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On The Lived Experience Of Truth In An Era Of Educational Reform: Co-Responding To Anti-Intellectualism, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross Apr 2019

On The Lived Experience Of Truth In An Era Of Educational Reform: Co-Responding To Anti-Intellectualism, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

The severity of the challenges made to traditionally and historically accepted understandings of truth, what is true, what is false and “fake,” and even what is real, continues unabated in American public discourse. Nevertheless, the primary argument in this paper does not aim to identify the causes of the breakdown of representation (i.e. in the Trump administration, within the education reform movement) and the correspondence-based conceptions of truth. Instead, the focus is on discussing the hermeneutic phenomenology of Martin Heidegger and offering a conceptualization of truth as lived and experienced. Challenges to truth are to be understood not as ...


Reclaiming Our Assumptions At The Intersection Of Technology, Learning And Equity, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross Apr 2018

Reclaiming Our Assumptions At The Intersection Of Technology, Learning And Equity, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Fan-Tastic Quantitative Exploration Of Ohm's Law, Brandon Mitchell, Robert Ekey, Roy Mccullough, William Reitz Feb 2018

A Fan-Tastic Quantitative Exploration Of Ohm's Law, Brandon Mitchell, Robert Ekey, Roy Mccullough, William Reitz

Physics

No abstract provided.


Contextualizing Trump: Education For Communism, Curry Stephenson Malott Oct 2017

Contextualizing Trump: Education For Communism, Curry Stephenson Malott

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Students About Finding Their Religious Justice Roots, Dean Johnson Aug 2017

Teaching Students About Finding Their Religious Justice Roots, Dean Johnson

Philosophy

No abstract provided.


Relationships Between Mathematics Teacher Preparation And Graduates' Analyses Of Classroom Teaching, James Hiebert, Emily Miller, Dawn Berk Jun 2017

Relationships Between Mathematics Teacher Preparation And Graduates' Analyses Of Classroom Teaching, James Hiebert, Emily Miller, Dawn Berk

Mathematics

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate the relationships between mathematics teacher preparation and graduates’ analyses of classroom teaching. Fifty three graduates from an elementary teacher preparation program completed 4 video-based, analysis-of-teaching tasks in the semester before graduation and then in each of the 3 summers following graduation. Participants performed significantly better on the 3 tasks focused on mathematics topics studied in the program than on the task focused on a mathematics topic not studied in the program. After checking several alternative hypotheses, we conclude that a likely explanation for the performance differences is the mathematical knowledge for ...


Digitally Motivated: Inspire Adolescents With The 21st Century Portfolio, Lauren Heimlich Foley Apr 2017

Digitally Motivated: Inspire Adolescents With The 21st Century Portfolio, Lauren Heimlich Foley

English Student Work

No abstract provided.


Teaching About The Politics Of Religion And Social Change, Dean Johnson Mar 2017

Teaching About The Politics Of Religion And Social Change, Dean Johnson

Philosophy

No abstract provided.


A Fan-Tastic Alternative To Bulbs: Learning Circuits With Fans, Robert Ekey, Andrea Edwards, Roy Mccullough, William Reitz, Brandon Mitchell Jan 2017

A Fan-Tastic Alternative To Bulbs: Learning Circuits With Fans, Robert Ekey, Andrea Edwards, Roy Mccullough, William Reitz, Brandon Mitchell

Physics

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Silence: Preservice Teachers Use Reflective Journals To Express Personal Experiences Related To Diversity, Katherine E. L. Norris Oct 2016

Breaking The Silence: Preservice Teachers Use Reflective Journals To Express Personal Experiences Related To Diversity, Katherine E. L. Norris

Early & Middle Grades Education

No abstract provided.


The Indianapolis Resolution: Responding To Twenty-First-Century Exigencies/Political Economies Of Composition Labor, Anicca Cox, Timothy R. Dougherty, Seth Kahn, Michelle Lafrance, Amy Lynch-Biniek Sep 2016

The Indianapolis Resolution: Responding To Twenty-First-Century Exigencies/Political Economies Of Composition Labor, Anicca Cox, Timothy R. Dougherty, Seth Kahn, Michelle Lafrance, Amy Lynch-Biniek

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Uncertainty Avoidance—A New Teaching/ Learning Method For An Introductory Programming Course, Zhen Jiang Apr 2016

Uncertainty Avoidance—A New Teaching/ Learning Method For An Introductory Programming Course, Zhen Jiang

Computer Science

In this paper, we introduce a new procedure for under-represented students to quickly learn the use of the decision structure in computer programming. The challenge here is to help students, who lack sufficient background of mathematics and computer programming, to use this structure correctly without too much doubt and uncertainty. The traditional CS0 program elapses several semesters and requires many foundation courses to be taken before the students have knowledge of the program correctness. Our one-semester course CSC115 allows students to build up programming skills gradually case by case and program by program. Such a guideline is proven to be ...


Practicing Dialogic Advising, Ann Lieberman Colgan Mar 2016

Practicing Dialogic Advising, Ann Lieberman Colgan

Educational Development

No abstract provided.


Have Gender Gaps In Math Closed? Achievement, Teacher Perceptions, And Learning Behaviors Across Two Ecls-K Cohorts, Joseph R. Cimpian, Sarah T. Lubienski, Jennifer D. Timmer, Martha B. Makowski, Emily K. Miller Jan 2016

Have Gender Gaps In Math Closed? Achievement, Teacher Perceptions, And Learning Behaviors Across Two Ecls-K Cohorts, Joseph R. Cimpian, Sarah T. Lubienski, Jennifer D. Timmer, Martha B. Makowski, Emily K. Miller

Mathematics

Studies using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999 (ECLS-K:1999) revealed gender gaps in mathematics achievement and teacher perceptions. However, recent evidence suggests that gender gaps have closed on state tests, raising the question of whether such gaps are absent in the ECLS-K:2011 cohort. Extending earlier analyses, this study compares the two ECLS-K cohorts, exploring gaps throughout the achievement distribution and examining whether learning behaviors might differentially explain gaps more at the bottom than the top of the distribution. Overall, this study reveals remarkable consistency across both ECLS-K cohorts, with the gender gap ...


Engaging Msw Students In Faculty Research: Students’ Perspectives Of Involvement In A Program Evaluation, Rebecca Thomas, Christina M. Chiarelli-Helminiak, Kyle Barrette, Brunilda Ferraj Jan 2016

Engaging Msw Students In Faculty Research: Students’ Perspectives Of Involvement In A Program Evaluation, Rebecca Thomas, Christina M. Chiarelli-Helminiak, Kyle Barrette, Brunilda Ferraj

Social Work (Graduate)

Engaging social work students in research is challenging, in part, because of the way research is taught in the classroom and the need for learners to effectively develop connections between the “abstract world” of research concepts with the “real world” of professional experiences. This article describes the experiences of graduate social work students involved in a process and outcome evaluation of a community-based program. Analysis of student learning outcomes and the team-based model used to engage students in the evaluation are provided to put forth a paradigm of teaching social work research through direct, supervised, and collaborative engagement.


Can Curriculum Respond To The “Crisis Of Technology”? Curriculum Oriented Towards World, Cameron Duncan, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross Jan 2016

Can Curriculum Respond To The “Crisis Of Technology”? Curriculum Oriented Towards World, Cameron Duncan, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Higher Education Student's Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples), Lynette Lounsbury, Paula Mildenhall, David Bolton, Maria T. Northcote, Alan Anderson Dec 2015

Higher Education Student's Use Of Technologies For Assessment Within Personal Learning Environments (Ples), Lynette Lounsbury, Paula Mildenhall, David Bolton, Maria T. Northcote, Alan Anderson

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Higher education students' use of technologies has been documented over the years but their specific use of technologies for assessment-related tasks has yet to be fully investigated. Researchers at two higher education institutions recently conducted a study which sought to discover the technologies most commonly used by students within their Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). A specific aim of the study was to determine which of these technologies the students used when they complete and submit assessment tasks such as assignments and examinations. Results from questionnaires, focus groups and mapping exercises are reported and the implications of the findings for developing ...


The Value Of An Onsite Residency Experience For Online Mba Programs, Paul Christ, Paul Arsenault, Jack Gault Dec 2015

The Value Of An Onsite Residency Experience For Online Mba Programs, Paul Christ, Paul Arsenault, Jack Gault

Marketing

The number of institutions of higher education offering MBA programs entirely online has expanded dramatically. While such educational options offer advantages for students who cannot easily attend in-class courses, online programs do present a number of challenges for MBA programs including concerns related to assessment, institutional engagement and adequately addressing important business issues such as innovation. To address the challenges presented when delivering programs through distance education methods, many business programs require online students attend one or more on-site “residency” sessions. This paper focuses on one approach to conducting a residency.


What Offline And Online Technologies Do Higher Education Students Use To Complete Assessment Tasks?, Lynette Lounsbury, David Bolton, Paula Mildenhall, Maria T. Northcote Nov 2015

What Offline And Online Technologies Do Higher Education Students Use To Complete Assessment Tasks?, Lynette Lounsbury, David Bolton, Paula Mildenhall, Maria T. Northcote

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a system, usually self-constructed, that enables learners to manage their own learning and may include tools, services, online resources and communities. The aim of the project: to determine which technologies students use when they prepare, complete and submit assessment tasks such as assignments and examinations.

The participants (n=39): 24 students from Edith Cowan University in WA and 15 students from Avondale in NSW. All students were undergraduate, on-campus students from Education and Arts courses, mainly female, most were aged between 20-24 years.

Previous research has defined PLEs (Dabbagh & Kitsantas, (2012), especially in social constructivist contexts using learner-centred pedagogies (van Harmelen, 2008; Wild, Mdritscher, & Sigurdarson, 2008). Gosper et al. (2013; 2014) have outlined ...


Raising The Question Of Being In Education By Way Of Heidegger's Phenomenological Ontology, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross Oct 2015

Raising The Question Of Being In Education By Way Of Heidegger's Phenomenological Ontology, Matthew J. Kruger-Ross

Educational Foundations & Policy Studies Faculty Publications

The aim of this essay is to explore how to raise the question of Being in education by way of Heidegger’s phenomenological ontology. Phenomenological ontology is a way of approaching and conducting philosophy exemplified in Heidegger’s Being and Time. To prepare the way for raising the question of Being in education, a nuanced understanding of Heidegger’s phenomenological analyses on truth and language is summarized. Thereafter, the manner in which Being is referenced is analyzed before considering the way of Heidegger’s phenomenological ontology. In conclusion, existing attempts and continuing efforts to explore the question of Being in ...


Editorial: New Voices And . . . Familiar Voices, Jeff Sommers Sep 2015

Editorial: New Voices And . . . Familiar Voices, Jeff Sommers

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Csd Graduate Students To Think Critically, Apply Evidence, And Write Professionally, Elizabeth U. Grillo, Mareile Koenig, Cheryl D. Gunter, So Jung Kim Aug 2015

Teaching Csd Graduate Students To Think Critically, Apply Evidence, And Write Professionally, Elizabeth U. Grillo, Mareile Koenig, Cheryl D. Gunter, So Jung Kim

Communication Sciences & Disorders

No abstract provided.


Editorial: The Complexities Of “College Success”, Jeff Sommers May 2015

Editorial: The Complexities Of “College Success”, Jeff Sommers

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Promoting Critical Thinking Through An Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program, Wei Wei Cai, Gopal Sankaran Apr 2015

Promoting Critical Thinking Through An Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program, Wei Wei Cai, Gopal Sankaran

Early & Middle Grades Education

This paper discusses the promotion of critical thinking through an interdisciplinary curriculum design using multidisciplinary faculty as well as details the implementation of an experiential short-term study abroad program in China. To achieve this educational goal of critical thinking, along with meeting the requirements specific to each course, the program was built on a framework using two interrelated approaches – theme-based interdisciplinary curriculum and cultural immersion. The theme-based interdisciplinary curriculum was constructed on three principles (the ability to pose great questions that encompassed drawing knowledge and skills from each discipline, acquiring global awareness, and developing glocal awareness). Cultural immersion was accomplished ...


Editorial: A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course?, Jeff Sommers Mar 2015

Editorial: A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course?, Jeff Sommers

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Factors Contributing To Counselor Education Doctoral Students’ Satisfaction With Their Dissertation Chairperson, Cheryl Neale-Mcfall, Christine A. Ward Jan 2015

Factors Contributing To Counselor Education Doctoral Students’ Satisfaction With Their Dissertation Chairperson, Cheryl Neale-Mcfall, Christine A. Ward

Counselor Education

The relationship between doctoral students and their chairpersons has been linked to students’ successful completion of their dissertations and programs of study. When students fail to complete their degrees, there is a rise in attrition rates, and both programs and students suffer. The current study, based on a survey developed by the first author, was based on previous literature and themes generalized from a qualitative pilot study of recent counseling doctoral graduates regarding the selection of a dissertation chairperson. The purpose of this study was to examine factors used by students to select their chairperson and behaviors exhibited by chairpersons ...


Teaching Beyond The Assessment, Daniel R. Ilaria Dec 2014

Teaching Beyond The Assessment, Daniel R. Ilaria

Mathematics

This paper discusses how students can learn mathematics assessed on standardized testing in a way that promotes deeper thinking about the mathematics. While potential assessments aligned to the Common Core Content Standards drive the focus of the curriculum, technology can provide a way for delving into conceptual understanding. Using two standardized test questions, this paper provides examples of how technology can promote deeper thinking about mathematical concepts than what is supposed to be assessed in the questions.


Knowledge Crossing Borders Conference 2014, Faculty, Faculty Oct 2014

Knowledge Crossing Borders Conference 2014, Faculty, Faculty

Knowledge Crossing Borders Conference

No abstract provided.


Web 2.0 Tools Across Classrooms: Incorporation For Collaborative Online International Learning, Vicki Mcginley, Michelle Fisher Oct 2014

Web 2.0 Tools Across Classrooms: Incorporation For Collaborative Online International Learning, Vicki Mcginley, Michelle Fisher

Special Education

No abstract provided.


International Collaboration In Higher Education: Using The Systems Thinking Approach To Negotiate A Memorandum Of Understanding (Mou): The Case West Chester University, West Chester, Pa, And University Rafael Landívar, Url, Guatemala, María Elena Arias-Zelidón, Ana C. Sánchez Oct 2014

International Collaboration In Higher Education: Using The Systems Thinking Approach To Negotiate A Memorandum Of Understanding (Mou): The Case West Chester University, West Chester, Pa, And University Rafael Landívar, Url, Guatemala, María Elena Arias-Zelidón, Ana C. Sánchez

Languages & Cultures

No abstract provided.