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Transitioning From Students To Professionals: Using A Writing Across The Curriculum Model To Scaffold Portfolio Development, Lori Elliott, Nancy Daily, Lori Fredricks, Meadow Graham Feb 2016

Transitioning From Students To Professionals: Using A Writing Across The Curriculum Model To Scaffold Portfolio Development, Lori Elliott, Nancy Daily, Lori Fredricks, Meadow Graham

Lori Elliott

Teacher educators have found portfolios to be a valuable way to judge readiness for student-teaching and initial certification as well as an effective means of examining and validating teacher preparation programs. Tension exists between using the portfolio as a product for evaluation and maintaining its focus as a personal examination, synthesis, and reflection on becoming a teacher. This qualitative action research study was designed to explore the effects of incorporating writing workshops built on Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) principles into the initial portfolio process required of students during their first semester in an undergraduate middle-grades teacher-education pro- gram. Findings ...


Effectively Communicating With English Language Learners Using Sheltered Instruction, Geeta Verma, Lisa Martin-Hansen, Jerald Pepper Jan 2016

Effectively Communicating With English Language Learners Using Sheltered Instruction, Geeta Verma, Lisa Martin-Hansen, Jerald Pepper

Geeta Verma

Sheltered instruction is not a commercial program but is a set of instructional practices used specifically with English Language Learners (ELL). It embeds existing instructional strategies such as wait time, visual organizers, group work, and allowing students to actively respond for immediate feedback. Sheltered instruction "integrates lesson knowledge and concepts with opportunities to practice using English by reading, writing, listening and speaking" (Colburn and Echevaria 2001). This article describes the four elements of sheltered instruction (Group work, Wait time, Group-response technique, Supplemental materials).


Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn Jul 2015

Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


Understanding And Addressing The Learning Needs Of Our Highest-Performing Students, Geoff N. Masters Feb 2015

Understanding And Addressing The Learning Needs Of Our Highest-Performing Students, Geoff N. Masters

Prof Geoff Masters AO

No abstract provided.


Course Goals, Competencies, And Instructional Objectives, Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Michael Sims Dec 2012

Course Goals, Competencies, And Instructional Objectives, Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Michael Sims

Michael H. Sims

This article describes how to compose instructional objectives for use in veterinary curricula, and describes the differences between course goals, competencies, and instructional objectives. The essential components of instructional objectives are described in detail, and guidance in choosing appropriate wording is provided. The paper concludes with a suggested framework for evaluating an instructional objective.


The Hidden Curriculum: Candidate Diversity In Educational Leadership Preparation., Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Aarti A. Bellara Dec 2012

The Hidden Curriculum: Candidate Diversity In Educational Leadership Preparation., Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Aarti A. Bellara

Vonzell Agosto

The authors describe a process of self-assessment attuned to equity and justice in the policies and practices that affect student diversity, namely, those associated with the selection of candidates. The disproportionate rate of rejection for applicants from underrepresented groups and the unsystematic process of applicant selection operated as hidden curriculum affecting the opportunities for the program to enhance meaningful relationships among diverse groups of students. The authors describe institutional and sociopolitical conditions, and individual actions reflecting a faculty’s will to policy. Faculty efforts supported and challenged systemic change to increase racial and ethnic diversity among aspiring educational administrators.


The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

The Power to Transform is a call to re-conceive and re-design schooling. Rather than offer “best practices” or “prescriptive solutions,” it invites leaders of all ages and walks of life to think differently about learning and schooling. It illuminates the “why” and “what” of educational transformation and explores its deepest roots. It offers new language, new design principles, a new framework, and a new map for creating vibrant, imaginative and adaptive learning landscapes that integrate the dynamic properties of living systems with the generative principles of learning. It is from this natural integration that the new story of learning and ...


Igniting And Nurturing The Next Generation Of Stem Talent, Innovation And Leadership, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Igniting And Nurturing The Next Generation Of Stem Talent, Innovation And Leadership, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Regrettably, most American students experience STEM learning as an exclusive, individual, theoretical and “formulaic” enterprise. By decoupling STEM education from the human experience, we have distorted the essential nature of the scientific enterprise and advanced instrumentalist and utilitarian rationales for pursuing STEM careers—global economic superiority and technological competition.


An Exploration Of The Potential Impact Of The Integrated Experiential Learning Curriculum In Beijing, China, D. Zhang, Todd Campbell Dec 2011

An Exploration Of The Potential Impact Of The Integrated Experiential Learning Curriculum In Beijing, China, D. Zhang, Todd Campbell

Todd Campbell

No abstract provided.


New Zealand And Queensland Teachers' Conceptions Of Curriculum : Potential Jurisdictional Effects Of Curriculum Policy And Implementation, Gavin Brown, Robert Lake, Gabrielle Matters Aug 2011

New Zealand And Queensland Teachers' Conceptions Of Curriculum : Potential Jurisdictional Effects Of Curriculum Policy And Implementation, Gavin Brown, Robert Lake, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

The conceptions teachers have about curriculum are part of teachers' implicit beliefs about education. The study investigated the structure of teachers’ conceptions and the impact of curriculum policy on those conceptions. Two survey studies in New Zealand and Queensland used items from the Curriculum Orientation Inventory (COI). Confirmatory factor analysis provided robust modelling of teachers’ conceptions of curriculum. Multigroup analysis showed the model was statistically invariant between Queensland primary and secondary teachers. The teachers in both jurisdictions and in both sectors gave most agreement to the Academic-Humanistic conception and least agreement to the Social Reconstruction conception. The technological orientation elicited ...


Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn Jun 2011

Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

No abstract provided.


Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith Oct 2010

Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2010 Diversity, Research and Education Symposium, Terre Haute, IN, November 6, 2010.


Integrating Deaf And Hearing Children Into The Ugandan School Curriculum: The Role Of Sms Text Messaging, Sacha Develle Sep 2010

Integrating Deaf And Hearing Children Into The Ugandan School Curriculum: The Role Of Sms Text Messaging, Sacha Develle

Dr Sacha DeVelle

No abstract provided.


Integrating Deaf And Unimpaired Children Into An African School Curriculum: The Role Of Sms, Sacha Develle Dec 2009

Integrating Deaf And Unimpaired Children Into An African School Curriculum: The Role Of Sms, Sacha Develle

Dr Sacha DeVelle

No abstract provided.


Technical Report Of Brunei Nsscme 2008, Andrew Stephanou, Ling Tan Dec 2008

Technical Report Of Brunei Nsscme 2008, Andrew Stephanou, Ling Tan

Dr Ling Tan

A collaboration between ACER and the Ministry of Education in Brunei Darussalam aims to establish an assessment monitoring system in government schools, NSSCME (National Study of Student Competencies in Mathematics and English), and to assist in building test development and psychometrics capacity. ACER’s input is in the examination of the Brunei curriculum, development of assessment instruments in line with the curriculum, construction of reporting scales, and training of staff in item writing, marking, interpretation of results, educational measurement and use of data analysis software. A comprehensive workshop program for item writers, teachers and officers is being conducted both in ...


Patscience : Progressive Achievement Tests In Science, Ross Hudson, Ron Martin, Daniel Urbach, Stavroula Zoumboulis Dec 2008

Patscience : Progressive Achievement Tests In Science, Ross Hudson, Ron Martin, Daniel Urbach, Stavroula Zoumboulis

Dr Ross Hudson

The ACER progressive achievement tests in science are for use in Australian schools to provide information to teachers about the level of achievement attained by their students in the concepts, skills and processes of science.


Dr. Skateboard’S Action Science, William Robertson Aug 2008

Dr. Skateboard’S Action Science, William Robertson

William H. Robertson

Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science is designed to incorporate both a four part Video Series and an accompanying activity booklet that focuses on concepts in physical science that integrates both skateboarding and BMX. Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science explores concepts suitable for middle grade (4-8) students in a curriculum that is designed to address both the objectives and enduring knowledge of physical science in content and process skills for both the National Science Standards and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The video instruction provides the teacher with a series of instructional hooks and content information that can be used ...


Undergraduate Research: Communicating Ecological Field Studies To Local School Children Through Outreach And Curriculum, Lee Kats, Shannon Rollert, Trevor Thurling, Richard Johnson, Daniel Cho, Sean Landis, Randall Van Dragt, Gloria Van Dragt Dec 2007

Undergraduate Research: Communicating Ecological Field Studies To Local School Children Through Outreach And Curriculum, Lee Kats, Shannon Rollert, Trevor Thurling, Richard Johnson, Daniel Cho, Sean Landis, Randall Van Dragt, Gloria Van Dragt

Lee Kats

The writers describe a program to communicate undergraduate research results to local K–12 students in California. They describe the development of a curriculum and an outreach effort to convey findings of ecological field work undertaken by Pepperdine University students. They then describe program implementation and program benefits.


Vive La Révolution!, Julian Fraillon Dec 2007

Vive La Révolution!, Julian Fraillon

Julian Fraillon

If challenges in implementation and equity can be satisfactorily resolved, then the Government's Digital Education Revolution should reap results. This article examines the likely impact of the Government's plan. It is worth revisiting the policy and looking at the research into student ICT literacy to get a clear picture of what the 'digital revolution' will mean for schools, teachers, students and parents. The policy is built around five key themes: (1) to provide grants to schools of up to $1m to put a computer on the desk of every upper secondary school student; (2) to provide schools with ...


Curricula Session, Sandie Waters Dec 2006

Curricula Session, Sandie Waters

Sandie H Waters

No abstract provided.


Assessment In Australia : A Balancing Act, J Hagston, Dave Tout Dec 2006

Assessment In Australia : A Balancing Act, J Hagston, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

Changing concepts of literacy and numeracy, in addition to increased government interest and investment in literacy and numeracy skill development, pose a number of challenges for all stakeholders in relation to implementing and using assessment and reporting systems. Australia is used as a case study to illustrate how one country has approached curriculum standards and assessment schemes. Based on a description and analysis of the Australian situation and approach, this chapter then considers how adult literacy and numeracy curriculum standards, frameworks, assessment, and reporting systems can balance the competing demands and differing needs and interests of government, providers, practitioners, and ...


Association Between Three Levels Of The Algebra Curriculum In Ten Countries In Timss 1999, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit Mar 2005

Association Between Three Levels Of The Algebra Curriculum In Ten Countries In Timss 1999, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit

Dr Alla Routitsky

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Frameworks And Change, Dave Tout Dec 2003

Curriculum Frameworks And Change, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


Are Your Students 'Happy', 'Perfect' Or 'Amicable'?, Ray Peck Dec 2002

Are Your Students 'Happy', 'Perfect' Or 'Amicable'?, Ray Peck

Ray Peck

'Happy' numbers were discovered by a young girl. 'Perfect' numbers were known to the Greeks and given special significance. 'Amicable' numbers have a long history in magic and astrology, making love potions and talismans. In 1866, a sixteen year-old boy discovered a pair of amicable numbers previously unknown. Birthdays, house numbers, telephone numbers and even the names of the students in a class can provide the number source for investigation. This mathematics is interesting and accessible to students in the middle years and provides an opportunity to explore numbers, practice skills, learn some history of mathematics and have some fun ...


Ict Acheivers Program, Anne-Marie Chase, Greg Powell Oct 2002

Ict Acheivers Program, Anne-Marie Chase, Greg Powell

Dr Anne-Marie Chase

On 6 February 2002, the Minister for Innovation, Industry and Regional Development announced the 50 successful schools to pilot the ICT Achievers Program.


What Is Numeracy? What Is Mathematics?, Dave Tout Dec 1999

What Is Numeracy? What Is Mathematics?, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The questions of what is numeracy and what is its relationship with mathematics are questions that adult educators in Australia have been trying to answer over the last ten or more years. This discussion and presentation will look at some of the developments, issues and debates that have arisen over this period, and present a number of positions and theories about numeracy, and the implications of numeracy teaching.


Mathematics, Creating The Future: Proceedings Of The 16th Biennial Conference Of The Australian Association Of Mathematics Teachers, Melbourne, July 1997 Dec 1996

Mathematics, Creating The Future: Proceedings Of The 16th Biennial Conference Of The Australian Association Of Mathematics Teachers, Melbourne, July 1997

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

No abstract provided.


Certificates In General Education For Adults: Certificate I (Foundation), Certificate Ii And Certificate Ii (Further Study)., R Kenrick, J Kindler, B Marr, Dave Tout, L Wignall Dec 1995

Certificates In General Education For Adults: Certificate I (Foundation), Certificate Ii And Certificate Ii (Further Study)., R Kenrick, J Kindler, B Marr, Dave Tout, L Wignall

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


Adult Numeracy Teaching : Making Meaning In Mathematics, Dave Tout, Betty Johnston Dec 1994

Adult Numeracy Teaching : Making Meaning In Mathematics, Dave Tout, Betty Johnston

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


View From The Classroom, Rowan Cahill Dec 1991

View From The Classroom, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Edited version of a speech given by Rowan Cahill to the Australian Education Network's 'Vision for the Future' Conference, Sydney, 18 October 1991.