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Curriculum and Instruction

2010

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Competency, Capability, Complexity And Computers: Exploring A New Model For Conceptualising End-User Computer Education, Renata Phelps, Stewart Hase, Allan Ellis Oct 2010

Competency, Capability, Complexity And Computers: Exploring A New Model For Conceptualising End-User Computer Education, Renata Phelps, Stewart Hase, Allan Ellis

Dr Renata Phelps

Notions of competency have dominated the computer education literature, and have underpinned Competency-Based Training (CBT) in information technology at all levels of education and training. The emergence of counter-narratives underpinned by the capability movement, have as yet had minimal impact on practice in computer education. New discourses in educational theory and practice which are founded on non-linear approaches to learning and teaching provide added impetus to engage in the competency/capability debate, and re-examine our approaches to computer education. This paper explores complexity theories and demonstrates how complexity's pedagogical implications can lead to new models for understanding computer learning ...


(Re)Membering What Never Was: Indulging Our Nostalgia For A School Reform That Almost Happened, Susan Adams, Beth Lehman Sep 2010

(Re)Membering What Never Was: Indulging Our Nostalgia For A School Reform That Almost Happened, Susan Adams, Beth Lehman

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 31st Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 14-16, 2010.


The Case Of Brian - A Reality Check On The Safe Use Of Medicines In Rural Australia, Janie Smith Sep 2010

The Case Of Brian - A Reality Check On The Safe Use Of Medicines In Rural Australia, Janie Smith

Janie Smith

We often read or hear about the many wonderful developments in home medication reviews, ways of communicating with consumers and our quality improvement systems. But what does this mean at the coal-face for those older Australians living in rural and remote communities? Are these initiatives having an impact? Do people know about them and are they sustainable? The words sustainable and rural are often used together, not because rural is sustainable, but often because it is not. The Oxford Dictionary tells us that ‘sustainability’ means maintaining at length without interruption, weakening, losing power or quality; or to bear up from ...


Is Anyone Really Listening? The Promise And Paradox Of Deeply Listening Across/Within Diversity, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Sep 2010

Is Anyone Really Listening? The Promise And Paradox Of Deeply Listening Across/Within Diversity, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Paper presentation and experiential workshop at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 27-31, 2010.


Turning To One Another: Using Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking And Thinking To Transform Teacher And Student Learning, Susan Adams Sep 2010

Turning To One Another: Using Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking And Thinking To Transform Teacher And Student Learning, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Indiana Middle Level Educators Association Conference, Franklin, IN, October 4, 2010.


Critical Friendship And Sustainable Change: Creating Liminal Spaces To Experience Discomfort Together, Susan Adams Sep 2010

Critical Friendship And Sustainable Change: Creating Liminal Spaces To Experience Discomfort Together, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 11th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Akron, OH, October 20-23, 2010.


Los Procesos Metodológicos De La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Lenguas Mediante Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone Sep 2010

Los Procesos Metodológicos De La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Lenguas Mediante Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este presente trabajo pone énfasis en los procesos metodológicos involucrados en la construcción de cursos de lenguas basados en tareas respecto a la enseñanza-aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras (LE) y segundas lenguas (L2). La primera parte de este trabajo hace hincapié tanto en el diseño de la lección didáctica como en las distintas fases del diseño de tareas tales como la fase de pre-tarea, de la ejecución de la tarea, y la de post-tarea. Se va a prestar especial atención a las diferencias significativas entre la metodología de la enseñanza tradicional tanto como la metodología de la didáctica moderna. La segunda ...


Empowerment And Protection: Complementary Strategies For Digital And Media Literacy In The United States, Renee Hobbs Sep 2010

Empowerment And Protection: Complementary Strategies For Digital And Media Literacy In The United States, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Billions of dollars are being spent in the United States to make sure that children and young people have computers, data projectors and access to the Internet in elementary and secondary schools. There is robust experimentation now ongoing as teachers explore how to use technology primarily as a means to accomplish traditional content learning outcomes. Digital and media literacy education offers an alternative model that emphasizes a set of practical competencies or life skills that are necessary for full participation in a highly-mediated society. Digital and media literacy competencies are not only needed to strengthen people’s capacity to use ...


Edublogging: Voice And Authority, Richard E. Day Sep 2010

Edublogging: Voice And Authority, Richard E. Day

Richard E. Day

Always thought-provoking and sometimes controversial, Dr Richard Day writes about the news, policy and politics which shape our schools at Kentucky School News and Commentary. (http://theprincipal.blogspot.com) And, he wonders why you're not blogging.


Helping Students With Cross-Cultural Communication: An Experiential Activity, C. Fender, Jane Murray Aug 2010

Helping Students With Cross-Cultural Communication: An Experiential Activity, C. Fender, Jane Murray

Jane Murray

This presentation details an activity that can be utilized to assist students understand and experience the issues surrounding cross-cultural business communications. Student groups are set the task of constructing short (5-10) minute role-plays to illustrate cultural communication styles and values. Groups are assigned two different cultures to research, with the role-play focused on an initial business meeting between individuals from those cultures. Role-plays are then "acted out" in a class fishbowl, with observers identifying specific cultural features of the communication. The activity's design allows it to be easily tailored to varying class sizes, or incorporated into assessment pieces and ...


Moving Beyond Awareness: Tips And Tactics For Creating An Inclusive Intercultural Classroom Experience, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan, Marian Williams Aug 2010

Moving Beyond Awareness: Tips And Tactics For Creating An Inclusive Intercultural Classroom Experience, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan, Marian Williams

George Hrivnak

No abstract provided.


From Names We Know To Those We Might Not: A Review Of Our Top Ten Educational Theorists' Contributions To The Literature And The Practical Implications Of Their Work, George Hrivnak, Amy Kenworthy Aug 2010

From Names We Know To Those We Might Not: A Review Of Our Top Ten Educational Theorists' Contributions To The Literature And The Practical Implications Of Their Work, George Hrivnak, Amy Kenworthy

George Hrivnak

This interactive session reviews the work of our "Top Ten" seminal educational theorists and contextualizes their most significant contributions in terms of their potential to enhance the teaching effectiveness of session participants. A variety of well-known and not-so-well-known theorists were deliberately chosen in a effort to make the session attractive to both experts and relative neophytes of the learning/education literature. The selected scholars vary from those well known in the management education literature (e.g. John Dewey, Jean Piaget) to those who are perhaps less well-known or appreciated (e.g. Lev Vygotsky, Robert Gagne, Paulo Freire, Malcolm Knowles, and ...


Broadening Our Horizons: Exploring The Work Of Ten Educational Theorists And Their Potential Contributions To The Scholarship And Practice Of Management Education, George Hrivnak, Amy Kenworthy Aug 2010

Broadening Our Horizons: Exploring The Work Of Ten Educational Theorists And Their Potential Contributions To The Scholarship And Practice Of Management Education, George Hrivnak, Amy Kenworthy

George Hrivnak

No abstract provided.


News Literacy: What Works And What Doesn't, Renee Hobbs Aug 2010

News Literacy: What Works And What Doesn't, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

No abstract provided.


Creative Activities For Teaching Language, Stephen A. Sadow Aug 2010

Creative Activities For Teaching Language, Stephen A. Sadow

Stephen Sadow

Creative Activities for Language Learning energizes students to think and to use language in new ways. By injecting humor whenever possible, motivation grows and develops. Used regularly, the group, pair, and single-person activities found here allows students to communicate on a vast array of subjects and try on an endless series of linguistic strategies. They combine the serious tasks with fanciful and creative thinking, self-disclosure and out-right silliness. The activities are also highly teacher-friendly. The groups are chosen, the topic explained, and the students converse until obliged to stop. Students talk, write and think creatively, all at the same time.


An Analysis Of Student Self-Assessment Of Online, Blended, And Face-To-Face Learning Environments: Implications For Sustainable Education Delivery, Chad J. Mcguire, Sidney R. Castle Jul 2010

An Analysis Of Student Self-Assessment Of Online, Blended, And Face-To-Face Learning Environments: Implications For Sustainable Education Delivery, Chad J. Mcguire, Sidney R. Castle

Chad J McGuire

Online delivery has the potential to offer significant benefits in achieving multiple goals related to sustainable education. For example, students from a variety of backgrounds can access educational opportunity, allowing for vast dissemination of education. In addition, the methods employed in online learning are generally much lower in carbon intensity, providing an added operational benefit to online education. Beyond these stated benefits, we must also identify what components of online education are deemed effective from the student’s perspective. This article summarizes a recent study conducted by the authors on overall student self-assessment of learning at a major online university ...


Each Child, Every Child., Richard E. Day Jul 2010

Each Child, Every Child., Richard E. Day

Richard E. Day

Dr Day was was invited to present at a peer-reviewed international symposium on education reform. This presentation puts the struggle for adequately funded public schools into an historical context, focusing on the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision in Rose v. Council for Better Education.


A Coastal Environment Field And Laboratory Activity For An Undergraduate Geomorphology Course, Jean Ellis, Paul Rindfleisch Jul 2010

A Coastal Environment Field And Laboratory Activity For An Undergraduate Geomorphology Course, Jean Ellis, Paul Rindfleisch

Jean Taylor Ellis

A field and laboratory exercise for an undergraduate geomorphology class is described that focuses on the beach. The project requires one day of fieldwork and two laboratory sessions. In the field, students measure water surface fluctuations (waves) with a pressure sensor, survey beach profiles, collect sediment samples, and observe the beach state. In the laboratory, students wash and dry sediments, complete a grain size analysis, and determine sediment volumes. Students produce a report that includes analysis of wave data and beach profiles and a discussion of their findings.


Reading' Via Social Semiotics; The Virtual World Of Barbiegirls.Com, J. Connelly Jun 2010

Reading' Via Social Semiotics; The Virtual World Of Barbiegirls.Com, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory Apr 2010

Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory

Marshall W. Gregory

The single most difficult notion for graduate students and new professors to grasp about teaching--and, indeed, many experienced teachers never grasp this point either--is that successful teaching to undergraduates has little to do with the degree of one's mastery of disciplinary knowledge.


Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti Apr 2010

Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

DePaul University as institution and community is investing in sustainable values aligned with its mission. This requires a clear vision and collaborative efforts that go beyond disciplines and colleges. This presentation illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities for implementing sustainability across DePaul university, a Catholic, Vincentian and urban institution.


The Effect Of Teaching Methods On Examination Performance And Attitudes In An Introductory Financial Accounting Course, Joseph Marcheggiani, Karel A. Updyke, James F. Sander Apr 2010

The Effect Of Teaching Methods On Examination Performance And Attitudes In An Introductory Financial Accounting Course, Joseph Marcheggiani, Karel A. Updyke, James F. Sander

Karel A. Updyke

This article describes a study in which a group-Socratic teaching method and an interactive lecture style were compared for their effect on students' examination performance in an introductory financial accounting course. The effect of teaching method on students' attitudes toward the accounting profession and the course was also analyzed. An ANOVA design was used to test for differences between experimental and control groups of undergraduate students. The results provide no evidence that either method of instruction results in significantly higher scores on examinations; nor was there any statistically significant difference in attitudes toward the accounting profession or the course.


Nanny Of The Maroons And The Mythology Of [My]Self, Marva S. Mcclean Dr. Mar 2010

Nanny Of The Maroons And The Mythology Of [My]Self, Marva S. Mcclean Dr.

Marva S McClean Dr.

This paper examines the central role Nanny of the Maroon plays within the West Indian ideology of resistance & empowerment.


Project Stimmulis: Science Teachers Integrating Mathematical Modeling For Undergraduate Learning And Instruction In Schools, William H. Robertson, David Carrego Mar 2010

Project Stimmulis: Science Teachers Integrating Mathematical Modeling For Undergraduate Learning And Instruction In Schools, William H. Robertson, David Carrego

William H. Robertson

Computer-based mathematical modeling in Physics is a process of constructing models of concepts and the relationships between them in the scientific characteristics of work. In this manner, computer-based modeling integrates the interactions of natural phenomenon through the use of models, which provide structure for theories and a base for experimentation. Utilizing this method, scientists construct knowledge, and in like manner, students in science construct their understandings in significant ways, addressing their preconceptions and their knowledge of concepts in physics. Project STIMMULIS provides a mathematical modeling context for pre-service mathematics and science teachers’ conceptual and applied understanding of motion. Project STIMMULIS ...


Dr. Skateboard’S Action Science: Increasing Science Knowledge And Skills For Middle School Teachers, William H. Robertson Mar 2010

Dr. Skateboard’S Action Science: Increasing Science Knowledge And Skills For Middle School Teachers, William H. Robertson

William H. Robertson

Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science maps to the physical science Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) standards that all middle school students need to learn. Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science explores scientific concepts in a curriculum supplement that is designed to address both physical science content and process skills. The video instruction focuses on fundamental concepts found in the areas of motion, forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and simple machines. The use of familiar activities, situations and objects, such as skateboarding and bicycle motocross (BMX), around which students can explore and explain scientific concepts can be defined as action science ...


New Pedagogy And New Media Literacies: The Whys, The Hows, J. Connelly Feb 2010

New Pedagogy And New Media Literacies: The Whys, The Hows, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Technology For Assessing Open And Distance Learners, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan Feb 2010

Technology For Assessing Open And Distance Learners, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Dr Meg O'Reilly

This paper describes use of the WWW to enhance assessment in the open, distance and flexible learning contexts. From their experiences as practitioners in instructional design and Web development, the authors consider effectiveness, efficiency and new opportunities in facilitating student assessment via the WWW. Discussion draws upon the body of literature in Web-based developments, open and distance learning, instructional design, research and case study data. Case studies from Australian universities demonstrate emerging practices and reflections brought about by a shift towards flexible delivery and the use of WWW technology. The dissolving of distinctions between on campus and off campus is ...


The Professional Doctorate On Webcd, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan Feb 2010

The Professional Doctorate On Webcd, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Dr Meg O'Reilly

Students enrolled in Southern Cross University's (SCU) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are a unique group of senior business people. Their demand for greater flexibility of delivery and portability of study materials was the impetus for a redesign of this professional degree at SCU. With a rapidly growing student base around Australia and SEAsia, DBA study packages must be suitable for a very mobile and busy professional group. Most have convenient access to computers and network connection, unlike students in many other programs. On the other hand, DBA students do not have much time to devote to study. They ...


Sharing Learning Resources: Workplace Learning, Mentoring & Assessment, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly, J Stewart Feb 2010

Sharing Learning Resources: Workplace Learning, Mentoring & Assessment, Chris Morgan, Meg O'Reilly, J Stewart

Dr Meg O'Reilly

This paper is a report of an example of two organisations sharing resources to provide a workplace based learning and assessment model for registered nurses. The issue of mentorship has been explored in the context of a nurse education program offered in distance mode. The role of the Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA), a workplace mentor and assessor is the focus of the paper which explains the model's evolution over the past seven years. Whilst there is still much to learn about facilitating workplace mentorship, this paper throws considerable light on the issues associated with partnerships between industry and higher ...


Technology For Assessing Open And Distance Learners, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan Feb 2010

Technology For Assessing Open And Distance Learners, Meg O'Reilly, Chris Morgan

Dr Meg O'Reilly

This paper describes use of the WWW to enhance assessment in the open, distance and flexible learning contexts. From their experiences as practitioners in instructional design and Web development, the authors consider effectiveness, efficiency and new opportunities in facilitating student assessment via the WWW. Discussion draws upon the body of literature in Web-based developments, open and distance learning, instructional design, research and case study data. Case studies from Australian universities demonstrate emerging practices and reflections brought about by a shift towards flexible delivery and the use of WWW technology. The dissolving of distinctions between on campus and off campus is ...