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Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony Jul 2013

Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony

Ray Peck

No abstract provided.


It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson Nov 2011

It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson

Hal Blythe

It Works For Me, Online is designed primarily to aid instructors in two major types of classes: fully online and web-enhanced/hybrid courses. Those who teach fully online classes will find tips on such things as tricks you can use with synchronous chats, how to use blogging in your classroom to replace traditional chat-rooms (talk about your superannuation), and even ways of adapting Blackboard to meet administrative needs. Those who prefer web enhancements to the traditional classroom will find advice to navigate between the virtual and real world. And, truthfully, we are hopeful that even dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Luddites will skim ...


Factors Affecting Attraction And Retention Of Pre-Service Male Primary Teachers In A Non-Government Higher Education Institution, Heather Taylor Nov 2004

Factors Affecting Attraction And Retention Of Pre-Service Male Primary Teachers In A Non-Government Higher Education Institution, Heather Taylor

Theses Bachelor Honours

This paper is set in the context of concern about boys' academic achievement and the decline in the numbers of males entering the primary teaching profession in Australia. It focuses on the views of male pre-service teachers as to factors that affect their attraction to and retention in the teaching profession.

This qualitative study is designed to provide well-researched information regarding factors that affect the recruitment and persistence of male pre-service primary teachers. The study consisted of two distinct stages, distribution and evaluation of a simple questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews that were analysed by Grounded Theory.

The ...


Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor Oct 2004

Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 16, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Diversity And Homogeneity In American Culture: Teaching And Theory, Claudia Strauss Oct 2004

Diversity And Homogeneity In American Culture: Teaching And Theory, Claudia Strauss

Pitzer Faculty Publications and Research

In teaching, as in any kind of cultural production, you can look at content, or you can look at reception. Here I want to talk about both: the content of what to say about diversity and sharing in U.S. culture, and how that may be received.


Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd Jun 2004

Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

The author draws on her professional practice as an educator/academic in a UK higher education institution to share her journey, as an African British woman, of becoming the change she wants to see in the world. She shares the process of the radical appropriation of her own unique and creative spiritual ‘I’ and the challenges she is presented with of identifying her particular path of meaning and purpose; of transcending the social construction of black and white identities; of definitive movement towards self realisation and spiritual freedom. The central thrust of the paper is the emphasis on how every ...


Teaching Abilities In Preservice Teacher Self-Ratings And Comparable Instructor Ratings, Feng Liu Jan 2004

Teaching Abilities In Preservice Teacher Self-Ratings And Comparable Instructor Ratings, Feng Liu

The Corinthian

The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlations between preservice teachers' self-ratings of their technology skills and their self-ratings of other teaching skills. The data collected using questionnaires with a four-point Likert Scale were examined. Bivariate correlations were used comparing each competency with the technology competency. The correlation between 232 preservice teachers' self-ratings and their technology skills had statistical significance but were very low (r = .14 tor=. 20; the statistical significance level: .05). The skill rating that was most highly correlated to their technology skill was their ability to evaluate and find good teaching materials and resources (r ...


Perspectives, Donna Arzt, Gerald Grant Jan 2004

Perspectives, Donna Arzt, Gerald Grant

Syracuse University Magazine

No abstract provided.


Alignment Of Classroom Assessments With The Virginia Standards Of Learning (Sol), Joan A. Rhodes, Valerie J. Robnolt, Susan P. Mckelvey Jan 2004

Alignment Of Classroom Assessments With The Virginia Standards Of Learning (Sol), Joan A. Rhodes, Valerie J. Robnolt, Susan P. Mckelvey

MERC Publications

Parents, teachers, and school administrators all have one common goal — student success. Teachers have been trusted to impart knowledge to students, while hopefully fostering a love of learning, then assessing how much the students know. Assessment in the classroom, whether informal, formative, or summative, has been the major source of identifying student strengths and weaknesses. Today, many people believe that teachers must be accountable for what they do in the classroom. Within the educational system, students’ success has been measured inconsistently from state-to-state, district-to-district, and even classroom-to-classroom. In this age of accountability, national and state standards have been developed, and ...


The Nsw Det's Quality Teaching Framework And The Realities Of A Special Education Classroom, Leanna Formosa, Roselyn M. Dixon Jan 2004

The Nsw Det's Quality Teaching Framework And The Realities Of A Special Education Classroom, Leanna Formosa, Roselyn M. Dixon

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

In May 2003, the NSW Department of Education and Training introduced the Quality Teaching framework to NSW public schools for discussion and possible implementation. Principals and teachers were encouraged to use the framework for the twofold purpose of improving both teaching practice and student learning. While versions of the framework have been successfully used in USA and Australia, there is a paucity of research which reports on its merit, worth, or value for teachers of children with moderate intellectual disabilities. The aim of this study is to explore the degree of congruence and/or 'fit' between the Quality Teaching framework ...


Improving Student Learning Through Theme Based Curriculum Design And Team Teaching: An Action Research Study, Brenda Dermody Jan 2004

Improving Student Learning Through Theme Based Curriculum Design And Team Teaching: An Action Research Study, Brenda Dermody

Dissertations

This study is concerned with improving the design and delivery of the curriculum on a four year BA in Design Visual Communication programme in the Dublin Institute of Technology. The study examines how aspects of curriculum design and delivery affect some of the key stakeholders - the students and academic staff – involved in the programme. It looks at how the design and delivery of the curriculum can be improved with a view to achieving two main aims. The first aim is to promote a deep approach to learning among visual communication students. The second aim is to promote a deep approach ...


Psychological Versus Generic Critical Thinking As Predictors And Outcome Measures In A Large Undergraduate Human Development Course, Robert L. Williams, Renee Oliver, Susan Stockdale Jan 2004

Psychological Versus Generic Critical Thinking As Predictors And Outcome Measures In A Large Undergraduate Human Development Course, Robert L. Williams, Renee Oliver, Susan Stockdale

Faculty Publications

This article compares the predictive and outcome status of a subject-specific versus a generic measure of critical thinking in a large undergraduate course. Specifically, the predictive potential of critical thinking was assessed with respect to test performance, both for tests requiring critical thinking and for those requiring only direct recall. This paper also examines the extent to which answering practice-exam questions with embedded psychological critical thinking issues produced improvement in critical thinking. The impact of the treatment on the critical thinking of students who performed well or poorly on the course tests requiring considerable application of critical thinking was assessed.


Positioning The Case To Tell The Story: Developing The Narrative Or Presentational Account, Gail Wilson, Elizabeth Stacey Jan 2004

Positioning The Case To Tell The Story: Developing The Narrative Or Presentational Account, Gail Wilson, Elizabeth Stacey

Centre for Teaching and Learning

This paper is drawn from a doctoral study (in its final stages) about the use and adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance the face-to-face teaching by six academic staff, who represent different disciplines and different campus locations, in a large, regional university in Australia. A collective case study was adopted as the framework for the study, and field data comprised semi-structured interviews, curriculum guides, teaching and learning resources, websites, and included results of a Teaching Practices Inventory completed by each of the research participants. Case study is a popular choice of qualitative researchers. There are numerous examples ...


Investigating The Effectiveness Of Teaching 'Online Learning' In A Problem-Based Learning Online Environment., Roisin Donnelly Jan 2004

Investigating The Effectiveness Of Teaching 'Online Learning' In A Problem-Based Learning Online Environment., Roisin Donnelly

Books/Book Chapters

This chapter reports on the evaluation and subsequent re-design of an e-learning module that utilised a problem-based pedagogy. The module was a component of a Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching for lecturers from a range of higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland. The online delivery took the form of using a range of electronic resources and online asynchronous and synchronous discussion to solve a problem-based learning scenario. In designing the original module I had envisaged that the key to the module participants’ success would be to collaborate online and share valuable information with colleagues from ...


Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster Jan 2004

Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster

School of Education

This article reports on a university developed board endorsed course (UDBEC), which allows higher school certificate (HSC) students to undertake two units of an undergraduate teaching degree as part of their final year of schooling. The course, Springboard into teaching, is a collaborative initiative of the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU) and the Catholic education office (CEO) in Lismore, New South Wales (NSW). The course aimed to attract students to the teaching profession, and targeted motivated and high achieving students with an interest in studying teaching at the local university. This article describes Springboard into teaching, and ...


Describing The Ball: Improve Teaching By Using Rubrics - Explicit Grading Criteria, Sophie M. Sparrow Jan 2004

Describing The Ball: Improve Teaching By Using Rubrics - Explicit Grading Criteria, Sophie M. Sparrow

Law Faculty Scholarship

Assessment is crucial to effective teaching and learning. Carnegie's Educating Lawyers and Roy Stuckey's Best Practices for Legal Education emphasize the importance of assessment. This article explains how detailed, written grading criteria describing what students should learn and how they will be evaluated should be a central part of law teachers' assessment plans. The article details how rubrics can improve law student learning, and contains both detailed, step-by-step directions on creating rubrics and examples of rubrics from many different law school courses.


An Integration Of Pc Hardware & Software In Teaching Engineering Technology Courses, Steve Hsiung, Richard Jones Jan 2004

An Integration Of Pc Hardware & Software In Teaching Engineering Technology Courses, Steve Hsiung, Richard Jones

Engineering Technology Faculty Publications

As technology advances, the price of a PC drops dramatically. This trend has resulted in PCs that are complex, powerful, and very affordable. Today's PC is a popular and essential tool in teaching software programming course(s) in C, C++, Visual Basic, or Java, running commercial software supporting courses in circuit simulation/design or circuit board layout, and acting as a workstation to gain access to the Internet or LAN networks. In most Engineering Technology curricula there is a limited amount of linkage between those PC applications. The actual effort to merge the hard-gained knowledge of hardware & software concepts ...


Using The Concrete -Representational -Abstract Teaching Sequence To Increase Algebra Problem -Solving Skills, Kyle B Konold Jan 2004

Using The Concrete -Representational -Abstract Teaching Sequence To Increase Algebra Problem -Solving Skills, Kyle B Konold

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of using direct instruction, learning strategy instruction and the concrete-representational-abstract teaching sequence for teaching a variety of basic math skills, but little research has been conducted related to their effectiveness for teaching more complex skills such as algebra. This study investigated the effects of teaching secondary school students with and without mild disabilities a strategy for solving algebra equations and word problems using the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) teaching sequence. There were 169 secondary students who participated in this study. Of the 169 participants, 79 were male and 90 were female, they ranged in age from 11 ...


Creating Spaces For Voices: The Portfolio As A Framework To Support Inquiry Into Third Level Learning And Teaching, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2004

Creating Spaces For Voices: The Portfolio As A Framework To Support Inquiry Into Third Level Learning And Teaching, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

Conference papers

This paper will discuss qualitative research that was conducted in our professional practice in supporting academic staff in third level learning and teaching in a higher education institution in the Republic of Ireland. The goal was to understand more fully the process of compiling a teaching portfolio through supporting the academic staff in their development of an authentic voice. A further concern of the study was to examine the extent to which the portfolio process promoted the development of skills such as reflection and self-evaluation and provided a structure for documenting and reflecting on learning and teaching for academic staff ...


Researching What Lecturers Want: Supporting Academic Staff In The Scholarship Of Learning And Teaching, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2004

Researching What Lecturers Want: Supporting Academic Staff In The Scholarship Of Learning And Teaching, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Characteristics Of An Effective Teacher Of Reading In An Elementary School Setting, Jennifer Aby Archer Jan 2004

Characteristics Of An Effective Teacher Of Reading In An Elementary School Setting, Jennifer Aby Archer

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Struggling readers have been the central focus of American politics for decades. Teachers of all ages and experiences across America deliver reading instruction in a variety of ways. The purpose of this study is to determine the characteristics of an effective teacher of reading in an elementary classroom setting. The study was conducted in a public and a private sector school in a capital city in the southern United States. Two principals, two second grade teachers, and two fourth grade teachers were participants in this study. A qualitative research focus provided the methodological basis for this study. The research design ...


Citizenship Education In The Ukraine: Teaching The Teacher, Samuel Hinton Dec 2003

Citizenship Education In The Ukraine: Teaching The Teacher, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

This paper is intended to contribute to the general literature on international teacher exchange in citizenship education. (Methodology) The author reports on the content and evaluation of two parts of a year long citizenship education exchange program.


It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson Dec 2003

It Works For Me, Online!: Shared Tips For Online And Web-Enhanced Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Douglas Robertson

Charlie Sweet

It Works For Me, Online is designed primarily to aid instructors in two major types of classes: fully online and web-enhanced/hybrid courses. Those who teach fully online classes will find tips on such things as tricks you can use with synchronous chats, how to use blogging in your classroom to replace traditional chat-rooms (talk about your superannuation), and even ways of adapting Blackboard to meet administrative needs. Those who prefer web enhancements to the traditional classroom will find advice to navigate between the virtual and real world. And, truthfully, we are hopeful that even dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Luddites will skim ...


From Research To Practice : Using The Timss Video Study Findings To Enhance Australian Mathematics Teaching, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2003

From Research To Practice : Using The Timss Video Study Findings To Enhance Australian Mathematics Teaching, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

The findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study have been reported at both international and national levels, however its impact on Australian mathematics teaching has yet to be realised. How can the results of the video study inform teachers' efforts toward excellence in mathematics teaching in Australia? This paper highlights some of the findings and recommendations in the national report, 'Teaching Mathematics in Australia: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study', and anticipates ways that the products of the study might be used for improving teaching and teacher development. The broad purpose of the ...


Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony Dec 2003

Engaging With Excellence In Mathematics Teaching : Creating Excellence In The Learning Environment, Ray Peck, Hilary Hollingsworth, W Morony

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

No abstract provided.


Summing It Up : Mathematics Achievement In Australian Schools In Timss 2002, Nicole Fleming, Sue Thomson Dec 2003

Summing It Up : Mathematics Achievement In Australian Schools In Timss 2002, Nicole Fleming, Sue Thomson

Nicole Wernert

This document analyses and interprets the Australian data collected as part of the TIMSS study for Year 4 and Year 8 students.


Understanding Nuclear Science And Technology, Gayl O'Connor Dec 2003

Understanding Nuclear Science And Technology, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Frameworks And Change, Dave Tout Dec 2003

Curriculum Frameworks And Change, Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


Teaching About Money, Cultural Heritage, And Citizenship In Slovakia, Samuel Hinton Dec 2003

Teaching About Money, Cultural Heritage, And Citizenship In Slovakia, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

One crucial role of the teacher of citizenship education is to facilitate and help legitimize the “pupils’ voice” in the classroom. The teacher should abdicate the “talking head” role and replace it with one that encourages and validates pupil ownership of knowledge. The purpose of this paper is to share some practical ways in which a module on citizenship education may be taught to students in the middle and high school levels in Slovakia.