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Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer Nov 2018

Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer

The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies presents a valuable opportunity for students; undergraduates and postgraduates alike to write mentored publications of their research activities within the sport’s world. The papers are externally reviewed by academics from institutions (UK and overseas) who have an interest in researching sport and physical education. They also share a similar vision for raising confidence in students’ writing and encouraging greater involvement with researching sport from a qualitative standpoint. Towards these ends the journal has three core aims which the Editorial Board hope the reader will recognise as being educationally valuable in terms ...


Elder Academy : Curriculum Design And Operation Model = 長者學苑 : 課程設計與運作模式, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho, Marc Craig Lebane, Emily Endres, John Fraier, Katy Sauer Sep 2016

Elder Academy : Curriculum Design And Operation Model = 長者學苑 : 課程設計與運作模式, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho, Marc Craig Lebane, Emily Endres, John Fraier, Katy Sauer

Mr. LEBANE, Marc Craig

Ever since the launching of the Elder Academy in 2007, numerous schools have joined the fray bringing with them valuable innovations, presenting the elderly and students with a wide variety of educational activities. The experiences of the Elder Academy at Lingnan and other academies are summarized in this handbook, in order to provide a frame of reference and an operation guide for other schools and organizations, so that they may design their own comprehensive teaching and learning plans. In this handbook, the roles and responsibilities of participating organizations are explained, and there are guidelines and suggestions regarding assessment methods. Apart ...


以長者學苑為本的其他學習經歷實用手冊, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong Aug 2016

以長者學苑為本的其他學習經歷實用手冊, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong

Dr. MA, Hok Ka, Carol

嶺南大學累積幾年來實踐長者學苑計劃的經驗,聯同其姊妹及區內長者學苑共編寫《以長者學苑為本的其他學習經歷實用手冊》。手冊可作為參與長者學苑計劃或有興趣該計劃團體的一個指引,增加在如何推行及設計與長者學苑相關的課程及學習活動方面的認識。本手冊更協助推廣跨界別合作互動學習的模式,讓更多長者及學生受惠。


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Melanie Mills

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves ...


Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

A sudden change of teaching placements forced my return to graduate school at the age of 40. Transformative graduate school learning resulted in the completion of a Ph.D. and earning a tenure track position in teacher education. This essay uses Pinar’s four steps of currere provide a lens to examine the past, look toward the future, take opportunity to look backward to the past while examining the present, and then re-enter the present. Mezirow’s transformative adult learning theory lends guidance for understanding why older adults may be uniquely poised to navigate successfully the complex maze of academia.


Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins Sep 2015

Investing In Workforce Literacy Pays: Building Employer Commitment To Workplace Language, Literacy And Numeracy Programs, Justin Brown, Michael Taylor, Phillip Mckenzie, Kate Perkins

Dr Justin Brown

In September 2012 the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) contracted the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct this study into the financial return to employers from investing in workplace literacy training programs. The Australian Government, through its Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), contracted the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) to manage the project. Over 2013-14, this study developed and trialled a set of data collection instruments in pilot mode with seven training programs funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program. This report presents the results from the study in the ...


A Partnership In Pedagogy Of Process: Conversations About Co-Teaching Critical Analysis, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro Sep 2015

A Partnership In Pedagogy Of Process: Conversations About Co-Teaching Critical Analysis, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Jody Piro

Reflective, post-event conversations (Campbell, Gibson, & Gramlich, 2005) between two professors who co-taught a graduate level, online teacher education course in diversity depict a teaching partnership. Our goal was to reflect upon the process of co-teaching critical analysis within this partnership. Foucault’s cautionary treatise (1980) is recognized in that analyses of power/knowledge metanarratives, such as pedagogies of diversity, liberal arts, and critical analysis, contain discourses of power, despite their emancipatory intentions. The conversations are considered reflexive discourse (Lather, 2007) in that truth can never be found outside of power relations (Foucault, 1980). Questioning the relations of power and influence ...


Discussions In A Socrates Café: Implications For Critical Thinking In Teacher Education, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson Aug 2015

Discussions In A Socrates Café: Implications For Critical Thinking In Teacher Education, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

Jody Piro

The purpose of this study was to benchmark the types of Socratic questioning that were occurring in a Socrates Café, an online discussion forum, in a graduate level diversity course in teacher education. The Universal Intellectual Standards were used to analyze Socratic questioning. Results suggested that the nine Universal Intellectual Standards provided an exceptional deductive framework for understanding the types and frequencies of Socratic questioning occurring in the Socrates Café. The benefits of using a Socrates Cafe discussion for instruction to scaffold critical thinking are discussed and implications for teacher education are considered.


The Apprentice Retention Program: Evaluation And Implications For Ontario, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Ronald Hansen Jan 2015

The Apprentice Retention Program: Evaluation And Implications For Ontario, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Ronald Hansen

Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Apprentice retention and completion focus of new study

The completion rates of Ontario’s apprentices remain a point of concern, prompting growing interest in programs to improve retention and completion. A new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario examines the development, implementation and efficacy of the Apprentice Retention Program (ARP).

Project description

ARP was developed in a partnership with Western University, Fanshawe College, the local Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) Employment Ontario office, the Apprenticeship Network and the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workplace Planning and Development Board. The program consisted of nine hands-on and two online ...


Elder Academy : Curriculum Design And Operation Model = 長者學苑 : 課程設計與運作模式, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho, Marc Craig Lebane, Emily Endres, John Fraier, Katy Sauer Nov 2014

Elder Academy : Curriculum Design And Operation Model = 長者學苑 : 課程設計與運作模式, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho, Marc Craig Lebane, Emily Endres, John Fraier, Katy Sauer

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Ever since the launching of the Elder Academy in 2007, numerous schools have joined the fray bringing with them valuable innovations, presenting the elderly and students with a wide variety of educational activities. The experiences of the Elder Academy at Lingnan and other academies are summarized in this handbook, in order to provide a frame of reference and an operation guide for other schools and organizations, so that they may design their own comprehensive teaching and learning plans.

In this handbook, the roles and responsibilities of participating organizations are explained, and there are guidelines and suggestions regarding assessment methods. Apart ...


長者學習研究計劃2011-2012 : 計劃介紹及教材冊, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung Nov 2014

長者學習研究計劃2011-2012 : 計劃介紹及教材冊, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

有見長者的學歷及學習能力日高,長者的需求亦有所不同,對長者需求的研究實是需要的。加上部份長者表示希望參與較高層次的學習活動及貢獻社會,故嶺南大學服務研習處舉辦長者學習研究計劃2011-2012,培訓長者成為研究人員,期望由長者的角度出發,為長者學習 的長遠發展作出研究及提出建議。 計劃目標: • 培養長者對學術研究的興趣; • 提供研究技巧培訓課程; • 分析學苑現有課程的成效; • 探討長者學習的政策及制定長遠發展方向; • 透過長幼參與研究計劃,增加兩代溝通,促進跨代共融。 本手冊收錄了有關計劃詳情以及課程教材。


長者學習研究計劃2011-2012 : 學員作品集, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung Nov 2014

長者學習研究計劃2011-2012 : 學員作品集, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Wing Yee, Nans Leung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

有見長者的學歷及學習能力日高,長者的需求亦有所不同,對長者需求的研究實是需要的。加上部份長者表示希望參與較高層次的學習活動及貢獻社會,故嶺南大學服務研習處舉辦長者學習研究計劃2011-2012,培訓長者成為研究人員,期望由長者的角度出發,為長者學習 的長遠發展作出研究及提出建議。計劃目標:• 培養長者對學術研究的興趣;• 提供研究技巧培訓課程;• 分析學苑現有課程的成效;• 探討長者學習的政策及制定長遠發展方向;• 透過長幼參與研究計劃,增加兩代溝通,促進跨代共融。 本作品集收錄了有關計劃中,長者學員們所撰寫的研究報告。


A Handbook For Using Elder Academy As A Platform Of Other Learning Experiences, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Ka Man, Carman Chan, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho Nov 2014

A Handbook For Using Elder Academy As A Platform Of Other Learning Experiences, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hok Ka, Carol Ma, Lai Kuen, Stella Wong, Ka Man, Carman Chan, Wing Yee, Nans Leung, Hau Hing, Elaine Tang, Miu Ching, Wendy Ho

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

This handbook will discuss how school syllabus, Other Learning Experiences (OLE) and Elder Academy (EA) can be integrated. It will provide some structures for schools as a reference and help develop a comprehensive learning plan. Besides, the handbook will mention different roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, as well as the suggestions and guidelines for assessment. The programs and activities in the “Elder Academy at Lingnan” will be taken as examples to demonstrate the guidelines. This can provide a better understanding of the operation mode of the integration between school curricula, OLE and EA. Hence, interested stakeholders can perform their own ...


Poster: Current Condition Of Curriculum Materials Centers And Collections In Academic Institutions In The State Of Michigan, Rita Kohrman Sep 2014

Poster: Current Condition Of Curriculum Materials Centers And Collections In Academic Institutions In The State Of Michigan, Rita Kohrman

Rita Kohrman

A 2005 sabbatical explored the different Curriculum Materials Centers and Collections in academic institutions in the State of Michigan. In 2014, the current conditions of these special libraries for pre-service teacher candidates was performed. Research revealed numerous changes, including closures, reductions, and reevaluations. This poster attempts to place the research in a visual format.


Buried Or Not? What’S Happened To Numeracy?, David Tout Aug 2014

Buried Or Not? What’S Happened To Numeracy?, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

International surveys reveal a worrying decline in adult numeracy development. Dave Tout makes the case for a renewed focus.


Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout Aug 2014

Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Concurrent Session


Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout Aug 2014

Session A - Quality And Equity In Vocational Education And Training (Vet), Sheldon Rothman, David Curtis, Lori Hocking, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

Concurrent Session


Don't Subtract Numeracy, David Tout Jul 2014

Don't Subtract Numeracy, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The development of adults’ core skills for work and life requires attention to language and literacy, but numeracy counts as well, says Dave Tout.


How Transformational Theory Can Be Used To Understand The Personal Experience Of Being Bullied In The Workplace, Salma A. Hadeed Jun 2014

How Transformational Theory Can Be Used To Understand The Personal Experience Of Being Bullied In The Workplace, Salma A. Hadeed

salma a hadeed

No abstract provided.


In-Service Teachers’ Understanding And Teaching Of Humane Education Before And After A Standards-Based Intervention, Stephanie Itle-Clark Jun 2014

In-Service Teachers’ Understanding And Teaching Of Humane Education Before And After A Standards-Based Intervention, Stephanie Itle-Clark

Stephanie Itle-Clark, Ed.D., CHES

The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which credentialed educators conceptualized, understood, and perceived humane education, as well as their intent to include humane education in personal practice and their knowledge of strategies for integrating humane education concepts into their classroom work. The group of 25 educators participated in an online eight-week professional development course and completed pre- and post-surveys. The participants consisted of educators from the United States, British Columbia, and Vietnam. Participants were 11 secondary educators, 10 primary educators, 2 substitute teachers, 1 administrator, and 1 librarian. Results indicate that after an eight-week professional ...


Social Media As An Educational Tool In University Level Geography, Elizabeth Hundey Apr 2014

Social Media As An Educational Tool In University Level Geography, Elizabeth Hundey

Beth J Hundey

Social media is not a passing fad—it is a new, versatile way of both information gathering and production. It is broadly defined as “networked tools that emphasize the social aspect of the Internet for communication, collaboration and creative expression” (Dabbagh & Kitsantas, 2012). Although many courses have online components (e.g. WebCT or other learning management systems), it is arguable that we as educators are not taking advantage of mainstream (i.e. applications and sites that are not education specific) social media to its full potential in the classroom. This short paper offers an outline of a seminar discussing the ...


Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa Jan 2014

Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

CALL FOR PAPERS Approaches to Early Childhood and Special Needs Instruction in Developing Societies By Williams Emeka Obiozor, EdD. Ngozi E. Anyikwa, PhD. Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka - Nigeria For book Chapters…..Forward/Submit your ABSTRACTS & FULL PAPERS to: onestreetprojects@gmail.com, and copy ngozianyikwa@yahoo.com Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013. Publication date: January 2014.


Moocology 1.0, Glenna Decker Dec 2013

Moocology 1.0, Glenna Decker

deckerg@gvsu.edu

MOOCology 1.0 is the opening essay for Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses, a collection written by academics from their own insights and experiences. This chapter offers a brief overview of the history and some of the issues surrounding this disruptive technology. Important questions are raised to keep the focus on that which is most important - the learner.


Solving Problems Paradoxically And Creatively, Salma A. Hadeed Dec 2013

Solving Problems Paradoxically And Creatively, Salma A. Hadeed

salma a hadeed

No abstract provided.


Making A Difference In Developing Countries, David Tout Oct 2013

Making A Difference In Developing Countries, David Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The work of ACER in education is making the difference in educational outcomes for students across the world, particularly in developing countries.


A Brief Examination Of Professional Development Models, Imran Chaudary Oct 2013

A Brief Examination Of Professional Development Models, Imran Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

This paper aims to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the major professional development models by examining their underpinning assumptions in the light of the particular bodies of scholarship from the field of education. For this purpose, nine professional development models have been chosen from the Kennedy (2005) and a framework of analysis has been constructed by modifying the criteria of effective professional development reported in the Fraser, Kennedy, Reid, and Mickinney (2007) and the Piggot-Irvine (2006). There is no ‘one right answer’! No one particular form or model of professional development is better than others to be adopted; rather ...


Diversity Case Study, Salma A. Hadeed Sep 2013

Diversity Case Study, Salma A. Hadeed

salma a hadeed

Diversity brings new talent and creativity in an organization with ideas and beliefs from different backgrounds. Diversity includes race, culture, age, disabilities, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation. Imagine the workplace as a melting pot that includes all of these diverse affiliations. One would think that where diversity exists, there would be an amicable relationship amongst employees; a creation of colorful ideas being thrown together, however this is not always the case. Even though diversity is looked at as a broad spectrum, this case study would be focusing on only one: sexual orientation in the workplace.


Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson Apr 2013

Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson

Leah C. Neubauer

The Affordable Care Act allocated $250 million in 2010 for disease prevention via four critical priorities, including Public Health Training and Research & Tracking. Public health educators in academia have an opportunity to reexamine and reconstruct educative preparations for public health workers to adequately identify and address the environmental, social, and behavioral issues that impact health across the life span. Public health professionals are obligated to consider the larger political, social, and economic implications forces surrounding their work to affect the largest possible positive outcomes in communities ' health. This presentation will highlight the establishment of a graduate MPH course "Preparation for ...


The Teaching Leader Series: Interprofessional Faculty Development, Amy B. Smith Phd, James P. Orlando Edd, Elissa Foster Phd, Jaan Naktin Md, Cynthia A. Cappel Msn, Rn-Bc1, Alexander J. Lemheney Med, Frazier T. Stevenson Md Apr 2013

The Teaching Leader Series: Interprofessional Faculty Development, Amy B. Smith Phd, James P. Orlando Edd, Elissa Foster Phd, Jaan Naktin Md, Cynthia A. Cappel Msn, Rn-Bc1, Alexander J. Lemheney Med, Frazier T. Stevenson Md

Amy B Smith PhD

No abstract provided.


Rethinking Classroom Participation, Rita Gardiner Mar 2013

Rethinking Classroom Participation, Rita Gardiner

Rita A Gardiner

Within the classroom, feelings of alienation can adversely affect students’ ability to speak, and thus serve to reproduce social inequities. This is especially the case with some first year students who may not have had many opportunities to speak, as well as students from different cultures where talking in class may not be the norm. To help mitigate power imbalances, it is necessary to develop a diversity of teaching practices and approaches to learning to ensure that each student feels that her class participation counts. In this workshop, I want to consider ways in which it is possible to encourage ...