos Kostas

Alivisos Sofos

In this paper we quote a theoretical framework of information organization for the systemization of web-based educational resources. Based on this framework we present an ongoing experimental system aiming at the establishment of alternative communication and collaboration scenarios among educators. For an objective substantiation of information, various evaluation criteria have been developed such as Functional, Pedagogic and Didactic ones


“If It’S Not Fixed, The Staples Are Out!”: Documenting Young Children’S Perceptions Of Strategic Reading Processes, Bette S. Bergeron, Melody Bradbury-Wolff 2010 Southern Illinois University

“If It’S Not Fixed, The Staples Are Out!”: Documenting Young Children’S Perceptions Of Strategic Reading Processes, Bette S. Bergeron, Melody Bradbury-Wolff

Reading Horizons

The purpose of this article is to describe how teachers can foster strategic reading processes in their early literacy classrooms, and how to incorporate a Strategy Perception Interview to assist in documenting students’ use and perceptions of these strategies. Descriptions of classroom instruction incorporating literacy strategies and implementation of the Interview are discussed as well as results from the administration of the Interview and specific classroom implications.


Learning To Teach: The Influence Of A University-School Partnership Project On Pre-Service Elementary Efficacy For Literacy Instructionteachers’, Denise Johnson 2010 College of William and Mary

Learning To Teach: The Influence Of A University-School Partnership Project On Pre-Service Elementary Efficacy For Literacy Instructionteachers’, Denise Johnson

Reading Horizons

Bandura’s (1986) theory of self-efficacy suggests that efficacy may be most malleable early in learning; therefore, some of the most powerful influences on the development of teachers’ sense of efficacy may be the experience of teaching during field placements and student teaching. Unfortunately, pre-service teachers may not be exposed to good role models for teaching during field placements. This article describes a qualitative study of the influence of vicarious experiences modeled by a teacher educator and master teachers on the development of pre-service teachers’ sense of efficacy for literacy instruction. Results indicate that the vicarious experiences positively influenced pre-service ...


Students Learn To Read Like Writers: A Framework For Teachers Of Writing, Robin R. Griffith 2010 East Carolina University

Students Learn To Read Like Writers: A Framework For Teachers Of Writing, Robin R. Griffith

Reading Horizons

This study provides insight into the role of the elementary school writing teacher in helping students learn to “read like writers” (Smith, 1983). This case study documents how one fourth-grade teacher employed a gradual release of responsibility model as she deliberately planned activities that drew students’ attention to well-crafted writing. Findings indicate that this teacher played an important role in helping her students learn to read like writers and that through carefully crafted lessons she significantly influenced students’ knowledge of and implementation of crafting techniques.


Early Childhood Staff's Understandings And Practices Of Parent Involvement In Private Early Childhood Services: An Exploratory Study, Maria McDermott 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Early Childhood Staff's Understandings And Practices Of Parent Involvement In Private Early Childhood Services: An Exploratory Study, Maria Mcdermott

Masters

In modem Western society growing numbers of parents are employed in the labour market and while they work, parents and early years practitioners (EYPs) share responsibility for raising children. Attention to the quality of children's and families' experiences in these settings is increasing rapidly (Walsh, 2003; OECD, 2006). Parent involvement, has been identified as an indicator of quality, and the benefits that accrue from this involvement for children, parents and EYPs have been widely reported. Most parents are interested and want to be involved in their children's development, learning and education but how EYPs view parent involvement is ...


Being Left-Handed In A Right-Handed World, Melaine D'Cruze 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Being Left-Handed In A Right-Handed World, Melaine D'Cruze

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Nature Of Learning Disorders In Pakistani Classooms, Kausar Waqar, Nilofar Vazir 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Understanding The Nature Of Learning Disorders In Pakistani Classooms, Kausar Waqar, Nilofar Vazir

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Peer Review Of Teaching Project - Castl: Expanding The Sotl Commons Cluster Final Report, Jennifer Meta Robinson, Paul Savory, Gary Poole, Tom Carey, Dan Bernstein 2010 Indiana University

Peer Review Of Teaching Project - Castl: Expanding The Sotl Commons Cluster Final Report, Jennifer Meta Robinson, Paul Savory, Gary Poole, Tom Carey, Dan Bernstein

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

In 2006, the Peer Review of Teaching Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was selected to join the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Institutional Leadership Program. Our participation in this national leadership program (“Expanding the Teaching Commons: A social and technical infrastructure to promote and support effective learning & student success, through teacher community collaborations to develop, adapt, share and mobilize pedagogical content knowledge, exemplary practices, and shared resources.”) allowed us to engage a broad audience to help define, develop, refine, and share the models and approaches of our project. The combined group effort for the ...


Teaching For Social Justice With Standards-Based Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum, Alison George Dover 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Teaching For Social Justice With Standards-Based Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum, Alison George Dover

Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014

Teaching for social justice is the attempt by classroom teachers to use their position in the classroom to promote social and educational reform within and despite current educational conditions and mandates. However, while a growing number of K-12 teachers have published anecdotal reports of their attempts to teach for social justice in secondary classrooms (e.g., Bender-Slack, 2007; Christensen, 2000; Singer, 2005), there is great variability among these accounts, and scant evaluation of their impact on specific academic, behavioral/motivational, and attitudinal outcomes (see Grant & Agosto, 2008; Kelly & Brandes, 2008; Poplin & Rivera, 2005).

This qualitative study addresses this research gap by offering a concrete ...


An Examination Of Teacher-Student Trust In Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

An Examination Of Teacher-Student Trust In Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore: (a)how and to what extent teachers experience and express trust in relation to individual students and groups of students (b)how and to what extent teachers value and focus on specific attributes of trust over others and (c) how and to what extent the levels of teacher trust in students and the various attributes of trust impact the teachers’ behaviors and choices in the classroom. Data were collected from teacher interviews, teacher questionnaires, classroom and school artifacts, and descriptive field notes from observations. Data were analyzed using content analysis and open ...


Engaging Students In Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices And The Development Of Social And Socialmathematical Norms In Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Engaging Students In Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices And The Development Of Social And Socialmathematical Norms In Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti

Open Access Dissertations

Research on learning to teach mathematics reveals that mathematics teaching is a complex process (Lerman, 2000) and classroom teaching and learning is a “multifaceted, extraordinarily complex phenomenon” (O’Connor, 1998, p. 43). Moreover, research reveals that the mathematics reform agenda has had an impact on what happens in the mathematics classroom, however, the impact has been superficial (Kazemi & Stipek, 2001) with teachers often retaining their pre-reform habits and attitudes in regards to mathematics teaching and learning (O’Connor, 1998). This study examined the reform discourse practices that three novice teachers, who had been enrolled in a reform based methods course ...


Literacy As Praxis: The Recursive Cycle Of 21st Century Literacy Teaching, Susan Adams 2010 Butler University

Literacy As Praxis: The Recursive Cycle Of 21st Century Literacy Teaching, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Poster presented at the 21st Annual Joseph Taylor Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, February 2010.


Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams 2010 Butler University

Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 6th International Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, WA, February 2010.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams 2010 Butler University

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Leadership, Culture, and Pedagogy, Oxford, OH, February 2010.


Text To Fit: Text Messaging Services And Your Library, Michelle Jacobs, Brena Smith 2010 Selected Works

Text To Fit: Text Messaging Services And Your Library, Michelle Jacobs, Brena Smith

Michelle Jacobs-Lustig

Mobile Technologies have opened a whole new way to deliver information to library patrons. At UCLA, College Library, the Undergraduate Library, began a year long beta program for text messaging a librarian. Join us as we discuss everything from service providers and delivery modes, to institutional buy in, to marketing. We candidly discuss how we attempted to transitioned from a beta to full fledged library service. We also be sharing how to draft a best practices document and training materials for staff. Our goal for the presentation is to offer you insight into our project, its successes and have you ...


Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera

Kien H Lim

Impulsive disposition is an undesirable way of thinking where one spontaneously applies the first idea that comes to mind without checking its relevance. In this research, we explore (a) the possibility of helping pre-service teachers improve their disposition, from being impulsive to being analytic, in one semester, and (b) the effect of using non-proportional situations. This study involves two sections of a mathematics course for pre-service teachers for Grades 4-8. The lessons were designed whenever possible to elicit students’ impulsive disposition so that they could become cognizant of it and make conscious attempts to overcome it. Some test items were ...


Napasointu – Musiikin Virtaa Napanuorassa, Osa 1/2, 2010 Selected Works

Napasointu – Musiikin Virtaa Napanuorassa, Osa 1/2

Kaarina R Marjanen

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How The Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up The Workplace, Larry D. Long 2010 Michigan State University

Book Review: The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How The Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up The Workplace, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


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