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U.S Classroom Culture, Michael Smithee, Sidney Greenblatt, Elisa Eland Dec 2003

U.S Classroom Culture, Michael Smithee, Sidney Greenblatt, Elisa Eland

Michael B. Smithee

U.S. Classroom Culture addresses issues of the American classroom for international students coming to the U.S. for study, as well as to acquaint faculty, teaching assistants, and international office staff of the problems international students may face in the U.S. classroom. These issues include but are not limited to: academic rules and policies, standards, expectations of U.S. faculty, variation in teaching and learning methods, American student perceptions of the classroom, grading, tests, terminology, and plagiarism.


The New Basics Research Report, Gabrielle Matters, Allan Luke, Ray Barrett, Ray Land Dec 2003

The New Basics Research Report, Gabrielle Matters, Allan Luke, Ray Barrett, Ray Land

Dr Gabrielle Matters

This report describes the research component of a trial in 38 Queensland state schools of a new way of preparing young Queenslanders to meet the challenges of new times and of contributing to the Smart State. The New Basics Trial investigated the viability of a new framework for integrating what is taught with how it is taught, assessed and reported. The research program complemented two other key elements of the Trial - development of the components of the framework and its implementation in selected schools. The research activities reported here provide primary data, analyses and some conclusions about the impact of ...


Rich Task Assessment In New Basics, Gabrielle Matters Dec 2003

Rich Task Assessment In New Basics, Gabrielle Matters

Dr Gabrielle Matters

No abstract provided.


Expectations For Your Program, Sandie Waters Dec 2003

Expectations For Your Program, Sandie Waters

Sandie H Waters

No abstract provided.


Design Languages, Notation Systems, And Instructional Technology, Sandie Waters, Andrew Gibbons Dec 2003

Design Languages, Notation Systems, And Instructional Technology, Sandie Waters, Andrew Gibbons

Sandie H Waters

Notational systems, used in mature fields of study, are closely related to design languages. The future of a technological field depends on the ability to communicate ideas and changes with others in the field. Instructional technology is one field that can benefit from a notation system enabling designers to duplicate, execute, and communicate their ideas. In this paper, we look at several mature fields, including chemistry, musicology, and choreography, to discover elements where a mature design language and notation system have developed. We illustrate a number of dimensions that can help designers form their design languages and select the characteristics ...


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 ...


Imagistic Processes In Analogical Reasoning: Conserving Transformations And Dual Simulations, John Clement Dec 2003

Imagistic Processes In Analogical Reasoning: Conserving Transformations And Dual Simulations, John Clement

John J. Clement

No abstract provided.


Five Years On : Literacy Advance In The Primary Years, John Ainley, Marianne Fleming Dec 2003

Five Years On : Literacy Advance In The Primary Years, John Ainley, Marianne Fleming

Dr John Ainley

This report details the outcomes of Phase Three of the Literacy Advance Research Project that investigates the implementation of this system- wide reform to improve the literacy development and student achievement of students in Victorian Catholic schools. There are two components to the research for Phase Three which examines and compares the growth in literacy of two cohorts of students from the beginning of Year 1 to the end of Year 3, and it follows the literacy development of the first cohort of students who were in Year 1 in literacy at the different year levels. The study highlights the ...


The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton Dec 2003

The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is instrumental in the national movement toward the use of one short-answer test as the gate-keeping instrument to prevent or allow university graduates trained in education to enter the teaching profession. This investigation questions the wisdom of this test-based certification by looking at the impact on recent (university education program) graduates who have had difficulty passing the tests. Four of these graduates provided information via in-depth interviews. The interview data provide evidence that raises questions about the value of taking these people out of the teaching profession. The individuals provide evidence of ...


Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman Dec 2003

Gender Differences In Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Kylie Hillman, Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Despite numerous changes in policy and legislation, issues of gender equity in the Australian education system and labour market remain a concern, particularly the poorer performance of males on tests of literacy and in rates of Year 12 completion. The results of research on the topic are summarised in this article. They suggest that although there is a statistically significant difference between the average levels of reading comprehension of male and female students, this difference may not extend beyond the classroom to seriously affect later outcomes. Males on average continue to progress, through both the education system and the labour ...


Nonviolent Social Action: "Change" According To M.K. Gandhi And Martin Luther King Jr, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2003

Nonviolent Social Action: "Change" According To M.K. Gandhi And Martin Luther King Jr, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Numeracy Skills Of Preschoolers, Ray Peck, A Grant Dec 2003

The Numeracy Skills Of Preschoolers, Ray Peck, A Grant

Ray Peck

Project Good Start is a two-year study commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research as part of the Australian Government's Numeracy Research and Development Initiative. A number of state and national projects are being conducted which focus on improving students' outcomes in numeracy by identifying effective teaching and learning practices in the primary and pre- primary years. This article describes some of the findings of the study. The role of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in the study is discussed.


The ‘Imaging’ Activity For Envisioning Alternative Futures In Multicultural Education Courses, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2003

The ‘Imaging’ Activity For Envisioning Alternative Futures In Multicultural Education Courses, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Literacy Advance In The Early Years Of School, John Ainley Dec 2003

Evaluating Literacy Advance In The Early Years Of School, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Examining The Evidence : Science Achievement In Australian Schools In Timss 2002, Sue Thomson, Nicole Fleming Dec 2003

Examining The Evidence : Science Achievement In Australian Schools In Timss 2002, Sue Thomson, Nicole Fleming

Nicole Wernert

Australia, 10030 students in 414 schools participated in the main sample of TIMSS 2002/03. ...Results are reported as average scores with the standard error, as distributions of scores, and as percentages of students who attain the international benchmarks, for countries and specific groups of students within Australia.


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.


Chatting About Children's Literature, Dorothy Bowen Dec 2003

Chatting About Children's Literature, Dorothy Bowen

Dorothy N. Bowen

Use It Works For Me, Online both as a handy desk companion filled with practical strategies and as a springboard for generating your own strategies for making your classes as effective as possible. Like the first two books in this series, It Works For Me and It Works For Me, Too, this handbook runs the gamut from short to long pieces, from very course-specific suggestions to general pieces, from some theoretical applications to down-to-earth tactics.


Working Community Program: Towards Interdependence, Employability And Citizenship For Secondary School Students., Dave Tout, Dave Turner Dec 2003

Working Community Program: Towards Interdependence, Employability And Citizenship For Secondary School Students., Dave Tout, Dave Turner

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


Looking At Education Through A Deweyan Lens: How Play Can Take Shape In Singapore’S Preschools, Sirene Lim Dec 2003

Looking At Education Through A Deweyan Lens: How Play Can Take Shape In Singapore’S Preschools, Sirene Lim

Sirene Lim

This article outlines key characteristics of Singapore’s national values and the preschool education context, and provides a discussion of what the spirit of play could be like in Singaporean preschools. The article uses Deweyan principles to advocate for socially just curricula in Singaporean preschools that embrace ‘play’ as a vehicle for children’s learning.


Remembranza, Marianella Machado Dec 2003

Remembranza, Marianella Machado

Marianella P. Machado

For String Orchestra

Performer:

Eastern Kentucky University String Orchestra

Mark Chambers, conductor.

Remembranza is a Spanish word that means remembrance. This piece was especially written for the Eastern Kentucky University’s String Orchestra as part of a series of pedagogical works that Marianella Machado has been composing in the last ten years for high school, college, and non-professional orchestras. These works feature major compositional techniques and procedures from 1900 to the present.

The principal compositional techniques employed in Remembranza are metric modulation, polytonality, and quotation. The tempo of this piece remains steady but every six or eight measures there is ...


Pisa : Providing International Comparisons, John Cresswell Dec 2003

Pisa : Providing International Comparisons, John Cresswell

Dr John Cresswell

OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) aims to measure how well students nearing the end of their compulsory schooling are prepared for adult life. This article discusses the findings and major issues coming out of the study. It also discusses PISA 2003, the next cycle of PISA which is taking place in Australia in 2004.


Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Course Writing Objectives And London's 'Law Of Life', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Shared Online Content And Services, Gerald White Dec 2003

Shared Online Content And Services, Gerald White

Dr Gerald K. White

The purpose of this paper is to introduce thinking about shared national online content and services which are commonly used and required by stakeholders in education and training.


Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competencies, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor, Thomas Romberg Dec 2003

Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competencies, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor, Thomas Romberg

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


15 Up : Charting The Influence Of Literacy And Numeracy Achievement On Later Life., Sheldon Rothman Dec 2003

15 Up : Charting The Influence Of Literacy And Numeracy Achievement On Later Life., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

A successful involvement with further education, training and employment can be predicted through a student's performance in literacy and numeracy at secondary school level. The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a program that makes it possible to assess the influence of achievements in year 9, combined with the successful completion of year 12, while tracking the progress of students as they move through the education system to the workforce.


Factors Influencing Reading Achievement In Germany And Finland : Evidence From Pisa 2000, Dieter Kotte, Petra Lietz Dec 2003

Factors Influencing Reading Achievement In Germany And Finland : Evidence From Pisa 2000, Dieter Kotte, Petra Lietz

Dr Petra Lietz

In this article the authors discuss the findings from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The initiative was implemented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2000. In a three-year cycle it was planned to compare the performance of 15-year-old students across member countries. The first cycle in 2000 focused on Reading, the second cycle in 2003 on Mathematics, and the third cycle in 2006 will concentrate on Science, with the other two areas featuring as minor components. The information gained from PISA is the basis on which the OECD develops some of the educational indicators ...


Drama As A Means Of Improving The Advocacy Skills Of Non-English-Speaking-Background Students, Chamkaur Gill Dec 2003

Drama As A Means Of Improving The Advocacy Skills Of Non-English-Speaking-Background Students, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

This paper will discuss the problems facing overseas-Asian students who study law in Western universities and will deal with how drama can help improve their English-language oral-communication skills. A profile of the average student belonging to a high-context, relational culture will be provided with the aim of showing why such a student needs full-on immersion in oral English. An attempt will be made to suggest that the activities and materials employed by instructors using such a strategy can help lower students’ affective barriers and increase their confidence, motivation and spontaneity when speaking, while improving their non-verbal skills. The writer’s ...


And What Do You Mean By Learning? By Seyour Sarason. Portsmouth, Nh: Heinemann, 2004. Isbn 0-325-00639-3., Elizabeth Parang Dec 2003

And What Do You Mean By Learning? By Seyour Sarason. Portsmouth, Nh: Heinemann, 2004. Isbn 0-325-00639-3., Elizabeth Parang

Elizabeth Parang

Review of What Do YOU Mean by Learning? by Seyour Sarason, in Education Libraries, v. 27, no. 1, p. 37-38.


Gathering Evidence For And Proposing A For-Credit Service Learning Laboratory, C. Brahler, Corinne Deprano, Janine Baer, Peter Titlebaum, Margaret Pinnell Dec 2003

Gathering Evidence For And Proposing A For-Credit Service Learning Laboratory, C. Brahler, Corinne Deprano, Janine Baer, Peter Titlebaum, Margaret Pinnell

C. Jayne Brahler

Research grant from the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives in the amount of $7,500.