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Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Curriculum Designed To Enhance Elementary Students' Understanding Of Concepts Espoused By Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Anne Spellman Poland Jan 1989

Study Of The Effectiveness Of A Curriculum Designed To Enhance Elementary Students' Understanding Of Concepts Espoused By Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Anne Spellman Poland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate a peace education curriculum for school children. It was based on peace concepts from the lives and works of recognized peacemakers; Nobel Peace Prize winners; heroes and heroines of nonviolence; and observations from noteworthy peacemaking events. The study was to determine whether students who were taught peace concepts in a structured peace curriculum would have a greater understanding of those concepts than students who were not taught. A sample, consisting of 45 subjects in two fifth grade classes, was selected to be the experimental group for the study. Forty-five ...


Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen Jan 1989

Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Preconceptions in science learning have been a subject of increasing study over the past ten years. In the area of electric circuits, students have shown incorrect preconceptions with respect to current, voltage, resistance and short circuits. Research indicates that many students resist changes in their preconceptions. In recent years, text designed to promote conceptual change has been effective in overcoming some preconceptions. Computer simulations also have been shown to be effective in overcoming incorrect preconceptions;The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of text designed to promote conceptual change used in conjunction with an electric circuit simulation ...


Gender Differences In Computer Attitudes And Utilization In Grades 4, 8, And 11, Kimber Poppen Sullivan Jan 1989

Gender Differences In Computer Attitudes And Utilization In Grades 4, 8, And 11, Kimber Poppen Sullivan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Distance Education In The Teacher Education Program Of Zimbabwe , Susan Marie Zvacek Jan 1989

Distance Education In The Teacher Education Program Of Zimbabwe , Susan Marie Zvacek

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research project was conducted using qualitative and quantitative methods to describe the distance education component of the Zimbabwean teacher education program. There were three objectives of the project. The first was to design and implement a workshop for faculty of Zimbabwean teachers' colleges. The second was to produce, from that workshop, a written proceedings detailing the critical issues in Zimbabwean distance education. The third objective was to create a comprehensive description of the distance education component of the Zimbabwean teacher education program. A model, the Triad Perspective Model of Distance Education (TPMDE), was created from the three theoretical bases ...


Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue Jan 1989

Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the relative effectiveness of two instructional methods on the recall and transfer of procedural knowledge. The moderating influence of fluid aptitude was examined. An attempt was made to identify the type of cognitive processing induced by the instructional methods. The instructional methods differed in the completeness of support provided for the cognitive processing of procedural knowledge. The high-load method presented complete information about the steps in a procedure, follow by opportunity to practice the correct steps. The low-load method initially presented incomplete information about the steps and forced the learner to actively construct the correct steps by ...


An Investigation Of The Des Moines School-Business Partnerships Using The Concerns-Based Adoption Model , Jerry Allen Redman Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Des Moines School-Business Partnerships Using The Concerns-Based Adoption Model , Jerry Allen Redman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the status of the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District school-business partnerships. The nature of partnership creation, maintenance, and evaluation was explored in 65 adopt-a-school partnerships using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM). Data were collected and summarized using two instruments: the School-Business Partnership Questionnaire (SBPQ) and the Innovation Configuration checklist (ICC). The SBPQ was designed and developed by the researcher in conjunction with a panel of practicing partnership directors. Development of the ICC was influenced by previous CBAM research conducted by Hall and Hord (1987)*;Findings from this study indicate that ...


An Investigation Of The Potential Of Guided Logo Programming Instruction For Use In The Development And Transfer Of Analogical Reasoning , Nealy Frank Grandgenett Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Potential Of Guided Logo Programming Instruction For Use In The Development And Transfer Of Analogical Reasoning , Nealy Frank Grandgenett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the potential of two major effects of incorporating systematic analogical reasoning training within guided Logo programming instruction. The first goal was to investigate the far transfer effects of such instruction on general analogical reasoning development, as measured by a test associated with general analogical reasoning. The second goal was to investigate the near transfer effects of such instruction on a related computer programming skill--the reuse of subprocedures between programming problems;To provide general analogical reasoning training within a guided programming environment, this study incorporated Swan and Black's suggested pedagogical components for the effective transfer of cognitive ...


The Implementation And Evaluation Of An Electronic Communication Network For Student Teachers, Nancy Nancy Anne Burkland Jan 1989

The Implementation And Evaluation Of An Electronic Communication Network For Student Teachers, Nancy Nancy Anne Burkland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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The Criteria That Influence The Decisions Of Corporate Training Developers Vis-A-Vis The Adoption And Diffusion Of Interactive Video As Part Of An Overall Training System, Szu-Yun Lee Jan 1989

The Criteria That Influence The Decisions Of Corporate Training Developers Vis-A-Vis The Adoption And Diffusion Of Interactive Video As Part Of An Overall Training System, Szu-Yun Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Hypermedia Lesson About 1875-1885 Costume: Cognitive Style, Perceptual Modes, Anxiety, Attitude, And Achievement , Diane Kay Frey Jan 1989

A Hypermedia Lesson About 1875-1885 Costume: Cognitive Style, Perceptual Modes, Anxiety, Attitude, And Achievement , Diane Kay Frey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Cognitive theory focuses attention on mental processes involved in learning. Cognitive theory is based on the view that the human mind interprets information and the individual is central to the learning process. There are individual differences in the ways that information is initially received into the brain. One of the problems associated with the teaching-learning process is determining how learners acquire, store, and recall information;The purpose of this study was to profile students' cognitive styles and to determine relationships among variables that may be associated with how students progress through a computer and videodisc lesson. The lesson is about ...