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Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard Sep 2015

Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


What Makes A Difference? Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes, Prue Anderson, Julian Fraillon Sep 2015

What Makes A Difference? Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes, Prue Anderson, Julian Fraillon

Prue Anderson

There are some very real challenges that educators face in attempting to define, measure and improve the non-academic outcomes of students in Australian schools but there is plenty that can be done to better measure and influence them. There are many challenges in measuring non-academic outcomes but the overarching one is to determine what they are, and whether they are actually 'non-academic' at all. This article addresses each of three major challenges: (1) Defining the outcomes, followed by a recommendation; (2) measuring the outcomes; recommendation; and (3) improving outcomes; recommendation.


Group Of National Experts On The Ahelo Feasibility Study : Engineering Assessment Framework : Ahelo Feasibility Study, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon Aug 2015

Group Of National Experts On The Ahelo Feasibility Study : Engineering Assessment Framework : Ahelo Feasibility Study, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson, Jacob Pearce, Julian Fraillon

Julian Fraillon

This AHELO Engineering Assessment Framework describes and illustrates the domain of engineering competency that is used in the AHELO Feasibility Study. The framework gives an organisational structure for the domain in terms of engineering knowledge, processes and contexts; describes the types of assessment items that have been developed; and details how reporting will be carried out. - p.4


A Phenomenological Study On White Student Leaders’ Knowledge And Perceptions Of Race And Racism, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong, Ronald Brown Aug 2015

A Phenomenological Study On White Student Leaders’ Knowledge And Perceptions Of Race And Racism, Tryan Mcmickens, Kimberly Truong, Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn Jul 2015

Towards Excellence In Mathematics Teaching: Forging Links Between National Curriculum And Professional Standards Initiatives, Hilary Hollingsworth, Catherine Pearn

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee Jul 2015

Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee

Tami H Wyatt

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working ...


Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee Jul 2015

Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee

Tami H Wyatt

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working ...


Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker Jul 2015

Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker

Christopher L Moore Dr

No abstract provided.


"How Did We Do?": Evaluating The Instruction Program With A Senior Survey.", Terry Taylor, Heather Jagman Jun 2015

"How Did We Do?": Evaluating The Instruction Program With A Senior Survey.", Terry Taylor, Heather Jagman

Heather Jagman

No abstract provided.


Migrating To The Cloud: Pepperdine Libraries At Web Scale, Michael Dula, Gan Ye Mar 2014

Migrating To The Cloud: Pepperdine Libraries At Web Scale, Michael Dula, Gan Ye

Gan Ye

No abstract provided.


The Mathematics Education Of Future Primary And Secondary Teachers : Methods And Findings From The Teacher Education And Development Study In Mathematics, Maria Tatto, Sharon Senk, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck Jul 2013

The Mathematics Education Of Future Primary And Secondary Teachers : Methods And Findings From The Teacher Education And Development Study In Mathematics, Maria Tatto, Sharon Senk, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck

Ray Peck

In 2005, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Michigan State University, and the Australian Council for Educational Research took an important step in advancing the field of education by partnering to develop and implement the first international and comparative study of mathematics teacher education. The study was made possible by the substantial funding received from the National Science Foundation, the IEA, and the collaboration of 17 participating countries. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the methodology used in this major cross-national study of teacher education—the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics ...


Literacy Learning: What Works For Young Indigenous Students??, Nola Purdie, Kate Reid, Sarah Buckley Jul 2013

Literacy Learning: What Works For Young Indigenous Students??, Nola Purdie, Kate Reid, Sarah Buckley

Dr Sarah Buckley

The Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study for Indigenous Students (ILLANS) tracked the growth in literacy and numeracy skills of a group of Indigenous students from 27 schools across Australia from the beginning of primary school until the end of Year 6. At the time the study was conceived, longitudinal studies on the school achievement of Indigenous students were comparatively rare. A desire to develop a broader picture of primary school experiences motivated data collection that included a range of other data from a variety of informants in addition to academic achievement data. ILLANS commenced in 2000, with the first phase ...


Scaling Procedures For Iccs Test Items, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon Aug 2012

Scaling Procedures For Iccs Test Items, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon

Julian Fraillon

This chapter describes the procedures used to analyse and scale the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) international and regional test items that were administered to measure students’ civic knowledge. The chapter covers the following topics: the scaling model used to analyze and scale the test items; test coverage and item dimensionality; assessment of item fit; assessment of scorer reliabilities for open-ended items; differential item functioning by gender; review of cross-national measurement equivalence; international item adjudication; international item calibration and test reliability; international ability estimates (plausible values and weighted likelihood estimates); estimation of changes in civic content knowledge between ...


The Development Of Regional Instruments, David Kerr, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon Aug 2012

The Development Of Regional Instruments, David Kerr, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon

Julian Fraillon

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) included regional modules for Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Thirty-five of the 38 countries that participated in ICCS opted to be involved in these regional modules. Twenty-four countries participated in the European module, six in the Latin American module, and five countries in the Asian module. Regional instruments were developed for each module and were administered to students after they had completed the international assessment. These instruments were designed to address aspects of civic and citizenship education specific to each region. The results of these additional data collections are reported in a ...


Overview Of The Iea International Civic And Citizenship Education Study, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz Aug 2012

Overview Of The Iea International Civic And Citizenship Education Study, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz

Dr John Ainley

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) studied the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens. ICCS was based on the premise that preparing students for citizenship roles involves developing relevant knowledge and understanding as well as helping them form positive attitudes toward being a citizen and participating in activities related to civic and citizenship education. It also examined differences among countries in relation to these outcomes of civic and citizenship education, and it explored how differences among countries relate to student characteristics, school and community contexts, and national characteristics. This technical report ...


The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson Aug 2012

The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson

Prof Geoff Masters AO

This chapter is concerned with the contribution of the research studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to Australian education. During a period of 50 years education across the world has undergone a remarkable transformation. Many of the changes that have occurred have been initiated by the United Nations Organization and its agen¬cies, particularly UNESCO. From its origins within the UNESCO Institute in Hamburg, IEA and its programs have evolved to develop the worldwide conduct of research in education both through the undertaking and reporting of studies as well as the informal training ...


Translation And National Adaptations Of Iccs 2009 Instruments, Barbara Malak, Alana Yu, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman Jul 2012

Translation And National Adaptations Of Iccs 2009 Instruments, Barbara Malak, Alana Yu, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman

Dr Tim Friedman

In close collaboration with the participating countries, the international study center (ISC) developed an international English version of the ICCS assessment and questionnaires. These materials were subsequently translated and adapted by countries to their languages of instruction. Throughout this translation and adaptation process, the overarching aim was to create high-quality instruments that were internationally comparable yet also appropriate to each country’s national context and education system. The ICCS instruments were administered in 31 languages, the most common being English and Spanish. Even when the language of testing was English, adaptations were still required to suit the cultural setting and ...


Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates Jul 2012

Establishing The Criterion Validity Of Umat : A Multi-Cohort Study Of Australian Medical Students, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Hamish Coates

Dr Tim Friedman

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Education, Sheldon Rothman, David Slattery, Sarah Buckley, John Ainley May 2012

Enhancing Education, Sheldon Rothman, David Slattery, Sarah Buckley, John Ainley

Dr Sheldon Rothman

The ‘Little children are sacred’ report concluded that improving the quality of education provided the key to solving, or at least ameliorating, the incidence of child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities. The report identified poor educational outcomes as being at the heart of the exclusion of Aboriginal people from confidently participating in either their own culture or mainstream culture.845 A number of specific issues were highlighted as being at the roots of a crisis in educational attainment in Aboriginal communities. They included inadequate access for Aboriginal children to early learning centres, in preparation for later years of schooling, a ...


Librarians On The Move: Embedded Librarians, Linda Masselink, Anne Merkle, Rita Kohrman Mar 2012

Librarians On The Move: Embedded Librarians, Linda Masselink, Anne Merkle, Rita Kohrman

Linda Masselink

Years ago, in the late 90’s when we had an official reference desk and students ambled their way into the library to ask for research assistance I thought it would be a good proactive idea to take the reference desk to students on their home turf in their residence hall, dining area and socializing entities. I thought, “ What better way to burst the illusion bubble that academic librarians were unhelpful, grouchy and untouchable.”


The Analysis Of Measurement Equivalence In International Studies Using The Rasch Model, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon Feb 2012

The Analysis Of Measurement Equivalence In International Studies Using The Rasch Model, Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon

Julian Fraillon

When comparing data derived from tests or questionnaires in cross-national studies, researchers commonly assume measurement invariance in their underlying scaling models. However, different cultural contexts, languages, and curricula can have powerful effects on how students respond in different countries. This article illustrates how the application of the Rasch item response theory (IRT) model (Rasch, 1960) can be used for assessing differences in measurement properties of tests and questionnaires with reference to examples from the field trial analyses for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). It also discusses the general ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Making Your Powerpoint Iconic, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Ever receive an email with one of those High Importance icons brightening your Inbox? The point is that the icon, being more visual than the printed word, indicates something powerful to the brain. Maybe that’s why those stars we all craved on our elementary school papers meant so much to us.


Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Creative Thinking-Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, And 8, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Explore, Evaluate, Expand, Express: Academic Success and the EKU Experience is the product of an 18 month long project to develop and design a textbook to be used in the orientation classes. The book was an entirely in-house project, from content development to copyright and printing. It is available in the EKU Bookstore for $19.60 (fall 2011).


The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson Jan 2012

The Contribution Of Iea Research Studies To Australian Education, John Ainley, John Keeves, Jan Lokan, Petra Lietz, Geoff Masters, Sue Thomson

Dr John Ainley

This chapter is concerned with the contribution of the research studies conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to Australian education. During a period of 50 years education across the world has undergone a remarkable transformation. Many of the changes that have occurred have been initiated by the United Nations Organization and its agen¬cies, particularly UNESCO. From its origins within the UNESCO Institute in Hamburg, IEA and its programs have evolved to develop the worldwide conduct of research in education both through the undertaking and reporting of studies as well as the informal training ...


The International Civic And Citizenship Education Study (Iccs), Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon, John Ainley Jan 2012

The International Civic And Citizenship Education Study (Iccs), Wolfram Schulz, Julian Fraillon, John Ainley

Dr Wolfram Schulz

The IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) investigated the ways in which young people are prepared for, and consequently ready and able to undertake their roles as citizens. Consequently, it studied student knowledge and understanding of civics and citizenship as well as affective and behavioral aspects of civics and citizenship such as value beliefs, attitudes, intended behaviors and current activities related to civic and citizenship education. Contextual data from education systems and schools were analyzed to help explain variation in these outcome variables. ICCS built on the previous IEA studies of civic education (Arnadeo et. al., 2002; Schulz ...


Vol. 16/17 Front Matter Dec 2011

Vol. 16/17 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The National Library Of Israel And Oclc, Elhanan Adler, Marina Goldsmith Dec 2011

The National Library Of Israel And Oclc, Elhanan Adler, Marina Goldsmith

Judaica Librarianship

OCLC published the following announcement in December 2008: “The National Library of Israel and OCLC have completed a pilot project that has resulted in the addition of more than 788,000 new bibliographic records and 1.1 million holdings from the national library to WorldCat.”The successful completion of this project was the result of a number of policy decisions and technological developments on the part of both parties. This article describes the motivation, history, and challenges of this project.


Cookbooks: Preserving Jewish Tradition, Daniel E. Feinberg, Alice Crosetto Dec 2011

Cookbooks: Preserving Jewish Tradition, Daniel E. Feinberg, Alice Crosetto

Judaica Librarianship

Culinary traditions have played an integral role in the Jewish religion from its very beginning. Families have continually passed down these traditions from one generation to the next as a means to preserve Jewish culture as well as to maintain their Jewish identity. The authors propose that one of the methods of preserving and transmitting these culinary traditions, traditions clearly rooted in oral tradition, has been through the cookbook. While the written cookbook continues to be popular and marketable, traditional cookbook contents are becoming increasingly available online. In saving recipes for future generations, cookbooks preserve religious, cultural, and traditional elements ...