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Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield Nov 2014

Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

New methodologies of teaching and learning are changing the landscape of higher education. However, faculty are often unaware of the research and continue to rely heavily on lecture. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an extended series, known as the Teaching Academy, transformed instructors’ ideas about effective teaching and their classroom practices. In addition to learning about the impact of the Academy, participants will also consider ways to overcome barriers and implement this type of in-depth faculty development, which did not require additional funding, on their campuses.


Reclaiming Social Justice: A Position Paper Investigating Competing Representations Of Adult Education And Its Purpose In A Neo-Liberal World, C. Amelia Davis, Keara Sodano Apr 2011

Reclaiming Social Justice: A Position Paper Investigating Competing Representations Of Adult Education And Its Purpose In A Neo-Liberal World, C. Amelia Davis, Keara Sodano

C. Amelia Davis

The push towards globalization puts the world’s wealth in the hands of only a few, creating political and social discourses that lead to competing representations of adult education and its purpose.In this paper, we argue that neo-liberalism has had divergent effects on the conceptualization and practices of adult education, fostering conflicting ideologies and practices of human resource development and social justice. We charge adult educators to reclaim social justice as the purpose of adult education, establishing a force of transformation and communication that calls for a new social order of collectivism, justice, and democracy


Group Work At Georgia Southern University: Recommendations From The 2009-2010 Flc On Sotl, Trent W. Maurer, Diana Sturges, Padmini Shankar, Deborah Allen, Saida Akbarova Jan 2010

Group Work At Georgia Southern University: Recommendations From The 2009-2010 Flc On Sotl, Trent W. Maurer, Diana Sturges, Padmini Shankar, Deborah Allen, Saida Akbarova

Trent W. Maurer

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Knowledge And Attitudes Of Georgia High School Economics Teachers, Gregory J. Brock Jan 2008

Knowledge And Attitudes Of Georgia High School Economics Teachers, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

Using a unique large sample survey, the knowledge and attitudes of Georgia high school economics teachers towards economics is examined for the first time. Teachers are found to have a good knowledge of economics with perhaps more training needed in supply/demand analysis and monetary economics. A minority of teachers don't like economics and even the math that is needed to teach it. Teachers who recently took a university course or at least attended an economics education workshop are far more likely to like and be knowledgeable about economics.


Developing A Training Program For Instructional Assistants Within A Large-Scale Emporium-Based Environment: A Nine-Year Evolution Towards Systematic Change, Charles B. Hodges, Jennifer M. Brill Jan 2007

Developing A Training Program For Instructional Assistants Within A Large-Scale Emporium-Based Environment: A Nine-Year Evolution Towards Systematic Change, Charles B. Hodges, Jennifer M. Brill

Charles B. Hodges

The Virginia Tech Math Emporium is a large-scale, computer-based learning lab supporting courses designed following the emporium model (Twigg, 2003). In this article the authors discuss challenges and solutions faced between the years 1997 and 2006 involved with hiring, training, and evaluating the staff of instructional assistants working in the Math Emporium. The discussion is grounded in literature from the fields of training and peer tutoring. Directions for future methods of training instructional assistants are suggested.