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Accountability Performance Report 2003-04, Sharon Schmidtz Nov 2004

Accountability Performance Report 2003-04, Sharon Schmidtz

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Accountability Performance Report to Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Improving Instructional Practice: The Value Of Classroom Goal Teams As Measured By Elementary Teachers' Perceptions, Debra J. Easton Rodenburg Nov 2004

Improving Instructional Practice: The Value Of Classroom Goal Teams As Measured By Elementary Teachers' Perceptions, Debra J. Easton Rodenburg

Student Work

Student achievement is in the forefront of education as never before. Educators, parents, business leaders, community members, and politicians are all actively watching reports of student achievement. Wong (2003) found in more than 200 studies, the only way to improve student achievement is with a knowledgeable and skillful teacher. The expertise of a teacher is a critical variable in effecting student achievement (Marzano, 2003). In this study, Classroom Goals Team Project (CGTP) was utilized as a professional development program to bring about improvements in teaching and learning in an effort to positively impact student achievement. The CGTP, implemented in a ...


Contributions Of An Enriched Musical Program As Taught To Students In A Primary School Classroom, Sussan May Croker Nov 2004

Contributions Of An Enriched Musical Program As Taught To Students In A Primary School Classroom, Sussan May Croker

Theses Bachelor Honours

This study re-affirms the importance of music within the broader society and the primary curriculum. However it notes that due to differences in philosophy there is a division in the approach to teaching music by teachers. The 'instrumentalists' emphasise the importance of teaching skills of music making and tend to create special opportunities for the musically skilled students through ensemble groups, choirs, and bands. In contrast, other music teachers promote a generalist approach that includes a broad range of skills, concepts and appreciation rather than focusing on the precise skills involved in learning a particular instrument.

This study involved a ...


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 ...


Stressing Concepts And Teaching In The Classroom: A Low-Technology Approach Using Concept Tests And Classroom Polls, Walter S. Borowski Nov 2004

Stressing Concepts And Teaching In The Classroom: A Low-Technology Approach Using Concept Tests And Classroom Polls, Walter S. Borowski

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Electronic student response technologies can be used effectively to increase learning in the classroom. Although these systems are not terribly expensive, their purchase may be out of reach for many departments and institutions. Here we model a low-technology approach that stresses active learning, peer teaching, and testing student understanding of key concepts by using think-pair-share sessions and in-class responses to key concept-test questions.

Questions used in class are chosen carefully to emphasize a concept essential to understanding some aspect of geoscience in an introductory geology course. Each class involves the introduction of a key concept question or questions followed by ...


Institute Brief: Making Experiential Education Accessible For Students With Disabilities, Cynthia Zafft, Sara Sezun, Melanie Jordan Nov 2004

Institute Brief: Making Experiential Education Accessible For Students With Disabilities, Cynthia Zafft, Sara Sezun, Melanie Jordan

The Institute Brief Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

College students with disabilities enter with less work experience and have a harder time finding jobs than their nondisabled peers. Experiential education-- mentoring, internships, job shadowing, and so on-- can create a bridge to graduation and employment. However, that requires college professionals to consider access issues for all students. A new Institute Brief provides basic disability awareness information, suggests ways to create welcoming career offices, and offers ideas to increase access to experiential education.


Pre/Post Comparison Of Medical Students' Self-Reported Competence Ratings For Content And Skill Areas Included In An End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Michele P. Pugnaire, Michele M. Carlin, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Laura A. Sefton Nov 2004

Pre/Post Comparison Of Medical Students' Self-Reported Competence Ratings For Content And Skill Areas Included In An End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Michele P. Pugnaire, Michele M. Carlin, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Laura A. Sefton

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

The End of Third Year Assessment (EOTYA) evaluates medical students using multiple objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) and offers comprehensive feedback to students on their content knowledge and skills. This study measures the change in students' perceived level of competence before and after completing the EOTYA.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2004.


The Use Of “Effect Size” In Augmenting The Results Of Significance Testing: A Comparison Of Pre/Post Data From A Geriatric Interclerkship, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee Nov 2004

The Use Of “Effect Size” In Augmenting The Results Of Significance Testing: A Comparison Of Pre/Post Data From A Geriatric Interclerkship, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Michele M. Carlin, Mary L. Zanetti, Sarah M. Mcgee

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

Most research in medical education, when examining the impact of an intervention, report findings based primarily on significance testing despite the controversy of its appropriate use. Moreover, the p-value used to determine rejection or acceptance of the null hypothesis tells nothing about the magnitude of the significance. Using a pre/post assessment of a Geriatric Interclerkship as a case study, this study examines the utility of "effect size" measures in augmenting significance testing results.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2004.


Tracking The Longitudinal Stability Of Medical Students’ Perceptions Using The Aamc Graduation Questionnaire And Serial Evaluation Surveys, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Urip Purwono, Michele M. Carlin Nov 2004

Tracking The Longitudinal Stability Of Medical Students’ Perceptions Using The Aamc Graduation Questionnaire And Serial Evaluation Surveys, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Urip Purwono, Michele M. Carlin

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

Reports on a study that examined the longitudinal stability of student perceptions of their medical education over time, as measured by the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire survey and other satisfaction surveys.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2004.


Complementary Medicine: A One Day Course, Genevieve Anand, Susan V. Barrett, Jacalyn Coghlin-Strom Nov 2004

Complementary Medicine: A One Day Course, Genevieve Anand, Susan V. Barrett, Jacalyn Coghlin-Strom

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

A one-day 2003 Interclerkship course introduced Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and was designed to enhance the knowledge, attitude, and skills of third year medical students. Students experienced a wide array of CAM modalities, interacted with CAM practitioners and learned the state of the art of evidence based CAM.

Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2004.


Ists E-Newsletter, November 2004, Iowa Academy Of Science Nov 2004

Ists E-Newsletter, November 2004, Iowa Academy Of Science

ISTS Newsletter

In this issue:

--Notes from Your President

--ISTS Fall '04 Conference Comments

--Announcements—a slew of opportunities

--Your ISTS Leadership Team


Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen Nov 2004

Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Despite the many developments in the teaching of science, an aspect that continues to be neglected appears to be the character and nature of science (NOS). This is becoming especially important in the light of recent developments in pedagogy, as, for example, more teachers adopt constructivist methodologies and computing technology enables simulations that may blur the lines between models and reality. From the literature, it is known that teachers' modern NOS conceptions, though not a sufficient condition for transmission of modern NOS views, is necessary. In this study, pre-service teachers' NOS conceptions are assessed with an adapted Views of the ...


Reflection : Journals And Reflective Questions : A Strategy For Professional Learning, Maggie Clarke Nov 2004

Reflection : Journals And Reflective Questions : A Strategy For Professional Learning, Maggie Clarke

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Reflective journals have been used widely in teacher education programs to promote reflective thinking (Freidus, 1998; Carter & Francis, 2000; Yost, Senter & Forlenzo-Bailey, 2000). Smyth (1992) advocated that posing a series of questions to be answered in written journals could enhance reflective thinking. It was for this reason that reflective responses to directed questions were introduced in 2002 and subsequently in 2003 in the Bachelor of Education 4th year primary internship program at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. The internship program provided a sustained ten-week period of time in a school that afforded student teachers the opportunity to examine their practice in ...


Towards Optimal Student Engagement In Teacher Education, Laurie Brady Nov 2004

Towards Optimal Student Engagement In Teacher Education, Laurie Brady

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article, written by a teacher educator who won an AUTC National Teaching Award in 2003, focuses on the strategies that might be used in teacher education programs as distinct from addressing subject matter concerns. Endorsing the need for optimal engagement, the article posits a model combining student centred learning (arguing that some strategies by their very nature require greater degrees of student exploration and interaction); problematic and situated learning which finds an ideal expression in case method; and more far reaching expressions of field -based experience including team teaching on site, mentoring and community based professional development


Learning 'Through' Or Learning 'About'? The Ridiculous And Extravagant Medium Of Opera : Gardner's Multiple Intellegences In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Julie White, Mary Dixon, Lynda Smerdon Nov 2004

Learning 'Through' Or Learning 'About'? The Ridiculous And Extravagant Medium Of Opera : Gardner's Multiple Intellegences In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Julie White, Mary Dixon, Lynda Smerdon

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In recent years, pre-service teacher education has attempted to incorporate into programs an understanding of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to schools. In this paper the tension between ‘learning about’ multiple intelligences and ‘learning through’ multiple intelligences supports Gardner’s (1993) distinction between ‘understanding’ and ‘coverage’. This paper examines the use of the performing arts in the professional studies component of our teacher education program. During 2002 at The University of Melbourne, a group of education students were offered the opportunity to develop an opera in order to learn about assessment and curriculum. Thirty-seven of the ...


Redesigning The Principalship In Catholic Schools, Helen Mary Cannon Nov 2004

Redesigning The Principalship In Catholic Schools, Helen Mary Cannon

Theses

The purpose of this research was to determine how the role of the principal in the Catholic school could be redesigned so that more quality applicants are prepared to seek principalship and principals already in the role could be retained. The catalyst for this study derived from the shortage of suitable applicants for the position of principal, a problem that exists not only in Australia, but also in many Western countries. An exploratory mixed method design was chosen for the study with the data gathering divided into two phases. The first phase was the qualitative phase during which the data ...


Revision Suggested For Revised Faculty Grievance Procedures, Debra Sabia Nov 2004

Revision Suggested For Revised Faculty Grievance Procedures, Debra Sabia

Faculty Senate Index

No abstract provided.


Use Of Distance Education By Religions Of The World To Train, Edify, And Educate Adherents, P. Clint Rogers, Scott L. Howell Nov 2004

Use Of Distance Education By Religions Of The World To Train, Edify, And Educate Adherents, P. Clint Rogers, Scott L. Howell

Faculty Publications

Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jewish, and Christian organizations are all experimenting with distance education for various reasons and to different extents, due to religious, economic, and political factors. Religious institutions worldwide are not only turning to the World Wide Web (WWW) to place information concerning religious beliefs and provide virtual services for their constituents but are also getting more involved in formally educating their members at a distance. This paper will document some of these educational efforts and the reasons behind the expanding use of distance education by several of the major religious institutions for training, edifying, and educating ...


Assessing Assessment: What Is Being Assessed? So What? And Then What?, K Rowe, Andrew Stephanou Oct 2004

Assessing Assessment: What Is Being Assessed? So What? And Then What?, K Rowe, Andrew Stephanou

Dr Andrew Stephanou

No abstract provided.


Reading Strategies For All Content Areas, D. Jill Williams Oct 2004

Reading Strategies For All Content Areas, D. Jill Williams

D. Jill Williams

No abstract is currently available.


Sear – Your Answer To Assessment In Science, Gayl O'Connor, Helen Trotter Oct 2004

Sear – Your Answer To Assessment In Science, Gayl O'Connor, Helen Trotter

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Baseballs And Quadratic Equations, David Peters Oct 2004

Baseballs And Quadratic Equations, David Peters

Lesson Plans

The objective of this lesson is for students to see the relationship between the simulation of a real life situation modeled with the Interactive Physics software, the path of a thrown baseball, and the description of the path with a quadratic equation.


Studying The Circulatory System, Kristin Schwartzmeyer Oct 2004

Studying The Circulatory System, Kristin Schwartzmeyer

Lesson Plans

Agent sheets will allow a simulation of how blood circulates throughout the body and how oxygen is picked up and delivered to cells in the body.


Discovering Sinusoidal Relationship, Wilson Burgos Oct 2004

Discovering Sinusoidal Relationship, Wilson Burgos

Lesson Plans

Students will discover a sinusoidal relationship between variables in a real world problem, discover that changes in the initial velocity have an effect on the graph’s period.


Hawks' Herald - October 30, 2004, Roger Williams University Oct 2004

Hawks' Herald - October 30, 2004, Roger Williams University

Hawk's Herald

No abstract provided.


Cedarville Vs. Houghton, Cedarville University Oct 2004

Cedarville Vs. Houghton, Cedarville University

Women's Soccer Statistics

No abstract provided.


2004 Women's Soccer Combined Team Statistics, Cedarville University Oct 2004

2004 Women's Soccer Combined Team Statistics, Cedarville University

Women's Soccer Statistics

No abstract provided.


Cedarville Vs. Walsh, Cedarville University Oct 2004

Cedarville Vs. Walsh, Cedarville University

Volleyball Statistics

No abstract provided.


Cedarville Vs. Taylor, Cedarville University Oct 2004

Cedarville Vs. Taylor, Cedarville University

Volleyball Statistics

No abstract provided.


Cedarville Vs Walsh, Cedarville University Oct 2004

Cedarville Vs Walsh, Cedarville University

Men's Soccer Statistics

No abstract provided.