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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Journal

Perspectives In Learning

2010

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Optimistic Bias In The University Classroom, Harvey Richman Ph.D. Mar 2010

Optimistic Bias In The University Classroom, Harvey Richman Ph.D.

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This research investigated the prevalence of “optimistic bias” (unrealistic performance expectations) among low scoring students. Possible causes and remediations are discussed. Two hundred seventy four undergraduate students were surveyed after their first course exam, and again after their second exam, to assess the effects of optimistic bias. At both survey points, each student provided (1) a performance estimate for the recently taken exam, (2) actual score for that exam after receiving it, and (3) an estimate of future exam performance. The sample was divided into quartiles based on first exam actual scores. Lowest quartile students were overly optimistic regarding their ...


The Road To The White House: Using Experiential Learning In The Classroom, Gregory Domin Mar 2010

The Road To The White House: Using Experiential Learning In The Classroom, Gregory Domin

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This case study presents a first hand account of experiential learning undertaken by the author and 16 Mercer University students during the 2008 presidential nominating season. The author was able to arrange a seminar entitled “The Road to the White House” which included an observation trip to South Carolina for the Republican Primary, 16-21 January, 2008, where students both witnessed and participated in the unfolding events of the 2008 presidential campaign


The Teacher’S Role In Enforcing Hand Washing Techniques Among School-Aged Children In The Midst Of The H1n1 Pandemic, Tara Redmond Mar 2010

The Teacher’S Role In Enforcing Hand Washing Techniques Among School-Aged Children In The Midst Of The H1n1 Pandemic, Tara Redmond

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The endeavor of increasing health literacy among school-aged children is a vital role for teachers to play during these turbulent times of pandemic viruses. This essay will address the vital role that teachers have in enforcing proper hand washing techniques in the classroom among their students in order to prevent the spread of influenza and other illness within the community. The document will also provide information related to the historical perspective of the influenza virus and findings associated with the history of hand washing as a mechanism to prevent the spread of disease and illness among human populations.


Taking The Lead Role In Intern Supervision: The Mentor Teacher Intern Project, Melissa Sullivan Mar 2010

Taking The Lead Role In Intern Supervision: The Mentor Teacher Intern Project, Melissa Sullivan

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Classroom teachers participate in many university teacher education programs as partners in the education of teacher candidates. The Mentor Teacher project was initiated in 2003 to allow teachers a voice in the school internship or student teaching process. This study investigated the strengths and weaknesses of the program through individual interviews and open-ended surveys. The program was perceived as very successful by the Mentor Teachers as they moved into a new level in their profession.


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Publish Or Perish: Can Scholarship And Teaching Coexist?, Jan Burcham, Kimberly Shaw Mar 2010

Publish Or Perish: Can Scholarship And Teaching Coexist?, Jan Burcham, Kimberly Shaw

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Faculty at institutions of higher education are experiencing constant requests to increase teaching loads and class sizes while, at the same time, continuing to meet the demands for scholarship and service. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can serve as one way in which faculty can simultaneously focus on improving their teaching and their students’ learning as well as meeting the rigorous demands for peer review and publication. The systematic approach of asking questions about one’s teaching, designing and conducting appropriate research methodologies to investigate those questions, analyzing the results, and subjecting the entire process and findings to ...


Invited Essay: Philosophy Of Teaching, Rebecca Alexander Mar 2010

Invited Essay: Philosophy Of Teaching, Rebecca Alexander

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Multiple Intelligences: Theory And Application, Hope Phillips Mar 2010

Multiple Intelligences: Theory And Application, Hope Phillips

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Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has challenged the historical view of intelligence as a fixed quantity since he first published Frames of Mind in 1983. Gardner prefers to describe cognitive ability as a set of eight intelligences. Once merely a theoretical perspective, Gardner’s view of intelligence can be seen in a new light with the advances in brain research in the field of neuroscience. The connection between how the mind is organized and the education of students suggests a need for additional classroom teaching and testing applications. A focus on traditional linguistic and logical teaching and testing ...


Considerations Regarding Leadership Training In A Tofflerian Era Of Change, Thomas Mccormack, Paul Hackett Mar 2010

Considerations Regarding Leadership Training In A Tofflerian Era Of Change, Thomas Mccormack, Paul Hackett

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In 1970, sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler predicted a future characterized by experience and information overload. This overload, said Toffler, would be caused by an exponential increase in the amount of knowledge being produced and our inability to cope with both the volume of information and the rate at which knowledge was being produced. In this article, the authors make the case that we are presently living in a Tofflerian Era that includes constant change in terms of amount of knowledge and the rate at which it is transmitted and collected due to the proliferation of new technologies. In this ...


Using Wimba Live Classroom For Student Engagement At A Distance, Larry Moore Mar 2010

Using Wimba Live Classroom For Student Engagement At A Distance, Larry Moore

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Synchronous online classes are becoming more common in education. Students are demanding quality educational opportunities outside the traditional classroom that are flexible and engaging. This article explores the virtual learning environment of Wimba Live Classroom that was incorporated into CougarView Vista at Columbus State University. Wimba Live offers the conduit that allows teachers and students to interact in a virtual classroom closely resembling the traditional face-to-face class. Students enrolled in two separate classes were surveyed to ascertain their perceptions concerning the Wimba Live experience. This article discusses the pedagogical, technical and interaction issues related to the Wimba Live classroom, and ...