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An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Mar 2020

An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This study focuses on reflective practice journal entries and compares intermediate Spanish learners’ journals of their own oral performance through two different opportunities - an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and a Virtual Oral Interview Classroom/based Exam (VOICES) - within the framework of a Spanish for the Professions course. Students’ journals reveal that both types of assessment have their advantages in the learning process, which results in more autonomous and more efficient learners (Ziegler, 2014). Moreover, data from the two focus groups reveals information about sufficiency, relevance, beneficence, and usefulness about the Spanish speaking activities used in the Spanish for the Professions ...


Strips Collaborator Survey: 2019 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. Mar 2020

Strips Collaborator Survey: 2019 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr.

Sociology Technical Reports

The STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) project has developed collaborative partnerships with more than 35 farmers and landowners who have integrated prairie strips into their farm landscapes. One of the STRIPS project’s guiding principles is to “create and maintain feedback loops for information sharing among team members, farmer/farm landowner adopters, and other stakeholders.” A major goal of these feedback loops is to learn from collaborators who have adopted prairie strips so project staff can help current (and future) collaborators to successfully establish and manage prairie strips.


Teaching Primo To Every Student: Incorporating Primo Instruction Into An Online Information Literacy Course, Cara Stone, Erin Thomas, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates Feb 2020

Teaching Primo To Every Student: Incorporating Primo Instruction Into An Online Information Literacy Course, Cara Stone, Erin Thomas, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

No abstract provided.


A Systematic Review And Qualitative Synthesis Resulting In A Typology Of Elementary Classroom Movement Integration Interventions, Spyridoula Vazou, Collin A. Webster, Gregory Stewart, Priscila Candal, Cate A. Egan, Adam Pennell, Laura B. Russ Jan 2020

A Systematic Review And Qualitative Synthesis Resulting In A Typology Of Elementary Classroom Movement Integration Interventions, Spyridoula Vazou, Collin A. Webster, Gregory Stewart, Priscila Candal, Cate A. Egan, Adam Pennell, Laura B. Russ

Kinesiology Publications

Background/Objective: Movement integration (MI) involves infusing physical activity into normal classroom time. A wide range of MI interventions have succeeded in increasing children’s participation in physical activity. However, no previous research has attempted to unpack the various MI intervention approaches. Therefore, this study aimed to systematically review, qualitatively analyze, and develop a typology of MI interventions conducted in primary/ elementary school settings.

Subjects/Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed to identify published MI interventions. Irrelevant records were removed first by title, then by abstract, and finally by full texts of articles ...


Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley Jan 2020

Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Digital games, especially simulations, have supported student learning outcomes in the areas of science and agriculture in classrooms and nonformal settings. Simulations contribute robustly to student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and agriculture content areas, especially when they are aligned with national education standards. The People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration (PEWI) simulation is a digital game that was evaluated for fit to two national standards: the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Standards (AFNR). The evaluation of alignment of PEWI to NGSS provided “extensive” evidence on a four‐point scale for ...


The Benefits Of Reflective Practice Using Speaking Tasks In Teaching Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Nov 2019

The Benefits Of Reflective Practice Using Speaking Tasks In Teaching Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This mixed-method research study examines the speaking proficiency of Spanish learners with the Virtual Oral Interview Classroom-based Exam (VOICES), a free oral assessment tool for students and teachers, and the American Council Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for assessing their oral ability. Students’ oral proficiency was assessed at the beginning and end of the semester via the OPI, and oral performance was assessed during the middle and at the end of the semester with VOICES. During the semester, learners practiced with structured and communicative output activities with the purpose of developing communicative competence. Using active learning as ...


The Exports Of Higher Education Services From Oecd Countries To Asian Countries. A Gravity Approach, John C. Beghin, Byung Yul Park Nov 2019

The Exports Of Higher Education Services From Oecd Countries To Asian Countries. A Gravity Approach, John C. Beghin, Byung Yul Park

Economics Working Papers

We analyze bilateral exports of higher education services between OECD countries and Asia, using a gravity equation approach, panel data from 1998 to 2016, and PPML regression. The approach treats higher education consumption by Asian countries as a consumable durable good reflecting investment in human capital. Asian Students come to OECD countries to obtain degrees from their universities. Structurally, the flow of students from Asian country j to OECD country i depends on the higher-education capacity of i, the perceived quality of universities in i, expected earnings in i, a series of bilateral transaction costs between i and j, the ...


Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness Oct 2019

Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

WHAT IS SKETCHNOTING? Visual, non-linear note taking or knowledge sharing. Visualizing complex information and concepts.


Self-Determination Through Circus Arts: Exploring Youth Development In A Novel Activity Context, Jennifer P. Agans, Jacqueline L. Davis, Spyridoula Vazou, Tal Jarus Sep 2019

Self-Determination Through Circus Arts: Exploring Youth Development In A Novel Activity Context, Jennifer P. Agans, Jacqueline L. Davis, Spyridoula Vazou, Tal Jarus

Kinesiology Publications

Youth development takes place in many contexts, with different resulting participant outcomes. Broadening the scope of research to include non-traditional contexts such as youth circus arts programs, which are both similar to and different from other out-of-school-time contexts, may promote better understanding of the ways in which these programs impact youth development. The present study examined the prevalence of support for basic psychological needs and positive developmental outcomes among youth circus program participants. Single time-point quantitative surveys were completed by 111 youth members of the American Youth Circus Organization (62% female), ranging in age from 10 to 21. Results indicated ...


Extension Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods And Capital Access For Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs, Mark A. Edelman Sep 2019

Extension Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods And Capital Access For Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs, Mark A. Edelman

Economics Working Papers

A nonprofit community development financial institution and Extension collaborated to conduct a demonstration project to evaluate efficacy of Grameen peer-group microfinance methodology in addressing barriers faced by lowincome women entrepreneurs in a small metro area. Program performance metrics achieved by 284 low-income, culturally diverse, primarily women entrepreneurs over five years included: a loan repayment rate of 99+ percent, increased average client income, savings accumulation at a local bank, and increased opportunities to improve average credit scores. Client surveys indicated peer-group methods, program structure, incentives for individual behaviors and group responsibilities provided opportunity to develop confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork.


Non-Tenure Track Faculty Satisfaction: A Self-Determination Model, Kent A. Crick, Lisa M. Larson, Matthew Seipel Aug 2019

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Satisfaction: A Self-Determination Model, Kent A. Crick, Lisa M. Larson, Matthew Seipel

Psychology Publications

Full-time non-tenure track faculty, commonly referred to as NTT faculty, are increasingly utilized in higher education and shoulder much of the teaching load within academic institutions. Self-determination theory (SDT) has shown promise as a conceptual frame for characterizing the relationship between environmental support factors and NTT faculty satisfaction. Full-time NTT faculty were sampled nationwide (N = 3,527) to investigate an SDT-based model positing basic psychological needs (i.e., volitional autonomy and relatedness) as mediators between six environmental support indices and NTT faculty satisfaction (i.e., teaching/service and global satisfaction). Structural equation model results showed volitional autonomy and relatedness fully ...


Outcomes Of A Course Design Workshop Series Implemented In A Team-Based And Diverse Classroom Setting, Shawana Tabassum, Darren S. Hoffman, Karen Bovenmyer, Ratnesh Kumar Aug 2019

Outcomes Of A Course Design Workshop Series Implemented In A Team-Based And Diverse Classroom Setting, Shawana Tabassum, Darren S. Hoffman, Karen Bovenmyer, Ratnesh Kumar

CIRTL Reports

Studies provide extensive evidence that a diverse faculty and staff in academia helps bring a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and innovation.[1] In this regard, a 9- session course was taught in Summer 2019 titled Transforming Your Research Into Teaching, that provided 15 aspiring faculty with a platform to more deeply understand the significance of diversity and community in teaching and learning. In this course, the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from widely divergent backgrounds at Iowa State University designed a new course related to their own research work/interest, in a team-based and diverse classroom-based setting. The ...


Explicit Attitudes Towards Race: The Impact Of Active Learning In Teaching Diversity, Adele Quigley-Mcbride, Kimberly Rae More, Curt More Aug 2019

Explicit Attitudes Towards Race: The Impact Of Active Learning In Teaching Diversity, Adele Quigley-Mcbride, Kimberly Rae More, Curt More

CIRTL Reports

The majority of colleges and universities in the United States require students to take at least one diversity-related course to graduate. Considering the current political climate, this is a step in the right direction as it should encourage students to be more accepting and help facilitate an inclusive campus environment. However, these courses typically are not tailored towards addressing current diversity issues impacting Americans (e.g., New Zealand Film counts as a cultural diversity credit at Oberlin College in Ohio). In addition, very little empirical research has been conducted looking at the effectiveness of these courses or at which teaching ...


Reading Race: Using Book Discussions To Start Dialogues On White Fragility And Other Racisms, Susan A. Vega García, Harrison W. Inefuku Aug 2019

Reading Race: Using Book Discussions To Start Dialogues On White Fragility And Other Racisms, Susan A. Vega García, Harrison W. Inefuku

Collections and Technical Services Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

No abstract provided.


Building Bridges Between Producers And Schools: The Role Of Extension In The Farm To School Program, Shuyang Qu, Laura Fischer, Joy Rumble Aug 2019

Building Bridges Between Producers And Schools: The Role Of Extension In The Farm To School Program, Shuyang Qu, Laura Fischer, Joy Rumble

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Childhood obesity is one of the leading problems facing Americans today. As children continue to struggle with both obesity and food insecurity, many parents and doctors look to schools to be responsible for providing healthful meals. The aim of the Farm to School (F2S) program is to bring fresh, local produce into school cafeterias. Aligning with Extension goals, the F2S program provides an opportunity for both the development of healthful lifestyles and increases in agricultural profits. Through interviews with producers and school food service directors, we determined ways Extension programming can be used to improve the efficiency of the F2S ...


Positive Affective And Behavioral Gains Of First-Year Students In Course-Based Research Across Disciplines, Elizabeth Sandquist, Cinzia Cervato, Craig Ogilvie Jul 2019

Positive Affective And Behavioral Gains Of First-Year Students In Course-Based Research Across Disciplines, Elizabeth Sandquist, Cinzia Cervato, Craig Ogilvie

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

The Freshmen Research Initiative at Iowa State University promotes student interest and retention in science through introductory course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Successful strategies for the implementation of CUREs on a large scale in an affordable manner included the use of a postdoctoral coordinator and affiliation with student learning communities. Across multiple disciplines, students in single-semester introductory research courses reported personal gains related to research, to thinking and working like scientists, to attitudes and behaviors of a scientist, and to gains in skills as reported on the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment. Key outcomes related to persistence in STEM, including self-efficacy ...


“I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons For And Roadblocks To The Use Of Historic University Collections In Teaching, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer F. Gordon Jun 2019

“I Should Probably Know More:” Reasons For And Roadblocks To The Use Of Historic University Collections In Teaching, Sara Marcketti, Jennifer F. Gordon

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Collections of dress and textiles can make subjects such as history come to life. However previous studies have shown that many collections are underutilized within university settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine contributing and detracting factors for use. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with curators and collection managers (n = 15) at twelve institutions. Respondents were then asked to recommend faculty members who did (n = 9) or did not use the collection (n = 6). Through data analysis, four major themes were related by the collection managers including: 1) ambiguous roles and unknown collections, 2) continual need for collection ...


Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Jun 2019

Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This longitudinal study examines students’ learning strategies of 222 Spanish intermediate learners when taking several listening tests. It also examines the effect of different instructional formats (online-hybrid vs. face2face-blended) on the learners’ strategy use. There were four versions of the same text: an audio format, a video format, a redundancy-enhanced version in audio format, and a redundancy-enhanced version in video format. A pseudo-cross over design was utilized for this study with four listening tests used with each group. Participants completed a questionnaire immediately after each listening test to learn about learners’ strategies before, during and after listening in order to ...


Burn It Down: The Incommensurability Of The University And Decolonization, Edwin Mayorga, Lekey Leidecker, Daniel Orr De Gutierrez Jun 2019

Burn It Down: The Incommensurability Of The University And Decolonization, Edwin Mayorga, Lekey Leidecker, Daniel Orr De Gutierrez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

As students and a professor in, but not of, an American liberal arts college, we ask whether our current institutions of higher education are compatible with a project of decolonization. Grounded in our own testimonios and drawing on a genealogy of Western knowledge, we argue that U.S. higher education authorizes and perpetrates settler colonial violence. Furthermore, based on our experiences surviving this violence, we conclude that the Universitas adapts to inhibit and neutralize institutional reform that might challenge its coloniality. As such, we find that higher education is not only incompatible, but irredeemably incommensurable with decolonization. In being incommensurable ...


Book Review: Sexual Violence On Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches To Awareness, Prevention, And Response, Jessica M. Adams May 2019

Book Review: Sexual Violence On Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches To Awareness, Prevention, And Response, Jessica M. Adams

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

No abstract provided.


Maybe They Are Just Kinesthetic Learners? Student Walkouts And The Purposes Of Education, Michael Dieter, Tiffiny Haepp May 2019

Maybe They Are Just Kinesthetic Learners? Student Walkouts And The Purposes Of Education, Michael Dieter, Tiffiny Haepp

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Students have historically engaged in demonstrations, including walkouts, of schools for causes they are passionate about including the protest of federal immigration policy, teacher quality, civil rights, and most recently school violence. In this instances, students have decided that leaving the school, rather than remaining in it is more likely to bring about the social changes they desire. What does this say about how students value education as it has been presented in the United States? These acts of protest reflect the idea that perhaps students don’t see schools, as currently constructed, as part of the solution to societal ...


"Forget About Justice:" Survivance And Resistance In Teacher Education, Ramon Vasquez May 2019

"Forget About Justice:" Survivance And Resistance In Teacher Education, Ramon Vasquez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This Testimonio examines how systemic epistemic violence operates in teacher education. In this paper, systemic epistemic violence refers to the silencing of demands for justice voiced by faculty of color as well as the devaluing of counter-knowledges that draw on different epistemologies. This Testimonio highlights the way the “Othering” of faculty from racialized groups produces and protects systemic epistemic violence. “Othering” in this case does not simply refer to individual racial discrimination or oppression rooted in White fragility. Instead, it refers to the intrinsic indignities faculty of color, in this case a Chicano assistant professor, must endure when they resist ...


Playing In The Dark With My Endarken[Ing] Feminist Epistemology, Shelby Eden Dawkins-Law Evans-El May 2019

Playing In The Dark With My Endarken[Ing] Feminist Epistemology, Shelby Eden Dawkins-Law Evans-El

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Whether referred to as fieldnotes, life notes, or art, playing in the dark with representations of Black femme life is one of my ways of resisting structures of violence in higher education (Evans-Winters, 2019). These poems are a small collection from a series that is intended to be used as qualitative data for anEndarkened Feminist Epistemology(EFE) project (Dillard, 2006). This exercise represents my process of becoming—endarkening—by steeping myself in Black feminism(s) including but not limited to thought, praxis, and qualitative inquiry. The larger body of work includes science fiction, poetry, paintings and mixed media ...


Rallying Over Balloting: The Origins Of Millennial Activism, Nolan Higdon May 2019

Rallying Over Balloting: The Origins Of Millennial Activism, Nolan Higdon

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Activism by U.S. millennials, such as the March for Our Lives, Occupy, and Black Lives Matter, has reversed a national decline in civic engagement. Much of the scholarship has focused on how, not why, millennials participate in activism. This qualitative study of 121 purposely sampled millennial participants seeks to identify the origins of millennial activism. This study operates from a generational lens. Interviews of each participant from 2015-2017 went through two cycles of coding to reveal five progenitors of millennial activism: Family and Friends, Institutions and Organizations, Encounters with Activism, Media and Popular Culture, and Hate and Harm. The ...


Strips Cooperator Survey: 2018 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle May 2019

Strips Cooperator Survey: 2018 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle

Sociology Technical Reports

The STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) project has developed collaborative partnerships with more than 35 farmers and landowners who have integrated prairie strips into their farm landscapes. One of the STRIPS project’s guiding principles is to “create and maintain feedback loops for information sharing among team members, farmer/farm landowner adopters, and other stakeholders.” A major goal of these feedback loops is to learn from cooperators who have adopted prairie strips so project staff can help current (and future) cooperators to successfully establish and manage prairie strips.


The Development Of The Infews-Er: A Virtual Resource Center For Transdisciplinary Graduate Student Training At The Nexus Of Food, Energy, And Water, Luis F. Rodríguez, Anna-Maria Marshall, Dan Cotton, Richard Koelsch, Jacek A. Koziel, Deanne Meyer, Dan Steward, Jill Heemstra, Anand Padmanabahn, John Classen, Nathan J. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ruddell, Sean M. Ryan, Ximing Cai, Emad Habib, Peter D. Saundry Apr 2019

The Development Of The Infews-Er: A Virtual Resource Center For Transdisciplinary Graduate Student Training At The Nexus Of Food, Energy, And Water, Luis F. Rodríguez, Anna-Maria Marshall, Dan Cotton, Richard Koelsch, Jacek A. Koziel, Deanne Meyer, Dan Steward, Jill Heemstra, Anand Padmanabahn, John Classen, Nathan J. Meyer, Benjamin L. Ruddell, Sean M. Ryan, Ximing Cai, Emad Habib, Peter D. Saundry

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Problems at the nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (FEWS) are among the most complex challenges we face. Spanning simple to complex temporal, geographic, social, and political framings, the questions raised at this nexus require multidisciplinary if not transdisciplinary approaches. Answers to these questions must draw from engineering, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences. Practical solutions depend upon a wide community of stakeholders, including industry, policymakers, and the general public. Yet there are many obstacles to working in a transdisciplinary environment: unfamiliar concepts, specialized terminology, and countless “blind” spots. Graduate education occurs in disciplinary ‘silos', often ...


Toward Critical Social Media Pedagogy: The Intersection Of Narrative, Social Media, And The Civic, Marie K. Heath, Benjamin W. Gleason Apr 2019

Toward Critical Social Media Pedagogy: The Intersection Of Narrative, Social Media, And The Civic, Marie K. Heath, Benjamin W. Gleason

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

This paper presents a theoretical meditation connecting the co-constructed, participatory narratives of social media with opportunities for increased participatory and critical civic engagement. We argue that teaching with and through social media uses practices to develop student agency, facilitate raised-consciousness, and encourage action-oriented problem solving by leveraging co-constructed processes and the social. We work toward a critical social media pedagogy by considering the possibilities of social media. These allow for storytelling across dimensions of time and space through co-constructed understandings of reality in order to bend the arc of narrative. Further, we contend that through social media storytelling, we see ...


The Impact Of An Introductory Animal Handling Course On Undergraduate Students Who Lack Previous Livestock Handling Experience, J. M. Bundy, J. A. Sterle, A. K. Johnson, G. T. Krahn Mar 2019

The Impact Of An Introductory Animal Handling Course On Undergraduate Students Who Lack Previous Livestock Handling Experience, J. M. Bundy, J. A. Sterle, A. K. Johnson, G. T. Krahn

Animal Science Publications

A majority of animal science undergraduates have limited livestock handling experience when they come to college. To address this issue, a course based on livestock handling, safety and welfare was implemented in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. This study aimed to 1) determine if the course was effective at improving the comfort level of a student while handling livestock and 2) to identify demographic factors that contributed to student performance in the course. The course was delivered as an 8-week, lecture-laboratory format. Each semester, a pre-course survey and pre-course exam were administered during the first class ...


#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter Mar 2019

#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Within the field of education and informational technology, technologies like social media — near ubiquitous in the lives of today’s high school and college students — raise interesting questions about learning, teaching, literacy, design and democracy for researchers and educators. In this panel we considered multiple perspectives on teaching with and about social media from researchers at five different institutions. Three panelists: Greenhow, Gleason and Krutka all teach variations of a Social Media in Education course within graduate programs at their respective universities and each presented an overview of their course goals and curriculum. Description of these courses was enriched by ...


Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath Mar 2019

Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Despite attempted pedagogical shifts toward situated learning, social constructivism, and social practice theory, we find pedagogy for social media to remain primarily situated in behaviorist or cognitivist assumptions of learning. Moreover, in an attempt to craft our own participatory pedagogies of social media, we found ourselves returning to metaphors and language rooted in ontological assumptions of objectivism. That is to say, we continually referred to social media as a tool with affordances to be leveraged for learning. In this paper we examine three understandings of social media - as we see them - in literature, pedagogy, and practice. We categorize these understandings ...