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Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Jan 2012

Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Hal Blythe

“Triple Play” presents three procedural techniques nicely reduced to related mnemonics for making the most of class time by embedding three different approaches to assessing students’ learning right there in the class that day. The fruits of such exercises doubtless will give faculty who try them important information on what’s working with their students and what is not, but a point the authors don’t emphasize is that the exercises will also compel students to become conscious of where they stand in their own learning as learning rather than as a response to how they felt about the class ...


It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley Nov 2011

From Bereavement To Assessment" The Transformation Of A Regional Comprehensive University, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Rose Perrine, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E.J. Keeley

Hal Blythe

This is no conventional book about assessment. It presents the unvarnished first-person accounts of fourteen faculty and administrators about how they grappled, and engaged, with assessment and how – despite misgivings and an often-contentious process – they were able to gain the collaboration of their peers as the benefits for student learning became evident. This is a book for skeptical faculty, for those who have been tasked to spearhead their institution’s call to create a culture of assessment; and, on campuses where assessment has been widely accepted and implemented, for those who now need to ensure this commitment will endure. For ...


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2010

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Single-Subject And Case Study Designs., David Cihak Jul 2010

Single-Subject And Case Study Designs., David Cihak

David F Cihak

Bringing together a wide range of research on reading disabilities, this comprehensive Handbook extends current discussion and thinking beyond a narrowly defined psychometric perspective. Emphasizing that learning to read proficiently is a long-term developmental process involving many interventions of various kinds, all keyed to individual developmental needs, it addresses traditional questions (What is the nature or causes of reading disabilities? How are reading disabilities assessed? How should reading disabilities be remediated? To what extent is remediation possible?) but from multiple or alternative perspectives.

Taking incursions into the broader research literature represented by linguistic and anthropological paradigms, as well as psychological ...


The Role Of Prediction In The Teaching And Learning Of Mathematics, Kien Lim, Gabriela Buendía, Ok-Kyeong Kim, Francisco Cordero, Lisa Kasmer Jul 2010

The Role Of Prediction In The Teaching And Learning Of Mathematics, Kien Lim, Gabriela Buendía, Ok-Kyeong Kim, Francisco Cordero, Lisa Kasmer

Kien H Lim

The prevalence of prediction in grade-level expectations in mathematics curriculum standards signifies the importance of the role prediction plays in the teaching and learning of mathematics. In this article, we discuss benefits of using prediction in mathematics classrooms: (1) students’ prediction can reveal their conceptions, (2) prediction plays an important role in reasoning and (3) prediction fosters mathematical learning. To support research on prediction in the context of mathematics education, we present three perspectives on prediction: (1) prediction as a mental act highlights the cognitive aspect and the conceptual basis of one’s prediction, (2) prediction as a mathematical activity ...


Practical Challenges And Possibilities For The Integration Of Academic Literacy In A First Year Subject, Clifford Jackson, Pauline Taylor, Adam Raoul Jul 2010

Practical Challenges And Possibilities For The Integration Of Academic Literacy In A First Year Subject, Clifford Jackson, Pauline Taylor, Adam Raoul

Associate Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

Changes to Queensland teacher accreditation (Queensland Government, 2009) have increased teacher educators' responsibility for graduate literacy. This paper offers a perspective on the implementation of a general literacy initiative into a specialist subject. Specifically, it details the engagement process undertaken with a broad academic literacy agenda, the First Year Literacy Initiative (FYLI), to refresh Foundations of Educational Technology, a first year education subject at James Cook University. An action research approach was used to identify and respond to key resourcing, pedagogical, assessment, and knowledge-based challenges and strategies. As subject lecturer I provide a preliminary evaluation of four strategies including (i ...


A Systematic Approach To Literacy Support For First Year Preservice Teachers: Implications For Practice, Pauline Taylor Jul 2010

A Systematic Approach To Literacy Support For First Year Preservice Teachers: Implications For Practice, Pauline Taylor

Associate Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

Concerns about teacher standards and teacher quality particularly in literacy, numeracy and science and their impact on student achievement are prevalent in current Australian federal and state reports and responses. The Masters Review (ACER, 2009) into improving literacy, numeracy and science learning in Queensland schools identifies the clear need for preservice teachers to demonstrate high levels of proficiency in these areas (p.viii). The Queensland government response to the report has been to introduce mandatory preregistration testing in literacy, numeracy and science. These tests are being trialled in 2010 with a view to full implementation in 2011.
In 2010, a ...


Creating Inclusive Communities: Diversity And The Responses Of Academic Libraries, William Welburn Jun 2010

Creating Inclusive Communities: Diversity And The Responses Of Academic Libraries, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


Comparing Pictorial And Video Modeling Activity Schedules During Transitions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, David Cihak Jun 2010

Comparing Pictorial And Video Modeling Activity Schedules During Transitions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, David Cihak

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the differential effects of two different visual schedule strategies. In the context of an alternating treatments design, static-picture schedules were compared to video based activity schedules as supports for three middle school aged students with autism. Students used the visual schedules to transition between activities in their classroom. All participants began transition more independently after being exposed to the visual schedules. Two participants reached criteria faster with static-picture schedules while the third participant made slightly faster progress with the video based schedule. The positive outcomes for both interventions are discussed in the context of practitioners’ need for ...


Framing Teacher Education: Participation Frameworks As Resources For Teacher Learning, Martin Connell Mar 2010

Framing Teacher Education: Participation Frameworks As Resources For Teacher Learning, Martin Connell

Martin T. Connell, S.J.

This article examines the role modes of participation play in pre-service teachers' learning - what it means to teach and to learn, and what it means to be a teacher and a student. In particular, it examines how a teacher educator's taking up some social positions and refusing to take up others serves to cultivate active engagement and inquiry about teaching, learning, and schooling among the pre-service teachers by providing them with opportunities to reinterpret the figured world of school.


The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith Mar 2010

The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the efficacy of video modeling delivered via a handheld device (video iPod) and the use of the system of least prompts to assist elementary-age students with transitioning between locations and activities within the school. Four students with autism learned to manipulate a handheld device to watch video models. An ABAB withdrawal design was used to evaluate a functional relation between video modeling and the percentage of independent transitions by the student. The data indicate that all participants began transitioning more independently after the intervention was introduced and that their performance decreased with withdrawal of intervention. These results ...


Positive Behavior Support And High School Transition, Hank Bohanon, C. Johnson Mar 2010

Positive Behavior Support And High School Transition, Hank Bohanon, C. Johnson

Hank Bohanon

No abstract provided.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Feb 2010

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera Jan 2010

Addressing Impulsive Disposition: Using Non-Proportional Problems To Overcome Overgeneralization Of Proportionality, Kien Lim, Osvaldo Morera

Kien H Lim

Impulsive disposition is an undesirable way of thinking where one spontaneously applies the first idea that comes to mind without checking its relevance. In this research, we explore (a) the possibility of helping pre-service teachers improve their disposition, from being impulsive to being analytic, in one semester, and (b) the effect of using non-proportional situations. This study involves two sections of a mathematics course for pre-service teachers for Grades 4-8. The lessons were designed whenever possible to elicit students’ impulsive disposition so that they could become cognizant of it and make conscious attempts to overcome it. Some test items were ...


Ipeds Enrollment And Graduation Report: 2007 Data (Utah Women & Education Project), Susan R. Madsen, Aaron D. King Jan 2010

Ipeds Enrollment And Graduation Report: 2007 Data (Utah Women & Education Project), Susan R. Madsen, Aaron D. King

Susan R. Madsen

Funding for this report came from a Utah State Office of Education Leadership Grant (2009-2010) and Utah Valley University. Support was also provided by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). The raw data used in this report was mined from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and was analyzed by A. David King and Dr. Susan R. Madsen. Additional feedback and insights were provided by the following individuals: Susan Thackeray, Cheryl Hanewicz, Doug Gardner, Kathie Debenham, Robert Loveridge, and Nicolle Johnson. The raw data from this report was downloaded from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The ...


The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray Jan 2010

The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray

Susan R. Madsen

This Research and Policy Brief has been written to assist Utahns in looking more broadly at the benefits of higher education for the overall development of women in the state. Whether or not a woman chooses to work outside the home, it is important that she is aware of the growth opportunities that college can provide that will assist her to reach her potential and significantly contribute in her home, community, and workplace. This report outlines various aspects of the broad value of higher education (e.g., health and wellbeing, civic and community engagement, parenting, self-development, intellectual and cognitive development ...


What's A Policy Maker Doing At A Research Conference? Mediating Stronger Partnerships Between Research, Policy And Practice In Schooling And Early Childhood Development, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Elvira Vacirca Dec 2009

What's A Policy Maker Doing At A Research Conference? Mediating Stronger Partnerships Between Research, Policy And Practice In Schooling And Early Childhood Development, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Elvira Vacirca

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

This paper, written from the stance of central government policy makers, explores the sometimes tense relationships between researchers, practitioners and education policy makers in a context where evidence-based policy is espoused by governments. It is based on a belief that research in education affects, and is affected by, multiple stakeholders, and that if we are to strengthen the role of education research as a public good, making a difference to society, then we need a model and a practice that can bridge stakeholder interests. The current quest in school education policy making for ‘what works’ is influenced by economic imperatives ...


The Aesthetic Classroom And The Beautiful Game, Bradley Baurain Dec 2009

The Aesthetic Classroom And The Beautiful Game, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.


Course Design And Teacher Development In Vietnam: A Diary Project, Bradley Baurain Dec 2009

Course Design And Teacher Development In Vietnam: A Diary Project, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.


Author Rights: Knowing Is More Than Half The Battle, Heather Leary, Preston Parker Dec 2009

Author Rights: Knowing Is More Than Half The Battle, Heather Leary, Preston Parker

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


A Faith-Based Case For The Dream Act, Bradley Baurain Dec 2009

A Faith-Based Case For The Dream Act, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.


It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2009

It Works For Me: Becoing A Publishing Scholar/Researcher, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The authors’ purpose in this book is to provide “a collection of practical tips drawn from real-life experiences.” We believe this particular book is so important to share with today’s audience, we almost called it Take My Book, Please! On the other hand, does the scholarly world need another book on the importance of scholarship? Further, if the book standard for tenure is slowly disappearing because so many academic presses are closing, why would we bother to write one? And recent studies show that new faculty members consider university employment a 9:00-5:00 job, so doesn’t that ...


Effective Practice With E-Portfolios: How Can The Uk Experience Inform Implementation?, Gordon Joyes, Lisa Gray, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young Dec 2009

Effective Practice With E-Portfolios: How Can The Uk Experience Inform Implementation?, Gordon Joyes, Lisa Gray, Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

This paper introduces the background to the JISC work within the e-portfolio domain in the UK and presents an overview of past and current activities and the drivers for these developments. This is followed by a review of JISC’s approach to drawing out the learning and implications for e-portfolio practice from this extensive collection of work and its dissemination. The analysis of twenty one recently funded projects involving the use of e-portfolios in the UK is introduced. The findings suggest that eportfolio implementation is particularly complex in part due to the number of stakeholders involved, the contexts in which ...


Multilevel And Diverse Classrooms, Bradley Baurain, Ha Phan Dec 2009

Multilevel And Diverse Classrooms, Bradley Baurain, Ha Phan

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.


Classroom Management For Inclusive Settings., David Cihak Dec 2009

Classroom Management For Inclusive Settings., David Cihak

David F Cihak

Written by expert teachers and researchers, Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom: Scientifically Based Strategies for Success looks at field-tested strategies that teachers of inclusive classrooms need to implement to successfully teach all of the learners in their classroom.

The purpose of the book is to provide both general and special education teachers with a practical guide of scientifically validated, evidence-based instructional strategies in a variety of content areas, including reading, writing and spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. An overview of the Response to Intervention process provides a foundation for implementing research-based strategies in core content areas.

In addition ...


Students With Moderate And Severe Mental Retardation, David Cihak Dec 2009

Students With Moderate And Severe Mental Retardation, David Cihak

David F Cihak

Every teacher needs to understand the strategies and methods necessary to make their classrooms effective for all students: mainstream, special needs, gifted, and culturally and linguistically diverse. In particular, teachers in special education and general education classrooms need to feel comfortable with their knowledge of identifying students with special needs, the referral process, individual education plans, educational laws, parent communication, management of students with disabilities, and much more.

The fifth edition of Special Education for All Teachers has expanded the content to focus on relevant and practical issues in educating students with special needs and students who are at risk ...


'It Happened Just Like We Talked About' : Using Scenarios To Develop Professional Identity In Pre-Service Teachers, Ruth Hickey, Pauline Taylor Dec 2009

'It Happened Just Like We Talked About' : Using Scenarios To Develop Professional Identity In Pre-Service Teachers, Ruth Hickey, Pauline Taylor

Associate Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

In 2006, an intensive one-year Graduate Diploma of Education course leading to registration as a teacher was introduced in universities in Queensland. In the first few years of the course there was concern from professional associations and schools that a one-year course (when compared with a four-year undergraduate course of two-year Graduate Diploma course) allowed insufficient time to 'become a teacher'. At James Cook University, the Cairns Professional Advisory Group (a board of representatives from professional experience schools, comprising teachers, principals and union and employer groups) expressed deep concern at the observed inability of some Graduate Diploma pre-service teachers to ...