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Improving Student Learning Through Theme Based Curriculum Design And Team Teaching: An Action Research Study, Brenda Dermody Jan 2004

Improving Student Learning Through Theme Based Curriculum Design And Team Teaching: An Action Research Study, Brenda Dermody

Theses

This study is concerned with improving the design and delivery of the curriculum on a four year BA in Design Visual Communication programme in the Technologicl University Dublin. The study examines how aspects of curriculum design and delivery affect some of the key stakeholders - the students and academic staff – involved in the programme. It looks at how the design and delivery of the curriculum can be improved with a view to achieving two main aims. The first aim is to promote a deep approach to learning among visual communication students. The second aim is to promote a deep approach to ...


Uses Of Technology By Science Education Professors: Comparisons With Teachers’ Uses And The Current Versus Desired Technology Knowledge Gap, John Settlage, A. Louis Odom, Jon E. Pedersen Jan 2004

Uses Of Technology By Science Education Professors: Comparisons With Teachers’ Uses And The Current Versus Desired Technology Knowledge Gap, John Settlage, A. Louis Odom, Jon E. Pedersen

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

A survey of the AETS membership was conducted to examine potential gaps in their current versus desired knowledge about technology uses relative to science teacher education.


At-Risk Students: Teacher Perception Of Literacy And Criminal Behavior, Traci Jo Ann Reiter Jan 2004

At-Risk Students: Teacher Perception Of Literacy And Criminal Behavior, Traci Jo Ann Reiter

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck Jan 2004

Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck

Dissertations and Theses

Over the past 6 years, the course retention rate for Marylhurst University's (MU) online courses was 91%, which is within four percentage points of its on-campus course retention rate (Schreck, 2002). This appears to contradict a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that stated, "Although there is significant variation among institutions with some reporting course-completion rates of more than 80% and others finding that fewer than 50% of distance-education students finish their courses, several administrators concur that course-completion rates are often 10-20 percentage points higher in traditional courses than in distance offerings" (Carr, 2000). Recent studies (Beatty-Gunter ...


Organization Leads To Self-Confidence And A Wonderful Retirement, Dorothy Jean Oliver-Scott Jan 2004

Organization Leads To Self-Confidence And A Wonderful Retirement, Dorothy Jean Oliver-Scott

Theses Digitization Project

The significance of the project was to answer the call of California schools in their plight to stop attrition and retain teachers. This project alone or in conjunction with other programs offered by schools/school districts gives them another tool to reach their goal of 100% teacher retention. It is the belief of this project that the problems with retention could be diminished if not eliminated, by giving beginning teachers a handbook.


Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne Jan 2004

Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne

Theses Digitization Project

This project examined the need for continuing education for teachers, particularly in the area of technology integration. It includes an exploration of the interdependence of technology and pedagogy. It developed an on-line extended community of practice to support professional educators attempting to implement Inspiration®, a commercial software application. The project presents a research-based justification for employing cognitive mapping strategies in a wide variety of pedagogical contexts, provides a dynamic list of examples demonstrating concrete applications which are connected to content and technology standards, and examines current design features for websites.


Facilitating Teacher Professional Learning : Analysing The Impact Of An Australian Professional Learning Model In Secondary Science, Rachel Sheffield Jan 2004

Facilitating Teacher Professional Learning : Analysing The Impact Of An Australian Professional Learning Model In Secondary Science, Rachel Sheffield

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

In education, innovations are frequently introduced to promote changes to the curriculum, teachers' practice, and the classroom environment, however, these initiatives are often implemented without sufficient evaluation to monitor their impact and effectiveness in bringing about the desired changes. This thesis analyses the impact of a teacher professional learning program on lower secondary science teachers' practice. It examines the relationship between teachers' concerns about the strategies incorporated in the Collaborative Australian Secondary Science Program (CASSP) and teachers' ability to understand the strategies, on their ability to utilise those strategies in the classroom. It also seeks to determine teachers' beliefs about ...


The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace Jan 2004

The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

The impact of traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs on student achievement and the instructional delivery methods used in middle school and high school Algebra I classrooms was explored through a mixed method comparative design. The data analysis revealed that alternative teacher preparation programs are a viable avenue to explore in meeting the needs of public schools for providing qualified teachers in mathematics classrooms at the middle school and high school levels. Data from the standardized state test and district level quarterly assessments revealed no significant differences between groups on half of the achievement measures, but there was a significant ...


Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson Dec 2003

It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson

Charlie Sweet

It Works For Me, Online is designed primarily to aid instructors in two major types of classes: fully online and web-enhanced/hybrid courses. Those who teach fully online classes will find tips on such things as tricks you can use with synchronous chats, how to use blogging in your classroom to replace traditional chat-rooms (talk about your superannuation), and even ways of adapting Blackboard to meet administrative needs. Those who prefer web enhancements to the traditional classroom will find advice to navigate between the virtual and real world. And, truthfully, we are hopeful that even dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Luddites will skim ...


The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton Dec 2003

The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is instrumental in the national movement toward the use of one short-answer test as the gate-keeping instrument to prevent or allow university graduates trained in education to enter the teaching profession. This investigation questions the wisdom of this test-based certification by looking at the impact on recent (university education program) graduates who have had difficulty passing the tests. Four of these graduates provided information via in-depth interviews. The interview data provide evidence that raises questions about the value of taking these people out of the teaching profession. The individuals provide evidence of ...


From Research To Practice : Using The Timss Video Study Findings To Enhance Australian Mathematics Teaching, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2003

From Research To Practice : Using The Timss Video Study Findings To Enhance Australian Mathematics Teaching, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

The findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study have been reported at both international and national levels, however its impact on Australian mathematics teaching has yet to be realised. How can the results of the video study inform teachers' efforts toward excellence in mathematics teaching in Australia? This paper highlights some of the findings and recommendations in the national report, 'Teaching Mathematics in Australia: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study', and anticipates ways that the products of the study might be used for improving teaching and teacher development. The broad purpose of the ...


Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony Dec 2003

Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

No abstract provided.


Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


When The Whole Is Less Than The Sum Of The Parts: Humanising Convergence In Iinteractive Systems Design, Steve Howard, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Graeme Shanks, John Murphy, Jennie Carroll Dec 2003

When The Whole Is Less Than The Sum Of The Parts: Humanising Convergence In Iinteractive Systems Design, Steve Howard, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Graeme Shanks, John Murphy, Jennie Carroll

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Convergence, viewed as the union of disparate technical solutions, is frequently proposed as a way of maximising value for end users: reducing the number of distinct technologies users have to purchase, learn and use. Yet few empirical studies of use and convergent technology have been reported. Though convergence as a catchphrase has had currency for over a decade now, a tension remains between those who argue for strong-specific solutions, i.e. carefully targeted ‘information appliances’, and those who prefer weak-general approaches, the ICT equivalent of the Swiss army knife. We describe the dynamic nature of the trade-off between usability and ...


The Evidence Doesn't Lie: An Approach To Teaching Updike's 'Flight', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

The Evidence Doesn't Lie: An Approach To Teaching Updike's 'Flight', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Alan Moore And The Graphic Novel: Confronting The Fourth Dimension, Mark Bernard, James Carter Dec 2003

Alan Moore And The Graphic Novel: Confronting The Fourth Dimension, Mark Bernard, James Carter

James B Carter

Comics, especially the works of Alan Moore, are examined as meeting the goals of modernist artists and writers due to their combination of image and text, succeedeing where neither form of expression could independently of one another.


Putting Children In Charge Of Reading, Genan Anderson Dec 2003

Putting Children In Charge Of Reading, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Practical curriculum and family involvement ideas for preschool teachers to use to encourage and facilitate literacy and literature skills in children


Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Teaching The Unreliable Narrator In 'Ligeia', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Examines the parallel between the poems "Song," by John Donne, and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T. S. Eliot. Description of Donne's and Eliot's characters; similarity of the situation and theme in the two poems.


Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Flaws In The Wooden Bowl: A Reaction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Marriage, Children, And Aging Parents: The Role Of Family-Related Factors In Faculty Job Satifsfaction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Linda J. Sax Dec 2003

Marriage, Children, And Aging Parents: The Role Of Family-Related Factors In Faculty Job Satifsfaction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Linda J. Sax

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Due to changes in the academic market, faculty job satisfaction is especially critical. Using a multi-step framework, this study explores the role of family and stress related “pull factors” on a measure of overall job satisfaction for a large nationally representative sample of college and university faculty members. These “pull factors” include, but are not limited to, care for a child, spouse or elder, as well as other responsibilities and duties not directly related to one’s academic career.


The Academic And Occupational Outcomes Of Residential High School Student Instruction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Katherine Tibbetts, Hye Sun Moon, Dolwin Haunani Keanu Matsumoto, Gail Makuakani-Lundin Dec 2003

The Academic And Occupational Outcomes Of Residential High School Student Instruction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Katherine Tibbetts, Hye Sun Moon, Dolwin Haunani Keanu Matsumoto, Gail Makuakani-Lundin

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Residential or boarding schools can be traced to the early history of the United States. Initially developed to serve indigenous peoples, the residential school of the 21st century attracts and serves students from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. This paper uses the population of graduates from a large high school with both residential and commuter students serving specifically students with Native Hawaiian ancestry. Using a sample of both residential and commuting students from the graduating classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995, the study compares outcomes such as high school graduation, college attendance, college graduation, occupational status and overall ...


A Review Of 2000-2003 Literature At The Intersection Of Online Learning And Disability, Shelley Kinash, Susan Crichton, Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow Dec 2003

A Review Of 2000-2003 Literature At The Intersection Of Online Learning And Disability, Shelley Kinash, Susan Crichton, Weol Soon Kim-Rupnow

Professor Shelley Kinash

Literature published between 2000 and 2003 at the intersection between online learning and disability can be classified into didactic, descriptive, research, and opinion pieces. In this article, two research pieces surveying the literature are reviewed. The resounding theme throughout the literature is that improving accessibility of online learning for students with disabilities will promote best practices in online learning for all students.


Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Dec 2003

Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

One challenge for institutions of higher learning is developing and redesigning programs and curriculum that will prepare graduates to meet the current and ongoing demands of the workplace. Partnerships between academia and business working together for this purpose are imperative. Human resource management is one of the fastest changing areas in business. This article reports qualitative data collected to explore the general areas of knowledge, skills, traits, and characteristics most important for successful human resource leadership. The results of this study will assist practitioners and academia in the development of cutting-edge human resource leadership programs and curriculum.


Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen Dec 2003

Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that uses service activities to support traditional teaching methods, giving students a better understanding and ability to remember and carry out functions/skills taught in class. Although its use in human resource development courses has rarely been reported in the literature, preliminary research appears to suggest that academic service-learning would be an ideal teaching method for instilling in students the skills and/or traits necessary to be successful in human resource development (e.g., intellectual versatility, adult learning insight, and industry understanding).