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Acercando Las Matemáticas Al Bolsillo, Gemma Codina Barreras, Silvia Roca Gomez May 2018

Acercando Las Matemáticas Al Bolsillo, Gemma Codina Barreras, Silvia Roca Gomez

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Desde el curso 2011-2012, el Departamento de Matemáticas del colegio La Vall utiliza un libro digital elaborado por profesoras del mismo colegio. Lo que hace de este hecho un hecho de mención es el curso donde se utiliza; estamos hablando de 2o de Bachillerato, el último curso de enseñanza no obligatorio antes de acceder a las pruebas que les permiten entrar a estudiar un grado en la Universidad. “Fica-te-les a la butxaca”1 es un libro virtual interactivo que pretende ofrecer a nuestras alumnas un recurso didáctico motivador, por su formato y funcionalidad interactiva, así como por estar basado en ...


Exploring The Use Of Children’S Artwork And Writing As Provocation Toward Developing Dispositional Thinking In Pre-Service Teachers, Janet J. Navarro May 2018

Exploring The Use Of Children’S Artwork And Writing As Provocation Toward Developing Dispositional Thinking In Pre-Service Teachers, Janet J. Navarro

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Most would agree that teaching is demanding work that requires teachers to know something and to think. While it is generally assumed that teachers should think deeply about their subject matter, the myriad ways teachers might draw upon thinking to understand children and pedagogy is less understood. This interactive session applies recent scholarship on the development of dispositional thinking in children to a teacher education context. It invites participants to explore how dispositional thinking can be developed in the context of a course designed to teach reading and writing methods. Discussion will be prompted using provocations designed to develop dispositional ...


Preparing Today’S Thinkers For Tomorrow, Gina C. Romero M.Ed., Ana V. Seoane May 2018

Preparing Today’S Thinkers For Tomorrow, Gina C. Romero M.Ed., Ana V. Seoane

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Creating a culture of open thought and expression may seem like a simple task for students in upper grades, but to create and develop this discourse with younger children (ages 1-12) may be a challenge far too great for one semester. However, through the implementation of a common language, the use thinking routines and the development of classroom routines that allow us to organize and express our ideas, making “thinking” visible is inevitable. In the 21st century, creating a culture of thinking first begins by allowing students to develop the agency of thinking for themselves. Students must be active ...


Exploring Global Connections Through Art, Heidi Hinsh, Elizabeth Diament May 2018

Exploring Global Connections Through Art, Heidi Hinsh, Elizabeth Diament

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

What role can works of art play in encouraging perspective-taking and exploring issues of global significance? How can thinking routines, developed by Harvard Project Zero, support rich conversations around works of art and global topics? In this interactive workshop, teachers will engage deeply with a work of art, using a combination of discussion and creative writing. They will deepen their understanding of art, history, and broader issues that affect them, their communities, and the world. Participants will practice using thinking routines to investigate the work of art and global themes. (Thinking routines are pedagogical tools that support and encourage key ...


Creating New Schools In The 21st Century That Inspire, Motivate And Empower A Whole New Generation Of Learners And Global Citizens, Maxine A. Driscoll Ms May 2018

Creating New Schools In The 21st Century That Inspire, Motivate And Empower A Whole New Generation Of Learners And Global Citizens, Maxine A. Driscoll Ms

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

This workshop will share with you the big questions, the thinking, the innovation and the lessons learned in creating a new school based on the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, entrepreneurialism and international mindedness and provide you valuable insights and strategies to consider for your context.


Cultura De Pensamiento En El Aula- Updating Software Para Educadores, Maria Eugenia Cossini Prof., Alejandra Luna, Walter Schlegel, Monica Dumrauf May 2018

Cultura De Pensamiento En El Aula- Updating Software Para Educadores, Maria Eugenia Cossini Prof., Alejandra Luna, Walter Schlegel, Monica Dumrauf

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Como representante de Austin eco bilingual school, Buenos Aires, Argentina, quisiéramos compartir nuestra experiencia de cómo lograr un aula que piensa. Hace varios años venimos implementando varias de las ideas de Proyecto Cero y hemos logrado resultados increíbles en nuestras aulas (en los 3 niveles- inicial, primario y secundario). Quisiéramos compartir una experiencia de éxito y los desafíos que atravesamos para poder observar la visibilidad de pensamiento y del proceso de aprendizaje en cada una de nuestras aulas.

La implementación del Marco Enseñanza para la Comprensión y de las Rutinas de Pensamiento, teniendo en cuenta las Fuerzas culturales en el ...


Visual O Visible Thinking: Es Esa La Cuestion?, Josi Js Sierra, Garbiñe Larralde, Juan Manuel Villar May 2018

Visual O Visible Thinking: Es Esa La Cuestion?, Josi Js Sierra, Garbiñe Larralde, Juan Manuel Villar

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Para poder debatir durante el ICOT18 planteamos un dilema que NO tiene una respuesta única: el pensamiento visual ¿se expresa mediante elementos gráficos y textuales? o ¿es el propio pensamiento el que esta en proceso de construcción mientras garabateamos, dibujamos y escribimos?

¿Es una herramienta más que utiliza nuestra mente para recorrer los diferentes caminos por los que van adquiriendo sentido los conceptos y proposiciones mientras vamos dando forma a las ideas que nos “rondan en la cabeza?

Durante el Taller Interactivo recorreremos los planteamientos de diferentes autores y sus propuestas, enriqueciendo los postulados iniciales con las aportaciones de los ...


Exhibition Of "Art That People Step On" Photos, Thirunarayanan M. Osuri May 2018

Exhibition Of "Art That People Step On" Photos, Thirunarayanan M. Osuri

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

This exhibition will be on display through the whole conference. The creator will be available during set times. See schedule for details.

The author of the proposal has developed a collection of photographs of what he calls "Art That People Step On."

The collection consists of photographs of art that sees in splatter, spatter, smudges, leaks, and spills on paved surfaces that he walks on.

Like most people the author of the proposal did not notice these "works of art" until the end of the year 2016, and has probably stepped on and walked over several pieces of art before ...


Icot 2018 Procedimientos De La 18va Conferencia Internacional De Pensamiento, Stephanie C. Campo, College Of Arts, Sciences, & Education, Florida International University May 2018

Icot 2018 Procedimientos De La 18va Conferencia Internacional De Pensamiento, Stephanie C. Campo, College Of Arts, Sciences, & Education, Florida International University

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Este evento bienal fue fundado hace 34 años por los más reconocidos investigadores mundiales en pensamiento. La conferencia fomenta el intercambio colegial y el desarrollo educativo en torno al tema del pensamiento y su desarrollo. El pensamiento se entiende ampliamente para incluir cualquier tipo de pensamiento y aprendizaje y para reconocer la diversidad y riqueza cultural, psicológica, histórica y disciplinaria. Por lo tanto, la conferencia refleja un carácter transdisciplinario, procedente de diversos campos como la educación, la neurociencia, las ciencias de la salud, las artes, los deportes, el gobierno, los negocios, la antropología, la historia, los estudios interculturales, la arquitectura ...


We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro May 2018

We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro

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This paper analyzes a shifting landscape of intellectual freedom (IF) in and outside Florida for children, adolescents, teens and adults. National ideals stand in tension with local and state developments, as new threats are visible in historical, legal, and technological context. Examples include doctrinal shifts, legislative bills, electronic surveillance and recent attempts to censor books, classroom texts, and reading lists.

Privacy rights for minors in Florida are increasingly unstable. New assertions of parental rights are part of a larger conservative animus. Proponents of IF can identify a lessening of ideals and standards that began after doctrinal fruition in the 1960s ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Taking Remedial Math In College On Degree Attainment And College Gpa Using Multiple Imputation And Propensity Score Matching, Meghan A. Clovis Mar 2018

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Taking Remedial Math In College On Degree Attainment And College Gpa Using Multiple Imputation And Propensity Score Matching, Meghan A. Clovis

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. is increasing, as are the numbers of students entering academically underprepared. Students in remedial mathematics represent the largest percentage of total enrollment in remedial courses, and national statistics indicate that less than half of these students pass all of the remedial math courses in which they enroll. In response to the low pass rates, numerous studies have been conducted into the use of alternative modes of instruction to increase passing rates. Despite myriad studies into course redesign, passing rates have seen no large-scale improvement. Lacking is a thorough investigation into preexisting ...


Special And General Education Teachers’ Assessment Of Their Participation In A Peer Assistance And Review (Par) Program, Alexandre Lopes Mar 2018

Special And General Education Teachers’ Assessment Of Their Participation In A Peer Assistance And Review (Par) Program, Alexandre Lopes

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Traditional teacher evaluation systems have failed to (a) show variations in teacher effectiveness, (b) determine teachers’ professional development needs, and (c) align evaluation of teacher effectiveness with compensation, retention, and dismissal. Furthermore, traditional teacher evaluation systems have failed to establish teaching practices that positively affect student learning - an issue of critical importance for students with disabilities.

The literature indicates that Peer Assistance and Review (PAR), grounded in social network theory, is regarded by many as a viable option to compensate for the disadvantages of traditional teacher evaluation systems. PAR has the potential to provide (a) frequent and meaningful observations, (b ...


The Development And Initial Validation Of A Self-Assessment For Global Leadership Competencies, Sabrena A. O'Keefe Mar 2018

The Development And Initial Validation Of A Self-Assessment For Global Leadership Competencies, Sabrena A. O'Keefe

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Global leadership has been a growing area of research as our world becomes interconnected. The National Association for College Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies Work Group even added an eighth competency: global/intercultural fluency. Employers have also expressed a skill crisis regarding students graduating from college without the necessary global leadership skills. However, there are often not enough resources at institutions of higher education to add specific co-curricular programs around global leadership. At the same time many institutions have begun to use the Student Leadership Competencies (Seemiller, 2013) as learning outcomes for their co-curricular programs.

This research study aimed to ...


Evaluating The Effects Of Utilizing A Mobile Device By Transitioning High School Students With Intellectual Disability To Locate Items From A Grocery List And Improve Their Independence, Vanessa Gil Mar 2018

Evaluating The Effects Of Utilizing A Mobile Device By Transitioning High School Students With Intellectual Disability To Locate Items From A Grocery List And Improve Their Independence, Vanessa Gil

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Individuals with Intellectual Disability (ID) struggle to learn daily living skills (DLS) required for independent living. One specific skill set that is challenging for individuals with ID is grocery shopping. The current study is one of two investigations that have been undertaken entirely in the community and without the use of booster session simulations in a classroom.

This study investigated the effects of using least-to-most prompting and mobile technology as a tool to assist 18 to 22-year-old adult students with ID to find six items from a grocery-shopping list. Dependent measures included the number of task steps completed correctly, selecting ...


Examining Students' Representation Choices In University Modeling Instruction, Daryl Mcpadden Mar 2018

Examining Students' Representation Choices In University Modeling Instruction, Daryl Mcpadden

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Representations (such as pictures, diagrams, word descriptions, equations, etc.) are critical tools for learning, problem solving, and communicating in science, particularly in physics where multiple representations often serve as intermediate steps, a means to evaluate a solution, and highlight different aspects a physical phenomenon. This dissertation explores the representation choices made by students in the University Modeling Instruction (MI) courses on problems from across introductory physics content. Modeling Instruction is a two-semester introductory, calculus-based physics sequence that was designed to guide students through the process of building, testing, applying, and refining models. As a part of this modeling cycle, students ...


Vietnamese Teachers’ Perspectives Regarding Task-Based Approach To Vocabulary Instruction In Secondary School English As A Foreign Language Classrooms, Dung Thi Thuy Nguyen Mar 2018

Vietnamese Teachers’ Perspectives Regarding Task-Based Approach To Vocabulary Instruction In Secondary School English As A Foreign Language Classrooms, Dung Thi Thuy Nguyen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is considered innovative in foreign language teaching. However, the body of research on TBLT employment in vocabulary instruction is still modest. This study explored teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding vocabulary instruction using TBLT. This study examined such application among Vietnamese high-school EFL teachers (N = 60) using a mixed methods research design. Data were collected using online questionnaires.

Data analysis showed that 53.6% of the participating teachers associated vocabulary instruction with TBLT. However, regardless of their years as instructors, they still found it challenging to implement TBLT vocabulary instruction due to numerous factors. In fact, 66 ...


A Phenomenological Exploration Of The Non-Academic Factors That Cuban Female Non-Native English Speakers Perceived To Have Been Principal Influences On Their Successful Attainment Of A Baccalaureate Degree In The U.S., Nelson Magana Feb 2018

A Phenomenological Exploration Of The Non-Academic Factors That Cuban Female Non-Native English Speakers Perceived To Have Been Principal Influences On Their Successful Attainment Of A Baccalaureate Degree In The U.S., Nelson Magana

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Cubans arrive in the U.S. with more formal education than other Latino immigrants, and they arrive to communities with long standing networks of support. Though their baccalaureate degree attainment is better than their non-Cuban Latina counterparts, Cuban women still lag behind White, non-Latina women. The qualitative study aims to explore the principal influences and non-academic factors that 15 adult Cuban non-native English-speaking women in South Florida attribute to the successful attainment of their baccalaureate degree.

There are many differences among the various immigrant Latino communities in the U.S., and Cuban women are largely absent from the research. Nearly ...


The Relationship Between District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment Participation And Student Achievement In Miami-Dade County Public Middle Schools, Arthur J. N. Scavella Feb 2018

The Relationship Between District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment Participation And Student Achievement In Miami-Dade County Public Middle Schools, Arthur J. N. Scavella

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Since the implementation and achievement score pressures of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, elective course offerings such as music have been drastically reduced, especially in the middle school setting. A great deal of correlational research has shown a positive correlation between music education in school and students’ overall academic achievement.

This study examined the correlation between those middle school students that participated in the District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment (MPA) versus those middle school students that did not regarding their achievement scores on the 2016 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics subtests of the Florida Standards ...