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Using Scenarios To Train Peer Mentors Online, Jenny Worsley, Pauline Taylor Dec 2009

Using Scenarios To Train Peer Mentors Online, Jenny Worsley, Pauline Taylor

Associate Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy

In 2007, a wholly-online Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree was introduced into James Cook University School of Education's suite of pre-service teacher preparation programs. The online degree provides access and opportunity for (predominantly) women in the childcare or associated fields to gain qualifications as a teacher. The majority of students in the first and subsequent years of the program are mature-aged women with significant family and work commitments and have had little prior opportunity to engage in online technologies or in further education opportunities. The university has had a very successful face-to-face Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) for almost ...


Successful Professional Learning, Marion Meiers, Sarah Buckley Dec 2009

Successful Professional Learning, Marion Meiers, Sarah Buckley

Dr Sarah Buckley

This edition is focused on research into teacher learning and professional development. Teacher learning includes not only activities such as conferences and workshops, but also includes participation in many formal and informal learning activities. Recent research has focused, amongst other things, on characteristics of successful professional learning, and on the connections between teachers' professional learning and improvements in student learning. This research has the potential to assist teachers and schools in selecting and planning for professional learning, so that it will maximise the benefits for participants. The first section of this digest presents some research findings on effective professional learning ...


Adolescent Literature As A Complement To The Classics: Addressing Critical Issues In Today’S Classrooms, Joan Kaywell Dec 2009

Adolescent Literature As A Complement To The Classics: Addressing Critical Issues In Today’S Classrooms, Joan Kaywell

Joan F. Kaywell Ph.D

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics Addressing: Critical Issues in Today’s Classrooms was written because of the outstanding response received from teachers who have used Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics, Volumes One (1993), Two (1995), Three (1997), and/or Four (2000) in their classrooms. Additionally, since many young adult (YA) books go out of print almost as quickly as they come into print, it was time to update the recommended books and incorporate additional strategies that involve the use of media and technology. Consistent with the series, this text is based on two assumptions ...


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 Dec 2009

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

Charlie Sweet

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 ...


Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Dec 2009

Triple Play, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

“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 ...


The Spectre Of Class: Educating And Advising For Self-Efficacy, Mikaila Arthur Dec 2009

The Spectre Of Class: Educating And Advising For Self-Efficacy, Mikaila Arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

In her essay “The Spectre of Class: Educating and Advising for Self-Efficacy” Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur discusses the importance of building student self-efficacy. However, as Arthur points out, creating an environment where students believe in their capabilities to learn and perform at a particular level is deeply influenced by one’s class background. As Arthur states, “These students have grown up in a culture that values individualism and places responsibility for success and blame for failure squarely on the shoulders of each person.” Arthur speaks more generally about creating self-efficacy and offers insight in how to maneuver around and transcend ...


Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King Dec 2009

Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

This site and its companion site provide over 200 hrs of on-demand digital audio faculty development (k-12 teachers as primary focus). Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura have been producing and hosting The teachers Podcast (Fka as podcast for teachers) since 2005. Check out this informative and fun series which has garnered over 5 million downloads thus far.


Digita Technologies And Educational Integrity, Ruth Walker, Christophre Moore Dec 2009

Digita Technologies And Educational Integrity, Ruth Walker, Christophre Moore

Ruth Walker

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