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Educational Leadership And The University Of Guyana: A Reflective Look, Kerwin A. Livingstone Sep 2019

Educational Leadership And The University Of Guyana: A Reflective Look, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

In recent decades, educational leadership has been receiving considerable attention from all interested parties and education stakeholders within the educational landscape. Educational institutions around the world have been carrying out research endeavours in order to boost leadership and leadership practice and improve didactic efforts in those educational establishments. Considering the afore-mentioned, this reflective paper examines issues in Educational Leadership in the context of the University of Guyana (the only national university in Guyana, South America). Attention is paid to Educational Leadership and what it entails. The issues discussed, with specific reference to the above-mentioned higher education institution, are the University ...


Reflective Essay On Learning And Teaching, Kerwin A. Livingstone Sep 2019

Reflective Essay On Learning And Teaching, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Learning and teaching are inextricably intertwined. The principal objective of education is learning, and the means used to fulfil this aim is teaching. Considering that these two phenomena are inseparable, it can therefore be deduced that teaching has to be carried out for learning to take place. In light of the afore-mentioned, this reflective essay deals with some of my personal experiences in learning and teaching from my secondary years to my tertiary years and beyond. It is a reflection about my academic formation and how certain experiences and individuals in my life have shaped the way that I teach ...


Decoding The Disciplines At The Coas 6th Annual Symposium On Teaching And Learning, Pamela Reese Mar 2016

Decoding The Disciplines At The Coas 6th Annual Symposium On Teaching And Learning, Pamela Reese

Pam Reese

No abstract provided.


Explicating The Teacher's Perspective From The Researchers' Perspectives: Generating Accounts Of Mathematics Teachers' Practice, Marty Simon, Ron Tzur Jan 2016

Explicating The Teacher's Perspective From The Researchers' Perspectives: Generating Accounts Of Mathematics Teachers' Practice, Marty Simon, Ron Tzur

Ron Tzur

In this article we articulate a methodology for studying mathematics teacher development in the context of reform. The generation of accounts of teachers'practice, an adaptation of the case study, provides an approach to understanding teachers' current practice and to viewing their current practice in the context of development toward envisioned reforms. The methodology is an alternative both to studies that focus on teachers' deficits and to teachers' own accounts of their practice. Conceptual frameworks developed within the mathematics education research community are applied to the task of investigating the nature of practice developed by teachers in transition. We characterize ...


Moving Students Through Steps Of Mathematical Knowing: An Account Of The Practice Of An Elementary Mathematics Teacher In Transition, Karen Heinz, Margaret Kinzel, Marty Simon, Ron Tzur Jan 2016

Moving Students Through Steps Of Mathematical Knowing: An Account Of The Practice Of An Elementary Mathematics Teacher In Transition, Karen Heinz, Margaret Kinzel, Marty Simon, Ron Tzur

Ron Tzur

We present an account of a sixth-grade teacher's practice as she responds to the challenges of current reform initiatives. We analyzed classroom observations and interviews to understand how the teacher, Ivy, teaches and thinks about teaching mathematics to her students. For Ivy, mathematical meaning is available in particular experiences. She creates these experiences for her students by leading them through a predetermined sequence of steps of mathematical knowing. This account contributed to our postulation of a perspective on mathematics learning that we refer to as perceptionbased, in which the goal of instruction is to create opportunities for students to ...


Designing Effective Feedback For Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Some Psycholinguistic Considerations, Sacha Develle Jul 2015

Designing Effective Feedback For Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Some Psycholinguistic Considerations, Sacha Develle

Dr Sacha DeVelle

No abstract provided.


Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill Jun 2015

Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Words spoken by Rowan Cahill at the funeral of his wife, Pam Cahill, 24 June 2015.


The Development Of A Single Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competence, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor Mar 2015

The Development Of A Single Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competence, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor

Ross Turner

The authors’ intention is to develop a progress map that describes increasing mathematical competence. The main purpose of this chapter is to describe the means by which the research team has been able to use the data from a longitudinal testing program to build and refine a picture of growth in mathematical competence. In this chapter, conceptualisation of the underlying variable to be measured in developing a mathematical progress map is considered, and approaches to its development are discussed. The approach adopted is described and the results of the application of that methodology to the data generated through this research ...


Thelma Perso And Colleen Hayward, Teaching Indigenous Students: Cultural Awareness And Classroom Strategies For Improving Learning Outcomes, Jacynta Krakouer, Troy Meston Dec 2014

Thelma Perso And Colleen Hayward, Teaching Indigenous Students: Cultural Awareness And Classroom Strategies For Improving Learning Outcomes, Jacynta Krakouer, Troy Meston

Jacynta Krakouer

How can cultural responsiveness towards Indigenous students be truly embedded in teaching
pedagogy and national standards? In this book, Perso and Hayward (2015) seek to provide
teachers with practical tools for working effectively with Indigenous students in school
settings. This book is written with the teacher in mind, presenting a contemporary tone
about the complexities of culturally responsive, quality teaching and learning, across
various stages of teaching and assessment. The authors preface their book by emphasising
the relevance of strategies for all students, thus demystifying the ‘exotification’ of Indigenous
learners, with competencies based upon the individualisation of learning for all ...


Teaching In Inclusive School Environments, Stuart Woodcock, Roselyn Dixon, Kathleen Tanner Nov 2014

Teaching In Inclusive School Environments, Stuart Woodcock, Roselyn Dixon, Kathleen Tanner

Rose Dixon

Teaching in Inclusive School Environments aims to provide pre-service as well as new in-service teachers with knowledge and skills that will help them understand inclusive classrooms. As well as laying the foundations for differentiating in inclusive settings, this book aims to stand apart from other available textbooks in that it offers practical strategies aimed at helping teachers understand the individual needs of students with disabilities. An innovative feature of this book is the attempt to provide case studies and strategies relevant to both primary school and high school teachers. The strategies presented are based on 'best practice' in special education ...


Hurricanes And Tsunamis: Teaching About Natural Disasters And Civic Responsibility In Elementary Classrooms, Timothy Lintner Sep 2014

Hurricanes And Tsunamis: Teaching About Natural Disasters And Civic Responsibility In Elementary Classrooms, Timothy Lintner

Timothy Lintner

No abstract provided.


The Savage And The Slave: Critical Race Theory, Racial Stereotyping, And The Teaching Of American History, Timothy Lintner Sep 2014

The Savage And The Slave: Critical Race Theory, Racial Stereotyping, And The Teaching Of American History, Timothy Lintner

Timothy Lintner

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Commemoration: Schools In 2014, Jenny Wilkinson Aug 2014

Perspectives On Commemoration: Schools In 2014, Jenny Wilkinson

Jenny Wilkinson

No abstract provided.


Allies In Learning: Critical Insights Into The Importance Of Staff-Student Interactions In University Education, Sarah Richardson, Ali Radloff Aug 2014

Allies In Learning: Critical Insights Into The Importance Of Staff-Student Interactions In University Education, Sarah Richardson, Ali Radloff

Ali Radloff

Discussions of the quality of learning in university education often focus on curricula. Less attention is paid to the role of student–staff interactions. In a context in which a host of factors place pressure on the opportunities for students and staff to interact, it is important to use empirical insights to inform decisions about how to optimise learning. This paper uses data from a large survey of students and teaching staff in Australia to suggest that students and staff should be regarded as allies in learning. It investigates student reports to suggest that frequent interactions with those who teach ...


Digital Landscape: Embracing The Reality, Carol Sternberger Jul 2014

Digital Landscape: Embracing The Reality, Carol Sternberger

Carol S Sternberger

Educators must be responsive to industry’s dynamic, technology rich environment. It is important for universities to move beyond expecting graduates to have isolated technology skills. Designing curricula that will produce graduates who are comfortable using technology and possess the ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize data requires a different approach to education. The paper focuses on the various technologies integrated in a graduate course designed to prepare nurse educators to work in both academic and clinical environments. Best practices, evidence-based methods and integrated concepts from a requisite informatics course were foundational in the course assignments that focused on the ...


To Rubric Or Not To Rubric: That Is The Question, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak Jun 2014

To Rubric Or Not To Rubric: That Is The Question, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak

George Hrivnak

Extract: In conclusion, although there are certainly a number of challenges associated with the effective utilization of rubrics, we agree that rubrics have the potential to be highly useful tools for faculty members to consider using. Our primary contribution to this scholarly discussion is to question the framing of rubrics as something akin to a panacea for assessment issues. They are not. As with any teaching tool, we believe faculty should never be forced to use tools that they are neither committed to nor adequately supported in the use of. Comfort and commitment to using a tool are critical components ...


Teaching Play Skills To Children With Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks, Patricia Hampshire, Jack Hourcade Jan 2014

Teaching Play Skills To Children With Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks, Patricia Hampshire, Jack Hourcade

Jack Hourcade

Young students with autism typically exhibit lower levels of play behaviors than their typical peers. These play behaviors may be idiosyncratic and/or unusual (e.g., stereotyped or inappropriately repetitive), further inhibiting the possibilities for successful social interactions with classmates. Learners with autism can be systematically taught appropriate toy play behaviors that can then lead to enhanced social opportunities for these students. In this paper, we discuss how teachers can develop and implement systematic instructional strategies incorporating visual structuring to elicit more successful play behaviors in these students.


Teaching Play Skills To Children With Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks, Patricia Hampshire, Jack Hourcade Jan 2014

Teaching Play Skills To Children With Autism Using Visually Structured Tasks, Patricia Hampshire, Jack Hourcade

Patricia Hampshire

Young students with autism typically exhibit lower levels of play behaviors than their typical peers. These play behaviors may be idiosyncratic and/or unusual (e.g., stereotyped or inappropriately repetitive), further inhibiting the possibilities for successful social interactions with classmates. Learners with autism can be systematically taught appropriate toy play behaviors that can then lead to enhanced social opportunities for these students. In this paper, we discuss how teachers can develop and implement systematic instructional strategies incorporating visual structuring to elicit more successful play behaviors in these students.


Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony Jul 2013

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

Ray Peck

No abstract provided.


Understanding Roles Within Technology Supported Teaching And Learning: Implications For Students, Staff And Institutions, Susan Bennett, Lori Lockyer Jul 2013

Understanding Roles Within Technology Supported Teaching And Learning: Implications For Students, Staff And Institutions, Susan Bennett, Lori Lockyer

Professor Lori Lockyer

No abstract provided.


Students In A Digital Age: Some Implications Of Ict For Teaching And Learning, John Ainley, L Enger, Dara Searle May 2013

Students In A Digital Age: Some Implications Of Ict For Teaching And Learning, John Ainley, L Enger, Dara Searle

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Teaching Strategic Thinking In Management Education, Ingrid Bonn Jan 2013

Teaching Strategic Thinking In Management Education, Ingrid Bonn

Ingrid Bonn

No abstract provided.


How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson Dec 2012

How Do You Do What You Do? Examining The Development Of Quality Teaching In Using Gca In Pete Teachers, Gregory Forrest, Jan Wright, Phil Pearson

Greg J Forrest

Background: The move for educational reform to improve student outcomes and learning has been the subject of ongoing debate over the last 15 years in Australia and internationally. In Australia, Game Centred Approaches (GCA) such as Game Sense have been positioned by advocates as having the capacity to achieve these characteristics in physical education. However, despite some 15 years of exposure to, and professional development in, GCA in Australia, there has been very little change in teaching practices in games and sports. Purpose: The paper will focus on physical education teacher education (PETE) undergraduates' attitudes to games and sports and ...


Creating Pioneers For An Unknown Land: Education For The Future, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Creating Pioneers For An Unknown Land: Education For The Future, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

Today's students must be actively engaged in real-life experiences with educational designs that foster experimentation and collaborative inquiry so that they are enabled to link their natural and more intuitive ways of learning with more formal and disciplinary forms of knowledge creation.


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 ...


A New Story Of Learning And Schooling, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

A New Story Of Learning And Schooling, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

In order to create a compassionate and sustainable world, a new global consciousness must become manifest, and this can only come from a paradigm of generative--not prescriptive--learning. It is this paradigm that grounds the design of a new story of teaching and learning.


Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan Jul 2012

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan

George Hrivnak

No abstract provided.


Teaching Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship Throughout The Pharmacy Curriculum: Creating Agents Of Change, Erin Albert, Laurence Kennedy, Jane Gervasio Jan 2012

Teaching Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship Throughout The Pharmacy Curriculum: Creating Agents Of Change, Erin Albert, Laurence Kennedy, Jane Gervasio

Jane M. Gervasio

Abstract from the First International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health, Oklahoma City, OK, February 27-28, 2012.


Using Metaphors To Build Knowledge, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Vigs Chandra Nov 2011

Using Metaphors To Build Knowledge, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Vigs Chandra

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Thinking Critically About Diagrams: A Theoretical Framework For General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel Dec 2010

Thinking Critically About Diagrams: A Theoretical Framework For General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel

Dr Brad Jackel

Diagrams are used heavily throughout contemporary society, yet there is little guidance for educators on teaching students to think critically about diagrams in general. Because of this there is almost no systematic guidance for learners on how to approach unfamiliar diagrams with some degree of confidence, particularly in terms of their ability to think critically about the visual ‘rhetoric’ of a given diagram. This is a crucial ability to foster in students, given society’s increasing reliance on forms of graphical communication which encourage the use of diagrams (internet, PowerPoint, tablet computing, smart phones) and the decision-making contexts in which ...