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21st Century Reasoning Modalities In Interdisciplinary Stem Education, Bryan Gallant Apr 2016

21st Century Reasoning Modalities In Interdisciplinary Stem Education, Bryan Gallant

Georgia Southern University Research Symposium

The overarching goal of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (iå_STEMe) at Georgia Southern University is to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in STEM courses through immersion in authentic, real-world, problem-based and place-based educational settings. To accomplish this goal, iå_STEMe has partnered with 10 middle and high schools located in Georgia to incorporate a series of reasoning modalities developed to meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to develop STEM literate citizens capable of making informed decisions, and to open up opportunities to fill the growing need for STEM professionals. The reasoning modalities developed are Complex ...


Being Critical: (In)Equity In Education For Students With Disabilities, Ellen Hotchkiss Apr 2016

Being Critical: (In)Equity In Education For Students With Disabilities, Ellen Hotchkiss

Georgia Southern University Research Symposium

Theoretical framework: Critical pedagogy, disability studies & postmodernity. Disability studies is a burgeoning field in its nascency. Questions of identity and what is normal through the eyes of people that live in what society calls a disability, calls into question the deficit-medical model and what is worthwhile learning. It re-embraces the origins of disability rights in the civil rights movement. Only through focusing our outlook wider in a critical manner and a postmodern lens can educators build awareness, empowerment and enable equitable education for people with Dis/Abilities. Methodology: Literature review of the important theoretical frameworks, literature, and scholarship relating to ...


Qep Process Writing Survey: Process And Results, Xiaomei Song Apr 2016

Qep Process Writing Survey: Process And Results, Xiaomei Song

Georgia Southern University Research Symposium

Goals and Objectives: Our institution, Georgia Southern University, has selected a Quality Enhanced Plan (QEP) focusing on fostering effective student writing and associated thinking skills across all college and in the disciplines. In addition to the 1st Student Learning Outcome (SLO) of demonstrating argumentation, analysis, and synthesis skills through writing, the 2nd SLO in our QEP highlights students’ engagement in process writing. In this presentation, we will describe how the qualitative technique, along with the quantitative method, have been used to capture students’ engagement in process writing through a pre-post design.

Theoretical Framework: Since the 1980s, writing pedagogy has expanded ...