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Jaepl, Vol. 7, Winter 2001-2002, Linda T. Calendrillo, Editor, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Editor Dec 2001

Jaepl, Vol. 7, Winter 2001-2002, Linda T. Calendrillo, Editor, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Editor

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Morris Berman tells the story of his maternal grandfather, who, when he was five years old in 1883 or 1884, was sent to a Jewish elementary school in Belorussia. On the first day of class, the teacher startled the young boy by taking each child's slate and smearing the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet—aleph and beys—on it in honey. His grandfather's first lesson consisted of eating the letters off the slate. The symbolism of this act is complex, Berman muses, but central to the ritual is the belief that what is real must be ...


Use Of Case Studies In Abet Accredited Engineering Technology Associate Degree Programs In The United States, James L. Barrott Dec 2001

Use Of Case Studies In Abet Accredited Engineering Technology Associate Degree Programs In The United States, James L. Barrott

Doctoral Dissertations

Over the years, the case method of instruction has been successfully integrated into professional educational programs like business, law, medicine, and psychology. In the 1960’s, Stanford University began a movement to include case studies in engineering programs. In the 1970’s a number of engineering professors developed and taught with cases and then published their experiences. Then in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the engineering case study movement died down. Engineering and engineering technology educational programs are closely related. In the literature, any national movement in engineering technology education to use case studies was virtually non-existent with the ...


The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Learning Styles, James Boyd Canipe Dec 2001

The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Learning Styles, James Boyd Canipe

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-directed learning readiness and learning styles. A cluster sample of 260 graduate students enrolled in classes in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University at Morehead, Kentucky was utilized in this research.

The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS), developed by L. M. Guglielmino (1977), and the Learning Style Inventory (LSI) developed by D. A. Kolb (1984), were administered to the sample as a means of exploring the relationship between the two variables. In addition, a demographic questionnaire was used to describe the characteristics of the ...


Factor Analysis Of Online Instruction Self-Efficacy Using The Tennessee Online Instruction Survey, Frederick Augustus Randall Dec 2001

Factor Analysis Of Online Instruction Self-Efficacy Using The Tennessee Online Instruction Survey, Frederick Augustus Randall

Doctoral Dissertations

As the use of online instruction continues to rise in post-secondary education and corporate training, a better understanding of one's beliefs, attitudes, and confidence regarding online instruction is necessary to increase the quality and effectiveness of online instruction. This study investigated self-efficacy beliefs related to online instruction. Self-efficacy, a psychological construct, is defined as self-appraisal of one's capabilities to plan and undertake a course of actions required for a specified task.

The objectives of this study were to (a) develop a survey instrument to measure the psychological construct of self-efficacy related to online instruction; (b) identify the salient ...


Neuropsychological And Electrophysiological Assessment Of Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, John Noland White Jr. Aug 2001

Neuropsychological And Electrophysiological Assessment Of Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, John Noland White Jr.

Doctoral Dissertations

The present study evaluated the neuropsychological performance of adults with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Computerized Version 3 (WCST), and the Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test (IVA). The quantitative electroencephalograph (QEEG) was also collected during task performance to examine possible difference in cortical activity between groups and tasks. Results suggest that adults with ADHD demonstrate lower levels of performance on neuropsychological tasks that involve working memory, processing speed, and sustained attention, namely the PASAT and IVA. Furthermore, adult ADHD appears to be characterized by ...


Effects Of Dietary Fatty Acids On Intestinal Tumorigenesis In ApcMin/+ Mice, Melissa Hansen Petrik May 2001

Effects Of Dietary Fatty Acids On Intestinal Tumorigenesis In ApcMin/+ Mice, Melissa Hansen Petrik

Doctoral Dissertations

Dietary fat is thought to be an important environmental factor influencing colorectal cancer risk. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer and it has been presumed that this effect is due to their ability to interfere with synthesis of 2-series prostaglandins from arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4 n-6). However, the specific mechanism has not been clearly established. Therefore, we hypothesized that select dietary fatty acids would modulate intestinal tumorigenesis through interference with AA metabolism in the ApcMin/+ mouse, a unique model system bearing many similarities to human intestinal cancer. α-linolenic acid ...


An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Learning Styles, Personality Temperaments, Mathematics Self-Efficacy, And Post-Secondary Calculus Achievement, D. Sharon Husch May 2001

An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Learning Styles, Personality Temperaments, Mathematics Self-Efficacy, And Post-Secondary Calculus Achievement, D. Sharon Husch

Doctoral Dissertations

With the availability of the internet, many web-based tutorials, and related materials and computer based tutorials, students continue to fail and/or do poorly in calculus classes. On average about fifty percent of students receive a grade of D, F, or W (withdraw) in first semester calculus at the university level. To meet the needs of all students, regardless of learning style, attitude towards mathematics, or ability level, teachers should utilize modern technology, such as computers or graphing calculators. These tools are able to serve the needs of the students in ways that other tools have not been able to ...


Long-Term Effects Of Performance Funding: A Case Study Of 20 Years At Tennessee Technological University, Jeffrey Lorber May 2001

Long-Term Effects Of Performance Funding: A Case Study Of 20 Years At Tennessee Technological University, Jeffrey Lorber

Doctoral Dissertations

In this study, the principal investigator sought to determine what effect, if any, that performance funding has had on academic decision making at a public higher education institution in Tennessee. In conducting a case study, the principal investigator interviewed 18 current and former administrators and faculty members to determine attitudes and perceptions about performance funding at the institution. An extensive review of campus documents provided additional information for the study. Findings of the study focused on institutional policy changes since the performance funding policy was implemented, strengths and weaknesses of the policy, and recommendations for future actions relative to the ...


I Never Thought About Thinking: Experiences Of Participants In A Reflective Learning Group, Donal Martin Crosse May 2001

I Never Thought About Thinking: Experiences Of Participants In A Reflective Learning Group, Donal Martin Crosse

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the underlying dynamics of a reflective practice class taught as a graduate level course at a large southeastern state university. Specifically this research explored: (i) how participants in the class made meaning of their experiences; and (ii) what were the underlying processes of the class. The data collection methods employed in this study included a biographical interview with each participant in order to get a sense for what they brought to the class, a phenomenological interview with each participant on his or her experience in the class, participant observation in class meetings ...


Pb1669-Targeting School Groups For Agritainment Enterprises, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service Feb 2001

Pb1669-Targeting School Groups For Agritainment Enterprises, The University Of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Marketing, Finances and Value-Added Agriculture

The past few years have witnessed an increased interest in agritainment activities (agritourism and entertainment farming) on Tennessee farms. Animal petting pens, pumpkin patches, hay-bale and corn mazes, farm tours and farm festivals have become almost commonplace across the state. Other agritainment activities such as children’s camps, corporate events and cabin rentals are also being implemented. These and other agritainment activities have created new uses for many farm resources and have contributed to additional sources of farm revenue.

Often begun as educational and awareness programs, many agritainment activities have been developed from small-scale, hobby-type activities into full-time, primary farm ...


Fact Book: 2001-2002, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment Jan 2001

Fact Book: 2001-2002, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment

UTK Fact Book

The University of Tennessee Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is pleased to welcome you to its twelfth annual Fact Book. This year's edition has presented some special challenges as the university's reorganization continues, and is, in some ways, a transitional year for the Fact Book. Unless otherwise noted, tables in the Fact Book now also include data for the Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute at Tullahoma. In this same vein, a brief section of the Health Science Center has been added acknowledging the new relationship of the Knoxville and Memphis campuses.

Publishing a volume as ...


Front Matter Jan 2001

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editors' Message

Morris Berman tells the story of his maternal grandfather, who, when he was five years old in 1883 or 1884, was sent to a Jewish elementary school in Belorussia. On the first day of class, the teacher startled the young boy by taking each child's slate and smearing the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet—aleph and beys—on it in honey. His grandfather's first lesson consisted of eating the letters off the slate. The symbolism of this act is complex, Berman muses, but central to the ritual is the belief that what is real ...


Felt Sensing Of Speech Acts In Written Genre Acquisition, Randall Popken Jan 2001

Felt Sensing Of Speech Acts In Written Genre Acquisition, Randall Popken

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This paper theorizes about the experiential dimension of acquiring rhetorical genres—specifically the way developing writers rely on felt sensing when they encounter the "core" of genres: illocutionary speech acts.


Being There: Revising The Discourse Of Emotion And Teaching, Dale Jacobs Jan 2001

Being There: Revising The Discourse Of Emotion And Teaching, Dale Jacobs

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay explores the fine line that exists between teacher engagement and teacher burnout and suggests strategies for teachers and mentors of teachers to help negotiate this line.


Flow, Centering, And The Classroom: Wisdom From An Ancient Friend, Lorie Heggie Jan 2001

Flow, Centering, And The Classroom: Wisdom From An Ancient Friend, Lorie Heggie

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Understanding "flow" and drawing on the metaphor of the dialectic that occurs between horse and rider can guide us to create a centered classroom.


Reviews, Lisa Tyler, Fran Claggett, Bruce Novak, Neal Lerner Jan 2001

Reviews, Lisa Tyler, Fran Claggett, Bruce Novak, Neal Lerner

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Lisa Tyler. Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice. (Charles M. Anderson and Marian M. MacCurdy, eds., 2000).

Fran Claggett. Revisioning Writers' Talk: Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing. (Mary Ann Cain, 1995).

Bruce Novak. Tomorrow's Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century. (Riane Eisler, 2000).

Neal Lerner. Stories from the Center: Connecting Narrative and Theory in the Writing Center. (Lynn Craigue Briggs and Meg Woolbright, eds., 2000).


Back Matter Jan 2001

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Andragogy: The Foundation For Its Theory, Research And Practice Linkage, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2001

Andragogy: The Foundation For Its Theory, Research And Practice Linkage, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Although andragogy became popularized in the 1970's and 1980's in the USA through the work of Malcolm Knowles, its original introduction into the USA was in 1926 by E.C. Lindeman, and again in 1927 by E. C. Lindeman and M. L. Anderson. However, the oldest known published document using the concept was authored by a German -- Alexander Kapp, in 1833. Much of the published literature in recent times has focused on the popularized use of the term, reflecting either a wholesale support of Knowles' version of andragogy, or a "debunking" for the reason of what some call ...


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Air Carrier Check Airman Training: An Adult Education Model, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2001

Air Carrier Check Airman Training: An Adult Education Model, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Air carrier check airman selection and training is generally based on technical expertise. Teaching and learning styles are not currently part of the curriculum in theses training programs and thus may contribute to the significant dropouts and training problems. A model consisting of five building blocks that make up a systematic training program is introduced that may aid the non-experienced teacher of adults. Many air carrier check airmen have several years teaching experience, however for the purpose of this paper non-experienced with refer to those individuals who have not received formal training in teaching and learning styles of adults. A ...


Teacher Growing Pains, Carolina Mancuso Jan 2001

Teacher Growing Pains, Carolina Mancuso

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reflecting on a teacher education course which incorporated experiential learning in an exploratory pedagogy, the author examines how the relationship between teachers and students can affect both personal and professional lives, particularly in periods of individual transition.


Discredited Metaphors Of Mind Limit Our Vision, Marilyn Middendorf Jan 2001

Discredited Metaphors Of Mind Limit Our Vision, Marilyn Middendorf

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Teachers will be intrigued by recent discoveries in "the brain sciences" and the new metaphors of consciousness they suggest.


Connecting, Helen Walker, Laura Milner, Candace Walworth, Dave Waddell, Vic Kryston, Richard L. Graves Jan 2001

Connecting, Helen Walker, Laura Milner, Candace Walworth, Dave Waddell, Vic Kryston, Richard L. Graves

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Laura Milner—Steve's Story.

Candace Walworth—War & Peace in a Two-Car Garage.

Dave Waddell—Caring.

Vic Kryston—Ralph and the Unexpected Fix.

Richard L. Graves—The Abraham Dream.


Reviews, Sandi Albertson-Shea, Susan A. Schiller, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm Jan 2001

Reviews, Sandi Albertson-Shea, Susan A. Schiller, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Sandi Alberston-Shea. Letters for the Living: Teaching Writing in a Violent Age. (Michael Blitz and C. Mark Huribert, 1999).

Susan A. Schiller. Education and the Soul: Toward a Spiritual Curriculum. (John P. Miller, 2000).

Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice. (Mary Rose O'Reilly, 1998).

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Imperfection: The Will-To-Control And The Struggle Of Letting Go, W. Keith Duffy Jan 2001

Imperfection: The Will-To-Control And The Struggle Of Letting Go, W. Keith Duffy

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

As I found myself beginning to appropriate my students' writing more and more, I wondered if this was evidence of a spiritual imbalance—an unwillingness to acknowledge my own imperfection as a teacher and human being.


A Poetics Of Student Writing, Dennis Young Jan 2001

A Poetics Of Student Writing, Dennis Young

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Focusing on student reflective essays about learning writing, I rely on depth psychology and hermeneutics to illustrate the image-making, poetic dimension of student work.