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Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In 2006 the Association of American Colleges and Universities surveyed 306 businesses to determine the most valuable skills that institutions of higher learning should be teaching, and the Top Three were (in order) teamwork, critical thinking, and communication. Yet in 2010 when IBM’s Institute for Business Values asked 1500 chief executives what leadership competency they championed above all others, voters selected none of the winners from three years before. Instead, the new American idol was creativity.


Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In the 1770's before Daniel Boone finally settled at Boonesborough, he made many forays into "Cantucke," mentally mapping the territory, taking what game he could, and establishing relationships with the Shawnee and settlers. He started with a curiosity about a land he knew little of and ended up becoming its most famous inhabitant. In the 1970's in Richmond, about ten miles from Boone's fort, we sat down in a booth at a local McDonald's and started writing--short stories, plays, novels, magazine columns, newspaper articles, and academic papers. One of us was a native Kentuckian and the ...


"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Outlines effective and practical creative writing assignments given to literature students. Concludes that writing short, imaginative summaries provides a change of pace from the usual lecture, discussion, and group work formats of literature classes.


"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Details a creative writing assignment used in literature classes to help students better grasp the principles of literature from the inside out. Suggests this method should be employed more often in survey classes.


"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Discusses the connections between creative writing and literary criticism. Explains experience of combining a literature and creative writing class. Concludes the combination results in both groups gaining a greater understanding of each others' crafts.


Xavier University's Discovering Life Science Program Evaluation Final Report, Steven R. Rogg Dec 2001

Xavier University's Discovering Life Science Program Evaluation Final Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This document is the final report of the external evaluation of the project entitled: Implementing Inquiry and Technology in a Biology Lab for Pre–service Teachers and Non-majors embodied in Xavier University’s laboratory course Biol-125: Discovering Life Science and funded under the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (HER.) award no. DUE#99-50373. The period of NSF funding for this two-year project of the NSF/HER/DUE Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program was June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2001. There are several accomplishments that the University ...


Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2001

Bloody Ground: Stories Of Mystery And Intrigue From Kentucky, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In the 1770's before Daniel Boone finally settled at Boonesborough, he made many forays into "Cantucke," mentally mapping the territory, taking what game he could, and establishing relationships with the Shawnee and settlers. He started with a curiosity about a land he knew little of and ended up becoming its most famous inhabitant. In the 1970's in Richmond, about ten miles from Boone's fort, we sat down in a booth at a local McDonald's and started writing--short stories, plays, novels, magazine columns, newspaper articles, and academic papers. One of us was a native Kentuckian and the ...


Statistics In Preschool, Genan Anderson Oct 2001

Statistics In Preschool, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

A broad variety of uses of statistics in the preschool curriculum are highlighted as a way of illustrating the prevalence of statistics in a our world.


Teaching I, Rigoberta Menchu As Creative Nonfiction, Linda Niemann Oct 2001

Teaching I, Rigoberta Menchu As Creative Nonfiction, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

No abstract provided.


The Odyssey Of Ned Merrill, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2001

The Odyssey Of Ned Merrill, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Froebel's Legacy, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards Apr 2001

Froebel's Legacy, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards

Kathleen A Strub-Richards

When Froebel was growing up in the late eighteenth century, young children under the age of seven didn't attend school. There was no general education curriculum geared toward young children and no socially recognized value in attempting to teach them (Brosterman, 1997). Friedrich Froebel, through his experience with young children, was the first to see that “constructive, directed” play was extremely beneficial for children under the age of seven. Froebel was greatly influenced by the Swiss educator, Pestalozzi, and Girard, whose ideas, including the training of teachers, methods of observation and hands before books learning , were very revolutionary for ...


Froebel's Legacy, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards Apr 2001

Froebel's Legacy, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards

Kathleen A Strub-Richards

When Froebel was growing up in the late eighteenth century, young children under the age of seven didn’t attend school. There was no general education curriculum geared toward young children and no socially recognized value in attempting to teach them (Brosterman, 1997). Friedrich Froebel, through his experience with young children, was the first to see that “constructive, directed” play was extremely beneficial for children under the age of seven. Froebel was greatly influenced by the Swiss educator, Pestalozzi, and Girard, whose ideas, including the training of teachers, methods of observation and hands before books learning , were very revolutionary for ...


"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2000

"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Outlines effective and practical creative writing assignments given to literature students. Concludes that writing short, imaginative summaries provides a change of pace from the usual lecture, discussion, and group work formats of literature classes.


"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2000

"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Details a creative writing assignment used in literature classes to help students better grasp the principles of literature from the inside out. Suggests this method should be employed more often in survey classes.


Mystery Woman, Hal Charles Dec 2000

Mystery Woman, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Laptop University: A Faculty Perspective, George Kontos Dec 2000

The Laptop University: A Faculty Perspective, George Kontos

George Kontos, Ed.D.

Abstract This paper looks at mobile computing and laptop programs in higher education. Some of the benefits and drawbacks of laptop programs are examined. Examples of universities that have implemented laptop programs are given. One such university, located in the United Arab Emirates, is considered a laptop university pioneer in the Middle East. The university's approach to implementing laptops in teaching and learning and the reactions of its faculty are examined. The attitudes of the surveyed faculty toward laptops can be summarized as being positive to very positive. Some thoughts about the future of mobile computing and its impact ...


Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2000

Why Creativity, Why Now?, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In 2006 the Association of American Colleges and Universities surveyed 306 businesses to determine the most valuable skills that institutions of higher learning should be teaching, and the Top Three were (in order) teamwork, critical thinking, and communication. Yet in 2010 when IBM’s Institute for Business Values asked 1500 chief executives what leadership competency they championed above all others, voters selected none of the winners from three years before. Instead, the new American idol was creativity.


Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2000

Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Time Out Or Time Change?, Genan Anderson Dec 2000

Time Out Or Time Change?, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Guidance strategies focused on changes in the environment to meet the needs of children whose behaviors pose challenges in a preschool classroom.


Advising The Historically Black Greek Letter Organization (Hbglo): A Reason For Angst Or Euphoria, Lori Patton Davis, Fred Bonner Ii Dec 2000

Advising The Historically Black Greek Letter Organization (Hbglo): A Reason For Angst Or Euphoria, Lori Patton Davis, Fred Bonner Ii

Lori Patton Davis

No abstract provided.