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Breaking The Chains That Prevent Student Comprehension: Exhuming And Rectifying Common Chemistry Misconceptions Through Music, Anthony Raymond Dec 2017

Breaking The Chains That Prevent Student Comprehension: Exhuming And Rectifying Common Chemistry Misconceptions Through Music, Anthony Raymond

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Regardless of how students construct alternative conceptions (or misconceptions) within the subject of chemistry, they serve as significant barriers to scaffolding of proper knowledge. Just as any structure must be built upon a solid foundation, student knowledge must be constructed upon an underpinning of core facts and concepts. Unfortunately, when these facts and concepts are false due to some misunderstanding, proper scaffolding of knowledge ceases. Traditional methods, such as “conceptual change texts” and “computer animations” have been shown to be effective in fostering conceptual change in students. One area in which research is limited is in the use of music ...


Teaching And Learning About Diverse Cultures In Africa, Alyssa Owen Dec 2017

Teaching And Learning About Diverse Cultures In Africa, Alyssa Owen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This qualitative study examined how third grade teachers are teaching about diverse cultures in Africa, and how students in Upstate New York have learned about these diverse cultures. The study was conducted in two phases. Phase One included lesson activities taught to a classroom of fourth grade students. Phase Two included seven semi-structured interviews with teachers about their experiences teaching third grade social studies. Phase One activities comprised of students writing and discussing their understandings of African cultures during group discussions, engagement with hands-on activities, and a critical analysis of a children's book. Teachers in Phase Two explained their ...


Physical Activity Interventions For Children With Down Syndrome: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Maleda Funk Dec 2017

Physical Activity Interventions For Children With Down Syndrome: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Maleda Funk

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

This synthesis highlights the available physical activity interventions/programs for children with Down syndrome. More specifically, the literature review examined evidence-based research in the areas of dance and movement, balance and stability, two-wheel bicycle, strength and agility and barriers and facilitators. The literature review used peer-reviewed and scholarly articles in order to examine the most effective physical activity intervention/programs for children with Down syndrome. Results showed that all physical activity interventions/programs can be effective for children with Down syndrome, especially when developmentally appropriate modifications and adaptations are incorporated. Dance and movement programs, balance and stability exercises using virtual ...


An Analysis Of Factors Contributing To Anxiety In Athletic Performance, James Vanderhoof Dec 2017

An Analysis Of Factors Contributing To Anxiety In Athletic Performance, James Vanderhoof

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis was to first investigate factors associated with cognitive and somatic anxiety among athletes. Secondly, this synthesis aimed to investigate the relationship between cognitive and somatic anxiety and athletic performance. An exhaustive review of the literature yielded ten studies that were relevant to this review. Six studies examined self-confidence in relationship to anxiety; two studies examined anxiety in relationship to age and experience; two studies examined anxiety in relationship to incentives; one study examined the effects of coaching style on anxiety; and one study examined anxiety in the presence of an audience. The relationships between self-confidence ...


A Review Of Literature On The College Experience Of Students Employed In Campus Recreation Programs, Domonique Sak Dec 2017

A Review Of Literature On The College Experience Of Students Employed In Campus Recreation Programs, Domonique Sak

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Student employment has become an educational fact with more students seeking work after every year. The purpose of this synthesis is to demonstrate the impact of college students who work in Campus Recreation in relation to their collegiate experience and level of job satisfaction. There has been plenty of research conducted on students in regards to the collegiate experience or job satisfaction, but not together. Selected by strict criteria, eleven accredited scholarly journal articles were examined that specifically investigated collegiate experience and job satisfaction. Other sources were used to incorporate background information. Furthermore, factors such as academic performance, leadership and ...


Sport Specialization And The Creation Of Elite Soccer Athletes, Nathan Lawson Dec 2017

Sport Specialization And The Creation Of Elite Soccer Athletes, Nathan Lawson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

There are many contributing factors to sport specialization at an early age whether these are intrinsic or extrinsic motivation, parental influence and amount of practice time. There are positive and negative effects of sports specialization and sports generalization. Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on sport specialization and the creation of an elite athlete in the realm of soccer. The research shows the need for sport specialization early in soccer is not necessary because it is not necessary to reach peak performance early as compared to a sport such as gymnastics. With the physical developments ...


Abusive Behavior In Sport: When Does A Coach Cross The Line?, Margeaux Gupilan Dec 2017

Abusive Behavior In Sport: When Does A Coach Cross The Line?, Margeaux Gupilan

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

The purpose of this synthesis is to review current research about how to identify, prevent and respond to an abusive coach. A total of 12 articles were used for this literature review. Literature suggests that coaches hold a significant position of power over their athletes (Misia, Rhind, & Luzar, 2016). There is reason to believe that coaches who have a certain type of coaching style have a higher chance of being emotionally, mentally, verbally, and physically abusive towards their athletes. This synthesis aims to identify what constitutes tough coaching vs. abusive coaching.

From the literature review, a few major themes were noticed. These themes helped answer the research questions that were drawn up and provided the basis for the conclusions. Based on the literature the three conclusions were (1) the behaviors that reflect coaching abuse are accepted in sports when the intent of the coach is for the development and growth for the athlete; (2) teachers are trained and coaches are not always trained indicating a need for more formal training of coaches; and (3) high level athletes respond to different coaching styles that may include behaviors linked to coaching abuse and may, in fact prefer the behaviors.

Techniques used within sports are purposefully used in ...


Movement Therapy For School Age Children With Autism: A Review Of The Literature, Courtney Bradish Dec 2017

Movement Therapy For School Age Children With Autism: A Review Of The Literature, Courtney Bradish

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

One in every 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affecting boys more than girls (4:1). Physical activity is important for children with ASD because it promotes life-long fitness and prevents chronic conditions. The purpose of this synthesis was to determine the most effective research-based movement therapy for children with autism, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each therapy presented. The literature review used peer-reviewed scholarly articles to examine evidencebased research in the areas of music therapy, dance therapy, yoga therapy and aquatic therapy. Results indicated family-centered music therapy (FCMT) improves the ...


Ignorance Isn't Strength: The Need For Secondary Education To Address Fake News, Joseph P. Larkin Dec 2017

Ignorance Isn't Strength: The Need For Secondary Education To Address Fake News, Joseph P. Larkin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The way people, and notably young people, are receiving information about the world has changed. Gone are the days of reading trusted print newspapers and in are the days of immediate accesses to information from a variety of sources shared virally through social media profiles and platforms. Students are living in a time period where the term “fake news” is continually mentioned throughout politics and mass media, yet their education rarely addresses these realistic concerns about how people are discovering and sharing information. Research has suggested the ways in which we believe students know how to use the internet due ...


Mindful And Positive Relationships As Foundational To Student Support, Luke Townsend Dec 2017

Mindful And Positive Relationships As Foundational To Student Support, Luke Townsend

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Modern public schools are in a crisis on two fronts; society is making more demands of the school system to teach students how to be more capable and marketable in an ever-changing digitalized global community while student enrollment with low social-emotional ability has increased meaning that students are less motivated to engage in their learning at the academic level. Low student motivation leads naturally to high student failure and an increased level of negative relationships with school staff and peers. In turn, these negative relationships limit the whole learning community through teacher burn-out and increased perception of the school as ...


How Does Using A Student Interest Inventory Benefit Teachers And Teacher Candidates?, Laura Redinger Dec 2017

How Does Using A Student Interest Inventory Benefit Teachers And Teacher Candidates?, Laura Redinger

Senior Honors Theses

Using a Student Interest Inventory and interest-aligned mathematics problems, this article connects interest alignment with student performance. The findings from this pilot study reveal students’ performance increased when interest-based problems were incorporated into their mathematics curriculum. These findings serve to inform teachers wishing to increase student performance and engagement in their classroom. They may also inform teacher candidates completing the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), particularly with Task 1.


A Global Mind Is A Nurtured Mind: The Demand To Consider And Cure The Deprivation Of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia Dec 2017

A Global Mind Is A Nurtured Mind: The Demand To Consider And Cure The Deprivation Of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The leaders of tomorrow are the bright and knowledgeable students of today. The problem with how these students are being prepared for their role as future leaders stems from the lack of diversity in literature, and the overall lack of multicultural education in American public schools. The dominant narratives being published, circulated, and studied in schools do not appropriately reflect, nor appropriately engage the multifaceted population of students accessing the discourse. The United States must no longer be notorious for its belief in its own cultural and historical superiority, but instead should begin making strides toward evolving the educational experiences ...


The Implications Of A Quality Teacher Education Program Implementing A Multicultural Studies Curriculum: Combating The Old Diversity Paradigm Of The 21st Century Classroom, Yvonne Gibson Dec 2017

The Implications Of A Quality Teacher Education Program Implementing A Multicultural Studies Curriculum: Combating The Old Diversity Paradigm Of The 21st Century Classroom, Yvonne Gibson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Education in the United States looks different to many different people. In fact, it is taught differently, depending on a number of different factors. The same goes for the teacher education preparation programs. Each college or university, in each state, has its own curriculum, producing a variety of new to the field teachers. Diversity in this country is vast and it is steadily growing, as are the schools; however, the teachers who populate the field are not. Multiculturalism and bridging the gap with the diversity in the schools and the teachers has become a dilemma that needs addressing. How can ...


Effects Of Running Up The Score In Sport, Jonathan Santana Dec 2017

Effects Of Running Up The Score In Sport, Jonathan Santana

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

This synthesis highlights the effects of running up the score in sport. To examine this matter to the fullest extent, there were seven peer-reviewed articles chosen that involved the ethics of running up the score and several arguments for and against the issue. Several topics included in the articles were the anti-blowout thesis, humiliation, sportsmanship and competition. The review of literature provides information, and conclusions that support the idea that running up the score may be ethical or unethical depending on the circumstances of the game.


Physical Activity Events For Children: Do The Benefits Justify Time Away From Academics?, Laura L. Wright Dec 2017

Physical Activity Events For Children: Do The Benefits Justify Time Away From Academics?, Laura L. Wright

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis project was to research the effect that physical activity events have on children’s academic achievement. A comprehensive literary search was completed to find studies that implemented recess, classroom based physical activity, physical education, extracurricular physical activity or sports into the lives of K-12 students. Fourteen academic research reports, journal articles and scholarly peer reviewed articles between the years of 2000-2016 were chosen for the review of literature.

The differences that exist between the forms of physical activity and their impact on academic performance were examined. A strong research base for physical activity improving children ...


Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors And Student Comprehension Of Texts, Antonio Madau Dec 2017

Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors And Student Comprehension Of Texts, Antonio Madau

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examines the use of inner dialogue reading behaviors by third grade students who achieve high scores on commercial reading assessments. The study looks at one class of third grade students in Western New York, and comparatively analyzes their self-reported use of reading behaviors in relation to their achieved scores on the Next Step in Guided Reading (GRA) commercial reading assessment. The researcher collected qualitative data from the participants using results from the administered GRA assessment, structured verbal interviews, and participants’ written responses in their weekly Independent Reading Logs. Conclusions for participants who scored highly on commercial reading assessments ...


Evidence-Based Best Practices In Physical Activity For Children With Serious Disabilities A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roselym M. Miranda-Mercado Dec 2017

Evidence-Based Best Practices In Physical Activity For Children With Serious Disabilities A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roselym M. Miranda-Mercado

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Serious disabilities are diagnosed in approximately 1 in 100 of children who have serious disabilities (Jasma, 1988). The development of the psychomotor domain in children with serious disabilities is typically below the development of their peers without special needs (Jasma, 1988). Generally, children with serious disabilities tend to be sedentary or lack opportunities to participate in physical activity compared with their peers without disabilities (Jasma, 1988). Traditional assessments such as TGMD-3 (Test of Gross Motor Development) or Brockport Physical Fitness Test, are not designed or do not have accommodations for children with serious disabilities (Grenier, & Miller, 2018). The purpose of ...


Effects Of Sport Specialization On Youth And Interscholastic Athletes, Joseph Innes Dec 2017

Effects Of Sport Specialization On Youth And Interscholastic Athletes, Joseph Innes

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Athletes are beginning to specialize in one specific sport more recently than ever before. There are two types of athletes, a single sport athlete, and a multi-sport athlete. Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on sport specialization. More specifically the various effects specializing versus participating in multiple sports has on an athlete, both physically and mentally. Research has shown that there are positive and negative effects to both sport specialization and diversification. Further research on this topic can give athletes a better idea on what is best for them overall.


Using Inquiry To Teach The Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun Dec 2017

Using Inquiry To Teach The Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project offers two inquiry-based lessons for secondary mathematics teachers. One lesson is a culminating scavenger hunt for systems of linear equations. This lesson incorporates five principles of instruction and four levels of inquiry: confirmation inquiry, structured inquiry, guided inquiry, and open inquiry. The second lesson is an interdisciplinary lesson that involves students modeling bacteria growth with mathematical equations (regressions). This lesson integrates five essential strategies of implementing the Common Core State Standards through inquiry. The author classifies this lesson as a guided inquiry activity. Both lessons are aligned to the Algebra I Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but ...


Teacher And Staff Perspectives On The Needs Of High School Students Who Are At Risk Of Academic Failure And Truancy, Allison Parry-Gurak Dec 2017

Teacher And Staff Perspectives On The Needs Of High School Students Who Are At Risk Of Academic Failure And Truancy, Allison Parry-Gurak

Counselor Education Capstone

Students, who are at risk of academic failure and truancy, are at an increased risk of school dropout. Understanding why academic failure and truancy occurs, may lead to the development of comprehensive prevention and intervention programs in order to best support these students. Teachers and staff have unique insights as to the needs of students and their barriers to success. Results of this research found, family support is vital in student success and often is an area lacking for students who are at risk of academic failure and/or truancy. Furthermore, providing comprehensive support, school resources, family engagement, and student ...


School Personnel Attitudes And Knowledge Towards Lgbtq Students, Jenna Mollura Dec 2017

School Personnel Attitudes And Knowledge Towards Lgbtq Students, Jenna Mollura

Counselor Education Capstone

Literature highlights areas of discord for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) students in the school setting as well as teacher, administrator, and school counselor attitudes and knowledge about LGBTQ students. Overall, most LGBTQ students will experience bullying, harassment, and/or a lack of support during their time in the K-12 education system. Educators (N=53) provided their attitudes and knowledge regarding LGBTQ student issues in a high school setting. Respondents indicated that there are a variety of attitudes towards LGBTQ student issues, policies, and identities. Additionally, results demonstrate school personnel knowledge of the subject lacks, which results ...


Examining The Role Of Parents/Caregivers Of Youth Demonstrating Truant Behavior, Terri Clark Dec 2017

Examining The Role Of Parents/Caregivers Of Youth Demonstrating Truant Behavior, Terri Clark

Counselor Education Capstone

Truancy, which refers to unexcused absenteeism from school, is precipitated by numerous home and school factors. Generally, laws in most countries across the world require parents or caregivers to ensure that children attend school. In the United States, the No Child Left Behind Act requires all children to attend school (Kim & Page, 2012). The United States government’s statistics indicated that a large percentage of pupils in the country fail to attend school and classes for various reasons (Dahl, 2016). The numerous causes of truancy may be broadly classified as community and school-based. This qualitative study investigated the experiences of ...


Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins Dec 2017

Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to review relevant literature that explored the impact of video games within the field of education. Through a review of studies on video games in education, between 2000 and 2015, I aim to discuss that video games do have educational value in multiple content areas k-12, and educators have effectively implemented video games consistently through the same approaches. In addition, I discuss that there are existing limitations within schools due to educators and a lack of adequate technology available to support the implementation of video games into education. My analysis of the current literature ...


Open Educational Resources: Celt Presentation, Kim Myers Nov 2017

Open Educational Resources: Celt Presentation, Kim Myers

Library Presentations

Presentation given at CELT to introduce faculty to the SUNY OER initiative, with details on what OER is, and how the incentive might work at Brockport.


Personalized Learning, The New Look Of A Classroom In The Twenty-First Century, Nicole Lock Oct 2017

Personalized Learning, The New Look Of A Classroom In The Twenty-First Century, Nicole Lock

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The personalized learning approach is beneficial for all students in the twenty-first century because it consists of instruction in the form of technology, collaboration, and small group instruction. In addition to representing content in a variety of modalities the personalized learning approach also incorporates student choice in their learning.There are two personalized learning models present in this project. The first model is considered a three station rotation because students will visit a technology, collaboration, and small group instruction station during the lesson. The second model is called a flex model which still consists of technology, collaboration, and small group ...


"The Achiever" October 2017, Dan B. Askey Oct 2017

"The Achiever" October 2017, Dan B. Askey

EOP Newsletters

From the Director 1

Graduate Counselor 2
Student Spotlight

Financial Aid News 3
Peer tutoring

Time Management 4

Leadership Program 5

Women's Support Group 6

Career Services 7
Study Abroad

Athletic leadership 8


Periodization Programs And Their Effects On The Physiological Outcomes Of Collegiate Athletes, Raymond Irish Oct 2017

Periodization Programs And Their Effects On The Physiological Outcomes Of Collegiate Athletes, Raymond Irish

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Many different strength and conditioning professionals are attempting to find more efficient ways to train their athletes to improve strength, power, body mass and body composition. There are many different types of training models that are used within the realm of strength and conditioning. Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on periodization programs and their effects of physiological outcomes on collegiate athletes. Research has shown that both Linear and Nonlinear periodization models improved physiological outcomes of the subjects presented. With that being said, there was no sufficient evidence to which model is more efficient. Further ...


Introductory Strategies For Evaluating Digital Technology Viability In Contemporary Classrooms, Brian Crawford Oct 2017

Introductory Strategies For Evaluating Digital Technology Viability In Contemporary Classrooms, Brian Crawford

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project looks at relevant research and opinions regarding Educational Technology in the classroom. District, teacher, and student perspectives are all taken into account regarding the qualifications a digital instrument should possess in order to be considered appropriate for classroom implementation. The author, after looking at the effects and understandings of many current applications of Educational Technology, finishes the work by aggregating the concerns and providing multiple options for solutions for each. Additional research is suggested to examine familial and corporate effects of the current trends in addition to policies recommended as solutions.


Object Lessons: 3d Printing And Inter-Professional Collaboration Between The Library And The Literature Classroom, Laura Dumuhosky, Kenneth R. Wierzbowski, Megan A. Norcia Sep 2017

Object Lessons: 3d Printing And Inter-Professional Collaboration Between The Library And The Literature Classroom, Laura Dumuhosky, Kenneth R. Wierzbowski, Megan A. Norcia

Library Publications

While the digital revolution has been readily embraced by the hard sciences, adoption by the humanities has been somewhat more delayed. A number of factors have prevented wide-scale inclusion of technology into humanities coursework including, but not limited to, a lack of training, resources or support for professional development. The new Makerspace at the Drake Memorial Library provided the chance to unite 3D printing technology, pedagogy, literary criticism, information literacy, and historical context into a children’s literature course at the College at Brockport. Students were charged to locate a single object from a work of children’s literature and ...


Relationship Between Body Composition And Muscle Strength In Early Adolescence Goal-Ball Players With Visual Impairments, Onder Karakoc, Pamela Haibach, Cengiz Taskin, Halil Taskin Sep 2017

Relationship Between Body Composition And Muscle Strength In Early Adolescence Goal-Ball Players With Visual Impairments, Onder Karakoc, Pamela Haibach, Cengiz Taskin, Halil Taskin

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

adolescence goal-ball players with visual impairments. Methods: Thirteen early adolescence goal-ball players with visual impairments that are goal-ball players participated (mean age 13.54±1.27 years, height 155.23±10.86 cm and, body weight 48.23±10.43 kg). Body composition measurements that were assessed included body mass index, body fat percentage and skinfold (abdominal, subscapular, triceps and suprailiac). Participants were also assessed on several strength measurements including standing long jump, the right hand grip, left hand grip, vertical jump, leg strength, sit-up and push up. Results: Positive correlations between ages and height with the standing long jump ...