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Cross-Country Heterogeneity In Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use Of The Anchoring Vignette Method, Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro, Collin Hitt Dec 2017

Cross-Country Heterogeneity In Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use Of The Anchoring Vignette Method, Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro, Collin Hitt

Gema Zamarro

Self-reports are an indispensable source of information in education research but they are often affected by heterogeneity in reporting behavior. Failing to correct for this heterogeneity can lead to invalid comparisons across groups. We use the parametric anchoring vignette method to correct for cross-country incomparability of students’ reports on teacher’s classroom management. Our analysis is based on the data from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012. We show significant variation in implicit standards across countries. Correlations between countries’ average teacher classroom management levels and external variables like students test scores and public expenditure per pupil change substantially after ...


Constructivism And Instructional Design: Some Personal Reflections, Brent Wilson Mar 2016

Constructivism And Instructional Design: Some Personal Reflections, Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson

Some personal reflections on instructional design and its relation to constructivism are explored. Instructional design in its present form is out of sync with the times in that its orientation, methods, and research base are behavioristic, or positivistic. However, a constructivist theory of instructional design is possible, particularly if constructivism is recognized as a philosophy rather than a strategy. To better fit the needs of practitioners, instructional design theories need to be better grounded in a broad understanding of learning and instructional processes. Generic principles and specific heuristics are needed for dealing with recurring problems and situations in instructional design ...


Context-Specific Achievement Goal Orientations In Cooperative Group Work, Jung-In Kim, Hyewon Chung, Myoungsook Kim, Marilla Svinicki Feb 2016

Context-Specific Achievement Goal Orientations In Cooperative Group Work, Jung-In Kim, Hyewon Chung, Myoungsook Kim, Marilla Svinicki

Jung-In Kim

This study explored how trichotomous achievement goal orientations in each of three contexts (i.e., individual, individual-within-a-group, and group; Kim, Kim, & Svinicki, 2012) play different roles in predicting college students' enjoyment, sense of group community, and evaluation of group work processes during laboratory cooperative group work. We asked 174 undergraduate students to complete individual and group-related achievement goal orientation measures before and after participating in group work. The results indicated that individual and group-related achievement goal orientations in a cooperative group work setting strongly predicted the affective and cognitive variables and that these associations varied among the goals. For example ...


Helping Students To Become Strategic Learners: The Roles Of Assessment, Teachers, Instruction And Students [Book Chapter], Claire Weinstein, T. Tomberlin, A. Julie, Jung-In Kim Feb 2016

Helping Students To Become Strategic Learners: The Roles Of Assessment, Teachers, Instruction And Students [Book Chapter], Claire Weinstein, T. Tomberlin, A. Julie, Jung-In Kim

Jung-In Kim

No abstract provided.


Issues Of Motivation And Identity Positioning: Two Teachers’ Motivational Practices For Engaging Immigrant Children In Learning Heritage Languages, Jung-In Kim Feb 2016

Issues Of Motivation And Identity Positioning: Two Teachers’ Motivational Practices For Engaging Immigrant Children In Learning Heritage Languages, Jung-In Kim

Jung-In Kim

This study investigates two Korean heritage language teachers’ motivational practices in relation to their identity positioning as heritage language (HL) teachers. Constant-comparative analyses of teachers’ interviews and classroom practices showed that the two teachers’ identity positioning as HL teachers was partially shaped by their earlier teaching experiences in specific cultural contexts and by the degree to which they understood their students as a result of their earlier interactions (or lack thereof). In addition, the teachers’ identity positioning of themselves and their students as well as their positioned relationships with students are closely tied to the teachers’ use of various classroom ...


Exploring Mental State Reasoning As A Social-Cognitive Mechanism For Social Loafing In Children., Robert Thompson, Bill Thornton Dec 2015

Exploring Mental State Reasoning As A Social-Cognitive Mechanism For Social Loafing In Children., Robert Thompson, Bill Thornton

Bill Thornton

The authors explored mental-state reasoning ability among 72 preschoolers (ages 3-5 years) as a possible developmental mechanism for the well-known social loafing effect: diminished individual effort in a collaborative task. The authors expected that older children would outperform young children on standard mental-state reasoning tests and that they would display greater social loafing than younger children.


Chronic Pain: The Impact On Academic, Social, And Emotional Functioning, Jason Parkins, Susan Davies Apr 2015

Chronic Pain: The Impact On Academic, Social, And Emotional Functioning, Jason Parkins, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Par Concussion App For Smartphones, Susan Davies, T. Sullivan, Sara Timms Apr 2015

Review Of The Par Concussion App For Smartphones, Susan Davies, T. Sullivan, Sara Timms

Susan C. Davies

There has been an explosion in the number of health-related smartphone applications, or apps, available for download. These products nowinclude apps concerning concussion. From April to August 2011, at least seven concussion-related apps were released. The primary focus of these apps is assessment at the time of injury. One exception to this trend is Psychological Assessment Resources' (PAR) Concussion Recognition & Response: Coach & Parent Version.

PAR's Concussion Recognition & Response app provides a checklist of concussion signs/symptoms designed to help coaches and parents determine whether to remove a child from play and seek medical attention. Unlike its competitors, the Concussion ...


Review Of 'Evidence-Based Interventions For Students With Learning And Behavioral Challenges', Susan Davies Apr 2015

Review Of 'Evidence-Based Interventions For Students With Learning And Behavioral Challenges', Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

Review of the book Evidence-Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges, eds. Richard J. Morris and Nancy Mather.


New School Assignment? Tips For A Positive Start, Susan Davies Apr 2015

New School Assignment? Tips For A Positive Start, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

No abstract provided.


Measuring The Outliers: An Introduction To Out-Of-Level Testing With High-Achieving Students, Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Russell Warne Feb 2015

Measuring The Outliers: An Introduction To Out-Of-Level Testing With High-Achieving Students, Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Russell Warne

Russell T Warne

Out-of-level testing is an underused strategy for addressing the needs of students who score in the extremes, and when used wisely, it could provide educators with a much more accurate picture of what students know. Out-of-level testing has been shown to be an effective assessment strategy with high-achieving students; however, out-of-level testing has not been shown to work well with low-achieving students. This article provides a brief history of out-of-level testing, along with guidelines for using it.


Promoting Access To Medical Education For Low-Income Students, Elizabeth Peck, Russell Warne, Anne Blum, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Lopez, William Thomson Feb 2015

Promoting Access To Medical Education For Low-Income Students, Elizabeth Peck, Russell Warne, Anne Blum, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Lopez, William Thomson

Russell T Warne

In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature established a statewide BS/MD/DO pipeline program called the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) to increase opportunities for economically disadvantaged Texas students to access medical education. JAMP partners all of the state's four-year public and private colleges and universities with Texas's nine medical schools. The first JAMP students entered the undergraduate component of the program in 2003. This group of students and subsequent cohorts of entering students were recruited, tutored, counseled and mentored by health professional advisors known as JAMP Faculty Directors (JFDs). To date, 1076 Texas undergraduate students have entered ...


Brain Games As A Potential Nonpharmaceutical Alternative For The Treatment Of Adhd, Stacy Wegrzyn, Doug Hearrington, Tim Martin, Adriane Randolph Aug 2014

Brain Games As A Potential Nonpharmaceutical Alternative For The Treatment Of Adhd, Stacy Wegrzyn, Doug Hearrington, Tim Martin, Adriane Randolph

Adriane B. Randolph

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood neurobehavioral disorder, affecting approximately 5.5 million children, of which approximately 66% take ADHD medication daily. his study investigated a potential nonpharmaceutical alternative to address the academic engagement of 5th through 11th grade students (n = 10) diagnosed with ADHD. Participants were asked to play "brain games" for a minimum of 20 minutes each morning before school for 5 weeks. Engagement was measured at three points in time using electroencephalogram, parent and teacher reports, researcher observations, and participant self-reports. An analysis of the data supports the hypothesis that daily use ...


Virtual Patient Care: An Interprofessional Education Approach For Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, And Occupational Therapy Students, Michael J. Shoemaker Mar 2014

Virtual Patient Care: An Interprofessional Education Approach For Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, And Occupational Therapy Students, Michael J. Shoemaker

Michael J Shoemaker, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

The purpose of this retrospective qualitative case report is to describe how a case-based, virtual patient interprofessional education (IPE) simulation activity was utilized to achieve physician assistant (PA), physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) student IPE learning outcomes. Following completion of a virtual patient case, 30 PA, 46 PT and 24 OT students were required to develop a comprehensive, written treatment plan and respond to reflective questions. A qualitative analysis of the submitted written assignment was used to determine whether IPE learning objectives were met. Student responses revealed three themes that supported the learning objectives of the IPE experience ...


Taxonomy Of Metacognition Cognitive Online Tool [Online Computer Software]. Retrieved From Www.Metacognition-Epistemiccognition.Com, Pina Tarricone Dec 2013

Taxonomy Of Metacognition Cognitive Online Tool [Online Computer Software]. Retrieved From Www.Metacognition-Epistemiccognition.Com, Pina Tarricone

Dr Pina Tarricone

No abstract provided.


School-Based Training And Consultation To Improve Concussion Recognition And Response, Child Injury Action Group, $1,500, Susan Davies Dec 2013

School-Based Training And Consultation To Improve Concussion Recognition And Response, Child Injury Action Group, $1,500, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

No abstract provided.


Recruitment Strategies Increasing Students' Knowledge And Interest In School Psychology, E. Hendricks, A. Fritz, Susan Davies Dec 2013

Recruitment Strategies Increasing Students' Knowledge And Interest In School Psychology, E. Hendricks, A. Fritz, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

Poster session


Supporting Students With Concussion: Getting School Psychologists Into The Game, Susan Davies Dec 2013

Supporting Students With Concussion: Getting School Psychologists Into The Game, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

Half-day workshop for educational psychologists and other education professionals


Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Training: Current Practices In Graduate Programs, Susan Davies, S. Powers Dec 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Training: Current Practices In Graduate Programs, Susan Davies, S. Powers

Susan C. Davies

Poster session


School-Based Assessment And Intervention Development For Students With Tbi, Susan Davies, P. Jantz Dec 2013

School-Based Assessment And Intervention Development For Students With Tbi, Susan Davies, P. Jantz

Susan C. Davies

Miniskills presentation


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


The Associations Between Fatigue And Need For Recovery With Anxiety And Depression, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher Sharpley, Kate Morrison Sep 2013

The Associations Between Fatigue And Need For Recovery With Anxiety And Depression, Vicki Bitsika, Christopher Sharpley, Kate Morrison

Vicki Bitsika

The relative associations between fatigue and need for recovery with anxiety, depression and combined anxiety-depression, were compared in a sample of 400 students at an Australian university. Analyses were performed at total score and factor structure levels. Results showed that fatigue had a stronger association with anxiety and depression than did need for recovery. Despite some overlap between one factor from the fatigue scale with both factors from the need for recovery scale, overall data suggested that these scales (and the constructs they measured) were relatively discrete and refer to different aspects of the individual’s experience of fatigue. Implications ...


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 ...


Emerging Scholars In Self-Directed Learning: A Further Examination Of The Ijsdl Citation Analysis Data, Lila Holt, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett, Connie Shih, Julia Kirk Feb 2013

Emerging Scholars In Self-Directed Learning: A Further Examination Of The Ijsdl Citation Analysis Data, Lila Holt, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett, Connie Shih, Julia Kirk

Becky C. Smeltzer

In a previous study, we presented a citation analysis of the International Journal of Self-Directed Learning. In this follow-up study, we focus specifically on citations that have been published since 2003. Our purpose is to identify major trends relative to emerging scholars and publications.


Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett Nov 2012

Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett

Becky C. Smeltzer

This session's objective is to discuss an effort to revise and update Allen Tough's interview schedule to limit its focus to the learning projects that adults complete in the workplace.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Nov 2012

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Becky C. Smeltzer

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie Oct 2012

Student Peer Mentoring In Australian Higher Education: An Investigation, Nick Mcghie

Nick McGhie

This thesis is an exploration of student peer mentoring programs which are increasingly popular in Australian higher education. The thesis investigates the motivations behind student peer mentoring programs offering transition-in support for students. The thesis investigates whether programs are run to benefit the students or to serve the interests of the institution. The thesis explores the current context of higher education in Australia and moves to a case study of the University of Wollongong. Interview data is used to analyse how staff and students navigate the institutional narrative surrounding student peer mentoring and its uses.


Designing Games To Motivate Student Cohorts Through Targeted Game Genre Selection, Penny De Byl, Jeffrey Brand Oct 2012

Designing Games To Motivate Student Cohorts Through Targeted Game Genre Selection, Penny De Byl, Jeffrey Brand

Penny de Byl

The objective of this chapter is to develop guidelines for targeted use of games in educational settings by presenting a typology of learning styles, motivations, game genres, and learning outcomes within disciplinary student cohorts. By identifying which academic outcomes best align with the motivations and learning styles of students and which game genres are best suited to those motivations and outcomes, the authors elucidate a typology to assist serious game designers’ and educators’ pursuits of games that both engage and instruct. The result will guide the implementation of games in the classroom by linking game genre and game mechanics with ...


Designing Games To Motivate Student Cohorts Through Targeted Game Genre Selection, Penny De Byl, Jeffrey Brand Sep 2012

Designing Games To Motivate Student Cohorts Through Targeted Game Genre Selection, Penny De Byl, Jeffrey Brand

Jeffrey Brand

The objective of this chapter is to develop guidelines for targeted use of games in educational settings by presenting a typology of learning styles, motivations, game genres, and learning outcomes within disciplinary student cohorts. By identifying which academic outcomes best align with the motivations and learning styles of students and which game genres are best suited to those motivations and outcomes, the authors elucidate a typology to assist serious game designers’ and educators’ pursuits of games that both engage and instruct. The result will guide the implementation of games in the classroom by linking game genre and game mechanics with ...