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Quantitative Reasoning: Interdisciplinary Stem 21st Century Reasoning Modality, Robert L. Mayes Jul 2015

Quantitative Reasoning: Interdisciplinary Stem 21st Century Reasoning Modality, Robert L. Mayes

Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentations

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (NGA 2010) call for improving scientific, engineering, and mathematical practices. Among the practices called for are model-based reasoning which engages students in developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data, and using mathematics and computational thinking. Fundamental to these processes is quantitative reasoning (QR), which for this project is defined as:

Quantitative reasoning is mathematics and statistics applied in real-life, authentic situations that impact an individual’s life as a constructive, concerned, and reflective citizen (Mayes et al. 2014b).

In the NSF project, Culturally Relevant ...


Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield Aug 2014

Negotiating A Teaching Philosophy, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

A teaching philosophy is a statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. If you are preparing for tenure or promotion, or applying for a teaching award, you will need to make sure your teaching philosophy is as well prepared as possible. In this interactive series you’ll learn strategies to help you describe your approach to teaching and learning. Come prepared to write.

Judith Longfield is currently an Instructional Services Coordinator at Georgia Southern University and the winner of an Indiana University system-wide teaching award. In addition to helping faculty learn to teach effectively, her research interests include the ...


Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: The Teaching Academy Story, Judith Longfield Mar 2014

Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: The Teaching Academy Story, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Parker Palmer speaks of the “privatization of teaching” as one of the factors that prevent faculty from growing “more fully into the demands of the teacher’s craft.” At the same time, new methodologies of teaching and learning are changing the landscape of higher education. Because of privatization, faculty and TA are often unaware of how learning works and continue to rely heavily on lecture. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an eight-week “course” known as the Teaching Academy transformed participants’ attitudes towards learning-centered teaching. By assuming the role of students while learning about teaching using these new ...


Improving Reading Compliance And Quiz Scores Through The Use Of Reading Guides, Judith Longfield, Trent W. Maurer Oct 2013

Improving Reading Compliance And Quiz Scores Through The Use Of Reading Guides, Judith Longfield, Trent W. Maurer

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Questions & Rationale: This session will present an inquiry into student learning as measured by reading compliance and quiz scores. Students’ reading compliance has declined substantially over the past 30 years from over 80% to less than 20% (Burchfield & Sappington, 2000). Even in textbook-reliant introductory courses, students read less than 1/3 of the assigned pages (Gurung & Martin, 2011), and reading compliance significantly predicts exam scores and final grades (Sappington et al., 2002). Students who have not completed the readings are unprepared for class activities based on that material, which makes it difficult for instructors to move beyond content-delivery lectures.

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From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield Jun 2013

From Theory To College Classrooms: Collaborative/Cooperative Learning Techniques That Work, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Research demonstrates that engaging students in the learning process leads to improved attitudes, enhanced learning and student retention. In this session attendees will learn about the research behind cooperative and collaborative learning, how to form groups and create effective learning tasks, and be introduced to a variety of active learning techniques. Participant will also practice integrating collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) into a course by developing a plan for using, grading and evaluating one or more CoLTs.


Using Collaborative Learning Techniques (Colts) To Promote Engaged Student Learning, Judith Longfield Apr 2013

Using Collaborative Learning Techniques (Colts) To Promote Engaged Student Learning, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

Research demonstrates that engaging students in the learning process leads to improved attitudes, enhanced learning and student retention. In this interactive session you will learn about collaborative and cooperative learning, how to form groups and create effective learning tasks, and be introduced to a variety of active learning techniques. You will also practice integrating collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) into a course by developing a plan for using, grading and evaluating one or more CoLTs.


Teaching Certification Programs: Key Questions For Design & Refinement, Judith Longfield Mar 2013

Teaching Certification Programs: Key Questions For Design & Refinement, Judith Longfield

Centers for Teaching and Technology Staff Presentations

In addition to learning about two Teaching Certification Programs at Georgia Southern, one for faculty and another for TAs, attendees will be asked to share their experiences with Teaching Certification Programs.