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Teaching Teachers’ Teachers About Teaching, Carl Sorgen Jan 2019

Teaching Teachers’ Teachers About Teaching, Carl Sorgen

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What do you teach educational administrators about teaching? In both P-12 and higher education, administrators benefit from a course on adult pedagogy (i.e., andragogy). This poster highlights the topics, activities, assessments, and outcomes from a graduate-level course at Georgia Southern University, Pedagogical Issues in Educational Leadership. The key topics include: today's adult learner, adult theories of learning, curriculum design and delivery, best practices in college teaching, personal teaching philosophy, the assessment of learning, and the evaluation of teaching. When students finish, they have an evidence-based foundation in exemplary course design principles and have also articulated how they reify ...


The Georgia State University Early College Program: A Practice In Student Success Relevance, Tene Davis, Kalisha Woods, Cedrick Dortch, Chloe Jackson Mar 2015

The Georgia State University Early College Program: A Practice In Student Success Relevance, Tene Davis, Kalisha Woods, Cedrick Dortch, Chloe Jackson

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The session will present specific programmatic strategies implemented within the Georgia State University Early College program that have successfully produced over 600 attendees and graduates of the program since 2007. The session will demonstrate the effective partnership between secondary and post-secondary educational entities that has resulted in a 99% high school graduation and an 87% college attendance rate.


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 ...


The Relationship Between The National Survey Of Student Engagement Scores And Persistence Data From The Freshman Year To The Sophomore Year Among Georgia Southern University Students, Steve G. Jones Apr 2013

The Relationship Between The National Survey Of Student Engagement Scores And Persistence Data From The Freshman Year To The Sophomore Year Among Georgia Southern University Students, Steve G. Jones

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The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is an assessment tool administered to university undergraduate students and used to determine the degree to which they are engaged with their academic environment. The NSSE asks students to assess themselves in five categories: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences and supportive campus environment. This correlational study, also consisting of Chi-squared tests and t tests, examined the relationship between data from the NSSE by Georgia Southern University (GSU) students (independent variables) and whether first year undergraduate students persisted (re-enrolled) to their second year (dependent variable). Specifically ...


The Effects Of Collaborative Classroom Activities On Student Engagement And Learning, Paula Witkowski, Thomas Cornell Mar 2013

The Effects Of Collaborative Classroom Activities On Student Engagement And Learning, Paula Witkowski, Thomas Cornell

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Using the methodologies of peer coaching and collaboration over the past two academic years, two professors of reading methods courses have collected data on the effects of collaborative learning activities on engagement and academic achievement. Classroom observations were conducted to take notes on both pedagogical methods and student response to these methods. Students were also asked to self-assess their engagement in behavioral, cognitive, and affective domains. The results of this research were then used to revise pedagogical techniques in these and other classes being taught. Participants in this presentation will be able to view video clips of students engaged in ...


Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell Mar 2013

Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell

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Greater access to college education, owed in part to technology and globalization, has the potential to prepare students to thrive in the competitive job market. Competition for careers in the U.S. requiring highly educated, innovative employees is increasing. Hence, undergraduate education offerings must change to prepare U.S. students for both a competitive workforce requiring advanced research and analytical skills and as a stepping-stone towards successfully completing post-baccalaureate degrees. Several universities recognize the critical need for undergraduates to engage in research where they participate in real world experiences that cultivate the academic and professional aptitudes required for the global ...


Difficulty Components In French Verb Tenses Imparfait And Passé Composé For Anglophone Learners, Ofelia Nikolova Mar 2009

Difficulty Components In French Verb Tenses Imparfait And Passé Composé For Anglophone Learners, Ofelia Nikolova

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This study used the Linear Logistic Test Model to predict item difficulty in a French imparfait / passé composé test taken by 146 second-semester students of French at several mid-western universities. The study showed that the complexity component action in progress interrupted by a one-time event was the strongest contributor to the difficulty. In reverse, achievement was the strongest contributor to the easiness of the test items. Knowledge about the nature of complexity components in tests and their weights in a model for item difficulty prediction allows test developers and teachers in any given discipline to construct items with difficulties known ...