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Page Length And Methodological Characteristics Of Recently Published Doctoral Dissertations In Education, Justus Randolph, Sean Deweese, Austin Kureethara Manuel, Greg Baugher, Kimberly Tessmer, Amy Westbrook, Stacey Shoats, Joseph Balloun, Linda Crawford Dec 2014

Page Length And Methodological Characteristics Of Recently Published Doctoral Dissertations In Education, Justus Randolph, Sean Deweese, Austin Kureethara Manuel, Greg Baugher, Kimberly Tessmer, Amy Westbrook, Stacey Shoats, Joseph Balloun, Linda Crawford

Georgia Educational Researcher

In this methodological review, we conducted a quantitative content analysis of a random sample of 107 education-related doctoral dissertations published in Proquest Dissertations and Theses database in 2011. Seven raters coded each article in terms of page lengths (overall and within each chapter), research method (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods), author gender, and university characteristics (online or traditional). We found that the median education dissertation length was 161 pages long, but those page lengths differed between research methods. The median page lengths of qualitative, mixed method, and quantitative dissertations were 210, 187, and 147 respectively. The median page length of education ...


The Flipped Classroom: Flop, Fiction, Fabulous Or Frightening?, Jennifer Banas, Dennis Beck, H. Lee Daniels, Bronne Dytoc, Lucy Santos Green, Ross Perkins, Drew Polly, Charles M. Reigeluth, Monica Sulecio De Alvarez Nov 2014

The Flipped Classroom: Flop, Fiction, Fabulous Or Frightening?, Jennifer Banas, Dennis Beck, H. Lee Daniels, Bronne Dytoc, Lucy Santos Green, Ross Perkins, Drew Polly, Charles M. Reigeluth, Monica Sulecio De Alvarez

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Using The School Improvement Plan For Program Advocacy, Richard E. Cleveland Nov 2014

Using The School Improvement Plan For Program Advocacy, Richard E. Cleveland

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

This session will provide brief background and introductory information about school improvement plans (SIPs). It will also provide alignment between site/district SIPs and comprehensive school counseling programs such as the ASCA National Model. This program will outline how SIP involvement can create program advocacy. Participants will have working time to engage in brainstorming ideas for connecting with their site/district SIP and SIP goals.


Toward A Posthuman Education, Nathan Snaza, Peter Appelbaum, Siân Bayne, Dennis Carlson, Marla Morris, Nikki Rotas, Jennifer Sandlin, Jason Wallin, John A. Weaver Nov 2014

Toward A Posthuman Education, Nathan Snaza, Peter Appelbaum, Siân Bayne, Dennis Carlson, Marla Morris, Nikki Rotas, Jennifer Sandlin, Jason Wallin, John A. Weaver

Curriculum, Foundations, & Reading Faculty Publications

The text of our manifesto will introduce posthumanism to a curriculum studies audience and propose new directions for curriculum theory and educational research more broadly. Following a description of what is variously called the “posthuman condition” or the “posthuman era,” our manifesto outlines the main theoretical features of posthumanism with particular attention to how it challenges or problematizes the nearly ubiquitous assumptions of humanism. In particular, we focus on how posthumanism responds to the history of Western humanism’s justification and encouragement of colonialism, slavery, the objectification of women, the thoughtless slaughter of non-human animals, and ecological devastation. We dwell ...


The Identification Of Variables And Factors Related To Preservice Teacher Candidates’ Passing A State Teacher Certification Examination At An Hbcu, Melanie Frizzell, Noran L. Moffett Oct 2014

The Identification Of Variables And Factors Related To Preservice Teacher Candidates’ Passing A State Teacher Certification Examination At An Hbcu, Melanie Frizzell, Noran L. Moffett

Georgia Educational Research Association Conference

This study sought to examine the outcome of teacher education candidates’ performance on a state content exam. Seventeen participants from the class of 2012 were identified for the study of which 12 participants fully participated in the study. This study utilized data collected from the participants through the Teacher Quality Enhancement Subcontract Grant Summer/Fall/Spring 2011-2012 Workshop Series held at the private HBCU. The research design used a QUAN- QUAL-QUAN to triangulate the data through three methods of data collection: GACE early childhood education (ECE) data, GACE ECE survey questionnaire and class of 2012 member interviews. The findings from ...


The Imperative Of The School Choice Option Of Nclb: In Whose Interest?, Teri Jones Oct 2014

The Imperative Of The School Choice Option Of Nclb: In Whose Interest?, Teri Jones

Georgia Educational Research Association Conference

Since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law, educators have faced challenges trying to protect the common good of a public education while, at the same time, developing and/or reviewing proposals to provide for the school choice option of NCLB. In the debate over market-driven education versus traditional public education, many times, the ideologies behind each approach come into direct conflict. Educators and legislators need to be able to identify when privileged interests are at the core of reforms or if the education of each student is the primary interest being served.

This project provides a real life portrait ...


Examining The Flipped Classroom Model Through Literacy And Math Integration: Lessons Learned From A Teacher Quality Professional Development Grant Initiative, Anne Katz Ph.D., Jackie Heeyoung Kim Ed.D. Oct 2014

Examining The Flipped Classroom Model Through Literacy And Math Integration: Lessons Learned From A Teacher Quality Professional Development Grant Initiative, Anne Katz Ph.D., Jackie Heeyoung Kim Ed.D.

Georgia Educational Research Association Conference

This presentation will discuss results from a professional development initiative designed to equip primary and elementary grade educators with information and research-based practices to expand teachers’ repertoire of literacy instructional strategies and deepen their math content knowledge through a flipped classroom model. The presentation will define and describe the flipped learning model, briefly note its historical foundations, and address common misconceptions. We discuss learning theories that underlie the model and describe current research findings from our professional development initiative with teachers. We also describe concerns that have emerged as we have worked to develop the flipped learning model. An additional ...


Happiness In Us Schools: Students’ Subjective Well-Being As A Part Of School Improvement Planning, Richard E. Cleveland Aug 2014

Happiness In Us Schools: Students’ Subjective Well-Being As A Part Of School Improvement Planning, Richard E. Cleveland

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

This paper presentation will begin with a brief overview of United States’ public education school improvement policy, the School Improvement Plan (SIP), and the focus on school climate. Next, the presentation will provide participants with an understanding of subjective well-being and a review of the literature addressing subjective well-being (SWB). Results from a psychometric investigation of two instruments measuring subjective well-being (SWB) with elementary-aged children will then be presented. The presentation will conclude with recommendations for application within the educational environment and future research.


Real Stem: Scientific Research For Rural Georgia High School Students, Deborah Walker, Robert L. Mayes, Raushanah Oglesby May 2014

Real Stem: Scientific Research For Rural Georgia High School Students, Deborah Walker, Robert L. Mayes, Raushanah Oglesby

Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentations

This is the story of creating a STEM research experience for students through a partnership between research institutes, university faculty, and high school teachers.


A Comparison Of Delivery Methods For Distance Learning Mathematics Courses, Nehal J. Shukla, Hassan Hassani, Randall Casleton Mar 2014

A Comparison Of Delivery Methods For Distance Learning Mathematics Courses, Nehal J. Shukla, Hassan Hassani, Randall Casleton

SoTL Commons Conference

In order to address the diverse needs of today’s students, various forms of course delivery methods are required to accommodate students’ learning needs. In the Learning Support Mathematics courses at Columbus State University, we have implemented different course design delivery methods that incorporate distance learning models. The implementation of this study has enabled us to collect data and evidence about the effectiveness of varied distance learning delivery method for curriculum development purposes through the use of grades, teacher observations and a comparison of students’ performance in core mathematics courses and mathematical related major courses. These implementations have also met ...


Fostering Effective Teachers: Examining Support And Impact Of Preservice Teachers On P-5 Student Learning, Nancy M. Arrington, Hsiu-Lien Lu Mar 2014

Fostering Effective Teachers: Examining Support And Impact Of Preservice Teachers On P-5 Student Learning, Nancy M. Arrington, Hsiu-Lien Lu

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The objective is to highlight the importance of using results of systematic investigation of preservice teachers’ impact on P-5 students to enhance teaching and learning during practicum courses. Content includes findings from a study we designed to examine preservice teachers’ support and impact on P-5 student learning with the end goal of teacher education programs in mind—to prepare teachers to positively impact student learning. We collected data from early childhood education candidates across three tiers of practicum courses, examined the support they provided to featured P-5 students during instructional units, and analyzed how that support impacted the young students ...


Blogging About Service-Learning Experiences, Helen D. Barrett, Trent W. Maurer, Jerri J. Kropp Mar 2014

Blogging About Service-Learning Experiences, Helen D. Barrett, Trent W. Maurer, Jerri J. Kropp

SoTL Commons Conference

This project examines a year-long Honors First Year Experience course in Animal-Assisted Therapy, a course introducing students to the effects of therapy animals on various populations with various conditions in multiple settings. From Fall 2012 to Spring 2013, students were required to participate in service-learning activities with either the local chapter of Therapy Dogs International or the local therapeutic horseback riding program and to blog about their experiences. For their blogs, students had to describe their experiences, their reactions to the experiences, how the experiences related to the course, and any questions or concerns that arose. Qualitative analyses of students ...


Comparing Western Teaching And Learning With Confucian Teaching And Learning, Victor Wang Mar 2014

Comparing Western Teaching And Learning With Confucian Teaching And Learning, Victor Wang

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Wang’s research reveals that in Confucius Heritage Societies (CHS), politics takes precedence over educational policies. His research reveals that we must teach lower order thinking skills first before we teach higher order thinking skills. His research confirms that rote learning and memorization precede critical thinking and creativity. Further, Wang's research confirms Brookfield's theory that cultures put a strain on the beautifully, well-reasoned theory of andragogy, which has brought a revolution to education and training in North America. Wang found via his cross cultural research that instructors in the Eastern culture adopt primarily a pedagogical instructional mode, whereas ...


College Mathematics: Placement And Remediation Through Data Mining, Rachel B. Manspeaker, Peter Q. Nguyen Mar 2014

College Mathematics: Placement And Remediation Through Data Mining, Rachel B. Manspeaker, Peter Q. Nguyen

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Like many higher education institutions, Coker College admits a diverse student body. This diversity extends to the spectrum of mathematical ability of the newly admitted class. Traditionally, secondary education grade point averages alongside national standardized test scores were used as the primary metrics to determining the mathematics course that a student would be placed. This method of placement frequently resulted in students that were erroneously placed as indicated by poor first semester performances. Given the relatively modest size of the incoming class, this was deemed particularly troublesome. Consequently, the first of the two authors sought to improve student placement outcomes ...


Domestic Study Tours: Much More Than A Local Field Trip, Diann Moorman Dr., John William Daniel Mar 2014

Domestic Study Tours: Much More Than A Local Field Trip, Diann Moorman Dr., John William Daniel

SoTL Commons Conference

Like international study tours, domestic tours offer students the opportunity to integrate academic learning with their career aspirations. The University of Georgia’s Washington D.C. Summer Study Tour is centered around site visits and presentations by numerous agencies and firms; thus, giving students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge from the classroom to a valuable experiential learning opportunity. However, not much is known about the pedagogies' relative effectiveness. To that end, based on an N of 42 study tour participants and their combined 210 daily logs, this study used a double blind analysis to develop a course assessment framework ...


Transitioning To Math Emporium, The Impact On Student Motivation And Performance, Luralyn M. Helming, Amy Schweinle Mar 2014

Transitioning To Math Emporium, The Impact On Student Motivation And Performance, Luralyn M. Helming, Amy Schweinle

SoTL Commons Conference

A number of universities have transitioned their required or developmental math courses to a math emporium format in an effort to combat high failure rates in these courses (Twigg, 2011). The emporium format allows students to focus on practice problems, rather than lecture, to work in areas they are struggling, and to seek immediate assistance when needed. As universities make this transition they have tracked results on final exams, final grades, and assignments. This research expands that by tracking motivation and math anxiety as well as grade in three courses. Motivation allows us to see not only how students are ...


Concept Mapping As A Meaningful Learning Tool To Promote Conceptual Understanding And Clinical Reasoning For Resident And Distance Learning Students, Gregory G. Passmore Mar 2014

Concept Mapping As A Meaningful Learning Tool To Promote Conceptual Understanding And Clinical Reasoning For Resident And Distance Learning Students, Gregory G. Passmore

SoTL Commons Conference

Presentation will follow a traditional learning cycle format of:

1. Exploration - How to make and use Concept maps;

2. Explanation - Meaningful Learning Theory, Concept maps, Empirical evidence from the author’s research; and

3. Application - Learning Theory exercise.

Objectives:

1. Construct a concept map.

2. Participate in a discussion of the meaningful learning theory and concept mapping in the active learning environment.

3. Discuss empirical evidence associated with quasi-experimental, longitudinal investigations using resident and distance learning student cohorts

4. Investigate the relationship between concept mapping and the information processing model of memory.

Background:

Meaningful learning is the non-arbitrary assimilation of ...


Appraisal Of The Impact Of Agricultural Science Teacher’S Computation Skills On Student’S Learning Outcomes In Secondary Schools In Nigeria, Remigius Oyebode Famiwole Ph.D, Popoola Abiodun A, Ayodele Goke M Ph.D, Bimbola Kemi Odu Prof Mar 2014

Appraisal Of The Impact Of Agricultural Science Teacher’S Computation Skills On Student’S Learning Outcomes In Secondary Schools In Nigeria, Remigius Oyebode Famiwole Ph.D, Popoola Abiodun A, Ayodele Goke M Ph.D, Bimbola Kemi Odu Prof

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Mathematics is generally considered a basic skill for optimum performance and efficiency in all occupations including agricultural endeavors. The teacher’s ability to compute well and guide students to solve relevant mathematical problems in agricultural science is regarded as critical to student’s subsequent performance and competency in agricultural discipline. This study investigated the impact of the computational skills of teachers of Agricultural Science on student’s learning outcomes in agriculture in secondary schools in Nigeria. The sample used consisted of 60 teachers and 300 students of agricultural science who were randomly selected from the 320 secondary schools in Ekiti ...


Learning Through Service: The Contribution Of Service-Learning To First Year Pre-Service Teachers, Miranda Lin, Alan B. Bates, Ashley Olson Mar 2014

Learning Through Service: The Contribution Of Service-Learning To First Year Pre-Service Teachers, Miranda Lin, Alan B. Bates, Ashley Olson

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This project explores how service learning helps pre-service teachers change their perceptions toward working with diverse populations and how they link service learning to social justice. Providing opportunities for pre-service teachers to link community service with their classroom experiences adds value to their learning experience and enhances qualities of understanding and commitment that lead to effective citizenship participation. Thirty first year ECE pre-service teachers enrolled in a multicultural education course were asked to complete a service learning project in which they worked with day care centers that serve low income families. In groups, students worked closely with the centers to ...


Moving Faculty Towards Learning-Centered Teaching, Judith Longfield, Hsiu-Lien Lu, Diana Sturges, Ellen Hamilton, Kevin Psonak, Melissa Gayan Mar 2014

Moving Faculty Towards Learning-Centered Teaching, Judith Longfield, Hsiu-Lien Lu, Diana Sturges, Ellen Hamilton, Kevin Psonak, Melissa Gayan

SoTL Commons Conference

Because faculty are trained as researchers and not as teachers, they may be unaware of how learning works and rely heavily on lectures to cover course content. However, research demonstrates the ineffectiveness of this content-oriented rather than learning-centered teaching strategy when used as the sole means of instruction. Lecturing on the ineffectiveness of lectures is also ineffective in changing faculty attitudes towards learning-centered teaching. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an eight-week “course” known as the Teaching Academy transformed participants’ ideas about effective teaching. By assuming the role of students while learning about teaching using learning-centered methodologies (i ...


Staying The Course: Grit, Academic Success, And Non-Traditional Doctoral Student, Ted M. Cross Mar 2014

Staying The Course: Grit, Academic Success, And Non-Traditional Doctoral Student, Ted M. Cross

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As higher education is changing to reach larger numbers of students via online modalities, the issue of student attrition and other measures of student success become increasingly important. While research has focused largely on undergraduate online students, less has been done in the area of online non-traditional doctoral student success, particularly from the student trait perspective. The concept of grit has been identified as an important element of the successful attainment of long-term goals. As doctoral education is a long-term goal the purpose of this study was to examine the impact of doctoral student grit scores on student success. Success ...


Duc-Web: Students & Professor Collaborating To Create A Teaching Strategy, Patricia L. Rieman Mar 2014

Duc-Web: Students & Professor Collaborating To Create A Teaching Strategy, Patricia L. Rieman

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College instructors are always searching for methods to engage students in challenging, thought-provoking discussions that lead them outside of their comfort zones to draw conclusions. DUC-Web is a new teaching and learning strategy and graphic organizer that facilitates civil discourse and collaborative discussion of difficult topics for young adults. This strategy was developed by Rieman and six undergraduates majoring in Mathematics, English, Special Education, History, and Physical Education who were enrolled in Rieman’s content area literacy methods course. The students first tried out a discussion strategy as learners themselves, and then continued to discuss and modify the strategy in ...


Reading In Graduate School: Students’ Perceptions And Practices, Rosemary Green Mar 2014

Reading In Graduate School: Students’ Perceptions And Practices, Rosemary Green

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Graduate students must become purposeful, critical, and proficient readers. The academy and their chosen fields require mastery of disciplinary discourse, delivered in increasing textual complexity and quantity throughout the graduate curriculum. However, the processes by which graduate learners negotiate academic reading are afforded little attention. I am currently exploring the act of reading as it is perceived and practiced by masters of music students enrolled in a research methods course. My inquiry is guided by two questions: What are students’ perceptions of graduate-level reading? and How do students manage graduate-level reading? I will provide narrative examples gathered from interviews, focus ...


Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier Mar 2014

Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier

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Experiential learning (EL) has long been established as effective and dynamic in higher education. This active approach has been proven to provide participants the ability to apply and integrate prior experiences, as well as reflect upon outcomes of a project and their skill development. EL can be offered through an array of options, including computer simulations, cases, service learning, internships and co-operative education. Another option in this spectrum is “action learning”, which “connects theory with practice, and requires dynamic sense-making, fact-based decisions, high-performance teamwork, and persuasive communication” (http://grahammercer.com). Although co-operative education is the most comprehensive, action learning consulting-based ...


Sotl Matters: Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How?, Nancy Chick Mar 2014

Sotl Matters: Who, What, When, Where, Why, And How?, Nancy Chick

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In the second keynote, Nancy Chick will unpack Peter’s principle of “methodologically sound” by exploring the varieties of data that can make student learning visible—and the focus of interesting and meaningful inquiries.


Community Of Practice Influence On Nontraditional Students’ Persistence In Online And Traditional, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr. Mar 2014

Community Of Practice Influence On Nontraditional Students’ Persistence In Online And Traditional, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr.

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The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to address the issue of community of practice influence on nontraditional students’ persistence in online and traditional learning environments. In phase one, the quantitative portion; the researcher conducted a descriptive analysis using data collected from an online pre-structured survey known as the Classroom Community Scale, developed by Rovai (2002). For phase two, the qualitative portion, the researcher used qualitative semi-structured interviews to examine the perceptions and experiences of applied arts nontraditional students enrolled in interior design online and traditional courses. The quantitative phase used a purposeful sample of 53 nontraditional students ...


Identifying Effective Methods Of Faculty Training And Support In The Design, Instruction, And Management Of Blended Courses, Roseanna J. Wright, Claire A. Sullivan, Maria Agnew, Brian Berry Mar 2014

Identifying Effective Methods Of Faculty Training And Support In The Design, Instruction, And Management Of Blended Courses, Roseanna J. Wright, Claire A. Sullivan, Maria Agnew, Brian Berry

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As the blended model of course delivery becomes more prevalent in higher education, there is a corresponding need to develop faculty skills and comfort with teaching using this format. At Holy Family University, the expansion of blended courses offerings has been considerable over the last year resulting in three studies that explore the best approach or approaches to support faculty in teaching using the blended model. Studies include piloting a system of experienced faculty mentoring inexperienced colleagues in designing blended courses, exploring the use of co-teaching as a viable method of providing training and support to faculty in the design ...


“Those Aren’T My Kids”: Secondary Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Students With Disabilities, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Barbara Mckinney, Amber Jarrard Mar 2014

“Those Aren’T My Kids”: Secondary Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Students With Disabilities, Mary Elizabeth Kelly, Barbara Mckinney, Amber Jarrard

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Federal mandates to educate students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment began with the passage of PL 94-142. While federal mandates continue to evolve more towards the idea of full inclusion for a large number of special education students, secondary pre-service teacher candidates continue to express mixed feelings about working with students who are dealing with disabilities. Anecdotal as well as empirical evidence suggests that some secondary teachers’ attitudes reveal anxiety about dealing with the behaviors of students with special needs in the regular classroom, and that teachers doubt their individual preparedness to educate students with disabilities in the ...


Bend It Like Bloom!, Ludwika Goodson Mar 2014

Bend It Like Bloom!, Ludwika Goodson

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This presentation will re-vision "Bloom's Taxonomy" as a measurement and curricular alignment tool. When re-visioned, it becomes a model of current standards for constructing "domain-referenced" assessments. From this vision, we will broaden the view, with Anderson and Krathwohl, and Webb, who in their research and proposed levels of learning, affirm and deepen the application of a learning taxonomy to improve curriculum alignment with educational objectives and assessments.

To begin, we will bend back the lens toward creation of the original Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Measurement specialists wanted a framework for U.S. universities to share test items for building ...


Integrating Flexible Learning Into Healthcare Professional Education, Bernie Garrett, Cathryn Jackson, Maura Macphee Mar 2014

Integrating Flexible Learning Into Healthcare Professional Education, Bernie Garrett, Cathryn Jackson, Maura Macphee

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In this session participants will explore how a flexible learning (FL) curriculum redesign strategy can be employed to develop interactive learning in professional healthcare education programs.

The session will examine:

1) What is a FL strategy and flipped classroom?

2) How can we use simulation, mobile augmented-reality, social media and web-based blended learning techniques to effectively enhance the way we teach?

3) Which forms of flexible learning are likely to be most effective in enhancing clinical skills education and training?

4) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using flexible learning in health-professional education and training?

5) How can we ...