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A Training Framework And Follow-Up Observations For Multiculturally Inclusive Teaching: Is Believing That We Are Emphasizing Diversity Enough?, Joelle D. Elicker, Mindi N. Thompson, Andrea F. Snell, Allison L. O'Malley Dec 2014

A Training Framework And Follow-Up Observations For Multiculturally Inclusive Teaching: Is Believing That We Are Emphasizing Diversity Enough?, Joelle D. Elicker, Mindi N. Thompson, Andrea F. Snell, Allison L. O'Malley

Alison L. O'Malley

The authors present a theoretically and empirically grounded training for multiculturally inclusive teaching for new instructors. After implementing this training, qualitative data were gathered from instructors to identify their experience of the training and concerns related to incorporating issues of diversity into their classrooms (Study 1). At the end of the semester immediately following the training, quantitative data were gathered from instructors and their students to examine the interaction between students’ and instructors’ perceived diversity emphasis (Study 2). When allowed to choose the extent to which they incorporated issues of diversity in their classes, the instructors differentially reported emphasizing diversity ...


Comparing Weighted And Unweighted Grade Point Averages In Predicting College Success Of Diverse And Low-Income College Students, Russell Warne, Chanel Nagaishi, Michael Slade, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Peck Nov 2014

Comparing Weighted And Unweighted Grade Point Averages In Predicting College Success Of Diverse And Low-Income College Students, Russell Warne, Chanel Nagaishi, Michael Slade, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Peck

Russell T Warne

While research has shown the statistical significance of high school grade point averages (HSGPAs) in predicting future academic outcomes, the systems with which HSGPAs are calculated vary drastically across schools. Some schools employ unweighted grades that carry the same point value regardless of the course in which they are earned; other schools use weighting systems that assign greater value to grades earned in honors courses. Due to these inconsistencies, comparison of HSGPAs from different schools is difficult or impossible. We coded 710 transcripts from undergraduate students involved in the Joint Admissions Medical Program in Texas. All grades were standardized on ...


Two Additional Suggested Reforms To Encourage Replication Studies In Educational Research, Russell Warne Nov 2014

Two Additional Suggested Reforms To Encourage Replication Studies In Educational Research, Russell Warne

Russell T Warne

No abstract provided.


A Structural Model For Perceptual Learning Styles, The Ideal L2 Self, Motivated Behavior And English Proficiency, Tae-Young Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Kim Sep 2014

A Structural Model For Perceptual Learning Styles, The Ideal L2 Self, Motivated Behavior And English Proficiency, Tae-Young Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Kim

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

In order to verify the structural relationship between perceptual learning styles, English learning motivation, and achievement, this study investigated 2682 Korean EFL students' visual, auditory, kinesthetic styles, imagination, ideal L2 self, motivated behavior, and English proficiency. The data collected by means of a questionnaire were explored using a correlation analysis and structural equation modeling. It was found that while visual and auditory styles were positively correlated with motivational variables and English proficiency, kinesthetic style showed negative correlations with them. Furthermore, visual style proved to have the most substantial influence on achieving successful English proficiency, mediated by the ideal L2 self ...


Mind-Body Integrative Training: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (Ppe), Rodger E. Broome Phd, Josh Told, Zachery Lyman Sep 2014

Mind-Body Integrative Training: Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (Ppe), Rodger E. Broome Phd, Josh Told, Zachery Lyman

Rodger E. Broome

The purpose of this research is to determine if differences in performance outcomes exist between the use of paramilitary instruction and a method of teaching informed by the Chinese philosophy Tài Chí when learning to don structural fire-fighting clothing or personal protective equipment (PPE). We hypothesize that keeping students in a process focus (i.e., Tài Chí method) rather than a high-pressure outcome focus (traditional paramilitary method) results in increased proficiency in the skill-performance outcomes (Selk, 2009). The assumption is that Tài Chí helps integrates students’ minds and bodies in the learning process and results in a higher quality of ...


Standards For Educational, Edutainment, And Developmentally Beneficial Computer Games, R. Peterson, I. Verenikina, J. Herrington Sep 2014

Standards For Educational, Edutainment, And Developmentally Beneficial Computer Games, R. Peterson, I. Verenikina, J. Herrington

I. Verenikina

The results of a comprehensive review of the body of research concerning the developmental and educational value of computer gaming for children is reported. Based on the review, design criteria are proposed for educational and edutainment computer games. In addition, a hierarchy of educational, edutainment, and entertainment game categories is introduced. It is argued that a standard educational labeling system is needed to assist parents and teachers with selecting computer games. A gap in the research is highlighted with regard to the affordances of computer games to facilitate the development of young children’s higher order thinking. It is recommended ...


Brain Games As A Potential Nonpharmaceutical Alternative For The Treatment Of Adhd, Stacy Wegrzyn, Doug Hearrington, Tim Martin, Adriane Randolph Aug 2014

Brain Games As A Potential Nonpharmaceutical Alternative For The Treatment Of Adhd, Stacy Wegrzyn, Doug Hearrington, Tim Martin, Adriane Randolph

Adriane B. Randolph

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood neurobehavioral disorder, affecting approximately 5.5 million children, of which approximately 66% take ADHD medication daily. his study investigated a potential nonpharmaceutical alternative to address the academic engagement of 5th through 11th grade students (n = 10) diagnosed with ADHD. Participants were asked to play "brain games" for a minimum of 20 minutes each morning before school for 5 weeks. Engagement was measured at three points in time using electroencephalogram, parent and teacher reports, researcher observations, and participant self-reports. An analysis of the data supports the hypothesis that daily use ...


Do Sweat It: Student Reactions To Research On The Relationship Between Physical And Mental States, Amy L. Kenworthy, George Hrivnak Jun 2014

Do Sweat It: Student Reactions To Research On The Relationship Between Physical And Mental States, Amy L. Kenworthy, George Hrivnak

Amy L. Kenworthy

The research presented here examines the efficacy of an andragogicalyet non-traditional teaching tool for business students –the incorporation of a fitness session at a university gymnasium as part of their negotiation curriculum. The teaching exercise under examination here incorporates an integrative instructional approach, using an experience-based, active platform for learning (Campbell, et al., 2006) to extend students’ understanding of both the importance of physical activity as well as cross-disciplinary connectivity utilizing literature drawn from the management sciences as well as the neurocognitionand health sciences domains.


Do Sweat It: Student Reactions To Research On The Relationship Between Physical And Mental States, Amy L. Kenworthy, George Hrivnak Jun 2014

Do Sweat It: Student Reactions To Research On The Relationship Between Physical And Mental States, Amy L. Kenworthy, George Hrivnak

George Hrivnak

The research presented here examines the efficacy of an andragogicalyet non-traditional teaching tool for business students –the incorporation of a fitness session at a university gymnasium as part of their negotiation curriculum. The teaching exercise under examination here incorporates an integrative instructional approach, using an experience-based, active platform for learning (Campbell, et al., 2006) to extend students’ understanding of both the importance of physical activity as well as cross-disciplinary connectivity utilizing literature drawn from the management sciences as well as the neurocognitionand health sciences domains.


Faculty Forum, Robert Williams, R. Landrum, Renee Harrold, Gerald Schaeffer, Kim Epting, Tracy Zinn, William Buskist, Monica Wallace, Sherry Lantinga, Angela Visser, Jane Conner, Richard Griggs, Cynthia Pury, Emmanuel Akillas, Linda Isbell Jun 2014

Faculty Forum, Robert Williams, R. Landrum, Renee Harrold, Gerald Schaeffer, Kim Epting, Tracy Zinn, William Buskist, Monica Wallace, Sherry Lantinga, Angela Visser, Jane Conner, Richard Griggs, Cynthia Pury, Emmanuel Akillas, Linda Isbell

Cynthia L. S. Pury

No abstract provided.


Understanding Student Motivation: A Key To Effective Curriculum Design, Jonathan Stolk Jun 2014

Understanding Student Motivation: A Key To Effective Curriculum Design, Jonathan Stolk

Jonathan Stolk

This chapter explores student motivation as a potential key to the success of today's college curricula. It argues that curriculum designers and instructors could benefit from developing a more nuanced view of motivation - one that extends beyond the labeling of individuals as "motivated" or "unmotivated." Designing curricula that help students develop self-motivation for learning is an achievable goal, but one that involves several steps. First, instructors need to change their thinking about motivation and develop the knowledge to more accurately characterize student motivational responses. Second, instructors need to develop the ability to explain how classroom variables link to specific ...


True Confessions?: Alumni's Retrospective Reports On Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors, Jennifer Yardley, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Jonathan Nelson, Scott C. Bates May 2014

True Confessions?: Alumni's Retrospective Reports On Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors, Jennifer Yardley, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Jonathan Nelson, Scott C. Bates

Jonathan J Nelson

College cheating is prevalent, with rates ranging widely from 9 to 95% (Whitley, 1998). Research has been exclusively conducted with enrolled college students. This study examined the prevalence of cheating in a sample of college alumni, who risk less in disclosing academic dishonesty than current students. A total of 273 alumni reported on their prevalence and perceived severity of 19 cheating behaviors. The vast majority of participants (81.7%) report having engaged in some form of cheating during their undergraduate career. The most common forms of cheating were “copying from another student's assignment” and “allowing others to copy from ...


Deconstructing Maths Anxiety: Helping Students To Develop A Positive Attitude Towards Learning Maths, Sarah Buckley May 2014

Deconstructing Maths Anxiety: Helping Students To Develop A Positive Attitude Towards Learning Maths, Sarah Buckley

Dr Sarah Buckley

Higher maths ability is often believed to go hand-in-hand with greater levels of general intelligence. At the same time, many students have a negative attitude towards maths. Maths anxiety is defined in the research literature as feelings of concern, tension or nervousness that are experienced in combination with maths. In 2005, researchers in the United States estimated that approximately 20 per cent of the US population were highly maths anxious. Given the cultural similarities between the US and Australia, we can assume that the percentage would be comparable here. Research in education, cognitive psychology and neuroscience shows that anxiety can ...


What Is Disaster Resilience Education?, Neil Dufty May 2014

What Is Disaster Resilience Education?, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

Community disaster education, communication and engagement (ECE) is an integral component of emergency management in Australia and around the world. Its main goal is to promote public safety and, to a lesser extent, reduce damages. However, many governments around the world, including Australia, aim to also build community disaster resilience, with learning viewed as a critical mechanism. There is therefore a need to examine current community disaster ECE practices with a view to aligning them to the broader goal of disaster resilience. To attempt this, an exploratory research methodology was utilised to examine possible education content and processes that could ...


The More She Longs For Home, The Farther Away It Appears: A Paradox Of Nostalgia In A Fulani Immigrant Girl’S Life, Kaoru Miyazawa Mar 2014

The More She Longs For Home, The Farther Away It Appears: A Paradox Of Nostalgia In A Fulani Immigrant Girl’S Life, Kaoru Miyazawa

Kaoru Miyazawa

Nostalgia, which is derived from the Greek words nos (returning home) and algia (pain), refers to longing for the loss of the familiar (Kaplan, 1987). The loss of our connection to the familiar is a painful experience as such loss is connected to a fundamental loss, the loss of ourselves. By losing a connection to familiar people, objects, and places that continue to remain the same from the past to the future, we also lose the continuity within ourselves. And this discontinuity of our past, present, and future selves creates anxiety within us (Milligan, 2003). The painful experience that accompanies ...


Virtual Patient Care: An Interprofessional Education Approach For Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, And Occupational Therapy Students, Michael J. Shoemaker Mar 2014

Virtual Patient Care: An Interprofessional Education Approach For Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, And Occupational Therapy Students, Michael J. Shoemaker

Michael J Shoemaker, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS

The purpose of this retrospective qualitative case report is to describe how a case-based, virtual patient interprofessional education (IPE) simulation activity was utilized to achieve physician assistant (PA), physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) student IPE learning outcomes. Following completion of a virtual patient case, 30 PA, 46 PT and 24 OT students were required to develop a comprehensive, written treatment plan and respond to reflective questions. A qualitative analysis of the submitted written assignment was used to determine whether IPE learning objectives were met. Student responses revealed three themes that supported the learning objectives of the IPE experience ...


Accountable To Whom? Teacher Reflections On The Relationship Between Creativity And Standardized Testing In Ontario., Catharine Dishke Hondzel Feb 2014

Accountable To Whom? Teacher Reflections On The Relationship Between Creativity And Standardized Testing In Ontario., Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Catharine Dishke Hondzel

This paper describes teachers’ perceptions of the relationship between standardized testing and creativity. Using an interview guide format, eight teachers were asked to consider their perspectives on, and practices related to fostering creative behaviours in children, with regard to their own creative teaching methods in light of accountability legislation. The responses teachers provided indicated that standardized testing process often impacted their teaching by taking time away from learning material they considered to be more valuable. Teachers in this study also indicated a sense of incongruity, in that they believed creativity could not exist in a classroom focused on improving standardized ...


Trends In Didactic Children's Literature From The Twentieth Century To The Present As Influenced By Secular Educational Philosophy, Carolyn Wicks Feb 2014

Trends In Didactic Children's Literature From The Twentieth Century To The Present As Influenced By Secular Educational Philosophy, Carolyn Wicks

Carolyn J. Wicks

The purpose of this analysis was to identify trends in didactic children’s literature from the twentieth century to the present as influenced by secular educational philosophy. Using popularity and content research, ten books were sought from each decade beginning in the twentieth century and concluding with the beginning of the twenty-first century. These books were studied to determine what popular books didactically infer about society, culture, religion, gender, family, ecology, and controversial issues such as divorce, prejudice, violence, and physical intimacy. Using trend analysis of a homogeneous sampling of realistic American fiction, written in prose, for elementary readers in ...


Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks Feb 2014

Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks

Lucinda S. Spaulding

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks Feb 2014

Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks

Carolyn J. Wicks

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Honor Codes And Classroom Justice On Students’ Deviant Behavior, Kabiru Maitama Kura, Faridahwati Mohd. Shamsudin, Ajay Chauhan Feb 2014

Effects Of Honor Codes And Classroom Justice On Students’ Deviant Behavior, Kabiru Maitama Kura, Faridahwati Mohd. Shamsudin, Ajay Chauhan

Dr. Kabiru Maitama Kura

This study examined the influence of honor codes and classroom just ice on students’ deviant behavior. One hundred and two final year undergraduate students studying in various higher institutions of learning in Nigeria part icipated in the study, including Bayero University, Kano, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Kano State Polytechnic and Federal College of Education, Zaria. Pearson correlation analysis, multiple linear regression analysis, independent sample t-test and one-way ANOVA analysis were conducted using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to analyze the data. The results of multiple regression analysis showed that Honor codes had a significant ...


Using Above-Level Testing To Track Growth In Academic Achievement In Gifted Students, Russell Warne Dec 2013

Using Above-Level Testing To Track Growth In Academic Achievement In Gifted Students, Russell Warne

Russell T Warne

Above-level testing is the practice of administering aptitude or academic achievement tests that are designed for typical students in higher grades or older age-groups to gifted or high-achieving students. Although widely accepted in gifted education, above-level testing has not been subject to careful psychometric scrutiny. In this study, I examine reliability data, growth trajectories, distributions, and group differences of above-level test scores obtained from the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development. Two hundred twenty-four middle school students participated in this study. All participants were tested at least 1 time for an overall total of 435 ...


From A Copy Theory Of Mind To A Quasi-Constructivist Theory Of Mind, Pina Tarricone Dec 2013

From A Copy Theory Of Mind To A Quasi-Constructivist Theory Of Mind, Pina Tarricone

Dr Pina Tarricone

No abstract provided.


Taxonomy Of Metacognition Cognitive Online Tool [Online Computer Software]. Retrieved From Www.Metacognition-Epistemiccognition.Com, Pina Tarricone Dec 2013

Taxonomy Of Metacognition Cognitive Online Tool [Online Computer Software]. Retrieved From Www.Metacognition-Epistemiccognition.Com, Pina Tarricone

Dr Pina Tarricone

No abstract provided.


Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports: School Counselors' Perceptions Of Student Outcomes, School Climate And Professional Effectiveness, Margaret Donohue Dec 2013

Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports: School Counselors' Perceptions Of Student Outcomes, School Climate And Professional Effectiveness, Margaret Donohue

Margaret D Donohue

Abstract School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is a framework utilized by more than 18,000 schools in the United States. Middle and high school SWPBIS leadership teams are usually composed of administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, special educators and general educators. The purpose of this study was to understand middle and high school counselors’ perceptions of the impact of SWPBIS. The Delphi methodology was used to gain agreement on changes to student outcomes, school climate, and school counselor effectiveness. A knowledgeable panel of school counselors from schools that are implementing SWPBIS with high fidelity identified ...


School-Based Training And Consultation To Improve Concussion Recognition And Response, Child Injury Action Group, $1,500, Susan Davies Dec 2013

School-Based Training And Consultation To Improve Concussion Recognition And Response, Child Injury Action Group, $1,500, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

No abstract provided.


Recruitment Strategies Increasing Students' Knowledge And Interest In School Psychology, E. Hendricks, A. Fritz, Susan Davies Dec 2013

Recruitment Strategies Increasing Students' Knowledge And Interest In School Psychology, E. Hendricks, A. Fritz, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

Poster session


Supporting Students With Concussion: Getting School Psychologists Into The Game, Susan Davies Dec 2013

Supporting Students With Concussion: Getting School Psychologists Into The Game, Susan Davies

Susan C. Davies

Half-day workshop for educational psychologists and other education professionals


Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Training: Current Practices In Graduate Programs, Susan Davies, S. Powers Dec 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Training: Current Practices In Graduate Programs, Susan Davies, S. Powers

Susan C. Davies

Poster session


School-Based Assessment And Intervention Development For Students With Tbi, Susan Davies, P. Jantz Dec 2013

School-Based Assessment And Intervention Development For Students With Tbi, Susan Davies, P. Jantz

Susan C. Davies

Miniskills presentation