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Backbone Of Classroom Instruction, Bilqees Patel Dec 2007

Backbone Of Classroom Instruction, Bilqees Patel

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Implementing Pharmacy Informatics In College Curricula: The Aacp Technology In Pharmacy Education And Learning Special Interest Group, Ross E. Vanderbush, H. Glenn Anderson Jr., William K. Fant, Brad S. Fujisaki, Patrick M. Malone, Paul L. Price, Maria C. Pruchnicki, Teresa L. Sterling, Kara D. Weatherman, Karl G. Williams Dec 2007

Implementing Pharmacy Informatics In College Curricula: The Aacp Technology In Pharmacy Education And Learning Special Interest Group, Ross E. Vanderbush, H. Glenn Anderson Jr., William K. Fant, Brad S. Fujisaki, Patrick M. Malone, Paul L. Price, Maria C. Pruchnicki, Teresa L. Sterling, Kara D. Weatherman, Karl G. Williams

Pharmacy Practice & Administration

Many professional organizations have initiatives to increase the awareness and use of informatics in the practice of pharmacy. Within education we must respond to these initiatives and make technology integral to all aspects of the curriculum, inculcating in students the importance of technology in practice. This document proposes 5 central domains for organizing planning related to informatics and technology within pharmacy education. The document is intended to encourage discussion of informatics within pharmacy education and the implications of informatics in future pharmacy practice, and to guide colleges of pharmacy in identifying and analyzing informatics topics to be taught and methods ...


Probability And Statistics For Third Through Fifth Grade Classrooms., Melissa Taylor Mckinnon Dec 2007

Probability And Statistics For Third Through Fifth Grade Classrooms., Melissa Taylor Mckinnon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This document contains a variety of lesson plans that can be readily used by a teacher of intermediate students. This thesis contains two units in Probability and one unit in Statistics. Any educator can supplement this document with any curriculum to teach lessons from vocabulary to concept.


From Teacher To Teller: How Applied Storytelling Informs Autobiographical Instruction., Peggy Rosann Kent Dec 2007

From Teacher To Teller: How Applied Storytelling Informs Autobiographical Instruction., Peggy Rosann Kent

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis uses autobiographical inquiry to "re-member" how I came to understand that applied storytelling was a valid teaching tool in facilitating autobiographical expression in mature learners. It is an examination of how story sharing and story listening can transform a continuing education classroom into a learning community. Applied storytelling can help elders reframe their negative mental models about the value of their stories, memory, and mythology and create opportunities for positive story sharing experiences. I selected highlights of my journey that best represented my experience and use of applied storytelling techniques. Each chapter includes an exercise and reflection as ...


General Education Course In Intuitive Quantum Physics, Michael C. Wittmann Dec 2007

General Education Course In Intuitive Quantum Physics, Michael C. Wittmann

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This project improves student conceptual and epistemological knowledge in the sciences while developing a template for formative assessment in a general education course at the University of Maine. A general education course in Intuitive Quantum Physics is being created in which non-science students learn quantum physics through simple observations, basic logical reasoning, and graphical analysis. Materials from three proven curricula are being adapted to include explicit discussions of epistemological issues. The three curricula (developed in part with NSF funding) that are being adapted to create the Intuitive Quantum Physics course include Activity-Based Tutorials in wave mechanics, New Model Course in ...


Distance Learning In Accounting Courses From The Student's Perspective (1999-2006), James P. Beaghan Dec 2007

Distance Learning In Accounting Courses From The Student's Perspective (1999-2006), James P. Beaghan

All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business

Universities throughout the nation are faced wiih the reality of an increase in demand from place-bound, adult working students who live and work in locations that may be hundreds of miles from traditional college campuses, and require a less centralized mode of course instruction. At the same time technological advances are now available that provide universities with a wide range of instructional modes of instruction that include interactive television (ITV) with real time audio and visual at a number of decentralized classroom sites, live and remote. Distance learning/distance education (DE) technologies currently allow an instructor to deliver university course ...


A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson Dec 2007

A Randomized Evaluation Of Ohio's Personalized Assessment Reporting System (Pars), Henry May, Marian A. Robinson

CPRE Research Reports

In the 2006–07 school year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) launched a pilot of its Personalized Assessment Reporting System (PARS) for the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT). The PARS program included several new OGT test score reports for teachers, administrators, students, and parents along with two new websites for educators and students. The new PARS test score reports and associated websites are designed to provide teachers, administrators, students and parents with more detailed information about student performance as well as numerous suggestions and resources for improving performance. One of the primary goals of PARS is to increase student motivation ...


Identifying The Processes Of Teacher Application And Adoption Of A Novel Instructional Strategy, Jennifer Kathryn Richards Dec 2007

Identifying The Processes Of Teacher Application And Adoption Of A Novel Instructional Strategy, Jennifer Kathryn Richards

Doctoral Dissertations

Research on adolescent learning shows that students learn best when they are actively engaged with the content and when metacognitive teaching strategies are employed. Despite these findings, current studies show that most classrooms are still teacher centered and that passive learning strategies are the norm. To help teachers incorporate highly effective instructional strategies into their classrooms countless professional development workshops are offered each; yet most of these workshops fail to effect true change in the classroom behavior of teachers.

The design of this study compares teachers’ attempts to employ new instructional strategies within the context of a model curriculum with ...


A Philosophical Analysis Of Chet Bowers’ Ethical Theory Of Ecojustice: Shifting Towards Uncertainty Thinking In Science Education, Michael Paul Mueller Dec 2007

A Philosophical Analysis Of Chet Bowers’ Ethical Theory Of Ecojustice: Shifting Towards Uncertainty Thinking In Science Education, Michael Paul Mueller

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to analyze Chet Bowers’ ethical theory of ecojustice as the basis of an ecological philosophy of education that recognizes Earth’s uncertainty. Bowers’ main thesis is that the commons, or what were once shared by members of the community, should be strengthened by education reforms based on ecojustice criteria. He argues for certain ideologies of the local authority of the commons, “Western” science and scientists, and the “ecological crisis.” I argue that these certainties are uncertain, which justifies part certainty as deciphered by local people in places, in relation to others. Further, I develop ...


Teaching Time Savers: The Exam Practically Wrote Itself!, Michael E. Orrison Jr. Dec 2007

Teaching Time Savers: The Exam Practically Wrote Itself!, Michael E. Orrison Jr.

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

When I first started teaching, creating an exam for my upper division courses was a genuinely exciting process. The material felt fresh and relatively unexplored (at least by me), and I remember often feeling pleasantly overwhelmed with what seemed like a vast supply of intriguing and engrossing exam-ready problems. Crafting the perfect exam, one that was noticeably inviting, exceedingly fair, and unavoidably illuminating, was a real joy.


Proposing Measures For Assessing Systems Thinking Interventions, Megan Aline Hopper Dec 2007

Proposing Measures For Assessing Systems Thinking Interventions, Megan Aline Hopper

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This paper presents an analysis of systems thinking interventions in educational settings. Although these interventions have been implemented in K-12 classrooms since the mid 1980s, there is still no clear definition of systems thinking or identification of the best method to test the effectiveness of interventions or methods for teaching systems thinking The goal of this paper is to answer the question: how do we assess the effectiveness of systems thinking interventions in education? In order to answer this question, I had to address the following sub questions: (1) what is systems thinking, (2) what systems thinking interventions are being ...


Effectiveness Of An Evidence-Based Curriculum Module In Nursing Schools: Targeting Safe Patient Handling And Movement, Nancy Menzel, Audrey L. Nelson, Thomas R. Waters, Nancy Hughes, Pamela C. Hagan, Gail Powell-Cope, Viviam Thompson Dec 2007

Effectiveness Of An Evidence-Based Curriculum Module In Nursing Schools: Targeting Safe Patient Handling And Movement, Nancy Menzel, Audrey L. Nelson, Thomas R. Waters, Nancy Hughes, Pamela C. Hagan, Gail Powell-Cope, Viviam Thompson

Nursing Faculty Publications

Nursing schools in the United States have not been teaching evidence-based practices for safe patient handling, putting their graduates at risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The specific aim of this study was to translate research related to safe patient handling into the curricula of nursing schools and evaluate the impact on nurse educators and students' intentions to use safe patient handling techniques. Nurse educators at 26 nursing schools received curricular materials and training; nursing students received the evidence-based curriculum module. There were three control sites. Questionnaires were used to collect data on knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about safe patient handling ...


Falling In Line: Curricular Alignment In A Library Credit Course, Michael Aldrich Dec 2007

Falling In Line: Curricular Alignment In A Library Credit Course, Michael Aldrich

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article discusses the usefulness of curricular alignment and how it can be achieved in teaching a library & information science course.


To Read Or Not To Read: A Comprehensive Study Of Effective Reading And Methods Of Teaching Reading, Morgan Decker Nov 2007

To Read Or Not To Read: A Comprehensive Study Of Effective Reading And Methods Of Teaching Reading, Morgan Decker

Senior Honors Theses

The ability to read written language proficiently is an important skill in modern society; however, reading seems to be a lost art in many ways. In order to correct this problem, educators must determine the most effective method for teaching reading to elementary students. The most prominent methods include the whole language method, the phonetic method, and the balanced method. Research on the techniques, advantages, disadvantages, and case studies associated with each method indicates that the most effective method for teaching reading to elementary students is the balanced method.


「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 幼稚園, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung Nov 2007

「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 幼稚園, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung

Teaching Kit 教材套

本教材套(幼稚園)的分層德育教育目標如下:

  • 提供不同的學習活動,使幼兒認識自己的能力和長處,並培養出自信心和責任感
  • 鼓勵幼兒積極參與小組活動,並給予充分的時間和機會與組員進行互動,建立待人接物的正確態度
  • 促使幼兒直接體驗和認識社會,尤其與人口老化相關的問題


「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 小四至小六, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung Nov 2007

「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 小四至小六, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung

Teaching Kit 教材套

本教材套 (高小) 的分層德肓教肓目標如下:

  • 通過與生活事件相關的學習經歷,培養積極的態度和價值觀
  • 透過專題研習,將所學的知識與日常生活所遇到的道德問題連結起來
  • 藉著進行手腦並用的探究活動來認識本地社會,從而認清自己在社會上的角色


「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 小一至小三, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung Nov 2007

「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 小一至小三, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung

Teaching Kit 教材套

本教材套 (初小) 的分層德育教育目標如下:

  • 通過與生活事件相關的學習經歷,培養積極的態度和價値觀
  • 透過專題硏習,將所學的知識與日常生活所遇到的道德問題連結起來
  • 藉著進行手腦並用的探究活動來認識本地社會,從而認清自己在社會上的角色


「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 中一至中三, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung Nov 2007

「個人成長及全人發展」學習計劃教材套2007 : 中一至中三, Asia-Pacific Institute Of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University 嶺南大學亞太老年學研究中心, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Annita Mau, Car Fung

Teaching Kit 教材套

本教材套 (初中) 的分層德育教肓目標如下:

  • 從學科主導的教學,轉變為鼓勵學生以探究方式提問及主動捜尋答案
  • 使專題研習成為學生每年應有的學習經歷,並讓他們把本學習領域的學習,聯繫到個人及社會上的議題,甚至其他的學習領域上
  • 與別的學習領域的教師合作,以發展共同課題教學,及提供課堂以外的學習機會


Integrating The Wasl Into The High School Algebra Curriculum, Kent Stafford Pearsons Nov 2007

Integrating The Wasl Into The High School Algebra Curriculum, Kent Stafford Pearsons

All Graduate Projects

Most Algebra courses in Washington are supplemented with Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) material. However, in the last two years, little more than half of Washington sophomores passed the math portion of the WASL; for about half of tenth graders the extra worksheets did little to no good. Students need relevant WASL material that correlates with the current math they are studying. In this manner, even though questions may be phrased differently, the material is familiar and so answering questions are more possible. Also, since new worksheets have multiple choice, teachers can discuss how most wisely to answer this ...


With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2007

With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Required reading in a Global Issues course were diversified in order to achieve four objectives: (a) increase students' interest in learning about global issues involved in textile production and trade, (b) comprehend relationships among the multifaceted issues, (c) understand conflicting interest of various stakeholders, and (d) relate this information to themselves.


Using Children’S Literature To Teach Writing, Rachel Schwedt, Janice A. Delong Nov 2007

Using Children’S Literature To Teach Writing, Rachel Schwedt, Janice A. Delong

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Selected titles of children’s literature are shown that can enhance writing instruction. Titles shared cut across content areas and address the writing of letters, journals, non-fiction, poetry, and fables. The following information is given for each title: awards won, themes, writing ideas, and website addresses for further information. The target audience is grades 4-8.


Connecting Visual And Analytic Reasoning To Improve Students' Spatial Visualization Abilities : A Constructivist Approach, Mario Eraso Oct 2007

Connecting Visual And Analytic Reasoning To Improve Students' Spatial Visualization Abilities : A Constructivist Approach, Mario Eraso

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Current reform initiatives recommend that school geometry teaching and learning include the study of three-dimensional geometric objects and provide students with opportunities to use spatial abilities in mathematical tasks. Two ways of using Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP), a dynamic and interactive computer program, in conjunction with manipulatives enable students to investigate and explore geometric concepts, especially when used in a constructivist setting. Research on spatial abilities has focused on visual reasoning to improve visualization skills. This dissertation investigated the hypothesis that connecting visual and analytic reasoning may better improve students' spatial visualization abilities as compared to instruction that makes little ...


Module 10: Teaching Goals And Strategies Oct 2007

Module 10: Teaching Goals And Strategies

Module 10: Teaching Goals and Strategies

At this time in the workshop you may be wondering how you can begin to use the ideas of stages of reasoning and self-regulation immediately, without writing your own textbook or developing all new laboratory activities. Even though the teaching materials have a strong influence on your course, your own personal actions and approaches to the students can be very important as well. In this module we shall describe procedures that will enable you to make your teaching more effective in stimulating your students to use their existing reasoning patterns and to develop new ones by self-regulation. We shall also ...


Module 11: Implementation And Suggested Readings Oct 2007

Module 11: Implementation And Suggested Readings

Module 11: Implementation and Suggested Readings

How useful are the ideas of stages of development and self-regulation in teaching? You are encouraged to try the concepts presented in this workshop in your teaching. Are they useful for you and yours students?


Module 4: Interviews Of College Students Oct 2007

Module 4: Interviews Of College Students

Module 4: Interviews of College Students

In Piaget's theory, concrete operational thought is characterized by serial ordering, simple classification, and conservation logic applied directly to objects. A person using concrete reasoning doing a Piagetian task must be able to observe objects and/or manipulate them. Formal operational thought involves proportional reasoning, separations or variables, elimination of contradictions, and class inclusion of exclusion operations. A person using formal reasoning is able to work in situations where one does not deal directly with tangible objects. A person using formal reasoning can apply concrete operations and can go beyond these operating when solving problems.


Module 5: College Student Research Findings Oct 2007

Module 5: College Student Research Findings

Module 5: College Student Research Findings

What is the level of college student performance on Piagetian tasks? You may not have noticed any of the investigations into the reasoning patterns of college students. These investigations tend to support what you have already discovered in this workshop.


Module 6: Analysis Of Test Questions Oct 2007

Module 6: Analysis Of Test Questions

Module 6: Analysis of Test Questions

You may be wondering how to apply the concept of developmental stages in your college teaching. To help you with this, we have prepared modules dealing with different aspects of instruction. Module 6 concentrates on the analysis and writing of test questions. As you read the examples we have selected, keep in mind the characteristics of concrete and formal reasoning described in Module 2. A matter that we find difficult to resolve concerns how to give all students, those using concrete reasoning and those formal reasoning practice in appropriate levels of problem solving. At the same time, evaluation through tests ...


Module 7: Analysis Of Textbooks Oct 2007

Module 7: Analysis Of Textbooks

Module 7: Analysis of Textbooks

Probably you have had many students at the end of the semester tell you they could not read the text or else they read it and got nothing out of it. One cause of this could be a mismatch between the reasoning skills the student normally uses and the skills the textbook requires. As you read the text excerpts selected for your review, keep in mind the characteristics of concrete and formal reasoning as explained in Module 2. Also, remember that even students using formal reasoning find it easier and probably understand in a more broadly-based way if they can ...


Module 8: Self-Regulation Oct 2007

Module 8: Self-Regulation

Module 8: Self-Regulation

How can students be made more aware of their own reasoning? This question identifies one aspect of formal thought. It must be answered if students are to proceed to formal operational thought by self-regulation, the process whereby an individual advances from one stage of development to the next. We have alluded to self-regulation in several of the earlier modules but concentrated on the characteristic reasoning patterns associated with each stage. In this module we shall describe self-regulation in detail.


Module 9: The Learning Cycle Oct 2007

Module 9: The Learning Cycle

Module 9: The Learning Cycle

It is quite clear in the research related to the work of Piaget that persons need many years of practice in meaningful understanding and manipulating relationships with the aid of concrete-empirical props. Gradually they develop greater facility in performing these operations and they are able to perform the same operations without relying upon props. In other words, "hands-on", "eyes-on" experiences are essential prerequisites for the development of advanced reasoning abilities.

On the basis of this developmental theory, classroom activities may play a central role in the improvement of student reasoning. Given the possible importance of classroom experiences , does it make ...