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Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli Dec 2013

Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli

Jaya Kannan

WebEx is a web conferencing solution that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio and video conferencing, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.


Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan Oct 2013

Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

No abstract provided.


Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi Oct 2013

Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

No abstract provided.


Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday Oct 2013

Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

Dr. Pilar Munday describes her use of twitter in teaching students Spanish language and culture at Sacred Heart University.


Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak Jun 2013

Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

No abstract provided.


Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long Jun 2013

Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

We have all heard about learning outcomes, but how do we write them and effectively evaluate them? This interactive session provides an overview of learning outcomes, tips, and advice about writing learning outcomes using Learning Reconsidered as a framework. The session also demonstrates how to assess student learning based on learning outcomes.


Metaphors Used By Malaysian Teachers-In-Training: Implications For Language Teacher Education, Zuwati Hasim May 2013

Metaphors Used By Malaysian Teachers-In-Training: Implications For Language Teacher Education, Zuwati Hasim

zuwati hasim

Over the past 20 years, there has been increasing interest in exploring what language teachers believe (Borg, 2006). Often these beliefs are expressed in terms of metaphors (Richards, 1998; Woodward, 1991), but there has been little recent research connecting the two strands. The present study is based on the per-sonal reflections of a group of 72 trainee teachers in a Malaysian University after a three-month practicum in local high schools. In these reflections, as well as currently fashionable constructs such as facilitator and motivator, these students often described their perceptions of the role of the language teacher using various metaphors ...


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 ...


Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman Feb 2013

Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP GROWTH OF RAW MATERIALS TO ERADICATE POVERTY is a priority for every government if we have to attain the vision and goals of MDGs/EFA in 2015. Adult educators are contributing to this vision with extension service programmes to rural women via workshops like these.


Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Community-based organizations (CBOs), Village Education Committees (VECs), NGOs, Town Association members are challenged to ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education at the Adult literacy centers established in their communities. Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective facilitation and supervision as well as advocacy for more adult learner enrollment and management by the stakeholders.


. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

How can we ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education? Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective teaching-learning and supervision of adult and non-formal education activities in our rural communities.


Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grade Career Planning Lesson Plan Handouts Jan 2013

Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grade Career Planning Lesson Plan Handouts

Ohio College Access Network

These handouts accompany lessons plans around career planning intended for elementary/middle school aged students and created by the Grove City Christian School Guidance Department. They were provided as part of the live PD/webinar entitled Building College Aspiration in the Elementary and Middle Grades held in January 2013 in Columbus, OH


The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2013

The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

“She talks very well for her age, doesn’t she?” Acquiring a language is a fascinating process that has always been intriguing for scholars and linguists over the history. Many scholars have successfully attempted to explain the complex process of second language acquisition (SLA). The popular schools of thought including the structuralist /behaviorist position, the nativist position, and the constructivist position introduced some remarkable attempts to analyze this mesmerizing phenomenon. In fact, these different positions aim to explain the nature of second language acquisition but do not necessary stress on the connection between age and language development. In many instances ...


The Effects Of An Intervention That Includes In-Class Coaching On Preschool Teachers And Children, Amber K. Oliveira Jan 2013

The Effects Of An Intervention That Includes In-Class Coaching On Preschool Teachers And Children, Amber K. Oliveira

Amber K Oliveira

The impact of high quality early learning experiences on a child's development is profound. Teacher quality has been deemed an important predictor of classroom quality, but currently teachers in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) in the state of Florida are required to meet minimal training requirements. The purpose of this study was to examine an intervention including in-class coaching as a means of professional development to better prepare preschool teachers. The present study included and examination of the changes in environmental quality, child outcomes, and teacher perceptions after the intervention. Scores obtained were compared before and after the intervention. A two-tailed ...


Facilitating Change In Elt Practice: How Professional Development Can Be Enhanced By Understanding Change, Susan Barduhn, Beth Neher Jan 2013

Facilitating Change In Elt Practice: How Professional Development Can Be Enhanced By Understanding Change, Susan Barduhn, Beth Neher

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys Jan 2013

The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys

Todd E. Pettys

This article proposes a dramatic shift in law schools’ approach to teaching doctrinal courses. The proposal flows in large part from three separate developments: (1) the rise of strong economic headwinds in the market for legal education; (2) the emergence of empirical evidence that law schools are falling short of their goal of equipping students with powerful analytic abilities that transcend the particular doctrinal frameworks law schools teach; and (3) the incipient revolution in higher education, with prestigious universities now aggressively pursuing the opportunity to provide the public with free or low-cost access to many of their courses through the ...


Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates Jan 2013

Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates

Sunil B.G. & Associates

No abstract provided.


Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Seyed Mohammad Motahar Jan 2013

Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Due to the effect of citation impact on The Higher Education (THE) world university ranking system, most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities. The results show that the article visibility has tended to receive more download and citations. This is probably the first study to collect over 30 different ways to improve the citation record. Further study is needed to explore and expand these techniques in specific fields of study in order to make the results ...


Primary And Secondary Distance Education: Expanding The Knowledge Base In The Schools Sector, Michael Barbour Jan 2013

Primary And Secondary Distance Education: Expanding The Knowledge Base In The Schools Sector, Michael Barbour

Michael Barbour

Editorial introduction to Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning. Special Issue - Primary and Secondary Education 17.1 (2013):i-ii.


Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor Jan 2013

Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor

Christopher J Poor

New Zealand’s current government has embarked on a course of supporting private providers of education in the form of “partnership” schools with the claim that these charter schools can address the recalcitrant problem of disparity of achievement between students from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines evidence from the research on charter schools and argues that attention should rather be paid to the Finnish example of high and equal educational achievement and to the landmark achievements of New Zealand’s own pioneers of progressive education as we prepare a new generation for the twenty-first century.


What Makes A Star Teacher? Examining Teacher Dispositions, Professionalization, And Teacher Effectiveness Using The Haberman Star Teacher Pre-Screener, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Sara Mccubbins Jan 2013

What Makes A Star Teacher? Examining Teacher Dispositions, Professionalization, And Teacher Effectiveness Using The Haberman Star Teacher Pre-Screener, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Sara Mccubbins

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.