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Using Metaphors To Build Knowledge, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Vigs Chandra Nov 2011

Using Metaphors To Build Knowledge, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Vigs Chandra

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Implementing Generic Learning Designs Based Upon Quality Ict Exemplars, J. Hedberg, R. Oliver, Barry Harper, Sandra Wills, S. Agostinho Nov 2010

Implementing Generic Learning Designs Based Upon Quality Ict Exemplars, J. Hedberg, R. Oliver, Barry Harper, Sandra Wills, S. Agostinho

Sandra Wills

Within the context of an AUTC funded Project: Information and Communication Technologies and Their Role in Flexible Learning, this paper presents an analysis of learning designs using ICTs and how this grounded approach might be a more useful structure to design effective learning environments. The project has developed generic or reusable frameworks for technology-enhanced high quality learning experiences in higher education and this paper will present several examples, of the original design and how the key elements were selected and developed for use by others. As this project is currently developing these generic exemplars of learning designs, the final presentation ...


Teaching Leadership With Toys: Innovative Tools For Educators And Trainers, Susan R. Madsen, Kathi Tunheim Oct 2010

Teaching Leadership With Toys: Innovative Tools For Educators And Trainers, Susan R. Madsen, Kathi Tunheim

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this experiential workshop is to offer a variety of innovative tools (toys) that both academics and practitioners can use with adult learners to help them further develop leadership knowledge, competencies, and skills through engaged learning activities. Each tool presented will be taught, practiced, and discussed.


Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster Oct 2010

Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster

Dr Renata Phelps

This article reports on a university developed board endorsed course (UDBEC), which allows higher school certificate (HSC) students to undertake two units of an undergraduate teaching degree as part of their final year of schooling. The course, Springboard into teaching, is a collaborative initiative of the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU) and the Catholic education office (CEO) in Lismore, New South Wales (NSW). The course aimed to attract students to the teaching profession, and targeted motivated and high achieving students with an interest in studying teaching at the local university. This article describes Springboard into teaching, and ...


Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster Oct 2010

Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster

Professor Anne Graham

This article reports on a university developed board endorsed course (UDBEC), which allows higher school certificate (HSC) students to undertake two units of an undergraduate teaching degree as part of their final year of schooling. The course, Springboard into teaching, is a collaborative initiative of the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU) and the Catholic education office (CEO) in Lismore, New South Wales (NSW). The course aimed to attract students to the teaching profession, and targeted motivated and high achieving students with an interest in studying teaching at the local university. This article describes Springboard into teaching, and ...


Manikins Across The Lifespan: Intertwining Scenarios With Hi-Fidelity Simulation To Teach Medical Students Clinical Skills, Patricia Johnson Oct 2010

Manikins Across The Lifespan: Intertwining Scenarios With Hi-Fidelity Simulation To Teach Medical Students Clinical Skills, Patricia Johnson

Patricia Johnson

No abstract provided.


Dewey's Epistemology: An Argument For Warranted Assertions, Knowing, And Meaningful Classroom Practice, Deron Boyles Oct 2010

Dewey's Epistemology: An Argument For Warranted Assertions, Knowing, And Meaningful Classroom Practice, Deron Boyles

Deron R. Boyles

In an effort to navigate the treacherous path between professionalism and social relevancy, this essay takes up an area of professional philosophy - epistemology - with the intention of reclaiming the integrative role John Dewey held for philosophy and classroom practice. Deron Boyles asserts that epistemology can and should represent an area of inquiry that is relevant and useful for philosophy of education, especially as it develops classroom practices that foster inquiry. He specifically seeks to revive Dewey’s conception of warranted assertibility in an effort to show the value of fallibilist epistemology in practical and social teaching and learning contexts. By ...


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 ...


Assessing Higher-Level Thinking Skills, Federation Schools Of Accountancy Accounting Pedagogical Resource Series, C. Johnson, C. Baril, Sakthi Mahenthiran, M. Sarhan, G. Weinstein Sep 2010

Assessing Higher-Level Thinking Skills, Federation Schools Of Accountancy Accounting Pedagogical Resource Series, C. Johnson, C. Baril, Sakthi Mahenthiran, M. Sarhan, G. Weinstein

Sakthi Mahenthiran

This resource catalog is one of a series prepared for the Pedagogical Resources Committee of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. The aim of the resource catalog series is to provide background information for instructors interested in enhancing classroom pedagogy. Each resource catalog focuses on a single pedagogical issue or approach. The catalogs are authored by educators who are familiar with the issue or approach in both their classroom efforts and research writings.


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.


Ethics In Publishing (6 Workshops), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis Aug 2010

Ethics In Publishing (6 Workshops), Susan R. Madsen, Jim Davis

Susan R. Madsen

To begin raising awareness of ethics and publishing concerns and educate doctoral students (future professors and practitioners) within the Academy of Management, Davis and Madsen facilitated 60-minute segments for six division's doctoral student consortium at the Academy of Management conference in Chicago. We brought journal editors/associate editors with us for each of our division presentation. Divisions: International Management (IMD); Organization Development & Change (ODC); Organizational Behavior (OB); Public & Nonprofit (PNP); Technology and Innovation Management (TIM); Conflict Management (CM)


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.


What Do Students Say About Learning With Technologies?, Kathryn Moyle Mar 2010

What Do Students Say About Learning With Technologies?, Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle

This paper outlines some of the findings from Australian research which listened to and analysed the views and expectations of students within Australian education and training institutions about learning with technologies. Students in primary and secondary schools, vocational education and training (VET) institutions, international students studying education in universities, pre-service teacher education students and teachers in their first five years of teaching contributed to a national 'student voice' research project based upon their current experiences and views. Data was collected through online surveys and focus groups. The research shows that students and early career educators have access to and use ...


Teaching Western Philosophy: An Anti-Authoritarian Approach, James Magrini Feb 2010

Teaching Western Philosophy: An Anti-Authoritarian Approach, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Innovative Reflection Tools For Hrd Training, Development, And Education, Susan R. Madsen, Katherine Tunheims Feb 2010

Innovative Reflection Tools For Hrd Training, Development, And Education, Susan R. Madsen, Katherine Tunheims

Susan R. Madsen

The English word reflection is derived from reflectere, “to bend back” – as a mirror bends back the light, making apparent what is otherwise hidden or mysterious (Johnson, 2006). Reflection bends the light of our experiences back into our minds, to consider what the experience was about and what it meant. Reflection is also a critical element in transformational learning opportunities that should be part of effective training, development, and educational experiences (e.g., courses, workshops, programs). Since developing people is seeded in learning, HRD educators, scholars, and/or practitioners continuously work to understand the most effective methods and techniques to ...


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 ...


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 ...


“Math Is Hard,” Said Mrs. Ford; “Not For Me,” Said Mrs. Honda: Does Culture Matter In Teaching And Learning In Elementary Mathematics?, Shamah Md-Yunus Dec 2009

“Math Is Hard,” Said Mrs. Ford; “Not For Me,” Said Mrs. Honda: Does Culture Matter In Teaching And Learning In Elementary Mathematics?, Shamah Md-Yunus

ShamAh Md-Yunus

This article is a discussion of the practices of teaching and learning in elementary mathematics from the perspectives of Eastern and Western cultures. It focuses on the differences in teaching pedagogy in math between the United States and three Asian countries: Singapore, Japan, and China.