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The Impact Of Constructivism (And Postmodernism) On Id Fundamentals [Book Chapter], Brent Wilson, R. Osman-Jouchoux, James Teslow Mar 2016

The Impact Of Constructivism (And Postmodernism) On Id Fundamentals [Book Chapter], Brent Wilson, R. Osman-Jouchoux, James Teslow

Brent Wilson

No abstract provided.


Raising The Bar For Instructional Outcomes: Toward Transformative Learning Experiences, Brent Wilson, Patrick Parrish Mar 2016

Raising The Bar For Instructional Outcomes: Toward Transformative Learning Experiences, Brent Wilson, Patrick Parrish

Brent Wilson

Most instructional technologists understand that instruction aims to be effective, efficient, and appealing. These three quality indicators have proven useful in establishing desired outcomes. In this article the authors suggest an expanded set of indicators, with more attention to social impact, engagement, and the learner's experience. By broadening and deepening expectations, the authors hope to encourage more research on instruction, leading to powerful or transformative learning.


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Undergraduate Music Therapy Students’ Experiences In Short-Term Group Music Therapy, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

Education of undergraduate music therapy students poses numerous difficulties because of the need for personal development, as well as specific clinical and musical skills. This collaborative qualitative study examined the potential benefits of students’ participation as clients in short-term personal music therapy. Qualitative analysis of participants’ writings revealed the impact on the students’ personal and professional development, and raised questions about potential curricular changes.


The Rural-Urban Paradox In Primary Schools: 140 Years Of Progressive Education In Spain, Ivan Jorrín Abellán, Sara Villagrá Sobrino, Sara García Sastre Dec 2014

The Rural-Urban Paradox In Primary Schools: 140 Years Of Progressive Education In Spain, Ivan Jorrín Abellán, Sara Villagrá Sobrino, Sara García Sastre

Ivan M. Jorrín Abellán

No abstract provided.


Critical Components Of Transforming Teaching And Leading: Recognizing Educational Success Professional Excellence, And Collaborative Teaching (Respect), Samuel Hinton Nov 2014

Critical Components Of Transforming Teaching And Leading: Recognizing Educational Success Professional Excellence, And Collaborative Teaching (Respect), Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

The purpose of this commentary is to disseminate significant content and to trigger discussion on the seven components of “A Blueprint for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. RECOGNIZING EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS, PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COLLABORATIVE TEACHING (2012).” Teacher preparation programs in the United States are moving in the direction of a clinical model. Some reasons for doing so are to facilitate teacher leadership and respect, earn higher professional recognition, acquire higher financial compensation, and embrace more collaborative teaching. This formula should lead to American students receiving an education that meets competitive global standards. Highly effective teachers accelerate student learning ...


Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager Nov 2014

Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager

Dan Rager

The International Orchestral and Symphonic Wind Music of Dan Rager


Think Globally, Learn Locally: Multimedia Conferencing Between Two Schools Of Nursing, Carol Sternberger, Belinda Deal, Rebecca Fountain Jul 2014

Think Globally, Learn Locally: Multimedia Conferencing Between Two Schools Of Nursing, Carol Sternberger, Belinda Deal, Rebecca Fountain

Carol S Sternberger

Three nurse educators, who met at the American Nurses Association Nursing Care in Life, Death, and Disaster Conference, collaborated on a multimedia conferencing project to teach nursing students about disaster response. This case study examines two outcomes of this project. The project provided students in a disaster nursing course in Indiana an opportunity to meet faculty who helped establish and maintain a special needs shelter in Texas following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It also demonstrated, through the use of technology, the ability of nurse faculty to share their expertise with colleagues and students residing in different geographical locations.


Observe, Experience And Integrate: Enhancing Professional Development Using International Study Tours, Li-Anne Woo, Titan Liu, Justin Craig, Timothy Kiessling Jul 2014

Observe, Experience And Integrate: Enhancing Professional Development Using International Study Tours, Li-Anne Woo, Titan Liu, Justin Craig, Timothy Kiessling

Li-Anne Woo

This chapter provides evidence of the positive benefits associated with adopting an international study tour as a unique and effective professional development tool. Specifically, we show how involvement in an international study tour has the potential to make a significant contribution to students' ability to lead, their understanding of how important it is to show initiative particularly in uncertain situations and to be an effective contributor to a team. We couch our conversation within Kolb's (1984) experiential learning frame and use Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom et al., 1956) to illustrate how the study tour's learning objectives are assessed ...


Liberating Insight By Walking In Other People's Shoes, Gail Rathbun, Jane Leatherman, Rebecca Jensen Jun 2014

Liberating Insight By Walking In Other People's Shoes, Gail Rathbun, Jane Leatherman, Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca S Jensen

The researchers framed this program evaluation project as an investigation of the influences on teaching practices of a teaching center program participants and non-participants. Changes in teaching practices and the motivations for these changes of fifteen randomly chosen faculty were studied. Session participants will develop and analyze brief case studies using abbreviated data sets and three of the methods that were used in the study. Through hands on analysis of data, session participants will enhance their ability to evaluate the conclusions drawn by the researchers and become familiar with useful analytical frameworks that they can use in their own research ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Mar 2014

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Ilse A Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Conmociones Cerebrales En La Escuela, L. Lopez, Susan Davies Dec 2013

Conmociones Cerebrales En La Escuela, L. Lopez, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

No abstract provided.


Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers Nov 2013

Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers

Audrey Powers

The presenters of this pre-conference will elaborate on the current state of e-book platforms in academic libraries from a holistic, experiential perspective and present important research findings discovered while preparing for this pre-conference and a future issue of Against The Grain. The topics covered will include an overview of e-book platforms including technical aspects and business models, lending platforms, aggregator platforms, publisher-specific platforms, and university press platforms. At the end of the session we will reconvene into smaller breakout groups which will enable participants to meet with the presenters individually to pose specific questions. The presenters include a variety of ...


Interpreting Children's Dreams Through Humanistic Sandtray Therapy, Karrie Swan, April Schottelkorb Jul 2013

Interpreting Children's Dreams Through Humanistic Sandtray Therapy, Karrie Swan, April Schottelkorb

Karrie L Swan

Children’s dreams often depict waking life events and experiences. Although dream work therapy for adults is fairly established, recommendations for processing children’s dreams appear fractional. Because of the distinct developmental needs of children, we postulated that sandtray therapy might assist children to express and discover enlarged meanings in dreams. In this article, we present the Sandtray for Interpreting Childhood Dreams (SICD) intervention for the purpose of potentially helping children gain insight into how their dreams may be related to past and present waking life experiences. An explanation and application of the model is presented, and the developmental rationale ...


A Science And Math Center For All: An Invitation For Exploration, Discovery, And Collaboration, Edward Brush, Martina Arndt, Jeffery Bowen, Robert Hellström, Cielito King, Uma Shama May 2013

A Science And Math Center For All: An Invitation For Exploration, Discovery, And Collaboration, Edward Brush, Martina Arndt, Jeffery Bowen, Robert Hellström, Cielito King, Uma Shama

Martina B. Arndt

As Phase I of the new science and math center (SMC) nears completion, the BSU and regional community will be introduced to a valuable outreach asset. The SMC will host a wide variety of classrooms and conference rooms, an auditorium, new greenhouse, observatory, discovery labs and hands-on science equipment, allowing faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to learn more about science and math topics in an interactive way. This presentation will formally introduce the BSU community to the teaching, outreach, and community spaces in the SMC, and start a dialogue about how we can all best use these new ...


Challenging Our Limits: Collaboration And Vision Of The Science And Mathematics Building Committee, Robert Hellström, Martina Arndt, Jeffery Bowen, Edward Brush, Patrick Cronin, Karen Jason, Michael Krol, Uma Shama May 2013

Challenging Our Limits: Collaboration And Vision Of The Science And Mathematics Building Committee, Robert Hellström, Martina Arndt, Jeffery Bowen, Edward Brush, Patrick Cronin, Karen Jason, Michael Krol, Uma Shama

Martina B. Arndt

The LEED Silver design, cutting edge technology, and unique laboratories integrated into the renovated Conant Science Building will promote novel models of teaching and learning for students at BSC and outreach opportunities that advance STEM education throughout the surrounding community. The success of the design and planning process relies on interdepartmental collaborative efforts between Science and Math Department faculty, Facilities Management and Planning, and Information Technology, among other staff and administrators. This series of short talks, followed by a discussion, provides a progress report for the BSC community and demonstrates the challenges and vision for the new science building.


Building Green, Teaching Green: The New Science & Math Center As A Living Laboratory For Engaged Teaching And Learning About Sustainability, Edward Brush, Celito King, Martina Arndt, Robert Hellström, Michael Krol, Uma Shama May 2013

Building Green, Teaching Green: The New Science & Math Center As A Living Laboratory For Engaged Teaching And Learning About Sustainability, Edward Brush, Celito King, Martina Arndt, Robert Hellström, Michael Krol, Uma Shama

Martina B. Arndt

The first phase of construction for the new science and math center is scheduled for completion in 2011. This panel will comprise faculty from the science and math departments who will discuss design features that will make the science and math center a “green” building, and how the building design may transform and enable engaged teaching and learning for majors, non-majors, and K-12 students and teachers. BSC students and the regional community alike will engage in learning through design elements such as the: rain garden, green roof, use of renewable energy, chilled beam technology, geothermal heating/cooling, and more.


Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones Apr 2013

Motivations For Disaffiliation From The Two-By-Two Sect, Julene L. Jones

Julene L. Jones

Disaffiliates from encapsulating sects may have many motivations for their disaffiliation. Multiple typologies exist which shed light on an individual’s motivations for disaffiliation from religious groups in general, and on motivations for disaffiliation from particular sects, though no exploration has been made of disaffiliates of the highly tense, fundamentalist Christian Two-by-Two sect. This article describes results from a survey of former members of the sect which points to motivations regarding the implausibility of doctrine as being the strongest motivations for these disaffiliates.


Business Sustainability And Undergraduate Management Education: An Australian Study, Josie Fisher, Ingrid Bonn Jan 2013

Business Sustainability And Undergraduate Management Education: An Australian Study, Josie Fisher, Ingrid Bonn

Ingrid Bonn

The academic literature arguing that there is an urgent requirement for businesses to become more sustainable is rapidly expanding. There is also a demonstrated need for managers to develop a better understanding of sustainability and the appropriate strategies required to improve business sustainability. In addition, there have been international calls for educators to address sustainability in their programs. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which business sustainability was incorporated into undergraduate business and management courses in Australian universities. The high percentage of international students enrolled in these courses suggests our findings have implications beyond the ...


Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown Dec 2012

Statement By The Provost, Robert Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


An Evidence-Based Approach To Distributing Scholarship Money To Students., Carl Siebert, Judy Zenowich, Arlene Hunter Oct 2012

An Evidence-Based Approach To Distributing Scholarship Money To Students., Carl Siebert, Judy Zenowich, Arlene Hunter

Carl Siebert

No abstract provided.


A Cross-Disciplinary View Of Expressive Movement, Donald Running, Sam Baumgarten, Sarah Mcquarrie, Nancy Moses, Deborah Nemko, Jody Weber Oct 2012

A Cross-Disciplinary View Of Expressive Movement, Donald Running, Sam Baumgarten, Sarah Mcquarrie, Nancy Moses, Deborah Nemko, Jody Weber

Donald J. Running

This session is an interdisciplinary examination of expressive movement. Representatives of dance, theatre, music, and communicative arts will collaborate to find similarities and contrasts between how these disciplines approach and teach expressive movement. Techniques and philosophies can be shared across educational boundaries to form meaningful connections between movement and expression. Specific discussions will include ways of teaching expressive movement to beginners. Audience members can feel free to interact with the panel and can expect to be active participants (in a safe learning environment).


Value Change, Right Wing Visual Rhetoric And The ‘Fear Game’: The Discursive Transformation Of The Tourist Image Of Switzerland, William Feighery Jul 2012

Value Change, Right Wing Visual Rhetoric And The ‘Fear Game’: The Discursive Transformation Of The Tourist Image Of Switzerland, William Feighery

William Feighery

No abstract provided.


Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink, Maris Swift, Lauie Witucki Sep 2011

Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink, Maris Swift, Lauie Witucki

Anne Merkle MSL

No abstract provided.


Video Presence In Academia: Moving Far Beyond Campus Boundaries, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Mls, Maris Stella Swift Jd, Lauie Witucki Ph.D Sep 2011

Video Presence In Academia: Moving Far Beyond Campus Boundaries, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Mls, Maris Stella Swift Jd, Lauie Witucki Ph.D

Linda Masselink

Many of our students are first generation and work full time. Our poster will illustrate the use of video presence to allow students to: virtually meet with faculty; participate in group projects from six locations; learn research strategies; develop better communication skills to become better speakers by using face-to-face interact ion. Students connect with alumni in the field sharing real-time work experiences. Significant savings have been realized across campus with online interviewing using this technology.


Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Sep 2011

Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink

Anne Merkle MSL

No abstract provided.


Observe, Experience And Integrate: Enhancing Professional Development Using International Study Tours, Li-Anne Woo, Titan Liu, Justin Craig, Timothy Kiessling Sep 2011

Observe, Experience And Integrate: Enhancing Professional Development Using International Study Tours, Li-Anne Woo, Titan Liu, Justin Craig, Timothy Kiessling

Justin B. Craig

This chapter provides evidence of the positive benefits associated with adopting an international study tour as a unique and effective professional development tool. Specifically, we show how involvement in an international study tour has the potential to make a significant contribution to students' ability to lead, their understanding of how important it is to show initiative particularly in uncertain situations and to be an effective contributor to a team. We couch our conversation within Kolb's (1984) experiential learning frame and use Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom et al., 1956) to illustrate how the study tour's learning objectives are assessed ...


Perceived Parental Investment In School As A Mediator Of The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Indicators And Educational Outcomes In Rural America, Kimberly L. Henry, Thomas M. Cavanagh, Eugene R. Oetting Aug 2011

Perceived Parental Investment In School As A Mediator Of The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Indicators And Educational Outcomes In Rural America, Kimberly L. Henry, Thomas M. Cavanagh, Eugene R. Oetting

Thomas M. Cavanagh

Each year, 1.3 million students fail to graduate, dropping the United States’ high school graduation rate to 69%. One of the most salient predictors of high school dropout is socio-economic status (SES), which makes important an improved understanding of the reasons why SES affects educational outcomes. In this study, multilevel mediation models were utilized to examine parental investment in school as a mediator of the relationship between SES and educational outcomes among an ethnically diverse sample of 64,350 7th to 9th grade students from 199 rural communities and towns in the U.S. (50% male, 63% non-Hispanic White ...


A Development Project For The Scoping Of The Singapore Early Years Longitudinal Study. Research Report. Funded By Office Of Education Research, Nie, Singapore., Susan Wright, Sirene Lim, Kenneth Poon, Liang Tan, Chien Yang Dec 2010

A Development Project For The Scoping Of The Singapore Early Years Longitudinal Study. Research Report. Funded By Office Of Education Research, Nie, Singapore., Susan Wright, Sirene Lim, Kenneth Poon, Liang Tan, Chien Yang

Sirene Lim

No abstract provided.


Global Law School: Teaching/Studying Abroad, Bringing It Home, Malinda Seymore Aug 2010

Global Law School: Teaching/Studying Abroad, Bringing It Home, Malinda Seymore

Malinda L. Seymore

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